Back to Badminton for ACT Badminton Clubs

ACT Badminton Association (ACTBA) Clubs have resumed social sessions in the ‘new normal’ in meeting all required health and safety requirements.  The attached video from the Gungahlin Badminton Club highlights players enjoying social play while fully meeting the Club’s List of Player Responsibilities and Club COVID-19 Safety Plan.  This includes: registering for all session; hand sanitising upon entry and during sessions; social distancing while waiting for games; no contact during play; and no sharing of racquets or water bottles.  No players will attend when sick in any way and have agreed to get tested if showing any symptoms of COVID-19.

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Back to badminton (next stage)

The ACT Government has now announced that the Stage 2.2 of the easing of restrictions will commence on Friday, 19 June 2020 (see  This will provide for up to 100 people to play at indoor sports centres, subject to the one person per 4sqm rule. This effectively means that all ACTBA affiliated badminton clubs can resume their social sessions.  However, as some of the facilities that clubs hire are having some issues arranging for the reopening of their venues (largely related to sourcing cleaners), please see any notices individual clubs have placed on this website in relation to the resumption of play or call relevant club contacts to find out the latest information. All players are reminded that the resumption of full social play at clubs is on the basis of the ‘new normal’ conditions of play, most notably the required hygiene and distancing requirements.  Please be particularly mindful of the 1.5m distancing requirement while waiting for games and use the hand sanitisers provided at each club.  All players are required to meet individual clubs’ COVID-19 Safety Plans and Player Responsibility Lists of behaviour.  Further, you will all be required to formally register your names for each session to enable [read more…]


Back to Badminton (Slowly)

Chief Minister Andrew Barr, MLA announced on 26 May 2020 a relaxation of the restrictions to allow for the return of community indoor sports from 30 May 2020, initially limited to 20 people (see:  If all goes well, this limit will be increased to 50 people from 20 June 2020. Some badminton clubs in the ACT will resume social play under the 20 person limit (but strictly for club members only), while others will resume when the 50 limit applies.  Please contact individual clubs for details on the resumption of play at their clubs. Consistent with the guidelines provided by Badminton Australia (BA), various national sporting bodies and government agencies, each club should prepare a Club Safety Plan and a list of Player Responsibilities to provide a framework for how social play at clubs will operate over the period of the ‘new normal’ until a vaccine for COVID-19 is developed.  This includes matters such as: that anyone at all unwell not to attend a badminton session; anyone exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms to get tested; and various hygiene and social distancing practices during sessions.  All club players should familiarise themselves with these requirements. Further information will be provided as to the [read more…]


Suspension of Badminton at ACTBA Affiliated Clubs

The Prime Minister announced on 22 March 2020 that all indoor sporting venues would be restricted from opening from midday 23 March 2020 (see: As such, the ACTBA has advised all of its affiliated clubs to immediately suspend all club social play until further notice. The badminton community in the ACT will play its part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. I wish everyone all the best over the coming months. Olaf Schuermann President, ACTBA  


Postponement of June Bevan & Australasian U17 and CP Maddern & Australian U19 Championships

Badminton Australia and representatives of Australia’s State and Territory Badminton organisations, including the ACTBA President, met on 18 March 2020 to discuss the JUNE BEVAN TEAM EVENT & AUSTRALASIAN U/17 CHAMPIONSHIPS, scheduled to be held in Perth, Western Australia from the 11th-18th April 2020 and the CP MADDERN TEAM EVENT & AUSTRALIAN U/19 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, scheduled to be held in Geelong, Victoria from the 4th July to 11th July, 2020. With consideration of the announcement by the Federal and State/Territory Governments relating to coronavirus and the importance of protecting the health and safety of the badminton community it was agreed to postpone both events with a view to holding the events later in the year, possibly in September/October 2020. Once a new date for both tournaments has been determined, the ACTBA will advertise an Expressions of Interest on the website for ACT players wishing to participate in either tournament.

All Clubs using Kaleen High School Sports Hall

The sports hall will be unavailable from 4th July -19th July due to repair work being undertaken on the lighting system.

Club Notices

  • Belconnen Badminton Club

    Club will reopen when the 50 player limit is allowed (currently scheduled from 20 June 2020).
  • Gungahlin Badminton Club

    Due to overwhelming demand to join the club and a complete lack of available facilities to play badminton in the Gungahlin region, membership of the club is currently suspended. The reopening of membership will be considered after seeing how many members return to club sessions after the COVID-19 restrictions on player limitations are lifted to 50 people from 20 June. Non-members will not be permitted to attend (to be reviewed after experiencing member attendance in the weeks following the commencement of the 50 player limitation and to be at the sole discretion of the Committee member(s) managing individual sessions).

    Membership Fees for 2020
    $50/year for men
    $30/year for women and students

    No badminton at Gungahlin College on the following dates:
    Tuesday, 4 February
    Tuesday, 25 February
    Tuesday, 16 June
    Tuesday, 18 August
    Tuesday, 1 September
    Tuesday, 17 November

  • Northside Junior Badminton Club

    The training session starts this Wednesday 29th July for the juniors who are aged between 8 to 18 years old, and are willing to commit.
    We welcome the juniors in all levels from beginner to advanced.

    Sessions are only held during school terms.

    Membership will be $5 for the remainder of 2020 and session fees $5.
  • Northside Badminton Club

    There is no badminton on the following days:
    Monday 9th March - Canberra Day
    Sunday 29th March – Train Expo
    Sunday 12th April – Easter Sunday
    Monday 13th April – Easter Monday
    Monday 1st June – Reconciliation Day
    Monday 8th June – Queen’s Birthday
    Monday 6th July - Installing New Lighting.
    Monday 5th October – Labour Day
    Sunday 15th November – Model Train Expo
  • Southside Badminton Club

    New players should contact Brideen on 0410666541 before attending, to help manage visitor numbers

    Updated 3 April 2019 – Non-members who wish to play at Southside Club may not be admitted depending on the number of people attending each session; this will be at the sole discretion of the Club Committee member(s) running each individual session.
  • University of Canberra Badminton Club

    UC Badminton Club is closed and will not be re-opening in 2020 and beyond.

    If you are a UC student and are passionate about badminton or interested in running the badminton club sessions at University of Canberra, please contact us.

  • Veterans Badminton Association

    Starting session for 2020 is on Tuesday, 21st January 2020.

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