Update: Private Gathering Restrictions in Queensland

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Update – 24 September: Restrictions are easing for residents in the Greater Brisbane region after another day of no new COVID-19 cases.

From 1:00am tomorrow, lockdowns on aged care and disability accommodation services will be removed, hospital visitor restrictions will be relaxed, and private gatherings of up to 30 people will be allowed, bringing the region in line with the rest of the State.

In a press conference earlier this morning, Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said the 30-person limit would remain in place for the foreseeable future, citing indoor parties and family gatherings pose “the biggest risk” of the spread of COVID-19.

The REIQ is expecting an updated Moving and Gathering Direction to be released by the State Government in the coming hours, and will update this page and our various Coronavirus toolkits once this information has been provided.

Owners, tenants and agents must continue to take reasonable steps to encourage visitors to any premises to practise physical distancing and hygiene practices as required and that open home inspections, rental inspections and auctions be limited as required by the new directive.

You are reminded to ensure that your staff and customers observe social distancing, customer details are retained, and that any staff or customers who are showing any symptoms do not enter your premises.

Update – 17 September: Restrictions have eased in some parts of Queensland.

Under the new changes, residents in the Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions can have gatherings of up to 30 people instead of 10 in indoor and outdoor settings.

Tougher restrictions still apply to the Greater Brisbane and West Moreton areas in response to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, West Moreton Health Service and Correctional Academy cluster.

Restrictions in Queensland apply to residents in the following Local Government Areas only:

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The new directive enforces the following limitations on gathering:

Restricted Area

Non-Restricted Area

Outdoor Gathering

A maximum of 10 people regardless of whether people are members of the same household or not.


A maximum of 30 people can gather publicly

Visitors at a Residence

A person who is an owner, resident, tenant, occupier, temporary occupier or person in control of a residence may allow up to 10 people who are not ordinarily members of the person’s household. A person who is an owner, resident, tenant, occupier, temporary occupier or person in control of a residence in a non-restricted area may allow up to 30 people to gather at a residence.

Non-Residential Premises

Maximum of 10 people allowed to gather


Maximum of 30 people allowed to gather



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For more information please refer to the Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 4).

Please note – The Direction has been updated on 02 September 2020 to:

  • clarify the range of essential activities that are not considered a gathering
  • provide advice of the importance of reading this Direction in conjunction with the Business, Activities and Undertaking Direction (No. 5)

This Direction replaces the former Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3) made on 22 August 2020.

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