Current wedding restrictions by state
Current wedding restrictions by state

Current wedding restrictions by state

Photo: Janneke Storm

 

We know how hard it is to plan a wedding at the moment, with the moving beast that is COVID-related event restrictions.

Keeping abreast of what rules are in place, dependant on your location, will help determine what your big day looks like, so we’ve put together an outline of restrictions related to weddings in each state across Australia.

NOTE: It’s important to take on board that these restrictions tend to change frequently and although we will endeavour to keep as updated as we can, we also recommend accessing your state government health website to triple check current restrictions.

 

The following information is current as at 19 October, 2020.

 

 

Victoria

 

In Metro Melbourne from 11.59pm 1 November 2020:

  • Weddings held in metropolitan Melbourne can occur with up to 10 people. This includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant is not counted in the 10-person limit.
  • The wedding needs to take place in an outdoor public space in metropolitan Melbourne.
  • During the ceremony, the couple getting married do not need to be wearing a face mask
  • A record needs to be kept for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m

 

In regional Victoria:

  • Weddings held in regional Victoria can occur with up to 10 people. This includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant is not counted in the 10-person limit.
  • The wedding needs to take place in an outdoor public space in regional Victoria.
  • During the ceremony, the couple getting married do not need to be wearing a face mask
  • A record needs to be kept for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony/reception
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m

 

Check out current Victorian restrictions here.

 

 

Australian Capital Territory

 

  • Up to 100 guests can attend your wedding (not including the celebrant/people assisting the wedding)
  • Your wedding venue/space needs to abide by the 1 person per 4sqm rule
  • Wedding party and guests are allowed to dance
  • Wherever you hold your wedding, there needs to be a COVID safe plan in place
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
  • Your venue needs to keep a record for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony and wedding reception

 

Check out current ACT restrictions here.

 

New South Wales

 

  • Up to 150 guests can attend your wedding
  • Your wedding venue/space needs to abide by the 1 person per 4sqm rule
  • Up to 20 people from your official wedding party can dance
  • You need to keep a record for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony and wedding reception
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
  • For interstate guests: They will need to apply for a NSW Border entry permit

 

Check out current NSW restrictions here.

 

 

Northern Territory

 

  • There are no restrictions on the amount of guests
  • If you have less than 100 guests = no COVID safety plan needed
  • If you have 100-500 guests = you need a COVID safety plan
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
  • For interstate guests: They will need to complete a border entry from and there is no need to self quarantine if you are not from a declared hotspot. If you are from a declared hotspot then you will need to take 14 days for mandatory supervised quarantine

 

Check out current NT restrictions here.

 

Queensland

 

  • 100 guests can attend with a COVID Safe plan in place
  • A maximum of 30 guests can only attend without a COVID safe plan
  • Up to 40 people at a time can dance at a wedding held under a COVID Safe Plan or Checklist
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
  • You/your venue need to keep a record for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony and wedding reception
  • For Interstate guests: You will need to obtain a Queensland Border Declaration Pass

 

Check out current QLD restrictions here.

 

 

South Australia

 

  • Up to 150 guests can attend your wedding (at a licensed venue) and 50 people at a private residence
  • Your wedding venue/space needs to abide by the 1 person per 2sqm rule
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m
  • All guests are allowed to dance
  • You/your venue need to keep a record for contact tracing purposes of who attended your ceremony and wedding reception
  • At your ceremony you need to have a COVID Marshall present
  • For interstate guests: You will need to complete a Cross Border Travel Registration form

 

Check out current SA restrictions here.

 

Tasmania

 

  • The number of guests you have, depends on the size of your venue as it needs to maintain a 1 person per 2sqm rule
  • Indoor venue: maximum guests = 250
  • Outdoor venue: maximum guests 1000
  • Residential/private property: maximum guests = 20 (not including those who live at the property)
  • The couple, their parents and wedding party are allowed to dance
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5m

 

Check out current Tasmania restrictions here.

 

 

Western Australia

 

  • There is no limit on guest numbers however you need to ensure there is a 2 sqm rule per guest
  • The 2 sqm rule only includes staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
  • If you have more than 500 guests you will need a COVID event plan (if you’re at a licensed venue, this should come under their jurisdiction)
  • Alcohol can be served when guests are not seated (bring on post ceremony cocktails!)
  • You do not need to take down your guests names and contact info if you’re holding your wedding at a licensed premise
  • For interstate guests: You cannot enter Western Australia unless you are granted an exemption on application

 

Check out current restrictions here.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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