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Covid-19 Updates: Australian Sport & Stadiums

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

  • Adelaide has entered a 7-day lockdown (from July 20), meaning no crowds can attend stadiums.
  • Melbourne remains in lockdown, until at least 11:59pm on Tuesday July 27, meaning crowds cannot attend stadiums.
  • Sydney remains in extended lockdown, until at least 11.59pm on August 28, meaning crowds cannot attend stadiums. In regional NSW, venues are at 50% 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 July 28*

  RESTRICTION NOTE
ACT 100% of seated capacity & 1 person per 2 sqm for unseated areas  
NSW Closed stadiums in Greater Sydney area; 50% of seated capacity + 1 person per sqm for unseated areas in regional NSW Restrictions in place until 11:59pm on August 28.
NT 100% of capacity  
QLD 75% of seated capacity for 20k+ stadiums; 100% of seated capacity for smaller stadiums  
SA Restrictions TBC Restrictions ended July 27
TAS 100% of seated capacity & 1 person per 2 sqm for unseated areas  
VIC Closed stadiums Until 11:59pm on August 10
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. View the updated fixture for all changes..
AFL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo

NRL
All NSW and ACT teams relocated to South-East Queensland due to Sydney's lockdown, initially for 1 month, but now expected for the remainder of the season. Melbourne Storm has also since departed Victoria due to its lockdown. There is talk the NRL Grand Final may be moved to Suncorp Stadium.
NRL FIXTURE | Stream on Kayo

SUPER NETBALL
All teams have relocated to Queensland where it's hoped the remainder of the season will be played out.
SUPER NETBALL FIXTURE

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.
  

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.


Upcoming Impacted Sports Events

DATE SPORT EVENT VENUE
31/07/21 AFL Football AFL: Western Bulldogs v Adelaide Crows
CD
Mars Stadium
31/07/21 Rugby League NRL: Dragons v Rabbitohs
P
Browne Park
31/07/21 AFL Football AFL: Gold Coast Suns v Melbourne
P
Metricon Stadium
31/07/21 AFL Football AFL: Collingwood v West Coast Eagles
CD
Melbourne Cricket Ground
31/07/21 Rugby League NRL: Knights v Raiders
P
Suncorp Stadium
31/07/21 Rugby League NRL: Storm v Panthers
P
Suncorp Stadium
31/07/21 AFL Football AFL: Essendon v Sydney Swans
P
Gabba
1/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Bulldogs v Titans
P
Cbus Super Stadium
1/08/21 AFL Football AFL: GWS Giants v Port Adelaide
P
Metricon Stadium
1/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Sharks v Sea Eagles
P
Moreton Daily Stadium
2/08/21 Netball Super Netball: Thunderbirds v Vixens
N
Nissan Arena
3/08/21 Netball Super Netball: Lightning v Giants
N
Nissan Arena
3/08/21 Netball Super Netball: Fever v Magpies
N
Nissan Arena
4/08/21 Netball Super Netball: Swifts v Thunderbirds
N
Nissan Arena
5/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Knights v Broncos
N
Sunshine Coast Stadium
6/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Raiders v Dragons
N
Cbus Super Stadium
6/08/21 AFL Football AFL: Western Bulldogs v Essendon
CD
Marvel Stadium
6/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Eels v Rabbitohs
N
Cbus Super Stadium
7/08/21 AFL Football AFL: Carlton v Gold Coast Suns
CD
Marvel Stadium
7/08/21 AFL Football AFL: Geelong Cats v GWS Giants
CD
GMHBA Stadium
7/08/21 AFL Football AFL: Richmond v North Melbourne
CD
Melbourne Cricket Ground
7/08/21 Netball Super Netball: Fever v Giants
N
USC Stadium
7/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Warriors v Sharks
N
Suncorp Stadium
7/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Roosters v Panthers
N
Suncorp Stadium
7/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Sea Eagles v Storm
N
Suncorp Stadium
8/08/21 Rugby League NRL: Bulldogs v Wests Tigers
N
Moreton Daily Stadium
8/08/21 AFL Football AFL: St Kilda v Sydney Swans
CD
Marvel Stadium
12/09/21 Motorsport Supercars: Perth SuperNight
C
Wanneroo Raceway
24/10/21 Motorsport 2021 Australian MotoGP
C
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
7/11/21 Motorsport Supercars: Auckland SuperSprint
C
Hampton Downs Motorsport Park (NZ)

STADIUMS

AUS CAPITAL TERRITORY Canberra
NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney Newcastle
NORTHERN TERRITORY Darwin
QUEENSLAND Brisbane Gold Coast
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Adelaide
TASMANIA Hobart Launceston
VICTORIA Melbourne Geelong
WESTERN AUSTRALIA Perth
NEW ZEALAND Wellington Auckland

SPORT

AUS FOOTBALL AFL AFLW P/S
RUGBY LEAGUE NRL Trials
FOOTBALL A-League W-League FFA Cup
BASKETBALL NBL WNBL
RUGBY UNION Super Rugby NRC
CRICKET Tests ODI's BBL Sheffield ODD
BASEBALL ABL
GOLF HORSE RACING MOTOR SPORT NETBALL TENNIS OTHER SPORTS
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