Redland City Council advises the mainland and island recreational boating community that a 100 metre exclusion zone has been applied to all waters surrounding North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to the island’s vulnerable communities.
Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland
NOTICE TO MARINERS 117 (T) of 2020
The exclusion boundary is measured from the lowest tide mark.
The restriction follows the Queensland Government’s recent decision to ban non-essential travel to the island, and will be in place until 29 May 2020.
It applies to recreational craft only, not to commercial or emergency services, marine rescue or essential services for the island.
Recreational vessels that are transiting for essential reasons through a waterway within the 100 metre exclusion zone can do so, but only permanent North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) residents and people undertaking essential travel are permitted onto the island.
However, during bad weather or emergencies, recreational vessels are permitted to seek safe anchorage in areas within the 100 metre exclusion zone if necessary.
Social distancing and all other State health directives, including those relating to travel for essential reasons only, apply.
For the latest health information, visit the Queensland Health website