COVID-19 Latest Update 18/03/20

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Janelle Barraclough

NRCA Office Update | 

In light of the evolving pandemic and out of precaution, we have decided to close our office for the next two weeks up until 1st April effective immediately. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively evaluate this dynamic situation and assist us in following the advice of the Australian Government and World Health Organisation recommendations for minimising the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Despite this office closure, we will moving to flexible work arrangements, which means one of our representatives will always be available to answer any of your enquiries remotely via email: 

We will also continue to keep you updated through this dynamic situation via our website and social media channels.

If you require insurance during this period, our online services are available 24/7. Applications can be submitted online via our website

Please also note, insurance renewals due on the 31st March are currently being reviewed with further information to be emailed to committees and organisers in the next week in relation to policy extensions and possible changes in renewal expiry dates.

Rest assured, we are committed to providing exceptional service to our customers with minimal interruptions to their business and we thank you for your support and your loyalty during these challenging times.  


Yours sincerely,

Janelle Barraclough
General Manager National Rodeo Council of Australia


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COVID-19 Latest Update 15/03/20

Posted on March 15, 2020 by Janelle Barraclough

As you are aware, we are experiencing an unprecedented event with the global spread of COVID-19 which is now impacting on sporting gatherings. After meeting with state premiers and chief ministers today, the Prime Minister of Australia has confirmed in a national address that from Monday 16 March 2020, all NON-ESSENTIAL STATIC EVENTS in Australia with over 500 or more people should NOT be held. 

The Prime Minister further advised this measure is applied as an Australia wide measure to manage and contain the spread of COVID-19 and that should the need arise, measures will be further scaled up to address future challenges. 

This is now a directive and not advice and it is important to act in accordance with this information.

How will this affect affiliated rodeo events and social gatherings?
Events with 500 or more people who are together in close proximity for a sustained amount of time, are advised to give notice of cancellation to all stakeholders until further advice has been received from the government. 

While this advice may not apply to smaller scale events, organisers and committees of smaller gatherings are asked to use common sense principles when making the decision to run their respective events. 

If an organiser or committee fails to follow this advice, they will be answerable to state law and open to prosecution.

How will this affect our insurance?
Events cancelled due to COVID-19 will receive a waived cancellation fee for all policies with a full credit note given, which can be held over to their next event date.

If you have a committee that is conducting an event and you are unsure of your responsibilities, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for further information or visit the government health website for  details and updates.

While this is a difficult situation, the wellbeing of our participants and spectators are of utmost importance. We appreciate your support and understanding in this challenging time.

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