COVID-19 coronavirus: Events

Information for organisers of events involving more than 500 people and certain outdoor functions and gatherings to actively mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

Last updated: 15 April 2021 at 2:16pm

From 12.01am on Saturday, 10 April, certain indoor and outdoor ticketed/seated venues will be able to increase to 100 per cent capacity.

COVID Event Plans

COVID Event Plans and Guidelines play an important role in keeping Western Australians safe, and reducing the potential risk and spread of COVID-19.

Public or private events of more than 500 patrons that requires a Local Government Authority approval are required to complete a COVID Event Plan and have it approved as part of that process. They are not required for events that form part of the usual business of places for which there is an existing public building approval.

COVID Event Plans need to consider and identify public health measures to ensure the safety of patrons including physical distancing requirements, hygiene and cleaning regimes, and staff management. The COVID Event Guidelines will help you develop your COVID Event Plan.

For more information, see COVID Event Plans - Frequently asked questions.

COVID Event Plan and Guidelines

Outdoor functions and gatherings

Outdoor functions and gatherings that are weddings, corporate functions, festivals, carnivals, fetes, markets and funeral/memorial services are not required to have a COVID Event plan unless they are likely to attract more than 500 people and the venue requires additional local government approval for the event to take place. They are also required to keep a contact register.   

It is up to the organiser how they keep their contact register. The register must include attendees’ names, phone numbers, date and time they entered the place of the event or function/gathering. For further information visit Extension of Contact registers - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Penalties

The Closure and Restriction (Limit the Spread) Directions (No 6) relating to events may be enforceable by fines of up to $50,000 for individuals and $250,000 for bodies corporate, or 12 months imprisonment.

For more information read this frequently asked questions page.

Page reviewed 15 April 2021