Children Who Drove Family Car 900km From Queensland To NSW Found

A 10-year-old girl and three other children who allegedly stole a 4WD from central Queensland and drove it over the border into NSW have been located by police.

Three boys, one aged 14 and two aged 13, along with a 10-year-old girl allegedly took the silver Nissan Patrol from Gracemere, in the Rockhampton region at about 10.40pm on Saturday, Queensland Police say.

The 4WD belongs to the father of one of the children.

The four-wheel drive was seen at a service station in Banana at 4.45am where it was filled up with petrol before allegedly being driven off without the petrol being paid for.

The group took fishing rods and cash, and one of the children left a note for his family indicating he was leaving.

The four children were eventually located by Police and taken into custody after the car was seen parked off the Gwdyir Highway, Jackadgery, west of Grafton.

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All the children were taken to Grafton Police Station where one of them was released into the care of a family member.

The other three will be taken into the care of Community and Family Services.