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LATEST UPDATE - THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER

Churchill Island will be closed on Saturday 8 January and Sunday 9 January for the Ocean Sounds Music Festival, and will also be closed on Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 January as we allocate resources across our parks, with a number of our team members needing to self-isolate, and keep themselves and our community safe. 

We anticipate it may be necessary to close the Nobbies Visitor Centre and Antarctic Journey on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 January, however we will be finalising this decision on Monday.

We will update our website and our socials with any further closure notices, we thank you for your support and understanding, and apologise for any inconvenience.

 

LATEST UPDATE - THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER

Following today's announcement, please note that it is mandatory for visitors 8 years and over to wear fitted face masks indoors at all our locations, effective from 11.59pm on Thursday 23 December.

 

LATEST UPDATE - MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER


The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and Antarctic Journey are all open 7 days per week.

Eligible visitors over 12 years and 2 months will need to demonstrate proof of double vaccination or medical exemption to gain entry to any of our attractions.

Masks must continue to be worn in our retail and hospitality areas or any other areas (indoors or outdoors) where social distancing cannot be maintained.

School Groups: We no longer need to check individual vaccination information for each student in a group visiting with their school.  It is the responsibility of the school to manage their students compliance with any requirements relevant for a school setting.

International Travellers - please refer to www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers for information on requirements relating to demonstrating your vaccination status.

Click here to view our most up to date COVIDSafe Plan (29/11/2021)


LATEST UPDATE - TUESDAY 09 NOVEMBER


The Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve, Churchill Island and Antarctic Journey are all open 7 days per week.

Eligible visitors 16 years and over will need to demonstrate proof of double vaccination or medical exemption to gain entry to any of our attractions.

International Travellers - please refer to www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers for information on requirements relating to demonstrating your vaccination status.

Click here to view our most up to date COVIDSafe Plan

 

LATEST UPDATE - MONDAY 25 OCTOBER


We are excited to be re-opening daily at the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve and Churchill Island from this Friday 29 October, and the Nobbies visitor centre will be re-opening daily from Saturday 6 November. 

Eligible visitors 16 years and over will need to demonstrate proof of double vaccination or medical exemption to gain entry to any of our attractions.

Click here to view our most up to date COVIDSafe Plan

LATEST UPDATE - MONDAY 11 OCTOBER

We are pleased to advise that Churchill Island will be one of the 16 regional Victorian businesses participating in the Vaccinated Economy Trial taking place over the next two weeks.

We will be opening our doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the weekends of 15-17 October, and 22-24 October, approximately two weeks before Victoria is expected to reach the 70 percent double dose vaccination threshold.

This means that all visitors, staff, and volunteers (16 years and over) to Churchill Island during these two weekends of the trial must be double vaccinated, and must be able to provide evidence of their vaccination status, or a medical exemption.

Visitors can prove they are fully vaccinated on completion of a Service Victoria QR check-in that includes vaccination information; a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service Victoria App or equivalent smartphone wallet; a printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement accessed via myGov to download and print or as provided by your vaccination provider, medical practitioner or the Australian Immunisation Register; or their exemption from COVID-19 vaccination as demonstrated by a valid, original letter from a medical practice.

The purpose of the trial is to gain a more detailed understanding of the operational barriers and enablers, which will help inform the settings required for Victorian businesses to operate in a COVIDSafe way when the state re-opens more broadly under the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.

We thank everyone for their support and understanding as we work with the State Government to help open up our community and state in a safe manner.

 

Click here for a copy of our full COVID Safe Plan