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​For the latest information about public gathering restrictions  please go to the WA Government website. Organisers of events involving more than 500 people should also visit COVID-19 Events.

Event holders should monitor the advice of the WA Department of Health and the Federal Government in relation to COVID-19.

COVID safe events

Refer to the COVID Event Update: Event Organisers (14 December 2020) (PDF 147KB) for additional information from the Department of Health for events.

Please refer to the current directions related to prohibited gatherings, restriction of activities and closure of affected places.

From 11:59pm October 23, Closure and Restriction (Limit the Spread) Directions came into force. The Directions require all events with more than 500 patrons to develop an approved COVID Event Plan and register the event with the Department of Health in order to proceed.

Additional easing of restriction related to seated performances has also been addressed.

The following resources are available to assist in developing and reviewing COVID Event Plans:

The Department of Health has recently reviewed the COVID Event Plan approval process for high risk events. This information is relevant for all event organisers and local governments. In summary:

  • High risk COVID Event Plans must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the event being held.
  • Each COVID Event Plan will be reviewed by the Department of Health a maximum of two times.
  • The outcome of the review will be in the form of approved or rejected.

For more information visit the the Department of Health website.

Event holders of Tourism WA-sponsored events should ensure that their Risk Management Plans are assessing and managing the impact of coronavirus on their events. Event holders are asked to please contact Tourism WA prior to any potential variation, postponement or cancellation of scheduled events.

Last Reviewed: 2020-12-16