Avalon 2021 postponement

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher provided the following statement in response to the announcement on 13 May 2020 from Avalon International Airshow organisers that the event will be postponed to a later date in 2021.

Mayor Stephanie Asher:

All event organisers are faced with difficult decisions at the moment given no one knows exactly when we will fully emerge from this period of restrictions.

For an event as large and complex as the Avalon International Airshow, it’s completely understandable that organisers have made a decision now to postpone from February until later in 2021.

The decision means there is greater certainty that Avalon 2021 will go ahead, which is particularly important given it will be a celebration of 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force.

The council remains committed to supporting Avalon 2021 via Geelong Major Events funding. It’s an event our community always looks forward to and is hugely significant for our local economy, injecting around $28.9 million in 2019. As we recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this economic activity will be vital to our region.

We look forward to working with the Avalon Airshow team to confirm a new date, and then on making sure Avalon 2021 is as spectacular and successful an event as ever.

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