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Bribie Island and Cooloola recreation areas - vehicle access permits
- 1 June to 31 October 2020
- 1 June 2020 5:02pm
- 31 July 2020 2:30pm
This alert applies to the following parks:
- Bribie Island National Park and Recreation AreaBrisbane; Sunshine Coast
- Cooloola Recreation Area, Great Sandy National ParkSunshine Coast
As part of the Queensland Government’s ongoing response to COVID-19, closed national parks, state forests and recreation areas have been progressively reopening in line with the Government’s three-stage roadmap to easing restrictions.
Recreation Area vehicle access and camping will re-open from 9:00am, 2 June 2020 and bookings can be made at https://qld.gov.au/camping.
A Restricted Access Area has been declared within the Bribie Island and Cooloola Recreation Areas to manage the safety of visitors and the community during the COVID-19 health emergency.
A person must not enter or remain in the Restricted Access Area unless they hold both a written approval to enter the restricted access area and a valid vehicle access permit.
1. A camping permit (which includes a COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority) for the duration of the visit; and
2. A current vehicle access permit (which can only be used only for the dates of the camping permit).
DAY VISITORS Require
1. A COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority from http://qpws.bookeasy.com; and
2. A current vehicle access permit (which can only be used only for the dates of the COVID-19 Restricted Access Area Authority).
Declaring a Restricted Access Area will assist to reduce potential congestion and aid visitors in achieving adequate social distancing by limiting the number of people and vehicles that can enter the recreation areas each day. You must secure your authority to enter the Restricted Access Area before travelling even if you hold a valid vehicle access permit.
Compliance with these closures will be monitored and penalties may apply for non-compliance.
We thank park users and the community for their support and cooperation during this time.
For more information, visit Park Alerts https://qld.gov.au/parkalerts and follow Queensland Health guidelines before you travel to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 advice. Please follow all directions provided by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers and familiarise yourself with any directional or regulatory signage when you arrive to ensure safety and observance of any site requirements.
In an emergency situation, call 000.
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