The Roadmap and National Principles for Reactivating Live Performance Venues and Events are guidance documents that provide some additional certainty for the arts sector with a nationally consistent health-based approach to reactivating safely.


The Prime Minister, through National Cabinet, asked the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee to develop a roadmap for reopening arts and entertainment venues.

The Roadmap, and accompanying National Principles, are informed by advice from health experts and industry and jurisdictional representatives. This includes the COVID-19 Arts and Health Advisory Committee, the Creative Economy Taskforce, and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. The Roadmap is also closely aligned with the Australian Framework for National Reopening.

At all times, the Roadmap and National Principles prioritise the protection of public health and emphasise that jurisdictions are responsible for making decisions about public health measures and what events can go ahead and under what conditions.

Given the rapidly evolving epidemiological environment, the Roadmap and National Principles will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

All events and venues will need to comply with state and territory restrictions and approval processes.