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Coronavirus: What's Cancelled, Postponed or Closed in South East Queensland?

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
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Published March 17th 2020
The Federal Government's ban on all 'non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more' due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) came into effect on Monday 16 March 2020.

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Cancellations, postponements and closures have been inevitable.

Weekend Notes is updating individual event listings as we become aware of any changes but we've also compiled this list as an easy reference guide for our readers.

*** Events are listed alphabetically below under the headings Cancelled, Postponed and Temporary Closures. ***

Please leave a note if you know of any other events, services and places that have been impacted.


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CANCELLED

• ANZAC Day services and events
Scheduled for: 25 April
More information: See the full notice on Facebook page here.

• Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
Scheduled for: 18 to 26 April on Gold Coast
More information: see notice on website here

• Gold Coast Film Festival
Scheduled for: 15 to 26 April
More information: see notice on website here

• Lord Mayor's Seniors Concerts
Scheduled for: Every Tuesday at City Hall
These are cancelled until further notice.
More information: see website here

• Melanoma March
Scheduled for: 29 March
Physical march cancelled. A 'virtual march will be held instead.
More information: see website here

• Paniyiri
Scheduled for: 23 to 24 May at Musgrave Park
More information: see notice on Facebook page here

• QAGOMA public programs, events and tours
NB: You can still visit the gallery and attend cinema screenings.
ONLY public programs, events and tours have been cancelled until further notice.
More information: see website here

• Redcliffe Festival of Sails
Scheduled for: 10 April
More information: See notice on website here

• World Science Festival
Scheduled for: 25 to 29 March
More information: website here
NB: Queensland Museum remains open.

• World Surf League Corona Open (yes, I kid you not!)
Scheduled for: 26 March to 5 April at Snapper Rocks
More information: website here


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POSTPONED

• Brisbane Cycling Festival
Scheduled for: April 2020
All cycling and supporting events have been postponed. New dates will be advised when known.
More information: see website here

• Fish Lane Festival
Scheduled for: 9 May
Postponed until 5 September 2020
More information: See notice on Facebook page here

• Qld Ballet 60th Anniversary Gala
Scheduled for: 20 to 28 March
All events postponed.
New dates will be announced next week.
More information: see website here

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TEMPORARY CLOSURES

• Dracula's Cabaret, Gold Coast
closed for two weeks from 17 March
More information: website here

• Eat Street North Shore
closed from 14 March until further notice
More information: see notice on website here

• HOTA Home of the Arts, Gold Coast
closed until the end of March
More information: website here

• Institute of Modern Art, Fortitude Valley
closed until further notice
More information: see notice on website here

• QPAC
ALL THEATRES i.e. Lyric, Playhouse, Cremorne and the Concert Hall are closed until 30 April 2020.
More information: A full list of all affected productions and events can be found on the website here

Please leave a note in the comments section if you know of any other cancellations, postponements or closures. Thank you.
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