Metropolitan Pennant

Metropolitan Pennant encompasses five Bowls Regions within the city of Melbourne and is administered by Bowls Victoria. The season runs between October to March yearly, comprising of midweek and weekend competitions.

Season 2023/24

NAVIGATION: Please click the   ˅   icon to the right for more information.

Season Dates

Weekend Divisions

Divisions 1 – 9

Round 1October 21
Round 2October 28
Round 3November 4
Round 4November 11
Round 5November 18
Round 6November 25
Round 7December 2
Round 8December 9
Round 9December 16
Holiday Break
Round 10January 20
Round 11January 27
Round 12February 3
Round 13February 10
Round 14February 17
Finals Weekend 1February 24 & 25
Finals Weekend 2March 2 & 3
Finals Weekend 3March 9 & 10

Premier A Finals

Semi & Elimination FinalsFebruary 25 (Sunday)
Preliminary FinalMarch 1 (Friday)
Grand FinalMarch 10 (afternoon)

Premier Reserve Finals

Semi & Elimination FinalsFebruary 24
Preliminary FinalMarch 2
Grand FinalMarch 10 (morning)

Midweek Divisions

Round 1October 24
Round 2October 31
Round 3November 8 (Wed)
Round 4November 14
Round 5November 21
Round 6November 28
Round 7December 5
Round 8December 12
Round 9December 19
Holiday Break
Round 10January 23
Round 11January 30
Round 12February 6
Round 13February 13
Round 14February 20
Finals Week 1February 27 & 29
Finals Week 2March 5 & 7
Finals Week 3March 12 & 14

Thursday 7-a-side | Summer

Round 1November 9
Round 2November 16
Round 3November 23
Round 4November 30
Round 5December 7
Round 6December 14
Round 7December 21
Holiday Break
Round 8January 25
Round 9February 1
Round 10February 8
Finals Week 1February 15
Finals Week 2February 22

Pre-season 9’s

Weekend (Saturdays)Midweek (Tuesdays)
Round 1September 9September 12
Round 2September 16September 19
Round 3September 23September 26

Pennant Permit Application

A Pennant Permit allows an Affiliated Member who wishes to represent a Club other than their Primary Club in a Bowls Victoria Pennant competition; i.e. two Metropolitan Clubs, two Country Clubs or one Metropolitan and one Country Club.

 All Pennant Permits EXPIRE on 30th June each year, irrespective of when issued.  

An affiliated member of Bowls Victoria may play in a Midweek (Monday – Friday) or Weekend Pennant Competition for a Member Club other than the Member’s Primary Club, providing a Pennant Permit form has been submitted. 


Rounds 11 – 14

Thursday 25th January, 202411Yarraville FootscrayAltona
Friday 2nd February, 202411Moonee ValleyDeer Park
Friday 9th February, 202413Moonee ValleyAltona
Friday 16th February, 202314BundooraClayton
Matches will be livestreamed on BV’s Facebook page and YouTube channel

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Pennant 2023/24

Pennant Conditions of Play for Season 2023/24

  • Movement Of Players (Final 3 Rounds)
  • Finals Eligibility
  • Player Match Reporting/Stats

October 2023

The following webinars were recently held to assist club and pennant administrators to prepare for the upcoming season. Replays are now availalable via the links below, as well as the session notes.

Download Webinar Notes
Download Webinar Notes

Need further assistance?

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Metropolitan Pennant competition, please email or phone the Competitions & Events department on (03) 9861 7100 > Ext. 1 – Pennant, Events & Competitions.