We know it can be difficult to keep up with all the COVID-19 related regulations, especially when it comes to what kinds of events can take place and how many guests are allowed. To help you better understand, we have prepared a summary to update you on the most current safety rules that apply to venues. Keep in mind that even though most venues will follow such guidelines, we would still recommend reaching out to the venue you intend to book to find out in detail how their capacity has changed.
Updated: 14 June 2021
General venue operation and event hosting guidelines
- Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafes, food courts and bars that provide seated service only can open at 75 per cent capacity
- Certain indoor and outdoor entertainment venues with fixed seating (theatres, cinemas, concert halls, comedy lounges and performing arts centres) can operate at 100 per cent capacity
- The 2sqm rule remains for all other venues
- Public venues, including community centres, libraries, museums, galleries and recreation centres can open with the 2sqm rule
- Events with over 500 people subject to 2sqm rule up to a maximum of 10,000 people and are required to have an approved COVID Event Plan
- Can proceed with up to 200 guests and 2sqm rule applies
- Exemptions can be sought for above 200 attendees where there is 2sqm of publicly accessible space per person.
Casinos & nightclubs
- Casino gaming floor and nightclubs can reopen, subject to the 2sqm rule.
All remaining gathering and capacity limits for venues and events will be removed in WA from 12.01am, Wednesday 23 June