The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) advises that while the risk to the general Australian population from COVID-19 is low, in order to assist with containment of the virus non-essential gatherings or events of more than 500 people should not proceed. This has now been updated to gatherings of more than 100 people.
It’s disappointing for everyone that these festivals and events are being cancelled but if we can reduce the spread of COVID – 19 in the Australian population, hopefully we will be back to our normal lives soon. We will keep this list updated as news comes to hand.
Please note the following events have been cancelled…
Perth Wildcats Game – 13 March
Paint the Port – 14 March – Fremantle Port
Mandurah Crabfest – 14 and 15 March
Rotary Karrinyup Swapmeet – postponed until further notice
Scarborough Sunset Markets – cancelled until further notice.
Summer X Salt Markets Trigg – cancelled until further notice.
Inglewood Monday Night Markets – 16 March (further updates on a week by week basis)
Lotterywest Films at UWA Somerville – The cancellation is effective from Monday 16 March. Screenings up to and including Sunday 15 March will continue as usual.
Perth Caravan and Camping Show – 18 – 25 March
Seniors Moments 2 – State Theatre Perth
Perth Night Noodle Markets – Yagan Square – scheduled to run 25 March to 5 April.
Other Perth Good Food Month events that are scheduled to take place throughout April will continue as they are events for under 500 people and not deemed a risk from the AHPPC.
The AHPPC strongly recommends that people that if feel unwell with a cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms should not attend public events or gatherings. This is particularly so for people who have recently travelled from overseas.
West Coast Chicken Festival – Saturday 21 March – The Camfield
Have a Go Day – Rockingham – Wednesday 25 March
Taste Great Southern – all events cancelled.
WAYJO – Swinging at the Embassy Ballroom – 27 March
West Australian Opera has cancelled the following:
- Star Navigator, 28 March, Perth Concert Hall
- Opera in the Pinnacles, 4 April, Nambung National Park
- Opera in Geraldton, 5 April, Queens Park Theatre
- All school workshops
- Community workshops
- Wesfarmers Arts Singing Classes
Western Australian Symphony Orchestra – all events cancelled until further notice.
Margaret River Open Studios – event postponed.
AFL Games – Will be played but not open to the public until further notice.
Le Dîner en Blanc – Saturday 4 April.
Le Dîner en Blanc has been rescheduled to the new date of Saturday 7 November 2020.
Farmer on a Plate – Forrest Place – 5 April
Stone to Art Festival – 5 April to 19 April – Attadale Reserve
Fairbridge Festival – 17 – 19 April
ANZAC DAY – 25 April – All events cancelled across WA
Cancer Council of WA’s Relay for Life – 2 – 3 May Claremont Showgrounds
HBF Run for a Reason
Cirque de Soleil – July Perth season