Is Fraser Island Closed ?
After weeks of speculation and uncertainty the Federal Government released a statement declaring that all National Parks in Queensland will be closed. This comes into effect from Midnight 9th April 2020 and includes Fraser Island. This is due to the Coronavirus Pandemic or Covid-19.
In relation to Fraser Island this basically means a full closure under the State Disaster Declaration.
No tourists, tourist operators, contractors or non essential persons are able to access the island. Any persons camping or staying on the Island have been ordered to leave.
The exemption to this was that only permanent residents of the island are able to leave and return to their residential address. And essential services.
The Barge at Inskip Point is only departing 2 hours before low tide and 2 hours after. This is a limited service. Subject to change.
Currently there is Police and National Parks control at the barge checking vehicles and passengers for proof of residence. So many Tourists have been ordered to return to the mainland.
Holiday homes and Hotels have been ordered to cancel guest bookings because they do not qualify as residents. If you have an upcoming reservation please contact the Owners/ managers about your booking status. Cancellations will be refunded
Camping is prohibited on the island until further notice because of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Further information regarding travel restrictions
For any further information or updates please visit www.parks.des.qld.gov.au