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 23 (Friday)
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

Season Communications Timeline

BV will communicate the key information below to clubs on the following approximate dates.

July 3Pennant entries open
August 7Pennant entries close
August 16Draft Draw and Draft Conditions of Play released and open to feedback.
August 27Draft Draw & Draft Conditions of Play closed for feedback.
September 12Final Pennant Draw and Conditions of Play released.

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. 


The Premier Division livestreaming schedule will be released after draws have been finalised.

Matches will be livestreamed on BV’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and website.

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🚨 NEW! Club / Pennant Administrator Training

The following webinars have been scheduled to assist club and pennant administrators to prepare for the upcoming season. It is highly recommended that those responsible in your club for administering pennant attend these webinars.

Pennant Conditions of Play

Side Manager Training

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.