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.
- 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.
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*
|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.
Sports & Competition Updates
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
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
All teams have relocated to Queensland where it's hoped the remainder of the season will be played out.
SUPER NETBALL FIXTURE
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.