Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria


Earlier news


Getting to COVID-normal

The Victorian Government has lifted the travel ban between metro Melbourne and regional areas, and sport is moving towards COVID-normal.

As part of this transition, croquet clubs are required to prepare COVID-safe plans. These need to cover the Six Principles.

The updated Return to Croquet guidelines  include guidance on these principles.



Melbourne restrictions eased further

Croquet Victoria has updated its Return to Croquet guidelines in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer Directions notices published on 28 October.

For the time being, travel between metro Melbourne and regional Victoria is still banned, and metro Melbourne residents are subject to a 25 km travel limit (from home or work).

Other restrictions affecting croquet are now the same across the state. Social play is limited to a maximum of ten players per venue, and competition play is allowed to the minimum required for the activity.

For details, see the current guidelines.


Current news

News Date: 2020-11-18
Posted by: Jim Clement
Posted on: 2020-11-21
News Type: General

Vale Patricia Watts

I regret to inform members that Patricia (Trish) Watts passed away last Wednesday, 18 November 2020, after a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Trish joined Kew Croquet Club in August 2008 and was elected to the Committee of Management in December 2013, filling the casual vacancy caused by the passing of Graham Howie, and serving continuously until the 2019 AGM, when she did not seek re-election, citing the effects of MND.

Trish was a member of the Croquet Victoria GC Interstate Shield for three years, 2016 to 2018.

Trish is survived by husband John, daughters Jackie and Penny and grandchildren.

I am sure that all members who knew her will join with me in mourning her passing.

Trish’s funeral service, on Monday, 23 November 2020 at 7 pm, will be streamed, and you are invited to join at

It was Trish's wish that donations to MND be given in lieu of funeral flowers. Her family thank you on her behalf for supporting their efforts to raise money for this
worthy cause.

If you would like to contribute, please do so via the following link:

Jim Clement


Later news


Corona restrictions relaxed

The Premier’s announcement today (Sunday 22 November) includes some very welcome changes in the restrictions affecting sport. These will be included in revised Return to Croquet guidelines as soon as we see the updated Directions documents from the Chief Health Officer.

In the meantime, here is a summary of the main points.



More detail as Corona restrictions ease

As Victoria approaches COVID-normal, restrictions on playing croquet and meeting socially have eased. Croquet Victoria's Return to Croquet guidelines have now been updated accordingly.

Changes affecting clubs and individual players include:

  • masks are no longer required out of doors (keep it in your pocket to put on indoors or in a crowd)
  • up to 50 people can participate in sport as a group at a given venue - more than one group if the groups can stay a reasonable distance apart and everyone can socially distance.
  • clubrooms are open. Up to 20 people may gather in a clubhouse, if there is enough space: at least 4m2 must be available per person

Requirements for social distancing and hygiene have not changed.