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Travel Alerts & Advice

Stay alert


Travel is restricted in Cape York Peninsula.

Cape York Peninsula including Cook Shire and Aboriginal communities across Queensland are Designated Biosecurity Areas, with strict entry restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Determination 2020, persons are prohibited from entering a Designated Biosecurity Area unless certain conditions apply. All individuals will be screened at vehicle check points and airports prior to entering the declared area.

Find out more information regarding Cook Shire and Cape York here.


Parks & Road Closure information

From time to time, parks and roads may close temporarily due to severe weather and general maintenance. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service work closely with State Emergency Services to ensure their highest priority is safety to all visitors.

Before you hit the road, check the latest road conditions and advice around the region to avoid unexpected hazards on your drive:

Statewide alerts

Department of Transport and Main Roads alerts 

Queensland Road Conditions (RACQ) 

Queensland Park alerts

Regional council alerts

Burke Shire Council Road Conditions

Cairns Regional Council Dashboard

Carpentaria Shire Council Road Report

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Dashboard

Cook Shire Council Dashboard (Cape York)

Douglas Shire Council Dashboard

Etheridge Shire Council Road Conditions

Mareeba Shire Council Dashboard

Tablelands Regional Council Dashboard