The State Government's taken unprecedented action and closed all school from Agnes Water to the NSW border.
Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the closures were about protecting people's lives.
"The state Disaster Management Committee has made the decision to close all schools in southeast Queensland between Agnes Waters and the to the New South Wales border and out west to Nanango," she said.
"We've made this decision based on updated forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology."
She said any students who'd already been dropped at school would be cared for, but she urged parents to pick them up as soon as possible.