News - 20th August 2021

Australia update – 20 August


As we move through the changing landscape of state-based lockdowns and restrictions, we’re publishing an AU-specific update to keep ambassadors, event teams, parkrun communities, and landowners informed on our progress.


We welcomed back 47 events in regional Victoria last weekend, and with the earlier than expected easing of restrictions in SEQ Queensland, Cairns and Yarrabah, we can now open all our events in Queensland.




New South Wales

Stay-at-home orders are currently in place for the whole of NSW with regional NSW to last until at least 12.01 am on 28 August. The Greater Sydney lockdown now been extended until the end of September with Shellharbour and the Central Coast now classified as regional areas.



All events in Queensland can resume this weekend; however, please check your local event for any cancellations. Each state and territory classifies our events differently. In Queensland, parkrun events are classified as a community sport, which can recommence under the Stage 2 level of restrictions.



Our regional Victorian events resumed last weekend. All parkrun events are required to follow our COVID-19 Framework, and this Framework will continue to be in place in all locations for the foreseeable future.


As part of this Framework, all participants and volunteers are required to follow local public health advice, which includes restricting travel to regional areas.



Australian Capital Territory

The ACT have extended their lockdown, as such parkrun events in the ACT are cancelled this weekend.


Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia

All our events in these regions are open; however, please check any event’s status via their website and social media pages before attending.




If you are looking to get involved as a volunteer, please contact your local event via email or social media to help out. They would love to welcome you to the volunteer team.


If you are currently in lockdown or restrictions do not allow your local event to resume, we know it can be challenging to remain upbeat and connected to your community. If you are looking for something fun to get involved in, we encourage you to stay connected with your event online and through participation in (not)parkrun. You can access results and stats on (not)parkrun participation by event for last week in Australia here.


Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

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