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News - 9th September 2021

Australia update – 10 September


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.




New South Wales

Whilst some areas of NSW will emerge from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September, the NSW Government have announced that these areas will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities. These restrictions include no community sport, which parkrun events are classified as under NSW regulations.


We will continue to monitor the announcements and will provide an update as soon as there is a further change to the restrictions.



This week the Victorian Government announced restrictions will ease across Regional Victoria (excluding Greater Shepparton), from 11:59pm on Thursday 9 September.


parkrun events in Victoria operate in accordance with Entertainment and Leisure – Non-seated outdoor venues, and Tier 3 Public Event regulations. Under these regulations, parkrun events in Regional Victoria, with the exception of Shepparton and Dhurringile parkruns, can operate from this weekend, Saturday 11 September.


Unfortunately events in Metro Melbourne remain paused. We will continue to monitor the announcements and will provide an update as soon as there is a further change to the restrictions.



Restrictions in the ACT have been extended to 17 September and our events are paused until further notice.


Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia

All our events in these regions are open, however please do check the status of any event 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.


If you are currently in lockdown, or restrictions do not allow your local event to resume, we do 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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