When Can I Bowl?



Venue Capacity

  • Businesses and venues can have 25 people across the venue. If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply the one person per two square metres of usable space rule in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • All venues, facilities and businesses must clearly display occupancy allowance at the entrance to the venue and each individual usable space, where separate spaces exist.
  • Where relevant, specific business categories are required to develop and follow a COVID Safety Plan.
  • For further industry-specific information on restrictions currently in effect, refer to the Business and work section.
  • Patrons can now stand while eating and drinking in indoor and outdoor areas.

Please follow occupancy allowance and directives by your centre at all times.

Events & Gatherings

  • Unless otherwise provided for in the public health direction, events and gatherings over 1,000 people will require an exemption. Exemptions may be granted for events and gatherings for up to 10,000 people on application, in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Protocol.
  • Events between 501 and 1,000 people must notify ACT Health of their event and submit a COVID Safety Plan for review.
  • Organisers for events for between 501 and 1,000 people are required to notify ACT Health and submit their COVID Safe plan (via the online form).

Check In CBR mandatory for all restricted business activities

  • From 6 March, 2021, all restricted businesses (tenpin is a sporting activity which is classified as a restricted business), venues and facilities under the public health direction must register for and use the Check In CBR app to collect patron contact details of anyone aged 16 years and older.
  • Businesses that are not registered for Check In CBR are not compliant with the public health direction and may be penalised.
  • It is now mandatory for patrons to check in with Check In CBR.
  • Businesses must take reasonable steps to ensure patrons check in.
  • A new business profile function in the Check In CBR app has been developed to assist businesses and patrons to comply with this requirement. This will allow venues to check in patrons who are unable to do so themselves.
  • Businesses, gatherings and undertakings which are not restricted by a public health direction are not required to register for and use the Check In CBR app but are encouraged to do so.

What are your personal responsibilities

  • Take personal responsibility for your own COVID safety.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from people or groups you don’t know whenever possible.
  • Limit physical greetings like shaking hands, hugging or kissing.
  • Don’t gather in communal areas.
  • Maintain personal hygiene, including regular hand washing or sanitising.
  • Clean and disinfect your home and frequently used objects.
  • Stay home if you’re unwell and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Host gatherings outdoors if possible. It is harder to for people to maintain physical distance and there’s less ventilation in indoor spaces.
  • Follow the restrictions for both the venue and your organisation’s activity.
  • If you are on a dancefloor or at a nightclub, only dance with your social group and avoid people you don’t know.
  • Monitor travel advice before travelling or inviting friends and family to the ACT.
  • Provide your name and contact number for contact tracing purposes.
  • Download the Check In CBR app so it’s easy to sign into participating Canberra venues when you visit. Where possible, avoid using public transport during peak times.


Latest Changes

Changes to Restrictions December 2

Canberra COVID Home

Sport & Recreation COVID Updates – ACT Government

Info for Sport and Rec clubs, organisations and participants

Centre Contact List

ZONE BOWLING Belconnen1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Tuggeranong1300 368 067Here




Monday 10th May-

New COVID-19 Restrictions for Greater Sydney (including Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong.

Given the latest cases of community transmission and updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant, COVID-19 restrictions will be temporarily tightened across Greater Sydney.

The measures announced on the 6th May have now been extended to be in effect until 12.01am Monday 17th May 2021.

The following measures will be effective for the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, Central Coast and Blue Mountains):

  • visitors to households will be limited to 20 guests – including children
  • drinking while standing up at indoor venues will not be allowed
  • singing by audiences at indoor shows or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed
  • dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs however; dancing is allowed at weddings with a strong recommendation that no more than 20 people should be on the dancefloor at any one time
  • visitors to aged care facilities will be limited to two people.
  • In relation to hospitality venues and retail outlets, masks must be worn by customer-facing staff. Patrons and customers do not have to wear a mask unless they are in the gaming area of a hospitality venue.

It is also strongly recommended the community avoids mingling in large groups over the coming days and is careful not to put our most vulnerable at risk.

Full statement can be read here

Mask Wearing

The Public Health Order regarding face mask requirements has now been published.

The Public Health Order states at which indoor venues the wearing of face masks is mandatory. To clarify, the requirement to wear a face mask only applies at premises specified in the Order.

Under the Order, indoor recreation facilities are not included on the list of premises where you must wear a mask.

Organisations are encouraged to review the Public Health Order, ensure their activities over the coming days comply with the Order, and stay up to date with requirements on the NSW Government COVID-19 website. 

Public Health (COVID-19 Mandatory Face Coverings)Order No 2 2021

For all the latest updates – please refer to the NSW Government COVID Page

Common Questions


Centres are advised to be across other COVID requirements and follow COVID safety plan requirements regarding other areas of business that the centre may conduct.https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules

Please note this is our summary of the situation currently. As you know, things can change very quickly. It is also the responsibility of bowlers and centres to stay up to date with the ever-changing advice provided.

Centres have the final say on requirements into their premise. Please follow centre directives at all times.

It is extremely important for all to adhere to the directives provided by the centres.

Please contact your local centre to see what they are allowing to happen in line with these restrictions.


What you can and can’t do under the rules

Four Square Metre Rule & How to Calculate It

NSW COVID Safety Plan Community Sport

NSW COVID Safety Plans By Industries

NSW Office of Sport

Business Concierge Service


Centre Contact List

Ballina Tenpin02 6686 5342Here
Bateau Bay Tenpin Bowl02 4332 9999Here
Bathurst Tenpin Bowl02 6331 9922Here
Bowlarama Wetherill Park02 9609 6611Here
Campbelltown City Bowl02 4625 5222Here
Club 300 Coffs Harbour02 6652 5666Here
Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin07 5536 1606Here
Dubbo Tenpin02 6881 8222 
Dullboy’s Social Co02 4954 2477Here
Fairfield (Seven Ten Split)02 9726 8558Here
Galactic Tenpin02 6562 8689Here
Gosford City Bowl02 4328 3133Here
Grafton Tenpin Bowl02 6642 6055Here
Manhattan Superbowl02 9317 2577Here
Orange Tenpin Bowl02 6362 5466Here
Shake Rattle N Bowl02 6722 2009Here
Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl02 4295 4300Here
Shoalhaven City Lanes02 4422 1200 
Star Bowling02 6964 3102 
Strathfield Superbowl02 9642 5500Here
Tamworth Tenpins and More(02) 6798 9995Here
Tenpin City02 9737 8044Here
Terrace Strikezone02 4987 7544Here
3D Lanes Wodonga02 6024 7022Here
Wagga Bowling & Entertainment02 6971 9410Here
Windsor Tenpin Bowl02 4573 8153Here
ZONE BOWLING Blacktown1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Dee Why1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Illawarra1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Rooty Hill1300 368 067Here



There is currently no restrictions in place limiting what bowling can occur.

At this time, it is not compulsory in the Northern Territory (NT) for face masks to be work by the general community when out in public. Wearing a face mask however is encouraged if you are unable to physically distance from others.

Personal behaviour remains our best defence against COVID-19 which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.

  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m at all times.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Put your tissue in the bin straight away.
  • Do not travel or go to work if you are sick.
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.

Please contact your local centre to find out what and how things are running to fit in with restrictions.

Mandatory mask use & Travelling to the NT

Chief Health Officer Directions make it mandatory for face masks to be worn at all major NT airports and while on board an aircraft. Masks must be worn when inside the airport and when on the airfield.

Children under the age of 12 and people with a specified medical condition are not required to wear a mask.

Mask wearing is mandatory at the following Northern Territory airports:

  • Darwin International Airport
  • Alice Springs Airport
  • Connellan Airport – Ayers Rock (Yulara)
  • Gove Airport
  • Groote Eylandt

A person is not required to wear a mask during an emergency or while doing any of the following:

  • Consuming food or beverage
  • Communicating with a person who is hearing impaired
  • Wearing an oxygen mask

It is the responsibility of individuals to make sure they have a mask to wear when at major NT airports and while on board an aircraft.

Requirements for interstate travellers

All people travelling to the Northern Territory must complete the border entry form.

If you are intending to travel to the Northern Territory from an identified active coronavirus hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans. Likewise if you are a Territorian intending to travel to an active hotspot you are advised to cancel your plans.

See Google map with current hotspots.

Anyone arriving into the Northern Territory from or through a declared hotspot in the last 14 days must undertake 14 days mandatory supervised quarantine. If travelling to or from an airport within a declared hotspot, point 4 from the ‘Directions for COVID-19 Hotspots’ below provides advice.

This will be at your own cost. The cost per person for supervised quarantine is $2500.

Mandatory supervised quarantine will be at the Howard Springs* quarantine facility or another approved facility elsewhere in the Northern Territory. All quarantine facilities are alcohol-free.

Next Stage:

The NT have completed the initial three stage roadmap.


NT Government Roadmap to new normal

NT Stage 3 Checklist

NT Updates

COVID-19 Information for stakeholders from Department of Tourism, Sport & Culture

Centre Contact List

Dustbowl08 8952 5051Here
Planet Tenpin08 8985 4416Here




14th April 2021

The Queensland Government has announced today that restrictions will ease from Thursday 15th April 6am.

What will change from 6am Thursday:

  • Masks will no longer be mandatory indoors except at airports, but Queenslanders will be encouraged to carry one and wear it on public transport or where social distancing is not possible
  • Standing will be allowed at pubs and clubs while eating and drinking
  • Visitors at private residences will increase to 100
  • Visitors will be permitted at aged care and disability care homes, hospitals and correctional facilities
  • Dancing at nightclubs and indoor venues will be permitted
  • Weddings and funerals will be allowed to host 200 guests
  • Outdoors there will be no restrictions on gatherings
  • Ticketed venues and open-air stadiums will be able to return to 100 per cent capacity

All information and updates can be found here – https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update

Travel Restrictions: Please check your state or territory travel restrictions in place. For example, Victoria has made Greater Brisbane a designated red zone from 6pm on the 29th March 2021. Summary of Border Restrictions can be found by clicking here

Check In QLD App

The Check In Qld app is available to download and use to help keep Queenslanders COVID Safe when we’re enjoying venues like pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes across Queensland.

The Check In Qld app is a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for customers to sign into a Queensland business.

By using the Check In Qld app you’ll be:

able to check in to participating businesses or venues without having to enter your details each time
protecting your own personal information – data is stored by the Queensland Government and only used for contact tracing if needed
helping make contact tracing faster, more reliable and complete.

This is free and developed by the Qld Government. Committees are encouraged to use it for events if the centre does not have a QR code check in method available. You can download the app by clicking here

Contact Tracing Requirements

All bowling centres in Queensland must comply with new electronic contact information collection requirements per the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction.

The implementation of digital contact tracing methods aims to aid health authorities in contact tracing efforts in a speedy timeframe, ensuring the information is complete and legible.

This requirement does not specifically mean that all attendees/participants need to have a smart phone or utilise an app or QR Code. Your organisation will need to consider the most effective electronic method of capturing contact tracing information, which may include the use of an App or QR Code, online booking system or electronic spreadsheet (e.g. Excel or Word), as examples.

  • The contact information collected must include – full name, phone number, email address (residential address if unavailable), and the date and time period (time in and out).
  • The information should be securely stored, should only be used for contact tracing purposes and not used for any other purpose (i.e. marketing, requesting donations etc).
  • The contact information of all guests/patrons and staff (this includes contractors) must be kept and then deleted after not less than 30 days and no more than 56 days.
  • A Condition of Entry sign may assist your organisation communicate to all entering the premise that collection of information is mandatory.

Please contact your local centre to gain further information on schedules of bowling available.


Queensland Health COVID Updates

Poster Download for Lockdown

QLD Indoor Sport Plan

QLD Roadmapt To Easing Queensland’s Restrictions

QLD Return to Play Guide

QLD Covid-19 Latest Updates & Alerts

TBAQ COVID Update PageSpecific centre opening info included

Centre Contact List

Aspley 10Pin Bowl07 3263 8848Here
Bundy Bowl & Leisure Centre07 4152 4334Here
Burdekin Bowl07 4783 3332 
Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf07 5495 6000Here
Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin07 5536 1606Here
Go Bowling Ashmore07 5539 6433Here
Go Bowling Cairns07 4053 3497Here
Hervey Bay Tenpin Bowl07 4128 4200Here
Logan City Tenpin Bowl07 3209 2255Here
Mackay Leisure Centre07 4952 1509Here
Maryborough Tenpin07 4122 3100Here
Mt Isa Tenpin07 4749 5559 
Mt Warren Lanes07 3287 5666Here
NQ Tenpin Atherton07 4091 1900Here
Rockhampton Tenpin Bowl07 4927 1555Here
Strathpine Bowl07 3205 5386Here
Suncity Tenpin(07) 5443 2580Here
Toowoomba Sunset Superbowl07 4634 0233Here
Townsville Tenpin & Fun Centre 07 4773 2133Here
ZONE BOWLING Capalaba1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Mt Gravatt Lanes1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Richlands Bowl1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Robina1300 368 067Here



All community sport (indoor/outdoor, contact/non-contact) are permitted.

The total number of people at a place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres. These requirements apply only to patrons, not staff.

Physical distancing, or social distancing principles apply. Every person should attempt to stay at least 1.5 metres from other members of the public. However, this does not apply to people who live together, who are friends or family members, or people who regularly associate with each other.

Wearing a face mask is not mandatory, but it is recommended to wear a mask when out in public if you are unable to physically distance.

Food and Beverages –

  • Food and beverage must be consumed while seated indoors
  • Cocktail functions, self-serve buffets or grazing tables where people congregate and use shared utensils are not permitted. Note – if you remain at the same table, food allocated to your table can be shared among people who are your table

Contact Tracing

From 1 December, all bowling centres must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the use of the COVID Safe Check-In feature on the mySA GOV app developed by SA Health.

You can download the mySA GOV app using your smart phone. In the mySA GOV app, select the COVID SAfe Check-In tile when you arrive at a venue or business, and follow the prompts to scan their unique QR code and check in.

More information can be found here https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/covid-safe-check-in

Paper contact tracing methods will be available for those without a compatible smart phone.

Covid-Safe Plan

All businesses that conduct a Defined public activity must have a COVID-Safe Plan.

Please follow centre directives at all times


SA Response New Guidelines 16th November

SA Roadmap

SA COVID Safety Plan – How to create

SA Roadmap Considerations

SA Recovery Webpage – Details on Roadmap

SA COVID Dashboard

Centre Contact List

Bowland Salisbury08 8250 2588Here
ZONE BOWLING Cross Road1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Noarlunga1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Woodville Bowl1300 368 067Here
Bowland Marion(08) 8298 9888Here
Kaboom Family Entertainment(08) 8723 2045Here




Gathering limits are determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises;

Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

For sporting and recreation facilities with multiple indoor spaces, the gathering cap applies separately to each single undivided indoor space. For example, a multi-purpose sporting venue with multiple, separate, undivided indoor spaces, could have up to 250 people in each of these spaces (the density limit applies).

The maximum number of people permitted on a premises includes coaches, athletes, staff, volunteers, children and babies.

Where practicable, attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

League bowling is allowed as per the permission on Level C of the AIS Framework for Rebooting sport.

Please contact your local centre to see what they are allowing to happen in line with these restrictions.

Next Stage:


Tasmania Roadmap to Recovery

Tasmania’s Plan for Returning to Sport and Recreation

Current Restrictions

Gatherings, density and physical distancing

Sport & Recreation Guidelines

Important Community Updates

TAS Covid Information Website

Centre Contact List

Devonport Tenpin Bowl03 6424 7688 
Launceston Lanes03 6344 9933Here
ZONE BOWLING Moonah1300 368 067Here


9th June 2021

The State Government has today advised an update on the circuit breaker restrictions.

There are some variances in restrictions for Regional and Metro parts of the state. In summary:

  • Regional Tenpin Bowling centres may reopen with density limits
  • Metropolitan Melbourne centres, unfortunately, must remain closed at this time

As you will see in the below Restrictions table, the advice is a bit confusing. We are in the process of seeking clarity with the government on this confusion and will update once we gain clarity.

Statement from the Acting Premier 9th June can be viewed here

Restrictions from the 10th June 11.59pm can be viewed here

Please ensure you check with your local bowling centre on if they are opening and what they are currently allowing.

Please continue to follow bowling centre directives at all times.


Sport and exercise – What can you do?

COVIDSafe Summer – How we live in Victoria

Record Keeping for contact tracing – for business

QR Code Check In Information

Department of Health & Human Services Victorian Government – Sport Updates

Sport & Rec Victoria

Return to Sport Venue Checklist

Victoria Government Coronavirus Important Information Page

Centre Contact List

Bendigo Bowling Centre 03 5443 9944Here
Colac Strikes and Spares03 5231 4100 
Great Ocean Road Tenpin Bowl03 5561 6877Here
Horsham Lanes and Games03 5382 5022 
Oz Tenpin Ballarat Bowl03 5331 5610Here
Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park  03 9727 0007Here
Oz Tenpin Epping03 9408 3077Here
Oz Tenpin Geelong Bowling Lanes03 5241 2200Here
Oz Tenpin Greensborough Bowl03 9467 4544Here
Oz Tenpin Narre Warren Superbowl03 9704 2955Here
Oz Tenpin Point Cook03 9369 1400Here
Oz Tenpin Star Bowl03 5821 5587Here
Sunraysia Tenpin03 5022 2033Here
3D Lanes (Wodonga)02 6024 7022Paul Delany
Wangaratta Supa Bowl03 5722 3722Here
Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment03 9236 8383Here
Wyncity Morwell03 5134 6450Here
Xplosions Bar & Bowl03 9746 7278Here
ZONE BOWLING Boronia1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Forest Hill1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Frankston1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Highpoint1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Keon Park1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Moorabbin Bowl1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Watergardens1300 368 067Here



  • Venues must abide by one person per 2 square metre rule.
  • Contact registers are mandatory

Please ensure you contact your bowling centre to understand what will be running.

Following the Western Australia five-day lockdown from 6pm the 31st January 2021 the following events have been cancelled:


• State Championships Squads for 6th & 7th February 2021

• TBAWA AGM for the 7th February 2021


• State Championships Squads 13 & 14th February 2021

• Senior Masters 2021

For more information about the lockdown, please visit – https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

Contract Tracing Requirements To Be Introduced

From Saturday, December 5, particular WA businesses and venues will be required to maintain a mandatory contact register for staff and patrons.

The reintroduction of contact registers is an additional protection measure and will assist with WA Department of Health contact tracing, should it be required.

Bowling Centres are one of the venues that must adhere to the mandatory contact register requirements due to falling under the category of indoor sport venues.

Bowling centres are required to collect the following information of all patrons, staff, visitors and contractors that attend the premises.

•             Date

•             Name

•             Telephone Number

•             Arrival time

To assist businesses and venues, the WA Government has developed the free, SafeWA app, an online contact register system that uses QR Codes for patrons and staff to scan to register their attendance. SafeWA App is the quickest way to record the necessary information to have you bowling.

SafeWA can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play from today. The app is being provided as a free, easy, contactless solution, however the use of SafeWA is not mandatory.

Alternative formats for mandatory contact registers may be available depending on what each centre chooses to adopt based on the new directive. It’s extremely important to follow all directives from your centre in adhering to these new directives.

As mentioned above, as a customer, use of SafeWA is not mandatory. If you choose not to use the app, you will be asked to provide the required details for a written register at the centre.

It is important to comply with the new requirements for both the centre and yourself. Failure to comply may result in fines and penalties of up to $50,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a body corporate or 12 months’ imprisonment.  

Please go to the SafeWA guide for patron’s webpage . This page explains how to download the app, how to create an account and how to check in to comply with the requirements.

We ask for you to continue to play your role so we can bowl.


WA Minister Murray Message & Sport Rec FAQs

SafeWA guide for patron’s webpage

Phase 4 Fact Sheet from Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

WA Government Roadmap

WA Covid Information Website

Centre Contact List

Bunbury Tenpin Bowl 08 9791 2233Here
Super Bowl Melville08 93307466Here
Super Bowl Warwick08 9246 5088Here
ZONE BOWLING Cannington1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Joondalup1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Morley1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Rockingham1300 368 067Here


Some people are at greater risk of more serious illness with COVID-19. As we move towards living in a COVIDSafe Australia, people still need to take extra steps to protect those most at risk. Read our advice on who is at greater risk and how to protect them.

Those considered as a greater risk to contracting COVID-19 are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people in remote communities
  • Older people
  • People in aged care facilities
  • People with chronic conditions
  • People with disability

Click here for more information from the Australian Government Health Department

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