Updated: 7 January 2022

In line with the Queensland Public Health Order, masks and proof of vaccination or an appropriate exemption is required upon entry into the club.

Masks must be worn at all times, except when seated to eat or drink.

Please note various venue trading hours have changed and can be viewed HERE.

Visiting Sharks from December 17

Updated: 14 December 2021

Thank you for your continued support and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are updating you on new restrictions the Queensland Government has introduced with regards to vaccination status.

Under the new Queensland Government guidelines (or mandate), only people (16 years and over) who are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine (or appropriate exemption) will be allowed to enter hospitality venues from December 17, 2021.

  • Anyone entering Southport Sharks main club including Events Centre will require proof of vaccination.
  • Fitness Centre and Hotel is currently exempt, however proof of vaccination is required to enter Aviary Rooftop Bar.


In accordance with Queensland Government regulations, acceptable forms of COVID-19 vaccination status will include:

  • vaccination information displayed on the Check-In Qld app (CIQ App);
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register;
  • an online immunisation history statement; or
  • an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate printed or electronic from the Department of Home Affairs.

If you’re from interstate you will be required to present the relevant proof of vaccination from the state you reside in.

Please note that if you do not have a smart phone, we will be accepting printed copies of your COVID-19 vaccine status. For more information regarding proof of vaccination please click here.



We strongly recommend members link their COVID-19 digital certificate prior to December 17, 2021.
The Queensland Government has provided the following videos on how you can link and show your COVID-19 digital certificate:


More Videos



If you don’t have a mobile device, there are other ways you can provide proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status. Using the Check In Qld app is optional.

You can show the reception team a printed copy of your:

  • immunisation history statement
  • COVID-19 digital certificate.

You can access proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status:

  • online using your Medicare online account through myGov
  • by using the Express Plus Medicare app
  • online using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service through myGov
  • by calling the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809
  • by asking your GP to print a copy of your immunisation history statement.

Read more about how to get proof of your vaccination status.


To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination proof of exemption, please click here.


We look forward to seeing you soon.



Updated: 8 October 2021


Dear Members,

From 4:00pm AEST 8 October 2021, restrictions will ease in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Townsville City Council (including Magnetic Island)
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council

There is no longer a requirement to wear a mask at hospitality venues in impacted areas except when entering or exiting the venue or if you are a staff member serving patrons.

For more general information in regards to these restrictions please click here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas

Please remain positive and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you soon.










COVID-safe guidelines for Southport Sharks

In line with government guidelines and the Approved COVID-Safe Plan for the Queensland Hotels and Club, please find our guidelines.

General guidelines

  • Cashless payment preferred in all outlets
  • All guests and visitors to sign in as per normal club requirements.
  • Walk in’s available subject to capacity allowances
  • Sports will be playing on the big screen in the main club

Hygiene and Sanitation guidelines

During this time, our members’ health, safety and well-being is very important to the team. To ensure our venue is operating in line with the stringent new government health department protocol, the team had previously prepared the club for re-opening. This involved a deep clean with a hospital-grade sanitiser, fogging of all public areas and implementing new cleaning and sanitising of all frequently touched surfaces.  In addition, all staff have completed COVID-safe training to ensure a safe visit for members and their guests.

When visiting Southport Sharks, we request patrons follow the below practices:

  • Sanitise hands upon arrival and at regular intervals
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow or tissue
  • Dispose of used tissues immediately into a rubbish bin
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres, using signage and floor markings as a guide.
  • Entry will not be permitted to a person displaying any symptoms of sickness

In August 2020 we’ve introduced enhanced measures, which include:

  • Hygiene Officers present in the venue (identifiable by their hi-vis vests)
  • Implementation of a swipe out kiosk
  • Regular announcements over the PA to all members and guests in the venue
  • Social distancing, hygiene and remain seated reminders
  • Additional cleaning of gaming machines and dining tables
  • Increased communication of COVID safe practices

COVID Safe Event Terms & Conditions

At Southport Sharks, we provide COVID Safe Events and we request your assistance in ensuring a safe event for all.

  • Notice to all patrons to not enter the venue if they;
    • are unwell
    • have been in close contact with a known case of COVID
    • have COVID-19 symptoms
    • have travelled overseas in the previous 14 days or
    • have been to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.
  • A group booking can sit together
  • In the event that the venue is forced to closed due to COVID restriction imposed by the Government and event is cancelled, all tickets will be refunded
  • If you are feeling unwell and cannot attend the event for any of the above reasons a refund will be provided
  • Capacity restrictions apply to all events
  • All guests are to register as they enter and exit the club for the event. If the guest is not a member, consider signing up prior to the event to assist with a faster entry