COVID-19 – Club support


Bowls Clubs are facing a unique set of challenges. The Federal and State governments have set up economic relief packages to assist businesses. If you are eligible, we encourage you to apply now.

Federal Government economic relief information.

Victorian Government economic relief package.

Working for Victoria initiative.

Short Term Survival Pack.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Participants at your club

Find out how your club can increase outdoor gatherings and social bowls activities from Sunday May 31 at 11:59pm here.

Hand Sanitiser Requirements and Current Offers

In conjunction with State regulations surrounding a return to sport, all Bowls Clubs will be required to provide hand sanitiser to participants and future patrons.

Discount offers to eligible sports clubs.

Contactless Cash for your Club

If your club hasn’t had the need to go “contactless” until now, the good news is it’s easier than you think.

Find out more.

Umpire, Measurer & Marker Accreditation & Re-Accreditations

Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, officials that were required for re-accreditation (including Markers, Measures, Umpires) will now have their accreditation extended for a further 12 months.

If you require an update to your accreditation for Umpiring, Marking or Measuring, please click here for more information. These applications will then be distributed to Presenter & Assessors around Victoria who will commence accreditation & re-accreditation of Umpires, Measurers & Markers in due course.

Advice on Greens Maintenance

All greens (both Grass and Synthetic) need to be maintained even though many clubs are closed, as per advice from Bowls Australia.

Find out more.

Consumer Affairs Victoria obligations

Consumer Affairs Victoria is providing advice for incorporated associations to help them manage their obligations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Find out more.

Do you have an important meeting around the corner?

With strict COVID-19 social distancing in place state wide, how is your club preparing for your future meetings? Try video conferencing.

Find out more.

Previous Bowls Victoria communications

Please click here for past COVID-19 correspondences.


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