Dear Members,

The Greater Brisbane lockdown lifts at 12 noon today and a number of temporary safety measures will remain in place for all of Queensland.

The following restrictions will be in place for two weeks until 12 noon on Thursday 15 April 2021:

• You must continue to carry a mask with you whenever you leave home and wear it in indoor venues
• Hospitality venues can open for seated eating and drinking only, and no dancing is allowed
• Private gatherings are restricted to 30 people • Businesses can re-open with one person per 2m²
• Outdoor events can go ahead with a COVID-safe plan, but masks must be worn if social distancing isn’t possible
• Church services will be allowed 100% occupancy with ticketed or allocated seating or adhering to the one per 2m² rule
• Restrictions on aged care, hospitals, disability care, and correctional facilities will apply with no personal visitors allowed during this period.

The remaining restrictions are about protecting Queenslanders against further transmission of COVID-19.

You can access the updated Covid-19 cases information here.

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

Restrictions for Impacted Areas – Greater Brisbane

Restrictions for Impacted Areas – Greater Brisbane

Dear Member,

To protect the health of Queenslanders, from 5 pm AEST Monday 29 March 2021 to 5 pm AEST Thursday 1 April 2021, the greater Brisbane region will have been subject to new restrictions. This will be reviewed on Wednesday 31 March. See more details here.

You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as shopping centres, supermarkets, and retail outlets, etc. Find out more details here.

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association

NLNA MEMBER PROFILE  Nambour News & Casket Agency

NLNA MEMBER PROFILE Nambour News & Casket Agency

Address: Shop 28, 52-54 Currie Street, Nambour, Qld, 4560.

Store Owner: Rodney & Marisa Page
Years as a Newsagent: +2 years
Products Sold: Newspapers plus home delivery, magazines, stationery, gift cards & wrap, gifts, drinks, confectionery, Beefy’s pies, Cartridge World ink cartridges, Amazon Hub, TNT & FedX parcel service, Ladbrokes, Blueshyft, Lotto, E-Pay Phone credit, Cigarettes, Go-Cards, photocopying service, dry cleaning service

As Nambour no longer has a regional newspaper, Rodney & Marisa approached the editor of a free local newspaper and offered to do home delivery for them on a Sunday and in return they offered a free advert of their store in the newspaper in every issue. Their customers love receiving this paper for their local news.

In 2020, with COVID-19, their business kept going strong as home deliveries increased and in-store sales increased, especially lotto. Rodney & Marisa added a lot of other services to their newsagency which were not there when they purchased the business. 

In 2021, Rodney & Marisa will be looking at what other services and/or products they can bring in to generate more sales/foot traffic. 


Rodney & Marisa continually donate to local charities. They also do lots of giveaways to give back to the customers that support them.


Rodney & Marisa advise prospective newsagents to thoroughly research locations for newsagencies, by asking questions such as:

–    Is it in a high foot traffic area?
–    Are there home deliveries involved? 
–    How large of an area is to be covered?
–    Is there potential for other services to be incorporated into the newsagency? 

If you are purchasing an existing business, have a due diligence search done to rule out any debt/outstanding accounts that are owed, and if possible, spend time in the newsagency to talk to customers, observe the foot traffic and sales.


Rodney & Marisa have the in-store TV advertising NLNA products. They have found that Ladbrokes and parcel service advertising has generated customer inquiries/purchases.