Several major events have been called off as anxiety grows about an expected surge of infections as the state’s border reopening looms.

Less than three weeks remain until the state rolls out its border transition plan on February 5.


Perth’s popular Skyworks event is due to go ahead on Australia Day but attendees at the fireworks display will face spot checks for their proof of vaccination.

“If you don’t have proof, you will be asked to leave the event,” the City of Perth said.

Here’s what Clairsy & Lisa had to say about the estimated 80 ‘COVID Marshalls’ who’ll be patrolling the event…

Disability support group Activ on Tuesday said it had cancelled August’s City to Surf fundraising run for the third straight year.

“The decision to not hold the event again this year was very difficult, however the health and safety of all Western Australians comes first so we believe this is the most responsible decision,” Activ chief executive Michael Heath said.

“Our aim is to bring back this much-loved community fun run in 2023.”

The City of Mandurah said it would not host its annual Crab Fest in March, citing uncertainty over potential state government restrictions.

Perth Festival on Monday announced it would no longer proceed with its multi-venue opening event which had been scheduled for February 11 and 12.

The festival cited difficulties with proof of vaccination requirements and the availability of staff and artists due to potential illness or isolation.