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Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Updates

The Victorian Government has confirmed the City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire will exit lockdown as planned at 11:59pm tonight on Sunday 26 September. With these changes, Geelong and the Surf Coast will move to the same COVIDSafe settings as the rest of regional Victoria, with no reasons required to leave the home and no limit on travel throughout regional Victoria. Limited outdoor community sports training will also resume.

From 11:59pm tonight, VSBL club Geelong Baycats can return to training with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children. All players must complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and the club must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

Mitchell Shire has more than twice the number of active cases as Greater Geelong and will remain in lockdown due to its close proximity to areas of highest concern in metropolitan Melbourne.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire include:

  • Six reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • four hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
    • outdoor social interaction (picnic, walk, or other outdoor activity) with another person not from your household. Up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households may gather outdoors if all adults are fully vaccinated.
  • No public or private gatherings other than for permitted outdoor social interaction
  • Two people may train outdoors with a personal trainer
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

Premier Daniel Andrews also confirmed Victoria is set to hit its first vaccination target on the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan and a modest easing of restrictions will be able to occur this week. For full details, please read the latest update from the Victorian Government HERE.

“We are pleased to see lockdown lifting in Geelong and anticipate further clarification from the Victorian Government on the state’s reopening roadmap and what COVIDSafe measures will be required to resume community sport,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to consult with stakeholders and communicate with VSBL clubs as we prepare for a safe and successful summer season.”

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 12 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government has confirmed the city of Ballarat will exit lockdown as planned at 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 September. With these changes, Ballarat will move to the COVIDSafe settings it was under before the lockdown, with no reasons required to leave the home and no limit on travel throughout regional Victoria. Limited outdoor community sports training will also resume.

From 11:59pm tonight, VSBL club Ballarat Royals can return to training with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children. All players must complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and the club must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, the Surf Coast, and Mitchell Shire include:

  • Six reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • four hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
    • outdoor social interaction (picnic, walk, or other outdoor activity) with another person not from your household. Up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households may gather outdoors if all adults are fully vaccinated.
  • No public or private gatherings other than for permitted outdoor social interaction
  • Two people may train outdoors with a personal trainer
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

“We are pleased to see lockdown lifting in Ballarat and look forward to further clarification from the Victorian Government on the state’s reopening roadmap,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to consult with stakeholders and communicate with VSBL clubs ahead of the summer season as we prepare to get back on the field when it’s safe to do so.”

Read the latest update from the Victorian Government HERE.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 12 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government released its roadmap to reopening and delivering the National Plan today, providing an outline on the easing of restrictions in the coming weeks and months.

Baseball Victoria is currently working through what this reopening roadmap means for the start of the 2021/22 Victorian Summer Baseball League season. The plan outlines several key milestones with the easing of restrictions on community sport dependent on when Victoria reaches its 70 and 80 percent fully vaccinated targets.

Baseball Victoria is seeking further clarification to confirm the roadmap restrictions and how they will apply to a return to training and competition for grassroots baseball. We are expecting further clarity following a community sport update from Sport and Recreation Victoria scheduled for Tuesday 21 September 2021. These clarifications will guide updates to the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, and we will provide updates to VSBL clubs and members accordingly, including planned season start dates as we draw closer.

In addition to the roadmap announcements, the Chief Health Officer declared the City of Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast, and Mitchell Shire will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11:59pm on Sunday 19 September, with the same restrictions as metropolitan Melbourne and the City of Ballarat, excluding the curfew. This means the previously announced return to training for Geelong Baycats and Mitchell Majors VSBL clubs will cease for the duration of the lockdown, set to last for seven days through 11:59pm on Sunday 26 September.

“It’s great to see Victoria’s Roadmap as we plan for the easing of restrictions to support our return to community sport,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We acknowledge the challenges of continued lockdown but we hope our baseballers are looking forward to the summer season as open up and get back on the diamond safely.”

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria are:

  • Six reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • four hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
    • outdoor social interaction (picnic, walk, or other outdoor activity) with another person not from your household. Up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households may gather outdoors if all adults are fully vaccinated.
  • No public or private gatherings other than for permitted outdoor social interaction
  • Two people may train outdoors with a personal trainer
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcements are available HERE.

Click HERE for information on the lockdown of Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast, and Mitchell Shire.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 12 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions and click HERE to view all COVID resources.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government confirmed a slight easing of lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat after the state reached its 70 percent first dose vaccination target. These modest changes come into effect from 11.59pm on Friday 17 September and include expanding outdoor social interaction, exercise, the distance you can travel from home and more.

There are no changes to community sport, as all activity in lockdown areas remains cancelled. Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the situation and expects further clarification on Sunday with announcements on the Victorian Government’s roadmap to reopening, outlining vaccination targets and restrictions through to November.

From 11:59pm tonight, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat will be:

  • Six reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • four hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
    • outdoor social interaction (picnic, walk, or other outdoor activity) with another person not from your household. Up to five adults (plus dependents) from two households may gather outdoors if all adults are fully vaccinated.
  • No public or private gatherings other than for permitted outdoor social interaction
  • Two people may train outdoors with a personal trainer
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

As VSBL clubs in regional Victoria (apart from Ballarat), Geelong Baycats and Mitchell Majors may participate in community sport outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children. All players from these clubs will be required to complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and all clubs must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

“It’s great to see the slight easing of restrictions for Victorians in lockdown as we focus on the health and safety of our Victorian baseball community,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to consult with stakeholders and update VSBL clubs ahead of the summer season, and we are excited to get back to baseball when it’s safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcements are available HERE.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 16 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government confirmed the city of Ballarat will go back into lockdown following a growing COVID-19 cluster. The lockdown restrictions for Ballarat will come into effect at 11:59pm on Wednesday 15 September and last for seven days at this stage, until 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 September. This change affects VSBL club Ballarat Royals, which will no longer be allowed to train as part of the regional Victoria return to training.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat include:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

For the rest of regional Victoria, including VSBL clubs Geelong Baycats and Mitchell Majors, community sport is permitted for outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children. All players from these clubs will be required to complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and all clubs must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this changing landscape to provide regular updates to VSBL clubs about the start of the summer season. We are expecting further clarification in the coming days as the Victorian Government finalises a roadmap to reopening.

“We understand the challenges of continued lockdown and uncertainty in many parts of our state, and we remain committed to the health and safety of our Victorian baseball community,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to consult with stakeholders and update VSBL clubs ahead of the summer season as we look forward to getting back on the diamond when it’s safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcements are available HERE.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 16 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on the lifting of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria, Baseball Victoria acknowledges that a return to baseball training may commence from 10 September 2021 for three VSBL clubs in regional Victoria: Ballarat Royals, Geelong Baycats, and Mitchell Majors.

Current lockdown restrictions will ease in regional Victoria, except for Greater Shepparton from 11.59pm on Thursday 9 September. These changes for regional Victoria will include:

  • Five reasons to leave home are removed.
  • No limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home – other than restrictions on entry to metropolitan Melbourne.
  • Density limits and patron caps on restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues.
  • Community sport - permitted outdoor training only with the minimum number required to train. Spectators are prohibited except one parent permitted to supervise children.

This ability to train will only apply to the Ballarat Royals, Geelong Baycats, and Mitchell Majors as clubs participating in the Victorian Summer Baseball League.

All players from these three clubs will be required to complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and all clubs must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

Registration and return to play documents will be confirmed directly with these clubs and registered players for these clubs, subject to any further updates from the Victorian Government or Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Most winter associations cancelled the remainder of their seasons last month. Winter associations that wish to return to limited training may do so with council approval and in line with the Baseball Victoria COVIDSafe Plan in hopes of completing their seasons once a return to competition is allowed.

The Victorian Government has provided this table of restrictions outlining the changes for regional Victoria and the current lockdown settings for metropolitan Melbourne.

Lockdown restrictions remain the same in metropolitan Melbourne, with all baseball activity cancelled until lockdown is eventually lifted and community sport is allowed to resume. The Victorian Government has flagged small easing of restrictions when 70 percent of eligible Victorians have had at least one dose of vaccine, a target we are expected to reach in the next two weeks at the current vaccination rate. The return to community sport in metropolitan Melbourne remains undetermined at this stage, with further clarification expected over the coming weeks and months.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this evolving situation to provide regular updates to VSBL clubs regarding plans for the start of the summer season. Baseball Victoria Aces Academy remains online, and no baseball clubs in metropolitan Melbourne may conduct training, come and try days, or any in-person activities.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne include:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am

“We are pleased to hear about the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria, allowing for a return to training, while we know the situation is still challenging for all Victorians. Our top priorities remain the health and safety of our Victorian baseball community,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to communicate with VSBL clubs about the summer season and we are looking forward to getting back to baseball when it’s safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcements are available HERE.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 16 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on the extension of the statewide lockdown, Baseball Victoria confirms all baseball activity remains cancelled until lockdown is eventually lifted and community sport is allowed to resume.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that almost all of the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place until 70 percent of eligible Victorians have had at least one dose of vaccine. This is estimated to be around Thursday 23 September 2021 but may change based on vaccination rates. The Victorian Government will consider easing restrictions in parts of regional Victoria next week, subject to public health advice.

The only changes to restrictions at this stage are the reopening of playgrounds and expansion to in-home care for school-aged children of authorised workers from 11.59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this evolving situation, with regular updates provided to winter associations and VSBL clubs, particularly regarding plans for the start of the summer season. Baseball Victoria Aces Academy remains online, and no Victorian baseball clubs may conduct training, come and try days, or any in-person activities.

As a reminder, the statewide lockdown restrictions include:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)

“We recognise the challenges of continued lockdown, and the health and safety of our Victorian baseball community remain our top priorities,” Baseball Victoria Interim CEO Gemma Scales said. “We continue to communicate with winter associations and VSBL clubs to navigate these uncertain times. We hope everyone stays healthy and we look forward to getting back to the game we love when it’s safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for all Victorians aged 16 years and over. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all COVID resources, including the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government announced this morning that regional Victoria will move to the same lockdown restrictions as metropolitan Melbourne from 1:00pm today, Saturday 21 August 2021. The only exception is the 9pm – 5am curfew applies only to metropolitan Melbourne, with no curfew in regional Victoria.

Following this announcement, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity statewide until at least 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021. There are no games, training, or in-person activities allowed during lockdown.

The statewide lockdown restrictions include:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am (metropolitan Melbourne only)
  • Playgrounds, state parks, and outdoor exercise equipment closed

“We recognise these changes are challenging for regional Victoria, and all Victorians are going through the ups and downs of this pandemic,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We continue to closely monitor the evolving COVID situation and consult with winter associations and VSBL clubs regarding current restrictions and plans for the eventual easing of restrictions once the situation improves. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and we look forward to getting back to baseball as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

It is very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

Victoria has expanded vaccine access at state-run clinics for 18-39-year-olds. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions and click HERE for our COVID resources.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID situation. Earlier today, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews flagged the possibility of further restrictions over the weekend. While no official changes have been confirmed, this evening information quoted from an unattributed Victorian Government spokesperson has been heavily relayed in the media requesting that community sport in regional Victoria be postponed for this weekend.

There is no official confirmation or announcement on additional restrictions impacting community sport in regional Victoria, however, it is highly likely that this announcement will be made tomorrow.

We anticipate further details on the potential postponement of regional community sport to be addressed by the Victorian Government tomorrow as part of their familiar press conferences.

The official Sport and Recreation Victoria contacts available to Baseball Victoria, are not in a position to confirm the request to cease regional community sport or timing on what measures will be put in place.

Several sports have made the decision to cease activity in anticipation of the announcement, however, we will continue to await the official Victorian Government confirmation and will update all baseball members as soon as we are able to.

Although we anticipate that regional community sport will cease, we are not yet clear on exactly when or how this will be executed and will delay any official cancellation of activity until we receive these details from the Victorian Government.

We encourage all winter associations, clubs, and members to stay tuned for further updates, as we acknowledge the current ability to participate in community sport may change tomorrow.

For our entire Victorian baseball community across the state, we hope everyone stays safe as we continue to navigate this challenging COVID landscape. Further updates will be communicated as soon as possible.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

Victoria has expanded vaccine access at state-run clinics for 18-39-year-olds. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on the extension of lockdown and additional restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms all baseball activity in metropolitan Melbourne remains cancelled through until at least 11:59pm on Thursday 2 September 2021.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this evolving situation and consult with winter associations and VSBL clubs accordingly. Baseball Victoria Aces Academy continues to be conducted online, and no clubs may conduct training, come and try days, or any in-person activities in metropolitan Melbourne.

The strengthened lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within, and with only one other person)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education – with valid permit only
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies
  • Daily curfew from 9pm – 5am
  • Playgrounds, state parks, and outdoor exercise equipment closed

Following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria last week, community sport has resumed for all ages, including training and competition. Settings remain the same as only the minimum number of participants (players, coaches, umpires, officials, and carers or parents) needed to train or compete are permitted to attend, subject to a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Spectators are not permitted.

Regional baseball clubs need council permission to return and must adhere to the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, available HERE.

All regional Victorians need to continue with their COVIDSafe behaviours – most importantly to get tested immediately if they have any symptoms at all and get vaccinated if it’s their turn.

“We recognise this further extension of lockdown is challenging for many people, and we are here to support our Victorian baseball community with health and safety as the top priorities,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We hope everyone stays healthy so we can all get back to baseball as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

Victoria has expanded vaccine access at state-run clinics for 18-39-year-olds. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements this morning, Baseball Victoria confirms all baseball activity in metropolitan Melbourne remains on pause in line with lockdown restrictions, now extended to 11:59pm on Thursday 19 August 2021.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this evolving situation. In the meantime, Baseball Victoria Aces Academy will proceed with online sessions only.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

Following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in regional Victoria earlier this week, community sport has resumed for all ages, including training and competition. Only the minimum number of participants (players, coaches, referees, officials, and carers or parents) needed to train or compete are permitted to attend, subject to a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Spectators are not permitted.

Regional baseball clubs need council permission to return and must adhere to the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, available HERE.

All regional Victorians need to continue with their COVIDSafe behaviours – most importantly to get tested immediately if they have any symptoms at all and get vaccinated if it’s their turn.

“We are pleased to see community sport return in regional Victoria but acknowledge the challenges in metropolitan Melbourne as lockdown continues,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are working with the relevant stakeholders to plan for a return to activity as soon as it is safe to do so while keeping participant health and safety as the top priorities. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe as we work to stop the spread.”

Full details on the latest Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

Victoria has expanded vaccine access at state-run clinics for 18-39-year-olds. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements this morning, Baseball Victoria confirms the resumption of community sport for all ages in regional Victoria following the lifting of lockdown for regional areas at 11:59pm tonight, Monday 9 August 2021.

The Victorian Government has advised that from 11:59pm tonight, the five reasons to leave the home can be removed in regional Victoria and there will be no limit on the distance regional Victorians can travel from home. However, people will only be able to travel to Melbourne for a permitted reason and must follow the Melbourne restrictions once there.

Please note the metropolitan Melbourne settings remain the same with no changes to lockdown restrictions, currently in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

The changes to restrictions in regional Victoria include:

  • Private gatherings in the home are still not permitted
  • Outdoor gatherings in public spaces can occur with up to 10 people
  • Face masks remain mandatory indoors and outdoors
  • Density limits for food and hospitality
  • Community sport resumes, no spectators

Community sport will open for all ages, including training and competition. Only the minimum number of participants (players, coaches, referees, officials, and carers or parents) needed to train or compete are permitted to attend, subject to a density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm. Spectators are not permitted.

Regional baseball clubs need council permission to return and must adhere to the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, available HERE.

All regional Victorians need to continue with their COVIDSafe behaviours – most importantly to get tested immediately if they have any symptoms at all and get vaccinated if it’s their turn.

The Victorian Government has provided this table of restrictions outlining the changes for regional Victoria and the current lockdown settings for metropolitan Melbourne.

Full details on the Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

As a reminder, the lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

Victoria has expanded vaccine access at state-run clinics. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to book your vaccine appointment.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements this afternoon, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity statewide to comply with the seven-day snap circuit breaker lockdown, which begins at 8:00pm tonight, Thursday 5 August. These lockdown measures are currently in place until 11:59pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria strongly recommends no training proceeds this evening given the impending lockdown starts at 8:00pm.

Due to these new restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of the Under 18 State Winter Championships, scheduled for 7-8 August 2021 in Werribee.

The Baseball Victoria Aces Academy session for this evening has been cancelled. The Academy will shift to online sessions for the duration of lockdown.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available from the Victorian Government throughout this evolving COVID situation.

From 8:00pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

“We know it is tough to go back into lockdown, and we hope all our baseballers stay safe and healthy during this time,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We will get through these challenging times together just as we’ve done in the past. Baseball Victoria remains in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the remainder of the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.”

An updated version of the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan will be available HERE.

Full details on the Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - if symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm the return of spectators to community sport following the Victorian Government’s updates to the statewide COVIDSafe settings.

Spectators may return to community sport events under the limit for an outdoor space, up to 300 people. Winter associations may welcome back spectators at weekend games and spectators will be allowed to attend the 2021 Under 18 State Winter Championships at Werribee this weekend.

All other restrictions remain in place, including social distancing and wearing a mask indoors and outdoors.

Please click HERE for the latest coronavirus updates and restrictions from the Victorian Government.

As a reminder, scorers, committee members, spectators, and everyone 12 years and older must wear a mask indoors and outdoors, except for those on the field who have a reasonable expectation they will need to exert themselves.

The Service Victoria QR Code app must be used for check-in at all baseball venues, and all attendees need to check-in regardless of how long they are there. Click HERE for details.

An updated version of the Baseball Victoria Return to Play COVIDSafe is available HERE.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the easing of statewide lockdown restrictions from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021.

A number of restrictions will remain in place from Wednesday 28 July, although there will no longer be only five essential reasons for Victorians to leave home and the 5km travel limit will lift. For a period of two weeks, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • No visitors to homes
  • Community sport can resume
  • Masks remain mandatory indoors and outdoors
  • Hospitality, retail, and gyms can reopen with a density limit of 1 person for every 4 square metres

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021 which defines the changes to restrictions.

The resumption of community sport includes a return to training and competition for all ages, limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. players, coaches).

Spectators are not allowed, excluding people necessary for events such as coaches, umpires, carers, parents and guardians.

Baseball Victoria confirms that winter associations can return to training and play and the Baseball Victoria Aces Academy will return to on-field training. We are considering the numerous COVID safety protocols for a major event and will make an announcement on the Under 16 State Winter Championships in Sale scheduled for this weekend as soon as possible, likely late this evening.

Mask wearing remains mandatory for indoors and outdoors, except for those on the field who have a reasonable expectation they will need to exert themselves. Scorers, committee members, and anyone else 12 years and older must wear a mask inside any facility and outdoors at all times.

The Service Victoria QR Code app must be used for check-in at all baseball venues, and all attendees need to check-in regardless of how long they are there. Click HERE for details.

“We acknowledge this recent lockdown was challenging in a lot of ways, but we are pleased to see restrictions easing. Thank you to our Victorian baseball community for doing your part to stop the spread and keep everyone safe,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We look forward to the return of baseball activities across the state as participant safety remains a top priority. We will continue communicating with winter associations and stakeholders to provide updates on the COVIDSafe settings.”

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Baseball Victoria is in the process of updating our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to today’s announcements. The updated version will be available shortly HERE.

It remains very important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria confirms all baseball activity across the state remains on pause, for at least the next seven days, in line with the statewide lockdown, now extended to 11:59pm Tuesday 27 July 2021.

This extension of lockdown includes the cancellation of the Under 14 State Winter Championships, scheduled for 24-25 July 2021 in Bendigo. We continue to review the remaining State Winter Championships events as they approach, and any future decisions will be based on the eventual easing of restrictions and participant/community safety measures.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor this evolving situation. In the meantime, Baseball Victoria Aces Academy will proceed with online sessions only.

As a reminder, the current restrictions in Victoria are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

Click HERE to read the full announcement from Premier Daniel Andrews, including strengthened border controls and the temporary pause on Victorians returning from interstate with red zone permits.

The list of exposure sites and close contacts is regularly updated as more cases are detected. Everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

“We recognise the challenges of this extended lockdown, but we remain hopeful we can get through this together while protecting the health and safety of our community,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Many factors contribute to the rescheduling or cancellation of events, as we look to maintain the integrity of the interrupted current winter competitions and continue to prioritise the safety of our competitors and support persons. This includes their ability to train and travel, as well as the safety of events with high numbers of participants. We continue to communicate with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.”

An updated COVIDSafe Plan is available on our website HERE. We will make further updates to this documentation when more details are available.

Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective in protecting against COVID-19. Vaccines are available for many eligibility groups, including Victorians aged 40 and up. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

During these challenging times, we encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed this morning that the snap circuit breaker lockdown will be extended beyond 11:59pm tomorrow night, Tuesday 20 July 2021.

We await further updates from the Victorian Government on the lockdown exit date, with an announcement expected tomorrow following additional test results and case interviews.

All baseball activity across the state remains cancelled until further notice.

Baseball Victoria continues to review the upcoming State Winter Championships and will be meeting with winter associations tomorrow evening when we anticipate more information will be available to assess the upcoming schedule of the State Winter Championships.

As a reminder, the current restrictions in Victoria are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

As more cases are detected, the list of exposure sites and close contacts continues to grow. Everyone should check this list of exposure sites and follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

“Thank you to our Victorian baseball community for doing the right thing and helping to keep Victoria safe and stop the spread. We know it is challenging to be in an extended lockdown, and we hope all of our baseballers are staying safe and healthy,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We will get through this and return to the diamond as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, Baseball Victoria remains in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.”

An updated COVIDSafe Plan is available on our website HERE. We will make further updates to this documentation when more details are available.

Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective in protecting against COVID-19. Vaccines are available for many eligibility groups, including Victorians aged 40 and up. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements this afternoon, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity statewide to comply with the five-day snap circuit breaker lockdown, which begins at 11:59pm tonight, Thursday 15 July. These lockdown measures are currently set to last until 11:59pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021.

For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria strongly recommends no training proceeds this evening given the impending lockdown.

Due to these new restrictions, the Baseball Victoria Board confirms the cancellation of the Under 12 State Winter Championships, scheduled for 17-18 July 2021 in Morwell. We continue to review the rest of the State Winter Championships events as they approach, and any future decisions will be based on the eventual easing of restrictions with participant and community safety as the top priority.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available from the Victorian Government throughout this evolving COVID situation.

From 11:59pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

The Victorian Government has named additional exposure sites this morning, and all baseball members must check this list and follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

“As lockdown restrictions return, we want to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stay safe and stop the spread,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We know this is tough, but we will get through this together. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again. Baseball Victoria will remain in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.”

An updated COVIDSafe Plan is available on our website HERE. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.

Coronavirus vaccines are available for many eligibility groups, including Victorians aged 40 and up. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Full details on the Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following a week of no coronavirus cases, the Victorian Government announced the further easing of restrictions to bring metropolitan Melbourne in line with regional Victoria from 11:59pm on Thursday 8 July 2021. These changes include increased density limits and the easing of mask requirements in schools or workplaces that are not public-facing.

For community sport, a density quotient of 1 person per 2 sqm will apply when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise a density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies. Community sport remains open for all ages both training and competition within these venue limits and subject to all COVIDSafe settings.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 8 July 2021 which defines the changes to the statewide settings.

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Please click HERE for details on additional testing and quarantine requirements for Victorians returning from interstate travel.

Click HERE to view our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan.

All Victorians should monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria continues to vaccinate the population, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the further easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 24 June 2021.

The upcoming changes to restrictions from 11:59pm tomorrow include:

  • Players, parents, and spectators can attend outdoor community sport within the total cap of 1,000 people.
  • Private visitors to the home increase to 15 and up to 50 people can gather outside in a public place like a park.
  • Density limits increased in public settings including workplaces and restaurants, with masks still required indoors.

Community sport remains open for all ages both training and competition within venue limits and subject to all COVIDSafe settings.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 24 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details to winter associations regarding our continued return to training and play, including an updated COVIDSafe Plan.

“It’s great to see the further easing of restrictions in Victoria following the efforts of everyone across the state to protect the community and stop the spread,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We remain committed to participant safety and will continue working with the Victorian Government and our stakeholders to ensure a safe return to activity and play for our baseballers.”

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Additional testing and quarantine requirements are now in place for Victorians returning from seven red zone areas in NSW. Please click HERE for details.

Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to today’s announcements. Click HERE to view.

All Victorians should monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread and help us stay open, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria continues to vaccinate the population, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the further easing of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021.

The upcoming changes to restrictions from 11:59pm tomorrow include:

  • 25km travel radius removed, allowing for travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.
  • Masks must be worn indoors except if at home, or if an exception applies, and masks are recommended to be worn outdoors where 1.5 metres physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Density limits increased in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
  • Community sport open for all ages both training and competition, limited to the minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (players and coaches) and within venue limits.
  • Spectators are allowed within venue limits in regional Victoria, while no spectators are allowed in metropolitan Melbourne, other than people necessary for events.

Training and competition across all age groups can return, with confirmation that winter associations can return to competition this weekend. Density limits and restrictions still apply for facilities at our diamonds and all clubs will need to meet these requirements as part of their return to play.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details to winter associations regarding the return to training and play, including an updated COVDSafe Plan.

“We are pleased to hear about the further easing of restrictions, and we are looking forward to returning to more baseball activity across our state,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Participant safety remains our top priority and we will continue working with the Victorian Government and our stakeholders to ensure a safe sporting experience for our baseball community.”

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Baseball Victoria is in the process of updating our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to today’s announcements. The updated version will be available HERE shortly.

It remains extremely important that all Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread and help us stay open, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Lockdown restrictions will ease in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021, with one small change. Melbourne residents will need to continue wearing masks in all outdoor settings after lockdown eases, as well as indoors at all times.

Once lockdown is lifted in metropolitan Melbourne, the restrictions will be:

  • 25km travel radius from place of primary residence, which means people in metropolitan Melbourne cannot travel to regional Victoria over the long weekend.
  • Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors at all times.
  • Density limits in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
  • Community sport: training only, no competition permitted and 25km limit applies. Limited to the number required to participate in and facilitate activity.

In metropolitan Melbourne, participants will not be able to train if that training is conducted more than 25km from their primary residence. Each of the metropolitan winter associations will provide an update on their training recommencement.

In regional Victoria, community sport will be open for all ages both training and competition, without travel into metropolitan Melbourne and within venue caps.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. Click HERE for the full Baseball Victoria update on the easing of restrictions.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details to the winter associations as they are confirmed by the government regarding the limited return to training in metropolitan Melbourne and the return to training and play in regional Victoria.

Click HERE for the Victorian Government's official coronavirus updates.

The updated Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan and more resources are available HERE.

As Victoria continues to navigate this COVID situation, it’s important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria is planning for the easing of lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021.

A number of restrictions will remain in place, and Baseball Victoria is working to confirm how these changes will impact community sport in metropolitan Melbourne. Once lockdown is lifted in metropolitan Melbourne, the restrictions will be:

  • 25km travel radius from place of primary residence, which means people in metropolitan Melbourne cannot travel to regional Victoria over the long weekend.
  • Masks must be worn indoors and outdoors at all times.
  • Density limits in public settings including workplaces and restaurants.
  • Community sport: training only, no competition permitted and 25km limit applies. Limited to the number required to participate in and facilitate activity.

In metropolitan Melbourne, participants will not be able to train if that training is conducted more than 25km from their primary residence. Each of the metropolitan winter associations will provide an update on their training recommencement.

In regional Victoria, community sport will be open for all ages both training and competition, without travel into metropolitan Melbourne and within venue caps.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Baseball Victoria will provide further details to the winter associations as they are confirmed by the government regarding the limited return to training in metropolitan Melbourne and the return to training and play in regional Victoria.

“We recognise that this recent lockdown has been challenging for many, and we wish to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stop the spread and keep our state safe,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are looking forward to the easing of restrictions and a safe return to activity and play. Baseball Victoria will continue communicating with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the COVIDSafe settings for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.”

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to today’s announcements. The updated version and more resources are available HERE.

As Victoria continues to navigate this COVID situation, it’s important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on Thursday, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity in metropolitan Melbourne until 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 in line with the extended lockdown.

Regional restrictions have been eased. From 11:59pm on Thursday, regional Victoria can return to junior competition (training and play) and senior training in groups of 20 people.

Baseball Victoria has updated the Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan (Version 18) to reflect these restrictions and provide details for Clubs and Councils on our regional activities.

Those metropolitan Melbourne members are NOT permitted, as juniors or seniors, to travel to regional Victoria for play or training.

With the extended lockdown and expectation that some form of regional and metropolitan travel and general restrictions may continue in the coming weeks, Baseball Victoria has also made the decision to cancel the 2021 Senior State Winter Championship, scheduled for 12-14 June 2021 in Geelong. We continue to review the rest of the State Winter Championships events as they approach and will apply the government regulations and recommendations to ensure it is safe to proceed with the events.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from Thursday 3 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

The extension of the circuit breaker lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne means all baseball activity, including training, games, and in-person meetings/events are cancelled. Under the lockdown, the restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport – no one from Greater Metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria to participate in community sport, and no one from regional Victoria can travel to Greater Metropolitan Melbourne to participate in community sport.
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available regarding a return to play for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

“As lockdown restrictions continue, we want to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stay safe and stop the spread,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We know it can be tough, but it’s so important that we follow the Victorian Government’s restrictions so that we can get back to baseball as soon as it’s safe to do so. Baseball Victoria will remain in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, including the updated COVIDSafe settings for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

As Victoria continues to deal with this evolving COVID situation, it’s important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

There are now more than 300 COVID-19 exposure sites where Victorians could have come into contact with the virus. To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements today, Baseball Victoria confirms the cancellation of all baseball activity in metropolitan Melbourne until 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 in line with the extended lockdown.

Regional restrictions are proposed to begin easing from 11:59pm tomorrow night. The Victorian Government will use the next 24 hours to continue tracing and testing to confirm these changes can go ahead. From 11:59pm on Thursday, regional Victoria can return to junior competition (training and play) and senior training in groups of 10 people. Baseball Victoria is in the process of confirming with all winter regional associations those registered Victorians who live in metropolitan Melbourne but play in regional Victoria. Those metropolitan Melbourne members are NOT permitted, as juniors or seniors, to travel to regional Victoria for play or training.

Sadly, due to ongoing restrictions for Victorians travelling interstate and residents of other states who come into contact with Victorians, our Little League teams will be unable to travel to Lismore for the 2021 Australian Little League Championship. The decision to withdraw the teams from the national event was made based on these government restrictions, in consultation with Baseball Australia, to protect the health and wellbeing of all participants. Click HERE to read more.

With the extended lockdown and expectation that some form of regional and metropolitan travel and general restrictions may continue in the coming weeks, Baseball Victoria has also made the decision to cancel the 2021 Senior State Winter Championship, scheduled for 12-14 June 2021 in Geelong. We continue to review the rest of the State Winter Championships events as they approach and will apply the government regulations and recommendations to ensure it is safe to proceed with the events.

The Victorian Government has provided this Table of Restrictions from Thursday 3 June 2021 which defines the changes for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

The extension of the circuit breaker lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne means all baseball activity, including training, games, and in-person meetings/events are cancelled. Under the lockdown, the restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 10km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport – no one from Greater Metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria to participate in community sport, and no one from regional Victoria can travel to Greater Metropolitan Melbourne to participate in community sport.
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available regarding a return to play for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

“As lockdown restrictions continue, we want to thank our Victorian baseball community for doing their part to stay safe and stop the spread,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We know it can be tough, but it’s so important that we follow the Victorian Government’s restrictions so that we can get back to baseball as soon as it’s safe to do so. Baseball Victoria will remain in regular communication with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates on the winter season and our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan, including the updated COVIDSafe settings for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.

Click HERE for the full statement from the Victorian Government.

Baseball Victoria is working on updating its Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan as it relates to this new extended lockdown, this will be available on our website HERE later this afternoon.

As Victoria continues to deal with this evolving COVID situation, it’s important that Victorians monitor for symptoms, get tested, and get vaccinated when eligible.

The state recorded an additional six locally acquired cases today, bringing the outbreak total to 60. There are now more than 300 COVID-19 exposure sites where Victorians could have come into contact with the virus. To stop the spread, everyone should check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups. Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

While Victoria works to get more people vaccinated, you can stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and awaits further updates from the Victorian Government regarding the seven-day circuit breaker lockdown, currently scheduled to expire at 11:59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021, although an extension has not been ruled out.

With all baseball activity cancelled to comply with the lockdown, we will provide relevant updates in the coming days based on the latest developments in the evolving COVID situation across Victoria.

Victoria recorded an additional three locally acquired cases today, bringing the outbreak total to 54. There are now more than 300 COVID-19 exposure sites where Victorians could have come into contact with the virus. It’s extremely important for everyone to check this list of exposure sites, which is regularly updated by the Victorian Government, and follow these instructions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

In addition to COVID testing, Victoria has also taken promising steps to increase the number of daily vaccinations and ensure all Victorians who are eligible get protected as soon as possible.

The Victorian vaccination program is now open to all Victorians over the age of 40 as well as select priority groups.

Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick with COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are safe, free, and very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

Click HERE to read more about vaccine information and how to sign up for your vaccine appointment.

As the vaccine rollout continues, it remains important to stay safe by washing your hands regularly, wearing a face mask, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

For the latest COVID-19 updates from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay connected and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following announcements made by the Victorian Government this morning, Thursday 27 May 2021, Baseball Victoria confirms that all baseball activity has been cancelled for the next seven days to comply with the Victorian circuit breaker lockdown that comes into effect at 11:59pm tonight.

For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria strongly recommends no training proceeds this evening given the impending lockdown.

The seven-day lockdown is currently set to expire at 11:59pm on Thursday 3 June 2021 and Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available regarding a return to play.

From 11:59pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • Only five reasons to leave home:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • two hours of exercise (within 5km radius of home unless not available within)
    • caregiving/compassionate/medical reasons
    • authorised work or permitted education
    • getting the coronavirus vaccine
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport
  • Masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors unless an exemption applies

The Victorian Government has named additional exposure sites this morning, and all baseball members must check this list and follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

“With this rapidly-evolving COVID situation, it’s crucial that our community stays safe. We have been through snap circuit breaker lockdowns before and we can get through it again together,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Please stay home and stay safe while we await updates from the Victorian Government. Baseball Victoria will continue to work with clubs and stakeholders to provide updates over the course of lockdown and adjust our Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan accordingly, including information on the winter season.”

Baseball Australia is working on this situation as it applies to the 2021 Australian Intermediate League Championship currently being held in Mildura. Baseball Australia will continue to consider the next national event with the 2021 Australian Little League Championship in Lismore scheduled for Wednesday, 9 June - Monday, 14 June. Click HERE for the latest Baseball Australia update.

An updated COVIDSafe Plan will be available on our website later today. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.

Coronavirus vaccines are available for many eligibility groups, and today the Victorian Government announced expanded eligibility for Victorians aged 40 and up. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Full details on the Victorian Government announcement are available HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond BlueHeadspaceKids HelplineLifeline and R U OK?

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following the Victorian Government’s morning updates on additional COVID cases, Baseball Victoria is continuing to await specific clarification about various aspects of community sport. At this stage, there are no changes to the general restrictions, and as of 10:00am on Wednesday 26 May 2021, baseball training and play can continue with no restriction on participant numbers for on-field activity subject to all participants (players, coaches and volunteers) not having to test, isolate, or quarantine as a result of any attendance at exposure sites or COVID symptoms.

The Victorian Government has named additional exposure sites this morning, and all baseball members must check this list to ensure they have not been to any exposure sites on the specified days and times. Baseball Victoria members must not attend training, games, or any baseball activity if they are required to test and self-isolate. All members must follow government directions:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - If symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you have been to an exposure site, are a close contact of a confirmed case, or exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately. Find out where to get tested HERE.

Baseball Victoria will keep the Victorian baseball community updated over the coming days if restrictions change and community sport is impacted.

As a reminder, the restrictions now in effect for Greater Metropolitan Melbourne are:

  • Face masks – compulsory indoors at all times for anyone aged 12 years and older unless you have an exemption.
  • Gatherings - no more than 5 visitors to a home per day and no more than 30 people at public gatherings.
  • Schools/workplaces remain open and anyone from Greater Metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria but the Melbourne restrictions will apply during your travels.

These measures will be in place until at least Friday 4 June 2021.

With an increase in cases, it is imperative that all COVIDSafe practices are followed at baseball activities, including wearing masks indoors, checking in with the Victorian Government’s QR code service, and washing hands frequently.

Please note that these restrictions apply to both regional teams and players visiting Greater Metropolitan Melbourne and metropolitan teams and players visiting regional Victoria. If a metropolitan team is visiting regional Victoria, all participants must wear masks indoors and adhere to COVIDSafe measures.

Coronavirus vaccines are available for many eligibility groups. Learn more about the vaccine and how to get protected HERE.

Click HERE to learn more about the QR code service, which all Baseball Victoria clubs and venues should be using.

Read the Victorian Government’s full release on the additional COVIDSafe measures HERE.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on new COVID cases in the community, Baseball Victoria has sought clarification on the continuation of community sport, which at this stage appears able to proceed with the addition of masks indoors.

As we await confirmation on any impacts to community sport, training sessions scheduled for tonight, Tuesday 25 May 2021, may proceed. These training sessions must adhere to the updated guidelines – including wearing masks indoors at all times. 

We expect clarification on playing games and training for the rest of the restriction period to be provided tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 May 2021 and we will continue to share updates via the Baseball Victoria website and social media channels. 

The new restrictions for Greater Metropolitan Melbourne from 6:00pm on Tuesday 25 May 2021 are:

  • Face masks – compulsory indoors at all times for anyone aged 12 years and older unless you have an exemption.
  • Gatherings - no more than 5 visitors to a home per day and no more than 30 people at public gatherings.
  • Schools/workplaces remain open and anyone from Greater Metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria but the Melbourne restrictions will apply during your travels.

These measures will be in place until at least Friday 4 June 2021.

The Victorian Government has published a list of exposure sites HERE. Please check this list and follow government directions if you attended any of these venues on the specified days and times:

  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed must immediately isolate, get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, and quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 2 exposure site during times listed should urgently get a test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
  • Anyone who has visited a Tier 3 exposure site during times listed should monitor for symptoms - if symptoms develop, immediately get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

Please note the Victorian Intermediate League teams remain in Mildura and are adhering to the Baseball Australia COVID protocols as the 2021 Australian Intermediate League Championship proceeds as planned.

Use of the Service Victoria QR code service will still be mandatory in all venues and facilities required to have mandatory electronic record keeping from Friday, 28 May. All Baseball Victoria venues should be using the Victorian Government’s QR code. Click HERE to learn more about the QR code service.

Read the Victorian Government’s full release on the additional COVIDSafe measures HERE.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?  

Following the Victorian Government’s announcements on new COVID cases in the community, Baseball Victoria is reviewing how these changes will apply to community sport and will provide updates accordingly.

The new restrictions for Greater Metropolitan Melbourne from 6:00pm on Tuesday 25 May 2021 are:

  • Face masks – compulsory indoors at all times for anyone aged 12 years and older unless you have an exemption.
  • Gatherings - no more than 5 visitors to a home per day and no more than 30 people at public gatherings.
  • Schools/workplaces remain open and anyone from Greater Metropolitan Melbourne can travel to regional Victoria but the Melbourne restrictions will apply during your travels.

These measures will be in place until at least Friday, 4 June 2021. Please view the current list of exposure sites HERE.

Use of the Service Victoria QR code service will still be mandatory in all venues and facilities required to have mandatory electronic record keeping from Friday, 28 May. All Baseball Victoria venues should be using the Victorian Government’s QR code. Click HERE to learn more about the QR code service.

Read the Victorian Government’s full release on the additional COVIDSafe measures HERE.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Please view mental health resources on our website HERE, including information from Beyond Blue, Headspace, Kids Helpline, Lifeline and R U OK?

A full public health response is underway after an individual in Victoria tested positive to COVID-19.

The individual, a male in his 30s, recently returned to Australia from overseas and undertook hotel quarantine in South Australia.

He arrived in Victoria and returned to his home in Wollert on 4 May and developed symptoms on 8 May. He got tested yesterday, 10 May, and returned a positive result this morning.

The Department is working with interstate counterparts to determine the likely source of this infection. A list of exposure sites and instructions has been published HERE. Please view these exposure sites and follow the directions if you have been to one of these locations.

There are no changes to restrictions as of now, however the Victorian Government reminds residents to remain vigilant and consider wearing a mask in high-risk indoor settings and practice social distancing and proper sanitation.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, chills or sweats, or change in sense of smell or taste – get a test immediately.

Please click HERE to read the full update from the Victorian Government.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

The Victorian Government has announced further easing of restrictions for businesses, plus updates to electronic record keeping requirements.

From 28 May:

  • Density quotients will be removed for outdoor non-seated venues such as recreation facilities, community sport, pools, tourism services and non-seated outdoor entertainment.
  • Small-to-medium sized venues can have up to 200 people per space (such as a dining room or band room) without any density limit, provided COVID marshals are on site ensuring all patrons are checking in to each space. These changes will apply for spaces that are 400 sqm or below, larger spaces still need to observe density limits.
  • All venues and businesses required to undertake electronic record keeping must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service through the Service Victoria app. This is convenient for Victorians and gives contact tracers access to the best data quickly.

Please click HERE to read the full statement from the Victorian Government and click HERE to learn more about the QR Code Service.

Click HERE to view our COVIDSafe Plans and click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this morning, Wednesday 17 February 2021, Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm that all baseball activity across the state will resume tomorrow, Thursday 18 February as the Victorian lockdown expires at 11:59 pm tonight.

The same density limits we had previously apply to community sport, subject to further clarification from the Victorian Government in the next 24 hours. Games and training sessions scheduled for Thursday will proceed as planned when Victoria returns to COVIDSafe summer restrictions, with some revised conditions.

The revised conditions include:

  • The four reasons to leave home and the 5km travel radius will be scrapped.
  • Face mask requirements remain in indoor public spaces and outdoors when you cannot maintain 1.5m social distancing. For all baseball activity in Victoria, face masks must be worn at all times when inside club facilities, including clubrooms, changerooms, canteens, and scorer’s boxes. When social distancing cannot be maintained in the dugout or on the field, players and coaches must wear a mask. All baseball participants must carry a mask with them when they leave the house.

According to the Premier, restrictions will be reviewed Friday, February 26. Click HERE to view the full statement from the Premier.

“We are excited to get back out on the field after a successful circuit breaker,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “The health and safety of our entire community remains our top priority, and we will closely consult with Sport and Recreation Victoria for any further updates regarding community sport and competition. We look forward to the rest of the summer season.”

Any further updates over the course of today and tomorrow will be communicated accordingly.

Click HERE to view our COVIDSafe Plan and click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon, Friday 12 February 2021, Baseball Victoria confirms that all baseball activity has been cancelled for the next five days to comply with the Victorian lockdown that comes into effect at 11:59 PM tonight.

For the health and safety of our entire community, Baseball Victoria has cancelled all VSBL games and baseball activities scheduled for the rest of today, Friday 12 February 2021 ahead of the lockdown commencing.

The lockdown is currently set to expire at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 17 February 2021 and Baseball Victoria will provide further details as they are made available.

From 11:59 pm tonight, the restrictions in Victoria will be:

  • Only four reasons to leave home (within 5km radius of home unless not available within):
    • shopping for necessary goods
    • caregiving/compassionate reasons
    • essential work
    • Two hours of exercise
  • No public or private gatherings
  • No community sport

“With the fast-moving COVID situation, it’s so important that our community stays safe. We have done this before and we can get through it again together as a community,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Please stay home and stay safe while we monitor updates from the Victorian Government. Baseball Victoria will continue to work with clubs and stakeholders to provide timely updates throughout the lockdown and adjust our Return to Play Plan accordingly, including information on the future of the VSBL season, rescheduling games, ladders, eligibility and fees.”

As per the VSBL COVID Policy, Baseball Victoria acknowledges that VSBL ladder positions are determined on winning percentage and the result of games cancelled during this period will be considered as no game and entered into SportsTG by Baseball Victoria as a wash-out.

We expect further updates on the Australian Baseball League Championships that are being conducted at Melbourne Ballpark to be provided by Baseball Australia as soon as possible.

Full details on the Victorian Government alert, including exposure sites and testing information, are available HERE.

An updated COVIDSafe Plan will be available on our website later today. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the changes to restrictions due to a COVID-19 case detected in a hotel quarantine worker, Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Play Plan with guidelines for the remainder of the 2020/21 VSBL season.

Baseball Victoria is closely monitoring this situation as it continues to evolve and will provide any further updates as soon as possible.

As of Friday, 5 February 2021, the changes to restrictions are:

  • Masks will be mandatory in public indoor spaces. If you have visitors in your home, it is strongly recommended that masks are worn during the visit. Masks must be worn in indoor public spaces apart from when eating or drinking. If you are planning to leave your home – take a mask.
  • The limit on the number of people gathering in a household will be reduced from 30 to 15, meaning the household members plus 15 visitors (excluding children under 12 months of age).
  • The 75 per cent ‘return to work’ cap in both public and private sectors scheduled for Monday 8 February will be paused and the current cap of 50% will remain in place.

For all baseball activity in Victoria, the main changes are that face masks must be worn at all times when inside club facilities. This includes clubrooms, changerooms, canteens, and scorer’s boxes. When socially distancing cannot be maintained in the dugout or on the field, players and coaches must wear a mask. All baseball participants must carry a mask with them when they leave the house.

Full details on the Victorian Government alert, including exposure sites and testing information, are available HERE.

An updated Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan has been created today and can be accessed HERE. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days and will update the documentation when those details are available.

As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register to return to training and click HERE to register to return to play. All clubs must maintain and submit updated training registers for potential contact tracing.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated with answers regarding the VSBL season, COVID safe protocols and more.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view more COVID-19 resources from the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the further easing of restrictions, Baseball Victoria has confirmed how this will apply to our current VSBL Summer of Baseball for 2020/2021.

Full details of Premier Andrews announcements include the Premier's Statement, the summary of COVIDSafe Summer - How we Live and COVIDSafe Summer - How we Work. For more details on these changes, please see the Summary of COVIDSafe Summer Restrictions.

An updated Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan has been created today and can be accessed HERE. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days, and will update the documentation when those details are available.

As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register to return to training and click HERE to register to return to play.

Click HERE for more Victorian Government COVID-19 resources.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated with answers regarding the VSBL season, National Showcase Series – Victoria, COVID safe protocols and more.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Baseball Victoria has finalised the VSBL Playing Conditions for the 2020/21 VSBL season with COVID rule updates.

Please note these updated rules apply only to this upcoming season. These changes have been made to comply with the Baseball Victoria Return to Play Plan and Victorian Government guidelines.

“Participant safety remains our top priority heading into this summer season, and the VSBL Playing Conditions have been modified where necessary to ensure we can have a COVIDsafe competition for all players and officials,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We look forward to a safe and successful season for Victorians of all ages and skill levels.”

Click HERE to view the updated COVID rules for the 2020/21 VSBL season and click HERE for a summary of changes as a single document. The updated Little League Playing Conditions are also available HERE.

Baseball Victoria has also streamlined the process for entering scores for the 2020/21 VSBL season. In place of phoning in scores, clubs will be required to enter scores via SurveyMonkey, and match sheets may be submitted via SurveyMonkey or email. All details on the score submission process and timelines are available HERE.

Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm that all charter fixtures are now live for the 2020/21 VSBL season.

Juniors in the Southern Mariners, Eastern Athletics and Twins charters will commence play this weekend Friday 4 - Sunday 6 December 2020. The Geelong Baycats Baseball Charter games will continue after starting on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 due to easing of restrictions permitting regional juniors to commence play ahead of metropolitan Melbourne.

The season will wrap up with finals starting the weekend of 13-14 March 2021.

All junior and senior fixtures are available HERE.

Please note there have been more fixture changes requested by clubs across junior and senior competitions, and any changes received by 10:00pm on Monday have been updated. Further changes will continue to be made as required. Click HERE to view a comprehensive list of fixture updates.

Baseball Victoria’s return to play was confirmed following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements on Sunday, 22 November 2020 regarding the return of community sport in metropolitan Melbourne.

Click HERE to read our latest VSBL updates.

Baseball Victoria will continue to provide guidance and support for VSBL clubs as we navigate this COVID season.

As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register to return to training and click HERE to register to return to play.

Click HERE to view all fixtures.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all of our COVID-19 updates.

Baseball Victoria’s Return to Play Registration is now open for all players and clubs wishing to compete in the 2020/21 VSBL season. All players must be registered to play before participating in any games to comply with Victorian Government and Baseball Victoria COVIDSafe guidelines, found in our Return to Play Plan HERE.

Players who registered for the free return to training may now finalise their return to play registration by clicking HERE.

Players who have not yet registered to return to training and would like to do so before committing to play this season may register HERE.

Fees for Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia are frozen at the same rates as last summer and the senior team fees are reduced by 50% with the junior team fees completely removed – junior teams are free for 2020/21.  These significant reductions will allow clubs to determine their fees with these reduced costs, to pass those onto players as part of their overall club fees. Exact club fees have been determined by clubs and may appear online as part of club’s SportsTG registration.

We have updated our frequently asked questions with information on registering to return to play. Click HERE for details.

Fixtures are now live for the 2020/21 VSBL season. Click HERE to view.

Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm that the U16 and U18 fixtures are now live for the 2020/21 VSBL season. This follows yesterday’s release of VSBL senior fixtures and redraws for the U16 and U18 competitions based on club feedback received by midday Monday.

The first games for U16 and U18 teams will be on Sunday, 6 December and the season will wrap up with finals starting the weekend of 13-14 March 2021.

Baseball Victoria’s return to play was confirmed following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ Sunday announcements on the return of community sport in metropolitan Melbourne.

Fixtures are available HERE.

Click HERE to read our full fixture release update from Monday. Please note junior charter fixtures will follow in the coming days as final changes are made.

Baseball Victoria will continue to provide guidance and support for VSBL clubs as we navigate this COVID season.

As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to view all fixtures.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions.

Click HERE to view all of our COVID-19 updates.

Baseball Victoria is pleased to share that the 2020/21 VSBL fixtures are now live for senior competitions, aside from U16 and U18 which will go live tomorrow due to redraws based on changes from clubs over the weekend and up to midday today.

After months of lockdown followed by a safe return to activity/training and the welcome announcements made by Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday, the Victorian baseball community will officially return to play in metropolitan Melbourne in just under two weeks’ time, subject to any further clarifications by the Victorian Government.

Fixtures have been updated with requests for changes in emails that were received by midday today, and changes to the U16 and U18 competitions will be included in their complete redraws ahead of tomorrow’s release. Junior charter fixtures will follow in the coming days as changes continue to be made.

Women’s Divisions 1, 2 and 3 are scheduled to play their first games on Saturday, 5 December. Men’s Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as Under 16 and Under 18 competitions will get underway on Sunday, 6 December, followed by masters on Monday, 7 December.

While the Geelong Baycats Baseball Charter had its first games on Wednesday, 18 November due to easing of restrictions permitting regional juniors to commence play, juniors in the Southern Mariners, Eastern Athletics and Twins charters will commence play on the weekend of Friday, 4-6 December.

The season will culminate in finals slated for March, with semi-finals starting the weekend of 13-14 March and grand finals for Division 1 Firsts, Division 2 Firsts, Division 3 Firsts/Reserves and Women’s on 27-28 March.

Fixtures are available HERE.

“Baseball Victoria is excited to get the VSBL season started after a challenging year. We have been preparing for this alongside our VSBL clubs and stakeholders to ensure a safe return to play,“ Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Our Victorian baseball community has been patiently waiting to get back on the field. A safe and fair competition remains our top priority, and we thank our VSBL clubs for their continued cooperation and we wish everyone the best of luck this season.”

Baseball Victoria will continue to provide guidance and support for VSBL clubs as we navigate this COVID season.

As a reminder, all players and club officials must be registered with SportsTG to return to training and play. Click HERE to register.

If clubs have any questions about fixturing or the upcoming season, please email Craig Haydock at competitions@baseballvictoria.com.au

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the further easing of restrictions, Baseball Victoria is working to confirm the details on how this will affect our upcoming summer season.

An updated Return to Play COVIDSafe Plan has been created today and can be accessed HERE. We expect detailed clarification within this plan in the coming days.

We will take these changes into account when making any final adjustments to the VSBL fixtures before releasing the schedule for the upcoming season tomorrow on Monday, 23 November 2020.

In summary, the easing of restrictions announced today allows for a full return to contact training and play, which will allow for full groups at training (up to 50 people at a time), which can include practice matches.

All players, coaches and volunteers need to register to train as Baseball Victoria and our clubs continue to gather the necessary information for contact tracing. All players attending training and next playing in matches will continue to be recorded.

“After months of dedicated efforts and numerous changes, we are pleased to be so close to the start of our summer season,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Victorian baseballers have been very patient waiting for the time when baseball is back. We remain committed to our goal of offering an exciting competition as we navigate our new COVID normal and adhere to strict safety standards throughout the summer. Thank you to our VSBL clubs and the entire Victorian baseball community for all their hard work to make baseball safe."

As a reminder, all VSBL clubs that have returned to training with council approval must maintain confirmed registration of all attendees. Players and coaches must register to return to training HERE.

Our At-Home Baseball Training: Drills and Exercises for the COVID-19 Break and Ramp Up to Play series feature training exercises for those who wish to continue their solo training for now. Click HERE to check out these training videos.

We will continue to provide updates accordingly and wish to remind all members to register for the return to training if they haven’t already so we can have a safe and successful return to activity.

Click HERE to register with your club and view registration resources for new and returning members HERE.

Click HERE for more Victorian Government COVID-19 resources.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated with answers regarding the VSBL season, National Showcase Series – Victoria, COVID safe protocols and more.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon on further easing of restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms the 25km rule and ‘ring of steel’ between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria has been removed.

For VSBL clubs that have returned to training with council approval and confirmed registration of all attendees, this means they can now have members from across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria participate in training. All players and coaches must register to return to training HERE.

Our At-Home Baseball Training: Drills and Exercises for the COVID-19 Break and Ramp Up to Play series feature training exercises for those who wish to continue their solo training for now. Click HERE to check out these training videos.

Clubs can have groups of 20 people (including players and coaches) at training, with two groups on a single diamond separated by 20 metres. At this stage, all training for seniors is non-contact where physical distancing must be maintained, while juniors are able to conduct full training. Access to club canteens/bars will be subject to council approval. More information is available within the hospitality guidelines for the opening of canteens and bars HERE.

Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Activity/Return to Play Plan with the most recent details, so clubs can continue preparing for the 2020/21 VSBL season based on these confirmed dates, along with the review and penalty process around COVID breaches. 

We will continue to provide updates accordingly and wish to remind all members to register for the return to training if they haven’t already so we can have a safe and successful return to activity.

Click HERE for more Victorian Government COVID-19 resources.

Click HERE to register with your club and view registration resources for new and returning members HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

Click HERE to view our updated Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan.

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

Following the welcome news on the easing of restrictions announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday, 26 October 2020, Baseball Victoria has confirmed how these changes apply to Victorian baseball and our return to activity.

In summary, VSBL clubs are now able to return to training, so long as they have council approval and are able to confirm the registration of all attendees. All players and coaches must register to return to training HERE.

Those people who reside more than 25kms from their club or any baseball club will not be able to attend training at their registered location but may arrange training with another club or maintain their solo training regime until 8 November 2020, when it is anticipated both the 25km rule and the ‘ring of steel’ between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will be removed. Our At-Home Baseball Training: Drills and Exercises for the COVID-19 Break and Ramp Up to Play series feature training exercises for those who must continue their solo training for now. Click HERE to check out these training videos.

Clubs will be able to have groups of 20 people (including players and coaches) at training, with two groups on a single diamond separated by 20 metres. At this stage, all training for seniors is non-contact where physically distancing must be maintained, while juniors are able to conduct full training. Access to club canteens/bars will be subject to council approval. More information is available within the hospitality guidelines for the opening of canteens and bars HERE.

“We are excited to welcome our Victorian baseballers back to the diamond after a challenging year," Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We remain dedicated to the health and safety of our members and are working diligently to create a memorable season despite the circumstances. Thank you to all of our baseball members for their patience and continued support during lockdown, and we look forward to the summer season ahead."

Baseball Victoria has updated our Return to Activity/Return to Play Plan so clubs can continue preparing for the 2020/21 VSBL season based on these confirmed dates, along with the review and penalty process around COVID breaches. 

We will continue to provide updates accordingly and wish to remind all members to register for the return to training so we can get back on the field as soon as possible.

Click HERE to register with your club and view registration resources for new and returning members HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated.

Click HERE to view our updated Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan.

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Click HERE for more Victorian Government COVID-19 resources.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

Following the welcome news on the easing of restrictions announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Monday, 26 October 2020, Baseball Victoria is confirming how these changes apply to Victorian baseball and our return to activity.

“We are pleased to learn about the easing of restrictions and look forward to seeing our Victorian baseballers out on the diamond,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are working diligently to finalise these changes and confirm all details so our members can enjoy a safe and smooth return to activity with proper COVID-19 precautions in place. We thank the entire baseball community for the support and cooperation during lockdown and we are excited to return to the sport we all love soon.”

We will be updating our Return to Activity/Return to Play Plan within the next 24 hours and expect to provide further details on the next steps for baseball activities in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria shortly.

Stay tuned for more updates and in the meantime, please register to return to training so we can get back on the field as soon as possible.

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated.

We encourage our Victorian baseball community to stay in touch and prioritise mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

To read the Premier’s full statement, click HERE.  

Following recent announcements from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Baseball Victoria continues to consult with Sport and Recreation Victoria to confirm details of how these updates apply to baseball across the state.

While the dates and restrictions are subject to change, currently the Victorian Government will ease restrictions for community sport on Sunday, 1 November 2020, when junior baseballers will be able to return to full training and senior baseballers can commence non-contact training in metropolitan Melbourne.  

As Baseball Victoria keeps planning for our return to activity, we will provide any further updates to dates and resources as required. To help clubs plan for the season ahead and get an accurate idea of numbers, we are kindly asking all those interested in participating in the 2020/21 VSBL season to register HERE.

The Premier has suggested the possibility of this date moving forward seven days with a continued reduction of daily case numbers. Baseball Victoria is preparing for both options but at this stage, we continue to plan on 1 November 2020 for our return to activity.

“The situation is improving, and we are hopeful we can return to play at the end of November when we have completed four weeks of training and our clubs and players are ready to go,” Baseball Victoria President Myles Foreman said. “The Baseball Victoria Board and staff have been working very closely with the Victorian Government to make sure we can provide this hybrid season with discounts, such as no team fees for juniors and team fees for seniors being less than half of last year’s costs. This will allow clubs to assess their financials and focus on getting back to the sport we all love.”

Fees for Baseball Victoria and Baseball Australia are frozen at the same rates as last summer and the senior team fees are reduced by 50% with the junior team fees completely removed – junior teams are free for 2020/21.  These significant reductions will allow clubs to determine their fees with these reduced costs, to pass those onto players as part of their overall club fees. Exact club fees are being determined by clubs now, and the return to activity will be free until such time as our return to play as part of the summer baseball season.

Baseball Victoria continues to work with the Victorian Government on financial support for our members and clubs – it is possible we will be able to apply additional discounts once we have finalised the season format and fixtures. 

“We are working diligently to adhere to the Victorian Government’s changes and timelines so that we can be prepared for a safe, successful return to activity and eventual return to play, keeping in mind that dates and plans may continue to shift,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are incredibly conscious of the many difficulties members of our Victorian baseball community have faced this year, which is why we wanted to make the appropriate adjustments to our fee structure. We have prepared a number of club resources, most importantly our updated Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan, to guide our clubs through this new chapter of grassroots baseball.”

“We continue to work with our clubs, and we are pleased with this much more optimistic outlook as we feel confident we can return to play before the Christmas break. We are finalising the return to on-field training for the Baseball Victoria Aces Academy and our 2021 AYC plan to ensure we have a Victorian-based event.”

Players, coaches, volunteers, and officials are all asked to register to help teams and clubs make sure they are ready to play in a COVID-safe environment.

Click HERE to register with your club and view registration resources for new and returning members HERE.

Click HERE to view our frequently asked questions, which are regularly updated.

We encourage our members to stay in touch with one another and prioritise their mental health. Click HERE for mental health resources.

Click HERE to view our updated Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan.

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Further to the easing of the restrictions announced by the Victorian Government today, Baseball Victoria continues to consult with Sport and Recreation Victoria about the details of these updates and how they will apply to baseball.

In summary, the same restrictions currently in place will apply to community sport from this evening at 11:59 PM, Sunday 18 October 2020 until the next easing of restrictions on Sunday, 1 November 2020.

On 1 November 2020, junior baseballers will be able to return to full training, while senior baseballers will be able to return to non-contact training.  This date is subject to change and Premier Daniel Andrews has today suggested it is possible this date may be moved forward seven days with a continued reduction of daily case numbers. We will prepare for both options, but at this stage, the 1 November 2020 date is set.  

At this time, this easing of restrictions is still subject to the 25km radius of travel that is relevant for each Victorian in metropolitan Melbourne and we will await further updates in this respect to ensure that every Victorian baseballer can return to training with their club.  

From now until 1 November 2020, subject to any updates, Baseball Victoria members in metropolitan Melbourne are not permitted to attend organised sport at sporting facilities, access change rooms or attend club facilities even within the 25km radius. The only exception is if you are a permitted worker with a work permit who is contracted by the facility manager to undertake repairs.  

Baseball Victoria is working with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to update draft fixtures and COVID specific rules based on this new information to ensure that we are ready to safely return to training.  

We have updated our Return to Activity and Return to Play Plan, subject to further clarifications, and have also updated our Frequently Asked Questions in anticipation of the changes.  

Further information on the start of the 2020/21 VSBL competition, along with all costs, updates to the format and rules of the VSBL will be provided to members in the coming days after consultation with our clubs and the Victorian Government.  

To view the outline on the easing of restrictions provided by the Victorian Government, click HERE.  

Baseball Victoria, working with Sport and Recreation Victoria and the associated Victorian Government departments that have been assisting Victoria throughout this global pandemic, continues to prepare for a return to activity and a return to play for baseball.

Clubs are currently reviewing draft fixtures for a planned returned to baseball after a four-week training window, where all baseball players, coaches, officials and volunteers will register to train for free with their club. 

Until we are able to confirm the format and official start date for the hybrid 2020/2021 COVID season, we will continue to plan our return to activity, looking first at our options to train. 

At this stage, indications from the Victorian Government’s scheduled update on Sunday, 18 October 2020 are positive for Victorians to receive some easing of the restrictions, but it’s not clear how these will apply to sport or if they will be suitable to start club training. We are hopeful that it will allows clubs to continue to prepare club facilities for our imminent return. 

Click HERE to read all the latest updates from the Victorian Premier.

Click HERE for all of our COVID-19 updates and Victorian Government resources.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. You can view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on the current restrictions, health questions, face masks and much more.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

Following announcements made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this morning on the easing of Stage Three restrictions in regional Victoria, Baseball Victoria acknowledges that a return to baseball training is likely to commence next week for three VSBL clubs in regional Victoria: Ballarat Royals, Geelong Baycats and Mitchell Majors.

Baseball Victoria is currently seeking additional clarification from Sport and Recreation Victoria to confirm the details, however based on the Premier’s announcements, from 11:59 PM tomorrow, 16 September 2020, outdoor contact and non-contact sport will begin for regional Victorians aged 18 and under, as well as outdoor non-contact sport for adults. 

Baseball Victoria will not commence any activities until Tuesday, 22 September 2020 subject to updates from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

This ability to train will only apply to the Ballarat Royals, Geelong Baycats and Mitchell Majors as clubs participating in the Victorian Summer Baseball League.

All players from these three clubs will be required complete the return to training registration for regional Victoria, and all clubs must maintain an attendance register and COVID-19 restriction compliance documentation.

Registration and return to play documents will be confirmed directly with these clubs and registered players for these clubs, subject to the updates from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

“The progress made in regional Victoria is welcome news and we are pleased to confirm our regional VSBL clubs may return to training in the coming weeks under Victorian Government guidelines and restrictions,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We continue to make small steps toward a COVID normal, and we are committed to getting players back on the diamond when it is safe and possible to do so. The health and safety of our Victorian baseball community remains our top priority.”

Baseball Victoria will provide further clarifications on the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria and the plans for metropolitan Melbourne accordingly in line with updates from the Victorian Government.

Baseball Victoria are considering how clubs that traditionally play in Winter, whom have been unable to conduct a season of baseball, might be able to participate a division of the Victorian Summer Baseball League for regional Victoria or how they might join the Victorian Summer Baseball League.

Click HERE to read the Premier’s full statement on the easing of restrictions in regional Victoria.

Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on current restrictions for baseball activity as well as COVID-19 health questions, face masks and much more.

Click HERE for the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Club Resources page.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthy hygiene, social distancing and face masks, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' announcements today on the roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions, we are working on how these changes apply to community sport and baseball activities across the state over the coming months.  Once we have all the necessary clarifications and have consulted with Victoria’s baseball cubs and community, we will provide further updates and our own roadmap for returning to baseball. 

Currently the environment remains the same in regional and metropolitan Victoria, as per our FAQs and our Return to Activity/Return to Play documentation. 

Updates of the Victorian Roadmap can be found via the Victorian Government website:

There is additional clarification for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Image credit: www.vic.gov.au

Baseball Victoria will consult with Club Presidents and Secretaries, our baseball officials cohort, the newly re-established Victorian Summer Baseball League Pennant Committee and our baseball members to confirm the details on returning to engage with baseball in the coming months. 

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The Victorian Government announced today it will enter a State of Disaster from 6:00 PM tonight in addition to the State of Emergency for Victoria in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews this afternoon engaged Stage Three restrictions across regional Victoria and upgraded restrictions for Melbourne to Stage Four.

Baseball Victoria confirms the cessation of non-contact senior training and full-contact junior training and competition in regional Victoria (including Mitchell Shire) in conjunction with the return to Stage Three “Stay at Home” restrictions.

Given the current climate and the upcoming changes, Baseball Victoria has decided to cancel all baseball activities in regional Victoria from 6:00 PM this evening. In anticipation of the return to Stage Three lockdown, it is not necessary for regional baseball clubs to conduct training and in the interest of everyone’s safety, all training and games scheduled for Monday, 3 August and Tuesday, 4 August are cancelled.

Stage Three and Stage Four restrictions mean there is no baseball training, games, in-person meetings or club events. The regional Victoria junior competitions and senior non-contact training sessions now cease. With regional Victoria ceasing their junior competitions, it is unlikely that competition will be able to return after this six-week lockdown, therefore the winter associations are discussing the options available to them, and we will provide an update early this week.

Baseball Victoria is in regular communication with winter associations and winter/summer clubs to discuss the ever-changing landscape and how COVID-19 developments impact our sport, including the effect on the 2020/2021 VSBL season of summer baseball and our participation in national pathway events.

The Victorian Government’s updated restrictions will be in place for the next six weeks. The Victorian Government will continue to monitor the restrictions and any changes will be made in line with the advice from health experts, and Baseball Victoria will remain in regular contact with Sport and Recreation Victoria and Vicsport to provide clarification for our members. 

From 6:00 PM tonight, Melbourne will move to Stage Four restrictions with stronger rules to limit the movement of people:

  • That includes a curfew – from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM – beginning tonight. The only reasons to leave home during these hours will be work, medical care and caregiving.
  • Exercise will be limited to a maximum of one hour per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Group size will be limited to a maximum of two, whether you live with them or not.
  • Shopping will be limited to one person per household per day. Again, the five-kilometre rule will apply.
  • Face coverings will continue to be compulsory.

From 11:59 PM on Wednesday, regional Victoria (including Mitchell Shire) will return to Stage Three restrictions, including:

  • There are only four reasons to be out: shopping for food and essential items, care and caregiving, daily exercise and work and study if you can’t do it from home.
  • Restaurants and cafes can only offer delivery and takeaway. Entertainment, cultural venues, beauty and personal services will need to close. Community sport will need to stop.
  • Face coverings will continue to be compulsory.

For further details on the latest announcements, please visit the official website of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services HERE and Sport and Recreation Victoria HERE.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic develops, there are many changes that impact our Victorian baseball community, and we recognise how challenging this situation is for everyone,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “As much as we miss baseball, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our community. Staying home keeps everyone safe, and we will be here to support our Victorian baseballers during this difficult time.”

Baseball Victoria reminds members of the importance of checking in with one another and asking Are You Okay? A simple conversation can make a big difference during challenging situations. For more details on mental health resources and staying safe and healthy, please check out our COVID-19 resources page HERE.

Baseball Victoria awaits further updates on new workplace restrictions tomorrow, however the Baseball Victoria team of staff remains working from home as they have done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Baseball Victoria Aces Academy will continue to be conducted online.

While we stay at home, we have a wide variety of training resources, most notably our At-Home Training Drills and Exercises on the BV TV YouTube channel.

Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on the shutdown of baseball activity as well as COVID-19 health questions, face masks and much more.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthy hygiene, social distancing and face masks, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 crisis across the state, particularly Victorian Government restrictions and how they apply to baseball.

For Saturday, 1 August and Sunday, 2 August 2020 until 11.59 PM, junior baseball competition in regional Victoria will continue as scheduled, aside from the Bendigo Association whom have suspended play this weekend. 

The Victorian Government recommends the use of masks in regional Victoria, and the players, officials, coaches, volunteers and necessary spectators in attendance are encouraged to wear a face covering. 

From 11.59 PM on Sunday, 2 August 2020, face coverings will become mandatory for regional Victoria, and everyone 12 years of age and over will be required to wear a face covering. This will include on-field activities, and Baseball Victoria will provide additional clarification on when face covers will be required and how this will be managed as part of our junior competition. 

Currently, a return to full contract training and competition for seniors has not been confirmed for regional Victoria. The Victorian Government intended to make announcements regarding senior play this week, however this has been postponed to an undetermined timeframe and we will continue to keep the Victorian baseball community updated when we have more information.

Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on training and junior competitions in regional Victoria as well as COVID-19 health questions, face masks and much more.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthy hygiene, social distancing and face masks, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

We have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play, as well as At-Home Training Drills and Exercises.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 crisis, particularly Victorian Government restrictions and how they apply to baseball across the state.

All baseball activity, including training and in-person committee meetings, is shutdown in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in accordance with the stage three restrictions, which were initially announced as a six-week lockdown starting at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 8 July 2020.

At this time, no new restrictions on outdoor sport have been announced for regional Victoria, meaning non-contact training for seniors and full training and competition for juniors may continue for Bendigo Baseball Association, Geelong Baseball Association, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, North Eastern Baseball Association and Sunraysia Baseball League.

On Sunday, 19 July, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced updated restrictions regarding the use of face masks in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, which go into effect at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

  • When leaving home for one of the four reasons (shopping for food and supplies, outdoor exercise and recreation, medical care or caregiving and study or work if you can't do it from home), people 12 years and older must wear a face covering, unless an exemption applies.

For people outside of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire:

  • You are encouraged to wear a face covering when leaving home and if you are not able to keep 1.5 metres from others. If you need to travel into metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire then you must wear a face covering.

All baseball activity has ceased in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire for at least the duration of the stage three lockdown, therefore there is to be no coaching or training sessions.

Coaches continuing activity in regional Victoria are not required to wear face masks, but it's now encouraged by the Victorian Government. 

Click HERE for more information from the Victorian government on wearing a face mask. 

“We are closely following the evolving COVID-19 situation every day, so that we can keep our members up-to-date on current restrictions and the outlook on baseball activity throughout the state. The health and wellbeing of our Victorian baseball community remains our top priority,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “Despite the challenges of this year, we remain committed to doing what’s best for our baseballers and making sure our community has the help and support they need. We are navigating these trying times together, and we look forward to moving ahead with more baseball activity in the future, once it is safe and possible to do so.”

Baseball Victoria reminds members of the importance of checking in with one another and asking Are You Okay? A simple conversation can make a big difference during these times. For more details on mental health resources and staying safe and healthy, please check out our COVID-19 resources page HERE.

Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on training and junior competitions in regional Victoria as well as COVID-19 health questions, face masks and much more.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including healthy hygiene, social distancing and face masks, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

We have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play, as well as At-Home Training Drills and Exercises.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the evolving COVID-19 crisis and seek clarification on what current restrictions mean for baseball across the state.

Following last week’s announcement on the return to stage three restrictions and subsequent shutdown of all baseball activity in Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, Baseball Victoria has received confirmation from Sport and Recreation Victoria that a return to full-contact training and competition for seniors in regional Victoria, previously discussed as 20 July, will not be occurring.

Continued Activity in the form of non-contact training for seniors and full training and competition for juniors may move forward for Bendigo Baseball Association, Geelong Baseball Association, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, North Eastern Baseball Association and Sunraysia Baseball League.

“We are closely following the daily COVID-19 developments so that we can provide ou members with as much timely information as possible while protecting the health and wellbeing of our Victorian baseball community,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “While this year has been challenging, we remain dedicated to doing what’s best for our baseballers. We hope we can move forward with more baseball activity in the next few months, as soon as it’s safe and possible to do so.”

There has been no new date set for the possibility of a return to senior competition in regional Victoria, however any updates from Sport and Recreation Victoria will be provided accordingly. All seniors returning to training and juniors returning to training and competition in regional Victoria must follow our current Continued Activity Plan guidelines, which are available HERE along with club training and competition attendance templates.

As we have done since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Baseball Victoria will continue to liaise with Winter Associations, Winter Clubs, Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs and the relevant Government authorities to discuss our options and plans for moving forward.

Following on from previous announcements, Winter Associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view Winter Association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to discuss the commencement dates and details for summer baseball.

Regional members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

Please view the Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions HERE for details on training and junior competitions in regional Victoria as well as COVID-19 health questions and much more.

We have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements made this afternoon on the return to stage three lockdown restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, Baseball Victoria confirms the shutdown of all baseball activity in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire for the next six weeks, starting at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, 8 July 2020.

This shutdown will mean no training for seniors or juniors, in-person committee meetings or club events. The Baseball Victoria Aces Academy will be postponed for the next six weeks. Click HERE for Academy details.

These restrictions apply to metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire, while there have been no changes announced to current restrictions across regional Victoria.

This means Continued Activity in the form of non-contact training for seniors and full training and competition for juniors may move forward for Bendigo Baseball Association, Geelong Baseball Association, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, North Eastern Baseball Association and Sunraysia Baseball League.

Baseball Victoria is seeking clarification with Sport and Recreation Victoria for any additional requirements on continued regional sport, and updates will be communicated accordingly.

The restrictions as they apply to metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire include the following local government areas:

Banyule Hume Mornington Peninsula
Bayside Kingston Nillumbik
Boroondara Knox Port Phillip
Brimbank Manningham Stonnington
Cardinia Maribyrnong Whitehorse
Casey Maroondah Whittlesea
Darebin Melbourne Wyndham
Frankston Melton Yarra
Glen Eira Monash Yarra Ranges
Greater Dandenong Moonee Valley  
Hobsons Bay Moreland  

Baseball Victoria continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and how it affects our baseball members and wider community. We remain in regular communication with the Winter Associations, Winter Clubs and Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to discuss these restrictions and how they apply to Victorian baseball.

For the remainder of this evening, Tuesday, 7 July and tomorrow, Wednesday, 8 July, we remain under the current restrictions including lockdowns of ‘hotspot’ postcodes, with the full list of affected postcodes available in our previous update from Saturday, 4 July.

“The situation is changing every day, and we are closely consulting with Sport and Recreation Victoria and Vicsport to confirm all changes to restrictions and updates to Victorian Government guidelines,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “It’s clear that Victoria is dealing with critical COVID-19 challenges at the moment, and we need to remain vigilant to protect baseball while preparing for the future.”

“This significant change today means we return to where we were several months ago, shutting down baseball across metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire. Although another shutdown of baseball activity is understandably disappointing, we recognise the need for it and we will be following the Government’s direction to support our clubs and the health and wellbeing of our greater baseball community,” Middleton said. “We will continue to monitor all Government announcements for further changes so that we can assist our clubs with their Continued Activity and Return to Play in regional Victoria, so long as it is safe and possible to do so.”

The news of the return to lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire follows several announcements made in the last week, including the lockdown of hotspot postcodes and the decisions of Melbourne Winter Baseball League (MWBL), Dandenong Baseball Association (DBA) and Geelong Baseball Association (GBA) to cancel all or part of their seasons. Baseball Victoria understands that there are many changes occurring daily and updates that need to be made.

Baseball Victoria encourages our members to seek information from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Resources for tips on staying healthy and safe during lockdown and access to adequate assistance as necessary. Click HERE to view the Victorian Department of Health and Human Resources website.

As we have done since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Baseball Victoria will continue to liaise with Winter Associations, Winter Clubs, Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs and the relevant Government authorities to discuss our options and plans for moving forward.

Following on from previous announcements, Winter Associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view Winter Association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball.

Regional members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria will update the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Visit the Baseball Victoria website for the latest updates.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements this afternoon on the lockdown of additional postcodes and specific public buildings, Baseball Victoria is updating our information regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Stage three restrictions will go into effect in two additional postcode areas: 3031 Flemington and Kensington and 3051 North Melbourne (see below for a full list of postcodes) from 11.59 PM this evening, Saturday, 4 July 2020.

Baseball Victoria confirms that no members who live in these postcodes will be allowed to attend any Baseball Victoria training, clubs, committee meeting or events.

Residents in these lockdown postcodes will only be permitted to leave home for four reasons: food and supplies, medical and caregiving, exercise and work and education if it can't be done from home. Organised club training is considered community sport, not exercise, and therefore if you reside in a lockdown postcode, you cannot leave that postcode to attend training in another suburb.

Baseball Victoria notes that there is not currently a baseball club located in one of the lockdown suburbs, although there are several clubs that are in the areas surrounding these suburbs and they may consider if they will continue to hold their scheduled training sessions. 

Those people whom reside in the lockdown postcodes and whom have registered to train will receive an email directly confirming they are not permitted to attend training. Each club will be provided with a listing of those people whom are not permitted to attend training. 

Any member that updates their postcode from a current lockdown postcode to another postcode will be required to provide proof of residence. In addition, any returning member whom updates their postcode from a previous registration to a new postcode which is no longer in a lockdown postcode will also need to provide proof of residence, as will any new members to baseball. 

These updated restrictions will affect the Continued Activity for several clubs and associations and may result in changes to the previously published dates on training, junior competitions and a return to senior full contact training and competition, in addition to those changes announced on Friday to the Melbourne Winter Baseball League, Dandenong Baseball Association and Geelong Baseball Association seasons.

Baseball Victoria will continue to work with the Winter Associations and Winter Clubs to determine what these changes mean for the winter season, acknowledging that updates continue to occur regularly.

The information contained below applies as at 11.59pm on Saturday, 4 July 2020 to the following postcodes:

3031: Flemington, Kensington

3051: North Melbourne

The information contained below applied as at 11.59pm Tuesday, 30 June 2020 to the following postcodes:

3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lake, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

“The fight against COVID-19 continues, and our community has demonstrated that it remains vigilant to keep everyone safe and healthy,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “As this situation continues to evolve, Baseball Victoria will work through the continued impact this has on our winter season and determine any further updates or changes as required.”

Following on from previous announcements, Winter Associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view Winter Association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball.

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria will update the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the current guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Baseball Victoria has been informed of three winter associations’ decisions on the future of the 2020 winter season. Melbourne Winter Baseball League (MWBL) and Dandenong Baseball Association (DBA) have canceled both their senior and junior seasons, while Geelong Baseball Association (GBA) has canceled the senior season in light of the continued COVID-19 crisis.

Bendigo Baseball Association, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, North Eastern Baseball Association and Sunraysia Baseball League will continue junior activities while planning for senior competitions. All clubs across Victoria are able to continue their current training programs while following the Baseball Victoria Continued Activity/Return to Play guidelines. All members must register with Baseball Victoria prior to returning to activity.

“Baseball Victoria supports the decision of the winter associations MWBL, DBA and GBA to cancel part or all of their seasons,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We will look for ways to provide baseball opportunities to juniors throughout Victoria and seniors when appropriate.”

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball and discuss what today’s announcements may mean for the VSBL competition.

Any Baseball Victoria member who has previously held a dual registration between an association that has canceled the season and one that has not is able to continue to do so. No new dual registrations will be permitted.

Winter associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view winter association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in the state, including the current stage three restrictions in place for 10 postcodes. Click HERE to read our update from 30 June 2020 on how these stay-at-home orders affect our continued activity.

Members are reminded that to return to activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria's Continued Activity/Play Plan details the current guidelines. Click HERE to view the all COVID-19 club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements this afternoon on the lockdown of COVID-19 hotspots, Baseball Victoria has consulted with VIC Sport and Sport and Recreation Victoria to confirm how these restrictions will impact baseball.

Stage three restrictions will go into effect in 10 postcode areas (see below for a list of postcodes) from 11.59 PM on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 and remain in place through at least Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

Baseball Victoria confirms that no members who live in these postcodes will be allowed to attend any Baseball Victoria training, clubs, committee meeting or events.

Residents in these lockdown postcodes will only be permitted to leave home for four reasons: food and supplies, medical and caregiving, exercise and work and education if it can't be done from home. Organised club training is considered community sport, not exercise, and therefore if you reside in a lockdown postcode, you cannot leave that postcode to attend training in another suburb.

While the restrictions come into effect from tomorrow night, Baseball Victoria strongly recommends participants in these postcodes do not attend club training on Wednesday afternoon/evening.

Baseball Victoria notes that there is not currently a baseball club located in one of the lockdown suburbs, although there are several clubs that are in the areas surrounding these suburbs and they may consider if they will continue to hold their scheduled training sessions. 

Those people whom reside in the lockdown postcodes and whom have registered to train will receive an email directly confirming they are not permitted to attend training.  Each club will be provided with a listing of those people whom are not permitted to attend training. 

Any member that updates their postcode from a current lockdown postcode to another postcode will be required to provide proof of residence. In addition, any returning member whom updates their postcode from a previous registration to a new postcode which is no longer in a lockdown postcode will also need to provide proof of residence, as will any new members to baseball. 

These updated restrictions will affect the Continued Activity for several clubs and associations and may result in changes to the previously published dates on training, junior competitions and a return to senior full contact training and competition.

Baseball Victoria will continue to work with the Winter Associations and Winter Clubs to determine what these changes mean for the winter season, acknowledging that updates continue to occur regularly.

The information contained here applies as at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 to the following postcodes:

3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lake, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

“The fight against COVID-19 is not over, and our community needs to remain vigilant to keep everyone safe and healthy,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “As this situation continues to evolve, Baseball Victoria will work through the impact this has on the winter season, and determine any further updates or changes as required.”

Following on from previous announcements, Winter Associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view Winter Association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball.

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria will update the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the current guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following the updates to COVID-19 restrictions announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday, 20 June 2020, Baseball Victoria has been working with our sporting colleagues, VIC Sport and Sport & Recreation Victoria, to qualify several aspects of the government announcements. There is additional information that has been provided today, Wednesday 24 June 2020. 

The Victorian Government has now clarified that some aspects of community sport were allowed to return beginning from 11:59 PM on Sunday, 21 June, including:

  • Monday, 22 June through Sunday, 12 July 2020
    • Adults will continue to train in groups of 20 people plus two coaching staff, while maintaining social distancing and non-contact training (i.e. there can be two groups of 20 people training at the same time, plus their coaching staff);
    • Juniors will be able to recommence full contact training and competition;
    • Batting cages and indoor facilities can be used in groups no more than 20, subject to the square meterage rules;
    • Changerooms and facilities can be used while maintaining social distancing and can have no more than 20 people.

This clarification of 20 people per group returns to the restrictions that we had in place last week, allowing us to continue full training in anticipation of a return to full contact senior training and competition. 

The Sport and Recreation Victoria website has also been updated today to note:

  • From mid-July – subject to the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer and the continued management of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), adults can resume full-contact training from 13 July and full-contact competition from 20 July.

Baseball Victoria will continue to work with the Winter Associations and Clubs to prepare for a recommencement of the winter seasons based on these tentative dates, acknowledging that these dates are fluid and updates continue to occur daily. 

Following on from the previous announcements, Junior Winter Competition details are currently being finalised by the Winter Associations and will be updated via their communication channels. Click HERE to view Winter Association details.

Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball. 

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria will update the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the current guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following the changes to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday, 20 June 2020, Baseball Victoria is pleased to confirm the resumption of all junior baseball competitions and continued activity for senior players – albeit with additional restrictions.

The Victorian Government has allowed some aspects of community sport to return beginning from 11:59 PM on Sunday, 21 June, which includes:

  • Monday, 22 June through Sunday, 12 July 2020
    • Adults will continue to train in groups, REDUCED FROM 20 people to 10 per group plus two coaching staff, while maintaining social distancing and non-contact training (i.e. there can be two groups of ten people training at the same time, plus their coaching staff);
    • Juniors will be able to recommence full contact training and competition;
    • Batting cages and indoor facilities can be used in groups no more than 10;
    • Changerooms and facilities can be used while maintaining social distancing and can have no more than 20 people (less dependent upon the size of the facilities);
    • Canteens will be set to reopen with the commencement of junior competition, applying all the necessary space and food handling requirements. 

Baseball Victoria and the Winter Baseball Associations are working together to confirm how and when junior seasons would commence, along with continuing discussions and options for senior competition.

Senior training must remain as non-contact in groups of 10, with no more than 20 on a single field, maintaining all social distancing and hygiene requirements. The Victorian Government continues to review this particular restriction, which moves back to the earliest Return to Activity training format that commenced on Monday, 25 May 2020. Baseball Victoria will be able to confirm in the coming days if and when training will return to the larger group format.

At this stage, the return dates for senior full contact training and competition are unconfirmed, previous dates published by your Winter Associations are likely incorrect in light of the Victorian Government changes this past weekend.

“This is a fluid situation as Australia continues to adjust to life with COVID-19. The safety of our Victorian baseball community is our top priority, and that’s why we are committed to adapting to all the requirements and restrictions as a result of this changing landscape,” Baseball Victoria President Myles Foreman said. “We continue to update our documents and all of our changes are available on our website. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our community and we look forward to getting back to baseball as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Clubs will be provided with an updated Continued Activity/Return to Play Plan (Version 3A) and the Club Templates for Training Attendance for seniors have been edited to accommodate 10 people (two groups where necessary), with a separate Template for Training attendance for juniors now that they can return to full training. 

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria will provide an updated Return to Activity/Play Plan (Version 3A) to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the current guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

In accordance with the updated Victorian State Government easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms that as at 10:00 AM on Monday, 1 June 2020, the number of people allowed at a baseball activity has increased from 10 athletes to 20 athletes. 

Further to the alternation of the shutdown timelines that enabled Baseball Victoria’s Return to Activity on Monday, 25 May 2020, these changes allow training to expand with additional athletes as all of the social distancing rules remain in effect. 

Clubs have been provided with an updated Return to Activity/ Play Plan and the Club Templates for Training Attendance have been updated to allow for 20 athletes. 

Clubs that Return to Activity, whom have not done so, must provide the Return to Activity Club Checklist before training commences.

Updated restrictions now in effect as of Monday, 1 June 2020 at 10:00 AM are as follows:

  • Training is extended to 20 athletes and two coaching staff per training session.
  • The use of clubrooms, changerooms, showers and covered batting cages are not allowed. The only indoor club facilities that may be used are toilets.
  • Clubs need to continue with the application of hygiene measures to return to on-field training.
    • All clubs must adhere to the maximum of 20 athletes and two coaching staff per training group.
    • There can be two groups of 20 athletes on the field, one in the diamond and one in the outfield with approximately 20 metres in between them.
    • Each group may have 20 athletes with two coaching staff; the groups are able to swap positions on the field, but they must remain in the original groups of 20 athletes.
    • Groundskeepers, parents and other club members may not be on the field during training, otherwise they will count toward the maximum number of people.
    • All athletes and coaches must use hand sanitiser before, during and after training. Hand sanitiser must be reapplied every 20 minutes during training.
    • Clubs will only have access to the field and toilets. Parents will be able to attend training with children in limited numbers while maintaining social distancing.
  • All training will be conducted so that there is no personal contact and appropriate space between participants.
  • All players, coaches and committee members need to register with SportsTG to Return to Activity. Click HERE for Winter Return to Activity Registration by club.
  • Non-essential baseball activity other than training in groups of up to 20 people is still restricted. Committee meetings and non-essential gatherings are not permitted.
  • We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions in relation to this kind of training. Click HERE for the list of frequently asked questions.

Baseball Victoria will continue to review how long these training options will be available before we return to competition play, and we are working with the winter associations to establish how the winter season could be moved into shorter timeframes and what the associated costs would be.

Baseball Victoria will continue to monitor the situation and consult with State and Federal Governments and our state and territory counterparts to establish the safest strategy for returning to baseball play.

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.

Baseball Victoria has also updated the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

In accordance with the updated Victorian State Government easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Baseball Victoria confirms that as at 10:00 AM on Monday, 1 June 2020, the number of people allowed at a baseball activity will increase from 10 athletes to 20 athletes. 

Further to the alternation of the shutdown timelines that enabled Baseball Victoria’s Return to Activity on Monday, 25 May 2020, these changes allow training to expand with additional athletes as all of the social distancing rules remain in effect. 

On Friday, 29 May, Saturday, 30 May and Sunday, 31 May 2020, all clubs and members must adhere to the restrictions currently in place: there are to be no more than 10 athletes per group, plus two coaches.  Any club found to be hosting groups larger than 10 athletes will be in breach of the applicable rules and will be dealt with under the Baseball Victoria By-Laws and Baseball Victoria Member Protection Policy

Clubs will be provided with an updated Return to Activity/ Play Plan and on Monday, 1 June 2020 at 10:00 AM, the Club Templates for Training Attendance will be updated to allow for 20 athletes. 

Clubs that Return to Activity, whom have not done so, must provide the Return to Activity Club Checklist before training commences.

Updated restrictions that go into effect on Monday, 1 June 2020 at 10:00 AM are as follows:

  • Training is extended to 20 athletes and two coaching staff per training session.
  • The use of clubrooms, changerooms, showers and covered batting cages are not allowed. The only indoor club facilities that may be used are toilets.
  • Clubs need to continue with the application of hygiene measures to return to on-field training.
    • All clubs must adhere to the maximum of 20 athletes and two coaching staff per training group.
    • There can be two groups of 20 athletes on the field, one in the diamond and one in the outfield with approximately 20 metres in between them.
    • Each group may have 20 athletes with two coaching staff; the groups are able to swap positions on the field, but they must remain in the original groups of 20 athletes.
    • Groundskeepers, parents and other club members may not be on the field during training, otherwise they will count toward the maximum number of people.
    • All athletes and coaches must use hand sanitiser before, during and after training. Hand sanitiser must be reapplied every 20 minutes during training.
    • Clubs will only have access to the field and toilets. Parents will be able to attend training with children in limited numbers while maintaining social distancing.
  • All training will be conducted so that there is no personal contact and appropriate space between participants.
  • All players, coaches and committee members need to register with SportsTG to Return to Activity. Click HERE for Winter Return to Activity Registration by club.
  • Non-essential baseball activity other than training in groups of up to 20 people is still restricted. Committee meetings and non-essential gatherings are not permitted.
  • We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions in relation to this kind of training. Click HERE for the list of frequently asked questions.

“Victorians have remained committed to flattening the curve and stopping the spread of COVID-19, and we appreciate the patience of our Victorian baseball community during this time,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We are pleased to confirm more easing of restrictions, however, we must remind all clubs and members that it is absolutely essential to follow all guidelines, including social distancing and personal hygiene measures. The health and wellbeing of our participants and greater community depends on our continued caution and social distancing in line with advice from government and health officials.”

Baseball Victoria will continue to review how long these training options will be available before we return to competition play, and we are working with the winter associations to establish how the winter season could be moved into shorter timeframes and what the associated costs would be.

Baseball Victoria will continue to monitor the situation and consult with State and Federal Governments and our state and territory counterparts to establish the safest strategy for returning to baseball play.

Members are reminded that to Return to Activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration. 

The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes as they will apply from Monday, 1 June 2020 at 10:00 AM. 

Baseball Victoria has also updated the Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the guidelines and other club resources.

In addition, we have our Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program on our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

The Victorian State Government has this week confirmed the details for the Community Sport Section COVID-19 Short Term Survival Package, which includes streams for associations, leagues, and clubs to apply for assistance. 

This page includes the details for eligibility and the application process. 

Please contact Baseball Victoria if you require assistance in navigating this process. 

 

Baseball Victoria has considered the federal update on the three-step framework for a COVID-Safe Australia as well as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements regarding the easing of restrictions across the state.

Baseball Victoria has worked diligently to obtain the necessary information from the Victorian Government and applicable authorities to move forward with organised baseball activity, and we are pleased to share the following changes:

  • We have altered our timeline for the shutdown of all baseball activity in accordance with the Victorian Government’s changes to restrictions. Previously scheduled to last through 31 May, our shutdown measures have been adjusted to allow for the recommencement of training at a baseball club with up to 10 athletes and two coaches, starting from 9:00 am on Monday, 25 May 2020.
  • These changes apply to on-field training only. Use of clubrooms, changerooms, showers and covered batting cages are not allowed. The only indoor club facilities that may be used are toilets.
  • Clubs will need to assist with hygiene measures to return to on-field training.
    • All clubs must adhere to the maximum of 10 athletes and two coaching staff per training group.
    • There can be two groups on the field, one in the diamond and one in the outfield with approximately 20 metres in between them. Each group may have 10 athletes with two coaching staff; however, the groups may not swap over at any time and need to remain in their section for the entire training session.
    • Groundskeepers, parents and other club members may not be on the field during training, otherwise they will count toward the maximum number of people.
    • All athletes and coaches must use hand sanitiser before, during and after training. Hand sanitiser must be reapplied every 20 minutes during training.
    • Clubs will only have access to the field and toilets. Parents will be able to attend training with children in limited numbers while maintaining social distancing.
  • All training will be conducted so that there is no personal contact and appropriate space between participants.  
  • All players, coaches and committee members will need to register with SportsTG to Return to Activity. Click HERE for Winter Return to Activity Registration by club.
  • Non-essential baseball activity other than training in groups of up to 10 people is still shut down until at least 31 May 2020. Committee meetings and non-essential small gatherings are not permitted.  
  • Letters of Intent and Clearances/Transfers will recommence from 9:00 am on Monday, 25 May 2020.
  • We have prepared a list of frequently asked questions in relation to this kind of training. Click HERE for the list of frequently asked questions.

“Victorians have been working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19, and we understand this has been a challenging time for everyone, including our Victorian baseball community,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “While we welcome a slight easing of restrictions, we must remain vigilant and follow all guidelines, including social distancing and personal hygiene measures.”

Baseball Victoria has prepared a Return to Activity/Play Plan to assist baseball clubs throughout this transition. Click HERE to view the guidelines and other club resources.

Baseball Victoria has also added a Ramp Up to Play: Drills and Exercises Program to our website and BV TV YouTube channel to prepare athletes for a return to activity and play.

Baseball Victoria will continue to review how long these training options will be available before we return to competition play, and we are working with the winter associations to establish how the winter season could be moved into shorter timeframes and what the associated costs would be.

Baseball Victoria will continue to monitor the situation and consult with State and Federal Governments, Baseball Australia and our state and territory counterparts to establish the safest strategy for returning to baseball play.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Baseball Victoria has taken into consideration the federal update on the three-step framework for a COVID-Safe Australia announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last Friday, as well as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcements made on Monday, 11 May.

The key points in Baseball Victoria’s latest update are:

  • Under eased restrictions, outdoor activities in groups of up to 10 people will be allowed from 11:59pm on Tuesday, 12 May in Victoria.
  • There are still many questions that will need to be clarified and confirmed with the relevant authorities before we can safely return to baseball activities, including on-field training.
  • Baseball Victoria’s position remains the same – there is no current formal baseball activity.  While we work with the government for clarification on creating the safest environment for returning to activity, all baseball activity remains closed.
  • Further information will be communicated to all associations, clubs and members when it becomes available, we expect updates in the coming days.

On Monday, 11 May, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that some coronavirus restrictions will be lifted from 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 May. Allowing outdoor activities to be held with groups of up to 10 people while still maintaining social distancing rules is the most relevant announcement relating to baseball. Clearly, this is a very positive move towards the return to baseball activity. 

However, while some of the restrictions will be eased from 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 May, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that we can get back on the field safely. Our discussions with our state and territory counterparts confirmed that each location is different, and we need to clarify and confirm how eased restrictions apply to baseball. One such example is whether coaches count towards the 10-person maximum, or whether that number applies to players only. Access to toilets and equipment or first aid at club facilities is another issue that needs to be addressed by authorities prior to our return to activity.

There are numerous details yet to be confirmed and finalised. We will now work with the relevant authorities to finalise these details and communicate the first draft of Baseball Victoria’s Return to Baseball Activity Guidelines.

We acknowledge the patience and commitment to flattening the curve as demonstrated by the Victorian Baseball community, and we know many of our members are excited about the prospect of returning to baseball activity. While we respect these sentiments, we must continue our careful planning and preparation to ensure we have all the relevant information. This will allow us to provide guidance on conducting baseball activities safely for all participants without breaking any applicable laws.

Baseball Victoria has met with winter associations and both winter and summer clubs this evening to discuss this update and our current plans for proceeding under eased restrictions. We will provide an update as soon as possible.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Following Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement on changes to COVID-19 restrictions earlier today, Baseball Victoria is working to return to baseball activity and to ensure we are able to provide a safe environment for the baseball community. We are meeting with Winter Associations, Winter and Summer Clubs tomorrow (Tuesday, 12 May) and expect to have updated information from the state government to clarify important items, before updating all members on how you can return to baseball activity as soon as possible. 

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation while working with State and Federal Governments, Baseball Australia and our state and territory counterparts to create the safest strategy for getting back to baseball activity.

As the landscape continues to evolve across the states and territories, Baseball Victoria is working through the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities. These principles will set the precedent for the eventual return to community sports, and in order to safely return to activity, we must adhere to these principles along with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment. Currently in a draft framework, these principles will be approved in part or full by the Federal Government and then enacted by the States and Territories with additional requirements.

“Victoria has done a great job of staying home and social distancing, so thank you to our Victorian baseball community for doing your part. However, we cannot backtrack by returning to activity too soon without proper guidelines in place,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We want to return to baseball as soon as it’s safely possible, and that means we need to continue to be patient and our entire community needs to be willing to make adjustments. By accepting and embracing changes to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene, we can get our sport back up and running safely. The health and wellbeing of our members remains our top priority as we plan for the weeks and months ahead.”

A possible return to activity in the coming weeks would constitute small training groups of no more than 10 people including coaches and staff. All baseball activity will need to follow social distancing guidelines outlined by Baseball Victoria and the Victorian government. We will have more details on this timeline and the requirements for returning to activity soon, and we will provide updates accordingly.

Baseball Victoria continues to work with winter associations in establishing when we will be able to return to activity. Each association will decide on how they wish to return to activity and participate in the remaining time for the winter season.

Baseball Victoria also continues to communicate with VSBL clubs on the start of the 2020/21 summer season. We are in regular contact with Sport and Recreation Victoria, local councils and winter associations to determine when the summer season will start and when clubs will have access to summer baseball diamonds.

Baseball Victoria will confirm any adjustments to state and national fees for the winter and summer seasons as starting dates are confirmed.

We are also working to ensure all clubrooms and club facilities across both the winter and summer seasons are appropriately cleaned and that all fields are well-maintained during this time.

Please note we believe it will be unlikely that international travel will return in time for import players for the summer season, however any updates or confirmation of this will be made accordingly.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.

The COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.

For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.

All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the complicated, shifting COVID-19 pandemic as we follow all state and federal restrictions to protect the health and safety of the community.

Baseball Victoria confirms that at this stage, the current shutdown of all baseball activity will be extended through Sunday, 31 May 2020.

This includes all forms of baseball training, club activities and team meetings, as well as events, tournaments and competitions.

Decisions that are being made continue to evolve, and we are unable to say with any certainty across a range of contributing factors how the next months will progress to allow us to return to playing baseball. As the landscape shifts, we will continue to monitor these changes and apply them as necessary. 

The winter competitions for Bendigo, Dandenong, Geelong, Latrobe Valley and North Eastern Baseball Associations and Melbourne Winter Baseball League and Sunraysia Baseball League will not commence until after Monday, 1 June 2020. We are currently anticipating the opening day for those seasons to fall on Saturday, 13 June 2020.

“In these unprecedented times delaying the start of the winter baseball season, while understandably disappointing to the Victorian baseball community, is the only course of action available to the Baseball Victoria Board to ensure compliance with government measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to provide clarity for Winter Associations and Winter Clubs planning purposes,” Baseball Victoria President Myles Foreman said.

“This decision has been taken in consultation with the Winter Associations and Summer Clubs participating in the VSBL. I would like to take this opportunity to thank these Boards and Committees for the collaborative spirit in which we have worked together to navigate the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19.”

“Thank you also to Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton and the Baseball Victoria Office team who have continued to provide leadership and support to the Victorian Baseball Community during the same challenging times we are all facing in our personal, professional sporting worlds.” 

“The constantly changing situation will continue to be monitored and Baseball Victoria will continue to work with the Winter Associations and Clubs in preparation of resuming baseball in Victoria. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy in these unsettling and unprecedented times,” Foreman added.

Baseball Victoria and the Winter Associations are working together on the format of those seasons and how these competitions will impact the commencement of the 2020/21 Victorian Summer Baseball League season.

The Baseball Victoria state capitation fees will be reduced by 10%, and members who have already paid will be refunded via Sports TG. These refunds will be processed in the next 48 hours. 

The Sports TG portal for registering for the winter season will be closed until Friday, 1 May 2020.

Baseball Victoria and the Winter Associations have also concluded the 2020 State Winter Championships should be abandoned, allowing the Winter Associations to conduct the longest possible winter season. 

The State Winter Championships have been rescheduled to the same dates and locations for 2021:

12-14 June 2021      Senior    Geelong

26-27 June 2021      U14        Bendigo

03-04 July  2021       U18        Mildura

17-18 July  2021       U16        Morwell/Traralgon

24-25 July  2021       U12        Werribee

“Our organisation is conscious of the long-term effects this pandemic will place across our economy, sporting bodies, associations and clubs,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We have prepared a page with information as it is applicable to share with you to assist in navigating this space.” Please click HERE for COVID-19 resources.

We would also like to make our members aware that Major League Baseball (MLB) has issued a mandate for scouts to cease operations in their entirety during the shutdown of professional baseball. 

Click HERE to read the full notice from Baseball Australia on what clubs and players should know about the current scouting shutdown.

If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria by clicking HERE for full contact details.

You can find information on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy HERE from the Victoria Department of Health.

LATEST UPDATE - 10:00 AM 23/3/2020

Further to the updates provided on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 8:00 PM, as anticipated Baseball Australia has now postponed all Little League national events: 

  • Australian Junior League Championship, Adelaide previously scheduled for 5-9 May 2020
  • Australian Senior League Championship, Lismore previously scheduled for 17-21 May 2020
  • Australian Intermediate League Championship, Mildura previously scheduled for 26-30 May 2020
  • Australian Little League Championship, Lismore previously scheduled for 4-8 June 2020.

Click HERE for the full Baseball Australia Update. 

Baseball Victoria reiterates our previous message in relation to all baseball activity and confirms that the current complete shutdown of all baseball activity in Victoria has now been extended to Tuesday, 14 April 2020. 

All forms of baseball training, club activities and team meetings, as well as events, tournaments and competitions should have ceased last week, and at this stage the shutdown will remain in place until 14 April 2020.

Baseball Victoria continues to work with the Winter Associations regarding the upcoming winter season, scheduled to commence on 18 April 2020. Contingencies will be considered, taking into account the fast-paced ongoing nature of further restrictions, long-term restrictions that have already been foreshadowed and suitable timelines for training before the commencement of the season.

We urge the baseball community to adhere to the restrictions in place and review all health information available.   

You can find information on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy HERE from the Victoria Department of Health.

Upon the updated requirements of the Victorian and Federal Governments, Baseball Victoria confirms that the current complete shutdown of all baseball activity in Victoria will now be extended to Tuesday, 14 April 2020. 

All forms of baseball training, club activities and team meetings, as well as events, tournaments and competitions should have ceased last week, and at this stage the shutdown will remain in place until 14 April 2020.

The Victorian Government, along with any additional Federal Government restrictions put in place, will be making further statements tomorrow Monday, 23 March 2020, at which time Baseball Victoria will also provide additional information. 

Baseball Victoria continues to work with the Winter Associations regarding the upcoming winter season, scheduled to commence on 18 April 2020.  Contingencies will be considered, taking into account the fast-paced ongoing nature of further restrictions, long-term restrictions that have already been foreshadowed and suitable timelines for training before the commencement of the season.

Non-essential travel restrictions look certain to affect the National Little League events scheduled in the coming months and Baseball Victoria is working with Baseball Australia and our state and territory colleagues. 

Updated 23 March 2020 - HERE is the information provided by Baseball Australia postponing all National Little League events. 

We urge the baseball community to adhere to the restrictions in place and review all health information available.   You can find information on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy HERE from the Victoria Department of Health.

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LATEST UPDATE - 12:30 PM 17/3/2020

Baseball Victoria, in this unprecedented and unique situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking a lead from international and national sporting codes to postpone all Victorian Baseball activity from Tuesday, 17 March 2020 until Tuesday, 7 April 2020. 

Decisions in relation to the health and safety of our baseball community have been given careful consideration. Following consultations with the federal and state government, Sport Australia and Baseball Australia and our state and territory baseball counterparts, as well as following in line with restrictions on Major League Baseball in the United States, we are postponing our non-essential static gatherings as a precautionary action to assist in stopping the spread of this virus to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Baseball Victoria and all our member clubs and associations incorporating all remaining summer baseball activities, all winter association and club activity across Victoria and all Baseball Victoria activities will cease for 21 days. This includes all training, club activities and team meetings, as well as events, tournaments and competitions. 

In addition to our regular baseball, this will affect the postponement of the following major events:

  • 2020 Australian Women’s Championships - scheduled for 10-17 April 2020, this has been postponed until further notice
  • 2020 Charter Player Development Program including the Super Series – scheduled for Saturday, 21 March has been postponed until further notice
  • 2020 Charter Little League State Championships
    • 2020 Senior, Junior and Intermediate League State Championships – scheduled for 28-30 March, this has been postponed until further notice
    • 2020 Little League State Championships – scheduled for 3-5 April, this has been postponed until further notice
  • 2020 Baseball Victoria Awards Night – scheduled for Thursday, 26 March, this has been postponed until September 2020

Participants for the 2020 Australian Women’s Championships and 2020 Charter State Championships that are being postponed will receive a full refund. Please note that any payment made via Team App will be processed back via Team App and any payment made directly to Baseball Victoria will be refunded directly. Click HERE for details on refunds.

“The current situation is unprecedented in our lifetimes with the direct or indirect consequences of COVID-19 progressively impacting every aspect of Victorian, Australian and Global Communities. The impact on the ability for the Sport of Baseball to proceed at this time is just one of many COVID-19 impacts the Victorian Baseball Community is now experiencing. This decision was taken after extensive internal and external consultation and is based on the health and welfare of  the Victorian Baseball Community and is consistent  with a number of broader measures being implemented by government, business and sport to try and reduce the spread of COVID-19. These are very challenging and uncertain times and the measures announced today provide clarity on the next 21 days with updates to follow as the situation continues to evolve,” Baseball Victoria President Myles Foreman said.

This is a quickly evolving situation that changes every day, and that means a decision made today may be updated tomorrow. By clearly postponing events in our immediate future, we have the opportunity to make strong plans for the future that will ensure we can recommence baseball activities as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

The 2020 Australian Women’s Championships will be rescheduled in consultation with Baseball Australia (read Baseball Australia’s full statement HERE). Prior to the recommencement of that program players will be consulted on their availability and we may need to make changes to the teams in order to replace any players whom are not available. 

The 2020 Charter Player Development Program, which was to be finished with the Super Series, will recommence immediately prior to the rescheduled 2020 Charter State Championships. This ensures that when we are able to return to play, participants will have the opportunity to train prior. 

The 2020 Charter Little League State Championships lead to the National Little League Championships and subsequently the International Little League Championships. At this stage, we will continue to review how the state championships can be restructured and rescheduled later in April and May to allow participation in the national and then international event(s).

All of these championship arrangements are fluid and further decisions will be made on the reschedule of state events based on the timelines provided by Baseball Australia regarding their national championships. Baseball Australia’s timelines for review of its national events are contained HERE in their full statement.

Baseball Australia is in an ongoing dialogue with Little League International with respect to eligibility, and the rules for timelines around participation in events, which all parties have conceded will need to be flexible as event timing continues to shift. 

Currently the 2020 winter season with our member Winter Associations is scheduled to commence after Easter, and at this stage, these competitions will go ahead as planned.  Consultation with the Winter Associations will be ongoing regarding the start of their season, the effect of rescheduled state and national events, and the Winter Championships.  We expect that training for the winter season will be affected by this 21-day hiatus, and as soon as it practical we will confirm the start time for the season, considering the need for training to recommence prior.

Please note that as of today, the Baseball Victoria office has enacted its ‘Work From Home Plan’. The Baseball Victoria landline telephone will be diverted accordingly, and you can still call this number at any time. All staff are available directly via mobile and email. Please click HERE for full contact details.

You can find information on how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy HERE from the Victoria Department of Health.

COVID 19 BASEBALL WA-Recovered

LATEST UPDATE - 12:00 PM 16/3/2020

The Baseball Victoria Board has convened a special Board Meeting to consider all possible scenarios and the impact, effect and ramifications of the rapidly evolving landscape related to COVID-19.

The meeting will take place on Monday 16 March with further advice related, but not limited to, the following areas of our operations to be advised to our community before midday Tuesday:

  • Player, volunteer and official welfare
  • Commercial and financial impact considerations
  • State, national and subsequent international competitions
  • Baseball community welfare

This is a very unique and challenging situation for all concerned. Baseball Victoria is working with Baseball Australia, and state, federal and baseball stakeholders to consider this situation and address it in an unified manner.

The Baseball Victoria Board and Administrators take their role in this matter very seriously and we are looking to lead and support baseball with empathy and considered decision-making.

Please click HERE to view Baseball Australia's statement on COVID-19 from 13 March 2020.

LATEST UPDATE - 4:30 PM 13/3/2020

Baseball Victoria, in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities are following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Victorian baseball.

The Charter Player Development Program Super Series #1 being held in Geelong has been postponed. At this stage, a new date has not yet been selected.

BV President Myles Forman said “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone some aspects of our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe, and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.” 

Baseball Victoria will be taking precautions with those baseballers who will play over the weekend to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Victorian government.

BV CEO Kristie Middleton said “In consultation with Baseball Australia, federal and state government, and further to discussions with the national CEOs, Baseball Victoria’s position will be continually assessed and our position may need to be updated on further advice.”

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Victoria website and via direct email and the Baseball Victoria social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Instagram.

Baseball Victoria is receiving updates and information via:

Baseball Victoria, in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities are following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Victorian baseball.

The VSBL games that are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 14 March, for women at the Springvale Baseball Club and men at the Melbourne Ballpark will continue as scheduled, however we recommend that you watch on the livestream rather than attend the venues, and that only essential spectators attend.

If attending, we encourage you to follow all the recommendations on healthy best practices from the Victorian government.

VSBL games listed below will be livestreamed from both locations and we encourage you to join our baseball finals as part of our livestream coverage, available on the Baseball Victoria Facebook HERE.

Division 1 Grand Finals: Sunshine Eagles v Blackburn Orioles – Melbourne Ballpark

Saturday, 14 March – 4:30 PM

Sunday, 15 March – 4:30 PM (If game three of the series is required)

Division 2 Grand Finals: Williamstown Wolves v Malvern Braves – Melbourne Ballpark

Saturday, 14 March – 1:00 PM

Sunday, 15 March – 1:00 PM (If game three of the series is required)

Women’s Division 3 East Grand Final: Moorabbin Panthers v Melbourne Demons - Springvale Lions Baseball Club

Saturday, 14 March – 10:30 AM

Women’s Division 2 Grand Final: Doncaster Dragons v Springvale Lions - Springvale Lions Baseball Club

Saturday, 14 March – 1:00 PM

Women’s Division 1 Grand Final: Springvale Lions v Doncaster Dragons - Springvale Lions Baseball Club

Saturday, 14 March – 3:30 PM

BV President Myles Forman said “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone some aspects of our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.” 

Baseball Victoria will be taking precautions with those baseballers who will play over the weekend to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Victorian government.

Players should:

  • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • if unwell, you need to contact your GP immediately
  • where possible, limit the use of sharing equipment
  • limit unnecessary contact with other players and officials
  • restrict shaking hands, this weekend baseball will use fist or elbow bumps
  • follow the instructions of all baseball officials

Other effective measures include:

  • avoid touching your face
  • regularly wipe down your devices
  • use contactless payment methods instead of cash 

Any player who no longer wishes to participate in the scheduled games should immediately advise their club.

BV CEO Kristie Middleton said “In consultation with Baseball Australia, federal and state government, and further to discussions with the national CEOs, Baseball Victoria’s position will be continually assessed and our position may need to be updated on further advice.”

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Victoria website and via direct email and the Baseball Victoria social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Instagram.

Baseball Victoria is receiving updates and information via:

Baseball Victoria, in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities, is following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Victorian baseball.

The VSBL games that are scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 14 March, for women at the Springvale Baseball Club and men at the Melbourne Ballpark will continue as scheduled, however we recommend that you watch on the livestream rather than attend the venues, and that only essential spectators attend.

If attending, we encourage you to follow all the recommendations on healthy best practices from the Victorian government.

VSBL games will be livestreamed from both locations and we encourage you to join our baseball finals as part of our livestream coverage. VSBL livestreams will be available HERE.

The Charter Player Development Program Super Series #1 being held in Geelong has been postponed. At this stage, a new date has not yet been selected.

BV President Myles Forman said “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone some aspects of our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.” 

Baseball Victoria will be taking precautions with those baseballers who will play over the weekend to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Victorian government.

BV CEO Kristie Middleton said “In consultation with Baseball Australia, federal and state government, and further to discussions with the national CEOs, Baseball Victoria’s position will be continually assessed, and our position may need to be updated on further advice. Baseball Victoria continues to assess all competitions and future baseball, and we will provide updates as soon as possible.”

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Victoria website and via direct email and the Baseball Victoria social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Victoria Instagram.

Baseball Victoria is receiving updates and information via:

A MESSAGE FROM BASEBALL VICTORIA REGARDING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
(12 MARCH 2020)

Baseball Victoria continues to closely monitor the evolving situation in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on information available from a number of sources including; the Federal and State Departments of Health, Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport and Baseball Australia. In addition, Baseball Victoria is working closely with the other State Baseball Associations to coordinate a national response where possible.

Presently there are no restrictions on events where large numbers of people congregate, but Baseball Victoria is conscious of the need to monitor any developments with COVID-19 and will act in accordance with the advice from the relevant authorities.

A Business Continuity Plan for the Baseball Victoria Office is in place which will ensure the team can all work from home if required and services provided to the Victorian Baseball Community can continue. 

As a reminder, one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus is to use good hand washing and sneeze/cough hygiene. 

You should:

  • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser
  • if unwell, avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)

Other effective measures include:

  • avoid touching your face
  • regularly wipe down your devices
  • use contactless payment methods instead of cash

Baseball Victoria will provide additional information to our members as it becomes available and will keep our community updated on any disruptions to the delivery of regular programs or events, should they occur.

The health and well-being of our participants is our highest priority, but it is important that people remain calm and act on the best health advice available.

For general advice on COVID-19, please refer to the Victorian Government Health website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

For sport specific advice, please refer to https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19, dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice, including travel as well as FAQs relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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