Hires during COVID-19 Pandemic

*Updated 13/09/2020*

It is important to us that both party goers and those who operate party kits are kept as safe as possible and so we have decided to provide guidance on hiring party kits during this unusual time. This guidance is reviewed regularly and updated inline with current government advice.

Please note that restrictions and lockdowns differ across Australia so please see the relevant section below before proceeding with a hire. (Looking for UK guidelines? Go to UK website)

All party kits are operated independently and as such it is at the discretion of the party kit owner as to whether or not they will hire out their kit. We fully support those who have decided to delay restarting their party kit hire. We have not updated our map to show who is currently hiring so please contact your local party kit for more information. We have provided access to relevant health and safety training for all party kit owners.

Party kit hire can take place based on the maximum number permitted to gather in each State - please see the relevant State and Territory rules below. We will not lend to illegal gatherings.

Please use online payment where possible, such as PayPal or bank transfer.

Food and drinks should not be shared between households and please avoid sharing utensils, dishes and cups.

Please cancel your booking if you or anyone in your household has a positive test for COVID-19 or has experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days; this includes a cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell.

Please do not arrange to hire a kit if you are required to quarantine after returning from aboard.

Please be aware that your booking may be cancelled if the party kit owner or a member of their household develop any symptoms of COVID-19, have a confirmed case or the local lockdown restrictions change.

Summary of the rules regarding gatherings from Monday 14th September 2020:


Metropolitan Melbourne is in Stage 4 restrictions. This means:

  • You can't have visitors in your home

  • You cannot make social visits to friends and family

  • You can only gather in public places with one other person

We advise against hiring in Metropolitan Melbourne. For more information visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/social-gatherings-metropolitan-melbourne-covid-19

Regional Victoria is in Stage 3 restrictions:

  • You can't have visitors in your home

  • You cannot make social visits to friends and family

  • You can only gather in public places with one other person

We advise against hiring in Regional Victoria. For more information visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/social-gatherings-regional-victoria-covid-19


Outdoor public gatherings:

  • Under the public health order, there are restrictions on group gatherings.

  • No more than 20 people are allowed to gather outside in a public place.

Visitors allowed at a residence:

  • Up to 20 visitors may visit another household at any one time. The total number of visitors includes adults and children. (A member of the household is not counted as a visitor.)

  • You can have guests from any household so long as it does not exceed 20 visitors in total.

  • From Monday 14 September 2020, if there are more than 20 visitors at a home, every person will be held individually responsible for a breach of the public health order.

For more information https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules#outdoor-public-gatherings


Due to recently announced cases in Queensland extra restrictions have now been put in place for movement and gatherings in listed Local Government Areas.

These restrictions mean you:

  • Can have a maximum of 10 people in your home, including the members of your household that live there. The visitors can be from different households

  • Can have a public gathering with a maximum of 10 people including yourself and members of your household

  • Can’t have any visitors if you have 10 or more people living in your household.

Visit the below website for a list of Restricted Local Government Areas: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/restricted-areas-covid-19

For more information https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/movements-gatherings

Extra restrictions have also been put in place for movement and gatherings in areas outside of listed local government areas.

These restrictions mean you can:

  • Have a maximum of 30 people in your home, including the members of your household that live there. The visitors can be from different households

  • Have a public gathering with a maximum of 30 people including yourself and members of your household.

It is important to read this Direction in conjunction with the Restrictions on Business, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No.5).

Western Australia

  • The number of people that can attend functions will be determined by the maximum capacity of the venue, based on at least 2 square metres of floor space per person.

  • Gathering limits now only determined by 2 square metre rule.

  • You and your guests should practise physical distancing and ensure there is enough space for 2 square metres per adult or child.

  • the 2 square metre rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons

For more information https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/phase-4-easing-of-restrictions-frequently-asked-questions#socialising_community

South Australia

  • Density requirements are in place. The total number of people at a place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres.

  • Physical distancing, or social distancing principles apply. Every person should attempt to stay at least 1.5 metres from other members of the public. However, this does not apply to people who live together, who are friends or family members, or people who regularly associate with each other.

  • Gatherings at private residences may have up to 50 people per gathering.

  • Gatherings at a private place (other than a private residence) are restricted to no more than 100 people

For more information https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/activities-and-gatherings

Northern Territory

  • There are different requirements depending on the size of your event.

  • Events with less than 100 people do not require completion of a checklist or safety plan, however physical distancing and hygiene principles should still be considered and implemented.

For information on events and those with over 100 guests please visit this website https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/business-and-work/business/guidelines-for-events-and-gatherings#/100_to_500_people


  • There is no limit on household visitation

  • Public gatherings can be a maximum of 100 people (excluding staff, trainers and spectators), with one person per 4 square metres of usable space in both indoor and outdoor spaces (whichever is lesser).

For more information https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/what-you-can-do


Gathering limits are now determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of: 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises; and 500 people in an undivided space outdoors.

  • Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

  • Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

  • The maximum number of people permitted on a premises includes staff, volunteers, children and babies.

  • Where practicable, business operators, staff, volunteers and attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

  • Gatherings at households – including shacks – are limited to up to 20 people at any one time, not including residents of the household.

  • You should continue to maintain physical distancing at all times when you are out (staying at least 1.5 metres from other people), wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes. You should not visit others or have visitors to your home if you are unwell.

For more information https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/gatherings-density-and-physical-distancing

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