Date: 2nd March 2021

Stawell, VIC, March 2, 2021: Organisers of the Powercor Stawell Gift have received approval from the Victorian Government to welcome up to 5,000 spectators per day to Central Park for the 2021 Powercor Stawell Gift, which will take place from April 3-5, 2021.

The permitting of up to 5,000 spectators follows the approval of the event COVIDSafe plan by the Victorian Government.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming fans to Central Park to take in the incredible atmosphere, action and history that is the Powercor Stawell Gift,” said Stephanie Spence, Chair of Stawell Gift Event Management.

“We particularly want to recognise the Victorian Government for their support, guidance and ultimately, approval of our COVIDSafe plan to allow spectators to attend this year’s event.”

Organisers are committed to the safety and wellbeing of spectators, athletes, volunteers and event workforce and will implement COVIDSafe measures across the three days of the carnival. This commitment includes Central Park having two ticketed spectator zones, with spectators to remain within their ticketed zone for the duration of each session. Reinforcement of enhanced hygiene practices, implementing contract tracing of patrons, frequent high-touch surface cleaning and the exclusive use of digital tickets will also be implemented.

Murray Emerson, Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council is looking forward to the positive impact that the attendance of spectators will have on the region.

“It will be fantastic to welcome back to our region the visitors, spectators, and participants in this momentous event,” said Emerson. “Our region felt sharply the loss of the Gift last year, so we are thrilled to have it back in 2021. With the safety of all involved at the top of our list and taken careful care of by event organisers, I believe the return of the Gift this year will be great for the Northern Grampians and great for sport in Australia.”

As part of COVIDSafe practices all tickets for the 2021 Powercor Stawell Gift must be purchased electronically. There will be no physical ticket sales at the venue. Digital Tickets will be available to purchase exclusively from Ticketek. Tickets for the 2021 Powercor Stawell are scheduled to go on-sale by Friday March 12, 2021.

The 2021 Powercor Stawell Gift will take place from April 3-5, 2021 with the finals of the Powercor Stawell Gift and Change our Game Women’s Gift taking place on Easter Monday. The event will be broadcast live and free on Seven from midday AEST on Monday April 5. Organisers have prepared a detailed list of COVID-19 FAQs for the event

For further information, please contact Jane Owen at 360 Sport and Entertainment on 0407936005 or at jane.owen@360se.com.au.




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