COVID-19 Information & Updates

COVID-19 Information, Funding & Resources


COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on our sport and active recreation community and the many volunteers that keep sport alive in our region.

To complement the advice and guidance coming out of your state and national governing bodies, please find below some valuable information, funding and resources to assist your recovery…




Australian Government:

National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities 

AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport


WA State Government:

PHASE 3: From 6 June, Phase 3 of the WA roadmap will enable sport and recreation facilities to have a maximum of 100 participants per undivided space or 300 participants per venue.

  • People can train and play full contact sport, indoor and outdoor.
  • Gyms, health clubs and other fitness studios can reopen, with no restrictions on equipment. Gyms must be staffed at all times and undertake regular cleaning.
  • Full details HERE


















Phase 3 – FAQ’s

Phase 3 COVID-19 WA Roadmap – Released 29 May 2020

Media Statement – 29 May 2020


PHASE 2: From 18 May, 2020, sport and recreation venues can re-open subject to:

  • Completion of a COVID Safety Plan prior to reopening. The COVID Safety Guidelines will assist you with completing the plan.
  • Display a COVID Safety Plan certificate (you’ll find this in the plan).
  • Implementation of the necessary safety requirements.
  • Full details HERE


Phase 2 – FAQ’s

Phase 2 COVID-19 WA Roadmap – Released 10 May 2020

Community Sport and Active Recreation COVID-19 Factsheet



A full list of state and federal updates.


Consumer Protection:

Advice for incorporated associations and clubs with regard to regular meetings and AGM’s.

Advice about the rights of consumers, business and associations during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.





Job Keeper Payments:

Under the JobKeeper payment, businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be able to access a subsidy to continue paying their employees. The Government will provide a fortnightly payment of $1500 per eligible employee until 27 September 2020.


Boosting Cash Flow for Employers:

Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up to the month or quarter of September 2020.


Financial Support for Small and Medium Businesses:

The WA Government is investing $114 million to support small and medium businesses:

  • a one-off $2500 credit on electricity bills for small businesses
  • no utility disconnections or charging of interest on deferred electricity payments
  • waiving licence fees for businesses in industries such as hospitality, tourism, retail and building trades
  • waiving liquor licence renewal fees for 2020, with refunds provided to businesses that have already paid
  • increasing the payroll tax exemption threshold to $1 million from 1 July 2020
  • providing a one-off grant of $17,500 to businesses with a reconciled 2018-19 Australia-wide payroll of between $1 million and $4 million
  • waiving payroll tax for 4 months from 1 March to 30 June 2020, for businesses with an Australia-wide payroll of less than $7.5 million
  • waiving rent for small businesses in WA Government-owned buildings until 30 September 2020, including convenience stores in train stations, cafés in government buildings, restaurants in tourism precincts, such as Elizabeth Quay and Yagan Square and eligible small businesses leasing land from the WA Government, such as caravan park and eco-tourism operators
  • alternative tax payment arrangements
  • waiving late payment penalties for payroll tax, transfer duty, landholder duty, vehicle licence duty or land tax.

Financial Relief for Small Business Factsheet


Community Sport and Recreation Facility Fund:

$12 million in Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) grants brought forward to allow projects to commence sooner.

  • Funding available for local governments, not-for-profit sport, recreation or community groups to improve local sporting facilities.
  • Annual and Forward Planning grants of up to $2 million will now open on Monday 25 May 2020, and close on Friday 11 September 2020.
  • Small grants round (for grants up to $100,000) will now open on Tuesday 2 June 2020, and close on Friday 14 August 2020.
  • Regional and remote Aboriginal communities can now apply for up to 100 per cent of the cost of eligible project.

Media Statement – 21 May 2020


COVID-19 Relief Fund:

The State Government, through Lotterywest, is committing $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to the hardship being experienced by the Western Australian community as a result the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fund will comprise the following programs:




Sport Australia:

Sport Australia has developed a Return to Sport Toolkit that includes a suite of resources to help sporting organisations get ready to recommence training, competitions and programs in a safe, responsible and low risk manner.


Health Department:

A collection of resources for the general public and industry about COVID-19.


Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries:

Up-to-date information, resources, training and funding opportunities for WA sport and active recreation.


Play by the Rules:

Free resources and online training that will lend a hand in the post COVID-19 world of community sport.


Sports Community:

Sports Community exist to support sports club volunteers. Along with their online training and resources, they are also hosting a Facebook Q+A Livestream every day at 11am (AEST) where they respond to your questions, stories and ideas.