2022/23 Calendar of Events

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria is pleased to release our full calendar of events for the 2022/23 bowls season. The calendar includes all State events and championships, plus the addition of a new Victorian Bowls League (VBL). We’ll provide more information on this exciting addition to the calendar in the very near future.

The Victorian Open has been sorely missed due to COVID, but we’re back now and to make up for things, we will have two this season! The first will be held this year in and around Shepparton in November, and the second in March of 2023 in Gippsland. It will then continue every year in March while being hosted in Gippsland, in a landmark deal with Traralgon and Morwell Bowls Clubs, along with Destination Gippsland and the Latrobe City Council. The VO remains a protected event and no club or region events can be scheduled during those dates.

You may have questions around how everything will fit within the calendar, so we have also published next season’s Metro Pennant dates alongside the events calendar to assist with your planning.


July 1–July 31:  Pennant entries open (inc. pre-season 9’s).
August 15:  Draft Draw and draft Conditions of Play released.
August 15–28:  Draft Draw & Conditions of Play open for feedback from clubs.
August 22:  Pre-Season 9’s Final Draw released.
September 12:  Final Pennant Draw and Conditions of Play released.


We’re excited to now be able to get the new Metropolitan pre-season competition off the ground after COVID-19 restrictions caused the inaugural season to be cancelled. Entries will open alongside regular season entries.