Australian Cricket recognises the important role that our sport plays in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of participants across the country.

A return to cricket requires planning to assess and manage the risk of transmission of COVID-19. It is important that all clubs, associations, programs and centres follow their state and territory government’s restrictions and advice. This advice will relate to social gatherings, physical distancing, hygiene and the resumption of community sport.

Cricket Australia has worked closely with the State & Territory Cricket Associations to develop guidelines, checklists and protocols that allow for the safe return to both training for and playing cricket. Further, we have consulted heavily with Cricket Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Orchard to ensure that cricket is considering all sport-specific scenarios that may impact our ability to keep everyone safe. Additionally, we have considered the following documents:

  • National Cabinet's 3 Step Framework for COVIDSafe Australia
  • AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment
  • State & Territory government directions

Each of these documents have helped us develop a comprehensive set of resources that can be easily understood and implemented. It is extremely important that each are interpreted in line with your respective State & Territory Government restrictions as these can differ in detail and will be what is ultimately enforced. It is important that attention is paid to when community sport can return to competitive play and the gathering limits associated with those dates. Some states include coaches and officials in their count, others do not, so it’s important to have clarity on these points before making a decision to return.

Current State of Play

  Training Playing
ACT 15 May 2020 30 May 2020
NSW 15 May 2020 1 July 2020
NT 15 May 2020 4 June 2020
QLD 12 June 2020 10 July 2020
SA 11 May 2020 8 June 2020
TAS 18 May 2020 13 July 2020
VIC 16 September 2020  16 September 2020 
WA 18 May 2020 18 May 2020


For updates specific to each state and territory, including gathering limits and other restrictions, click the logo below to visit their website . Please continue to visit this page as we will continue to develop more resources and guidance to get cricket back on the field as soon as possible.

Please click on the following links to see other important information regarding COVID-19 and returning to Cricket: