It is with regret that we announce the postponement of the 2020 SHOT Expo in June at Rosehill Racecourse.

The SSAA NSW Board with the CEO have been meeting regularly over the last few weeks regarding the hosting of the event, along with SSAA National and the promoter Level Up Events. SSAA NSW has, on a daily basis, monitored worldwide events relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and noted the cancellation of events including the Easter Show, other Expos and of course sporting events.

At all times our consideration has focussed firstly on the safety our members, volunteers, staff, exhibitors and the general public. The World Health Organisation suggests that “infections can be transmitted during a mass gathering, during transit to and from the event, and in participants’ home communities upon their return”. Based on statistics from our previous SHOT Expos, we anticipate large numbers and high crowd density, which increases the risk of potential infection and the draining of much needed health resources.

The cost to stage the Shot Expo is in the range of $500,000 - $600,000. SSAA NSW takes the management of the Association’s and members' funds seriously and making this decision now avoids significant financial loss due to last-minute cancellation.

The situation has been developing rapidly. The Australian and NSW Government have now banned all non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more. SSAA NSW follows the advice of Government, the Chief Medical Officer and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

As a result of the Government ban and our own deliberations, the SSAA SHOT Expo is now postponed. We are in discussions with our promoter and venue provider as to potential new dates and will advise in due course.

We thank our Members and industry partners for your patience and understanding at this time as we manage the impact of this pandemic on Shot Expo and other scheduled events. SSAA NSW will provide refunds for those who had already purchased tickets.

Although this is not the outcome anyone wanted, we will work harder than ever to put on a bigger and better Expo in the future.

To all – please exercise every precaution and stay safe. We will continue to provide updates.

Lance Miller - President, SSAA NSW
Jai Rowell - CEO, SSAA NSW

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