To comply with Government policies and procedures event attendees must comply with the state requirements,


Press release NSW Covid 19 Changes Effective from 15 December 2021

The ABCRA is pleased to circulate the following changes to the covid restrictions. What this means for our events is that we are nearly back to pre-covid times. The ABCRA encourages our committees and members to continue to follow the Health Department regulations which now no longer mandate vaccination or wearing face masks depending on the circumstance. Please ensure you continue to follow safe hygiene practices, social distancing and stay home if you are not well. Please stay safe and be careful.

COVID-19 restrictions eased further in NSW from 15 December 2021.

Some rules have changed, including:

  • density limits no longer apply
  • proof of vaccination is not required at many venues
  • QR check-in is now only needed for certain high-contact premises
  • face masks no longer need to be worn in many indoor areas.

Some premises may make it a condition of entry that you are fully vaccinated or wear a face mask.

NSW Health strongly advises people to get fully vaccinated and wear a face mask where they cannot socially distance themselves.


Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where you cannot socially distance.
If you are over the age of 12, you must still wear a face mask:

  • at a public transport waiting area 
  • while on public transport
  • at airports and on aircraft when the aircraft is flying above NSW
  • for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings.

Vaccination evidence

Most premises in NSW are now open to everyone, regardless of whether you are fully vaccinated or not. You no longer need to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated at most premises.

Exception - You still need to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated if you;

  • attend an indoor music festival with more than 1000 people
  • at airports
  • if you work in certain industries.

Events and entertainment

Anyone can visit an entertainment facility or indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.
You are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required.
Face masks are not required.
Entertainment facilities include cinemas, theatres, musical halls, concert halls, dance halls, drive-in cinemas and play centres.
Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities include stadiums, theme parks, zoos, aquariums, and showgrounds.

Sport, exercise, and outdoor gatherings

Anyone can participate in sport, exercise, and outdoor gatherings.
You are not required to be fully vaccinated or carry vaccination evidence.
COVID-19 Safe Check-in is not required (except at gyms).
Face masks are not required.
Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can operate with no person or capacity limits in place, including group fitness classes.
COVID-19 Safe Check-in is still required at gyms using the Service.NSW app, but this does not apply to dance, yoga, pilates, gymnastics, or martial arts studios.
Indoor swimming pools are open for all purposes.
Community sports, including matches, competitions and training, can take place for all staff, spectators and participants.
Anyone can participate in an outdoor public gathering, such as a barbeque or picnic.



QLD Attendee Vaccination requirements:

From 17 December 2021, there will be no capacity restrictions on businesses that are only permitted to allow fully vaccinated people to attend, including outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums/centres and showgrounds.

Fully vaccinated definition:
Fully vaccinated means a person has had the required two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by 16 December 2021. It does not include a booster shot or a two-week wait after the second dose.
If you are already required to be vaccinated by an earlier date under another public health direction or the Health Employment Directive, you must be vaccinated by the earlier date.

Proof of vaccination:
Proof of vaccination verifies that a person is fully vaccinated. You must show either a printed or electronic form before entering a business establishment or venue.

There are 3 different types of proof available that you can get for free:

  • a COVID-19 digital certificate
  • your immunisation history statement (IHS)
  • an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate for overseas travel.

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be viewed or printed through:

How to add your proof of vaccination status to the Check in Qld app.



Read More: What you can and cant do in WA

From 12:01am, Saturday 5 February, 2022, the following will apply:

Category 1 (500 – 1,000 patrons): Event organisers will need to complete a COVID Event Checklist. There will be no requirement for proof of vaccination.

Category 2 (> 1,000 patrons): Event organisers will need to complete a COVID Event Plan and comply with the proof of vaccination requirement.

SafeWA and contact registers
You can help keep WA safe by checking in at businesses and venues using SafeWA, or by leaving your details on a contact register. Most businesses and venues are required to maintain a contact register. The WA Government’s SafeWA app is an easy way for people to check-in at businesses. A manual contact register must also be available.
Contact registers are essential in assisting contact tracers to identify people who may have been exposed to a positive case. More info on the SafeWA app:


Northern Territory Covid information:

Read more about Northern Territory Freedoms and Restrictions


Mental Health & COVID19

Look after your mental health during COVID19 with Beyond Blue.  

ABCRA COVIDSafe Documents

Click on the buttons below to download COVIDSafe documents. 

COVIDSafe Safety Plan

COVIDSafe Communications Procedure

COVIDSafe Full Policy

COVIDSafe Policy Summary 

COVIDSafe Attendee Hygiene Protocols



Corporate Partners

Enable javascript to subscribe