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Information for productions applying for entry into Queensland and Australia

IMAGE: Filming The Bureau of Magical Things (Season 2) in 2020.

Information for productions seeking approval for cast and crew to travel from Australian hotspots and enter Queensland

As of 1am AEST, Monday 13 December 2021, Queensland’s border restrictions have eased for people travelling to Queensland from a COVID-19 hotspot,

As per Queensland Health’s Border Restrictions Direction (No. 56) if you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot (including anywhere in the border zone) in the past 14 days and meet the requirements of a ‘hotspot traveller’ you can enter Queensland by air, road, rail or sea and not quarantine.

See the full requirements and what you need to apply to enter Queensland as a hotspot traveller here.

If you do not meet the criteria for a hotspot traveller, entry and quarantine requirements continue to apply.  This includes Queensland residents returning home and new residents relocating to Queensland, border zone residents and students as well as anyone entering for essential care, to perform an essential activity and fulfil a legal requirement. In most cases, you will need to arrive by air, and complete 14 days of hotel quarantine.

For more information on entry into Queensland from an interstate hotspot and the border zone, including how to apply for a Queensland Entry Pass, see the Queensland Government Travelling to Queensland page.

Information for productions seeking approval for cast and crew to travel from international destinations

Productions need to adhere to all current Australian Government requirements for entry into Australia.  Further information is available on the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.

Travellers entering Australia may be required to complete quarantine at their port of entry, with individual arrangements administered by each State and Territory.  

From 1am AEST, Monday 13 December 2021, some international arrivals into Queensland may be eligible to home quarantine.  To find out if you are eligible and for advice relating to entering Queensland from international destinations, please see the Queensland Government Advice for International Arrivals to Queensland for more details including how to apply for a Queensland International Arrivals Registration.

Please note, COVID-19 remains an evolving situation and advice may change.  You can stay up to date via the Queensland Government COVID-19 website.


If you have read all the information on this page and have any further enquiries, please contact:

Gina Black
Head of Physical Production and COVID Liaison
Screen Queensland 
+61 418 855 404