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2021 Covid Sport Updates & Stadium Attendance Restrictions

Austadiums | Thursday 5th August 2021
NRL game played at an empty Bankwest Stadium
UPDATED

This article will provide ongoing updates on the impacts of Covid-19 on Australian sport and stadiums, including restrictions and event updates.

Australia was one of the first countries to welcome crowds back to stadiums to watch live sport, however throughout 2021 there has continued to be various impacts due to ongoing restrictions.

LATEST UPDATES

  • Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (VIC) & Canberra (ACT) all remain in lockdown - refer to dates below.
  • Queensland stadiums have returned to 100% of capacity.
  • Scroll down for specific updates, including the impact on NRL and AFL matches.

View upcoming impacted sports events

Austadiums continues to have up-to-date schedules for all sports, while we also mark cancelled and postponed events accordingly. Events with restricted capacity or closed to the public are also marked as such, as are relocated events moved to neutral venues.

See below for current crowd restrictions in each Australian state and territory and keep scrolling to see updates for each sport and competition.

Stadium Attendance Restrictions – As at September 11*

  RESTRICTION NOTE
ACT Closed stadiums Lockdown until until 11:59pm on Sept 17
NSW Closed stadiums Lockdown until until 11:59pm on Sept 30
NT 100% of capacity  
QLD 100% of capacity  
SA 3 people per 4 square metres (3/4) density for seated activities Current Adelaide Oval capacity: 26,500
TAS Restrictions TBC Current UTAS Stadium capacity: 10,000
VIC Closed stadiums Lockdown until 11:59pm on September 23
WA 100% of capacity  

*This should be used as a guide only. Please check official government resources for clarification on current restrictions (click the icon above). Some capacity restrictions across venues within a state may vary depending on individual COVID-Safe plans.

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Sports & Competition Updates

AFL
Games continue to be relocated due to Melbourne's lockdown. It's likely no further games will be played in Sydney due to its lockdown. It has been confirmed that the Grand Final will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth. View the updated fixture for all changes..
AFL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo

NRL
All teams are currently located in South-East Queensland due to Sydney's lockdown, where all remaining games for the regular-season will be played, and likely the finals. The NRL Grand Final appears almost certain to be moved to Suncorp Stadium.
NRL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo

MOTORSPORT/SUPERCARS
Both the 2021 Australian F1 Grand Prix and MotoGP have been cancelled for a second year running due to Covid and the strict border restrictions in place. Earlier, the Winton Supercars event was postponed and will now commence on 31 July, while the Sydney SuperNight has now also been postponed.

NBL
The start of the NBL22 season has been postponed until November 18.
  

Stay tuned on this article as we’ll continue to update the information for each sport and competition as it comes to hand. Keep on visiting Austadiums to view up-to-date sports fixtures and event schedules around Australia.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin
QUEENSLAND Brisbane Gold Coast
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TASMANIA Hobart Launceston
VICTORIA Melbourne Geelong
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Perth
NEW ZEALAND Wellington Auckland

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AUS FOOTBALL AFL AFLW P/S
RUGBY LEAGUE NRL Trials
FOOTBALL A-League W-League FFA Cup
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RUGBY UNION Super Rugby NRC
CRICKET Tests ODI's BBL Sheffield ODD
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As coronavirus continues to have an impact on sports events around the world, we have updates for each Australian sport and current crowd capacity restrictions for each state.
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