Updated advice for members and students about Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)


This page last updated on 30 March: LATEST STATEMENT - CLICK HERE

This page will keep members, students, stakeholders and the wider UniSport community up to date with developments relating to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This page will be updated weekly on Monday, with the latest communications located at the top of the page.

Event status updates:

  • Nationals Athletics and 3x3 Basketball: Both events have been postponed and UniSport are looking at alternative options to deliver these championships later in the year. Further updates to be advised. 

  • University Basketball League: The UBL competition has been suspended after consultation with host universities and our stakeholders. UniSport will work with Basketball Australia and our members in due course, to reschedule the competition for a time later in the year.

  • Nationals Swimming: The Sydney Open has been cancelled by Swimming NSW. Full refunds will be processed for those who have registered. UniSport are looking at alternatives to host the Nationals Swimming championships later in the year. Further updates to be advised. 

  • Nationals League of Legends: The tournament will continue to be played online as scheduled, starting on 18 April. It is likely that the National Final will also be played online, however we are waiting the official confirmation from RIOT Games.

  • Western Series events: The scheduled events will not go ahead. UniSport will discuss dates to reschedule these events with universities during the next West Forum due to be held in June.

  • Indigenous Nationals: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Indigenous Nationals, presented by BP, has been postponed and will now take place in June/July 2021. For universities who booked their accommodation with Stay Oz, they will be receiving a full refund from the hotels. For a full statement and further information on the BP scholarships, click here.

  • Nationals Distance Running:  The Gold Coast Marathon has suspended registrations at this time. For full information visit Gold Coast Marathon website.  

  • FISU Events: A large number of World University Championship events have been cancelled by FISU and local organising committees.  For a full list, see our latest statement. The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy due to be held in June, has been postponed to September.

  • Nationals events held from August onwards are currently as per scheduled. 

Please check the latest information from Queensland Health, the Australian Department of Health, and the World Health Organization.

Previous Statements:

UniSport statement 26 March 2020

UniSport statement 23 March 2020

UniSport statement 16 March 2020

UniSport statement 10 March 2020