COVID-19 Industry Support

Updated 16 October 2020

- 02/09/20: JobKeeper and JobSeeker extension passed in Parliament. 
- 25/09/20: The ACT is no longer declared a COVID-19 hotspot.
- 25/09/20: Gatherings in SE QLD of 30 is allowed, visitors permitted at hospitals and aged care facilities can accept visitors. 
- 01/10/20: QLD's border zone no longer exists with the NSW border zone extended. 
- 01/10/20: The number of people who can gather at venues and events has increased, as long as it’s outdoors. 
- 02/10/20: New QLD Roadmap to easing restrictions announced. 
- 02/10/20: From 4pm, standing eating and drinking permitted at indoor and outdoor venues with a COVID Safe Plan or Checklist. 
- 16/10/20: From 4pm, Friday 16 October, gatherings of 40 people will be allowed in homes and public places, up to 40 people can dance at weddings with a COVID Safe Plan, dancing will be permitted at Year 12 Formals and outings from aged care facilities can resume. 
- 26/10/20: Tasmania’s new traveller system ‘Tas e-Travel’ is now accepting registrations for travel from low-risk areas (QLD, ACT, SA, WA, NT & NZ) under eased border restrictions.

With the current challenges facing our tourism industry and uncertainty on what the next 3 -12 months will look like for global travel, it’s now more than ever that we need to band together as Team Bundaberg, to work strategically, to market collectively and to unite as a single voice for the destination.

With the assistance of our partners at QTIC and TEQ, we are taking every opportunity to advocate for support for the industry, so please continue to feed information through to us about the effects on your business.

To understand the supply chain impacts on businesses as we rapidly move through this new business environment in the Bundaberg Region, in partnership with BRC, BEC, BFVG and Chamber, we are asking you to complete this survey about your business. 

To save you time, we have collated a range of resources for you below and are updating with available information daily. If there is anything that we’ve missed, let us know!

To assist you with COVID Safe Planning within your business, we have created this webpage outlining the steps required for Industry COVID SAFE Plans and COVID Safe Checklists in line with Stage 3. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if there is anything you need. We are in this together.


For further information on COVID-19, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Tourism & Events Queensland are providing Queensland's tourism industry with updates and resources regularly.  

Below are the key CHO public health directions

If you have any questions on the current Public Health Directions, require clarity or are seeking an exemption, you can submit this here