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Victoria first state to completely shut down golf operations

Mar 30, 2020

Victoria is the first state to instruct all golf clubs and facilities to close as soon as they can and things will remain that way until April 13 at this stage. All other states are advising that golf can be played, however there are many restrictions and in most instances Clubhouses are shutting down. Below is the latest communication from Golf Australia

Friday March 27, 2020: COVID-19 club communication

Latest updates:

27/3 - It is GA’s recommendation that, based on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services directive issued as part of the Victorian Government’s Stage 2 restrictions regarding COVID-19, all Victorian golf clubs and facilities should close as soon as practicable until April 13, 2020. More information in the Victorian section below.

27/3 - GolfWA’s advice states that golf cannot be played in groups of 2 or more, unless people normally reside together. See the WA section below for details.

25/3 - GA has received advice from the office of the Federal Sports Minister that golf can continue to be played while adhering to strict social distancing measures as announced by the Federal Government, and in conjunction with state/territory licensing laws

25/3 - Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young that approved that Queensland Golf Clubs can operate on their Golf Courses. 


COVID-19, or Coronavirus as it is more commonly known, has created global health concerns regarding the disease and its infection rates.

Please note, all information communicated by Golf Australia to date will be located on our website at https://www.golf.org.au/covid-19/. Our communications moving forward will contain only new information and updates.

Clubhouse & Golf Operations

On Sunday, March 22, the Australian Government announced a closure – from midday, Monday, March 23 – of all pubs, licensed clubs, bars, restaurants and cafes (dining in), cinemas, casinos, places of worship, gyms and indoor sporting venues.

Any further advice received by Golf Australia will be communicated to clubs and facilities immediately. We acknowledge that industry advisory bodies are updating registered clubs and we are aware of this advice. Golf Australia’s advice is based on communications with government and we will continue to liaise with government on all matters over the coming hours and days.

The closure of licensed venues has affected the operations of clubs in each state differently. The following link has information for each state - CLICK HERE