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Travel Alerts & Advice

Stay alert

National Park campgrounds are closed. Some day use areas and walks can be used if social distancing is adhered to. Please check the park alerts. Click here for the latest alerts.

Travel is restricted in Cape York Peninsula. Only permit holders can enter Cook and Wujal Wujal Shires. Click here for updates.

Indigenous communities in Cape York Peninsula have restricted non-essential travel into their local government areas to minimise the threat of COVID-19 to vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

The COVID-19 advice is changing quickly. Visit our corporate website for a comprehensive list of resources with all the latest advice.


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