Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has crushed hopes the border might be opened to Sydneysiders, a day after she was returned to power in a decisive victory.
Saturday's Queensland election result secured Labor a third term in office with a five per cent swing that has been widely attributed to Ms Palaszczuk's consistent and uncompromising coronavirus stance.
When asked at a media conference on Sunday whether there would be any change to Queensland's border policy, Ms Palaszczuk said she would follow the advice of Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.
Queensland Labor's five per cent swing has been attributed to Ms Palaszczuk's covid stance
'I have been entirely consistent on this,' she said.
'We will do whatever Dr Young says and her health advice to keep Queenslanders safe.'
Queensland's tourist industry has suffered greatly from international and interstate border closures but it is hoped that domestic tourism from coronavirus-free states can help offset the losses.
'I realise there are a lot of people out there who voted Labor for the very first time ... I know that was a very tough call for a lot of people, but a lot of people stopped me in the street, and they said "thank you for keeping us safe".'
Pictured: A coronavirus testing clinic in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. NSW now has more active coronavirus cases than Victoria and Sydneysiders can't go to Queensland without quarantine
'I also acknowledge that people lost their jobs, and now's the time to get back to work, and to make sure that we deliver on our economic plan because we have regional plans as well.'
Queensland will review its border rules at the end of the month.
For Sydneysiders to be allowed over the border without 14 days of quarantine, they will have to eliminate community transmission of the virus.
Dr Young told the ABC on Friday that four local government areas in the Greater Sydney area had cases of community transmission from unknown sources.
The border could be open by Christmas she said.