With new government directives on social distancing and advice they will be in place for at least six months, the 2020 Australian Pipe Band Championships have been officially postponed to April 2021.
An assessment of date options and consideration of government directives and advice in response to the coronavirus pandemic by Pipe Bands Australia, host branch Victoria and promoter Maryborough Highland Society concluded that proceeding with a deferred October date could not be guaranteed based on current government information and requirements for Australian people.
Pipe Bands Australia and its branches are constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
As an organisation, Pipe Bands Australia is drawing directly on current advice and information
provided by Federal and State Government authorities including travel warnings and advisories
issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and updates by the Australian Chief Medical