Travelling interstate for children of separated parents

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Restrictions have now come into place for Queensland border control. These restrictions will affect parents whose children live outside of Queensland and parents who have children, whose other parent lives outside of Queensland. The important information to be aware of:

      1. Children who live outside of Queensland who are travelling to spend time with a parent in Queensland pursuant to a court order will need to apply for a border pass, to be able to enter Queensland.
      2. Parents who live outside of Queensland who are travelling to Queensland to spend time with a child in Queensland pursuant to a court order will need to apply for a border pass.
      3. Children who have to travel out of Queensland to spend time with a parent interstate can leave Queensland unrestricted and can regain entry to Queensland as they are a Queensland resident. As a Queensland resident they are an exempt person and on their return to Queensland would not have to self-quarantine unless they have been outside the border of Australia or to other parts of Australia that may be decided by the Chief Medical Officer and published on Queensland health website in the future.
      4. There does not appear to be an avenue to apply for a border pass if there are no court orders governing parenting arrangements.

For more information about the border restriction requirements from Queensland Heath

To apply for a border pass

Some helpful general information to assist separated parents to navigate these times is provided by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Please stay safe in these unprecedented times. Our thoughts at DA Family Lawyers are with you and your family.