COVID-19 SEQ Update

⚠️ COVID-19 update for Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounds ⚠️

In response to recent positive COVID-19 cases, a range of measures have been put in place for the below local government areas across greater Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounds.

  • 📍Brisbane City
  • 📍Ipswich City
  • 📍Logan City
  • 📍Scenic Rim
  • 📍Somerset Region
  • 📍Lockyer Valley
  • 📍Moreton Bay
  • 📍Redland City
The below measures come into effect immediately:
  • 📌 Gatherings in private homes and public spaces will be restricted to a maximum of 10 people. These limits do not apply to businesses operating under a COVID Safe plan.
  • 📌 Residential aged care and disability accommodation facilities have restrictions on visitors and residents leaving the facility
  • 📌 Hospitals have been asked to restrict visitors as soon as possible
  • 📌 Hospital emergency departments, aged care facilities and disability accommodation facilities will use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves to treat all patients and residents.
  • Extra restrictions have also been put in place for movement and gatherings in all other Queensland areas outside of the above listed local government areas.
These restrictions include:
  • 📌 Gatherings in private homes and public spaces will be restricted to a maximum of 30 people. These limited do not apply to businesses operating under a COVID Safe plan.

CoVid Updates

Actually not a bad site with information on the latest CoVid information that they want you to know.

Who needs to create a COVID-Safe Plan

Bit tricky to say who and who not, I believe it is still an opt-in scenario and not as yet mandatory. But that can change overnight, with the hype that is surrounding this Covid. 

Fact-Sheet advice for businesses:


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Have you REKO’ed yet

Have you Reko'ed Yet?

Have you REKO'ed yet?

Have I WHAT? 

You will ask. REKO is for local producers to put their products and transactions online, REKO rings allow growers to advertise and sell online (without expensive online shops), and drop off presold goods at a predetermined time and place.

Dayboro Reko uses Facebook, assuming that everybody is on Facebook at the moment, I think Facebook is a limitation, but it is what it is. Some fantastic folks decided to put a Dayboro REKO Facebook page together. 

The principle is vendors publish their goods on the Dayboro REKO Facebook page, and this is where customers can purchase. They contact the vendor/farmer by saying they want to buy, they then pay, and the vendor will have their purchases ready for pickup. This replaces online shops, which can be an expensive overhead for some vendors. Good value for money options are available, yet the management of an online shop takes time….. a lot of time. 

Have you Reko'ed Yet?

So how does this work?

The Dayboro REKO Ring is for the Dayboro and Surrounding areas. I guess as time goes on the size can grow or shrink. The concept is flexible, meaning you can spawn “rings” of from the main. I guess you only do this when one ring gets to big.

For producers, the travel distance is most likely the deciding factor to either start a new one or join an existing one.

As a vendor you want to keep the supply chain effort and distance as short as possible. Quality control is key with these kind of initiatives.

Key should be to keep close by REKO rings in “the loop” so to speak, this prevents overlapping.

A REKO ring is a “commodities” market, in the sense that it is online and Customers can buy goods via a FACEBOOK page. What I like is that as a vendor, you know upfront what you sell, this is very handy when you sell fresh products such as sold by the BLUE DOG FARM.

Customers order and pay upfront then come and collect it from Railway street the parking area behind the Dayboro post-office, it is a one-way street and plenty of room for vendors to park. When I was there last Saturday, I noticed that it worked better than a McDonald’s drive-through 😉

Because everything is pre-sold there is no standing around, the folks of Dayboro just drive past. The vendor hands your purchase to you through the window, it is all over and done with within an hour. (The Dayboro REKO is operating from 11-12 on a Saturday).

Some more details can be found here

Local producers should be excited.

I am very excited about this REKO, I have seen initiatives like this come and go, and perhaps this one goes eventually as well. For now, it is here, and I am going to use it.

Several years I have been plotting different ideas, how to use my land, how to make a few bucks on the side. The biggest issue I have, is the traffic to my place. I’m not too fond of crowds, not a great fan of folks coming to my home. I trialed it will hay sales in Dayboro (Yes that’s me) and having people driving up to the house and asking for hay is encroaching too much on my privacy. Hence I did online purchase and delivery only. It is the delivery side of things that “kills your business”. Sure it is only short distances yet it takes a surprisingly lot of time. 

REKO solved 99% of all of that the issues I have. I can show my products online, using Facebook and a simple online webpage, and on Saturday, I pop into town to hand it over to the customers. The good thing is that I now can focus on growing stuff. On Friday’s I only harvest what is needed. This keeps waste to a minimum, the principle on which REKO is build.

With the way the climate is going, we will see a decline in grow-degree days. Colder temperatures mean that food will be harder to grow. It is one of the reasons why I believe the decentralisation of food production is KEY. For this to happen, we need local growers for that reason alone the REKO is a good place to start.



The REKO movement, born out of the CoVid-19 pandemic is one of the good things that came from it. Bringing back production to Australia might be another, having farms around the towns they support… well that might be a eutopia. 

For now, all I can say is that the REKO model is a good step forward, it will not replace the Dayboro Markets if any it will compliment the markets and attract more patrons to the markets. So a win-win for all. 

I genuinely hope that the momentum of the REKO movement keeps going. I will do my best to support it (no I did not start it that credit goes to others, as you see on the Facebook page), and I hope it will not follow the same path as all the other initiatives.  

So what are you waiting for…… HAVE YOU REKO’ed YET?

Dayboro Markets

Dayboro Markets are every first Sunday of the month (apart from January) Dayboro wakes up from its Yesteryear sleep. The town buzzes from activity between 8 am and noon. Folks from all over the district come to Dayboro to meet-up and purchase fresh produce from the markets.

It has been a long time coming, but finally, the Dayboro Markets are on again. The markets, cancelled during the CoVid-19 pandemic, are back in full swing. We want you to come to Dayboro, visit the markets, grab a cuppa in one of our coffee shops and for the sweet tooths there is the Life’s Sweet Dayboro. Life’s Sweet Dayboro has the most extensive range of ice cream in Dayboro.

When did the Dayboro Markets start?

The first market held was on 5th November 2006 being originally named The Dayboro Craft and Mini Market and was run by the Dayboro District Progress Assoc Inc (DDPAI).

The first market was about 13 stalls, and it since grew and today has approximately thirty stalls. There is pretty much something for everybody at the markets. 

Not knowing where it started, but records show that a new venue was required. The Dayboro Market grew too big for the original location for that reason it is now held at corner of Heathwood and Williams Streets. Which is an excellent spot for it, it is in the “center” of town.

The owner of that “grass patch” is kind enough to allow the DDPAI to run the markets there on every First Sunday of the month.

What to expect?

As previously mentioned, the Dayboro Markets have a wide variety of stalls, ranging from local produce through to crafts. The markets start at 8 am and finish around noon. That is no reason to leave, and you still can meander through Dayboro visit the local shops, sit down for a coffee or a lunch. 

For example, you can grab some fish and chips from the Dayboro Cafe. Go and have a relaxed sit down in one of our parks, Henry Bradley Park or Tullamore Park. If you bring the bikes, then the kids can enjoy the kids’ bike trail in Tullamore Park. 

Dayboro also has several parts and playgrounds where kids can play, wear them out, so to speak before you travel back to the “big smoke.” One can is, for example, the Roderick A. Cruice Park which sits between the Dayboro Swimming pool and the tennis courts. There is also a skate park which is always buzzing with activity. 

How to get to there.

Travelling to dayboro is a pleasure on it’s own, the moment you leave Petrie you are surrounded by a “little bit of outback” before the outback. Dayboro Road leads into the village, it gently rolls into town, being a market day do expect traffic in the town center. Parking can be tricky in the center of town, yet there are enough spaces behind the bakery and up railway street.

You can also come from Samford when you drive down from there you will be greeted with a change of scenery. You will the water storage for the district on the right-hand side and pass the spot of the Dayboro Railway Disaster, which led to the closure of the railway line between Ferny Grove and Dayboro.

Lots of Motorbike riders and cyclist use dayboro as rest place to grab a coffee or as the place to turn back, the halfway point so to speak.

It is possibly best to check the event page on this site, get the travel directions and use your GPS to find the place. You will not be disappointed.

See you there.