Please find below updated information from the Department of Natural Resources Mines and Energy (DNRME) containing links to information required for application processes for critical sector employees.

From midnight, Saturday 4 April 2020, there are increased restrictions on the movement of resources sector workers into Queensland. Resources sector employees that are critical to the ongoing operations of the site, and company that they work for, may be exempt.

As per the Border Restriction Direction issued by the Chief Health Officer, Critical resources sector employee means a person that:

  1. a) is required to be appointed under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999; the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999; or the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and the position is mentioned in the listpublished on the Queensland Health website; or
  2. b) has been approved by the Chief Health Officer as a critical resources sector employee.The guidelines are available on the website which outlines the process for confirming a worker as exempt. Access the application and exemption documents below:

Statutory position exemption letter:

  • If your employee is recognised as a statutory critical resource sector employee under the Border Restrictions Direction (No.3) or its successor please complete this letter. This letter can be presented to border authorities when entering Queensland.

Application form and Excel spreadsheet: