There are reports of panic buying and traffic jams in Queensland as the public braces for a snap lockdown.
Earlier on Saturday, Queensland announced new restrictions the state battles to halt the spread of COVID-19. Eleven local government areas that currently have mask-wearing requirements will go into lockdown.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said it would be the strictest lockdown the state has seen to date and would remain in place until at least 4pm on Tuesday.
"We can only, in these 11 LGAs, leave home for four reasons: To obtain essential goods - for example, groceries and medications - but only within 10km of our homes," he said.
"So, that is a stricter geographic movement restriction than we've had in the recent lockdowns."
The announcement has led to major queues at stores, with photos and videos showing supermarkets packed.
Nine News reporter Luke Cooper said shops at Benowa Village were "absolutely jam-packed" just half an hour after the lockdown announcement.
"The panic buying has begun. Coles New Farm packed even though supermarkets will stay open during lockdown," one person tweeted, with a photo of a line stretching along the pavement.
Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said if everyone obeyed the stay-at-home orders, there was a chance the lockdown wouldn't need to be extended past Tuesday.
"Let's all hope it is three days," she said.
"The more people who stay home and the more people who limit their movements, the more likely it is that it will only be three days."