Effective 27 October 2020

Please carefully read and understand all the Conditions of Entry 

The following conditions must be adhered to:  

Playing Bowls:

  1. Organised bowls competition, practice and coaching are permitted.

  2. Only two players per rink are allowed on the green at any one time (excluding the skips), all other players must be off the green and keep 1.5m apart at all times.

  3. If there are 8 bowlers on a rink, 4 bowlers should be situated at one end of the rink and the other 4 bowlers should be situated at the other end of the rink.

  4. Leads must sanitise their hands after every end prior to picking up the mat and jack.

  5. Skips must sanitise their hands after every end prior to picking up the mat.

  6. Once the jack is rolled a Skip at the other end is to straighten it with their foot.

  7. All bowlers must sanitise their hands after every 6 ends.

  8. Bowls in the ditch or out of bounds are only to be removed by the owner of the bowl or by someone using their own lifter.

  9. Spray chalk and liquid chalk must be the only markers used.

  10. One player per rink should be responsible for updating the scoreboard. No other person should touch the scoreboard.

  11. Bowlers must respect the directions given by the COVID Marshal.

  12. No spectators are allowed, unless they are coaching, umpiring or supervising children or if needed as support persons for persons with additional needs.



  1. Face masks must be worn (unless a person has a lawful exemption), except when delivering a bowl.

  2. Social distancing (1.5 metres apart) must be practiced at all times.

  3. Do not shake hands nor make any contact with other people.

  4. Do not handle other people's bowls and bowls equipment.

  5. Keep your hands clean by using the sanitizer readily available at the Club.

  6. Wash your hands before and after attending the Club.

  7. Clean the mat and jack before and after play with the disinfectant provided.

  8. Wear clean clothing/uniform.

  9. Carrying passengers in your car should be avoided, unless they live in your household.

  10. If you're feeling unwell then you should not attend the Club under any circumstances.


Facility Use:

  1. The downstairs and upstairs toilets are available for use.

  2. The downstairs bar area can be used (serve a maximum of 70 people). Patrons must be seated/no more than 1 person per 2 sq metres.

  3. The upstairs Club house can be used (maximum of 10 people) for meetings and for bar service. Patrons must be seated/no more than 1 person per 4 sq metres.

  4. Water fountains are not available for use.

  5. Shared/communal tea and coffee are not available for use.



  1. People attending the Club must enter their details in the Registers (located next to where the mats are stored or at the entrance to the upstairs Club house) including phone number, and arrival and departure times to assist with contact tracing.

  2. For pennant matches, our Club's captain can be provided with a complete list of each team including each player’s telephone number. 

  3. Members in a high-risk category should strongly consider whether they should or should not be attending the Club as per their own circumstances and/or medical advice.

  4. If a Member is sick or comes into contact with someone that may have tested positive to COVID-19, the Member must not come the Club, must be immediately tested then stay at home but they must advise Rob Paterson Chairman (ph 0417 283 382) so that the Club can advise DHHS, Bowls Victoria and CHBD immediately.

Non-compliance with these conditions:

If any person does not comply with these conditions they will be subject to sanction as outlined in rule 10 of the Club's Constitution.

Welcome to the Gisborne & District Bowling Club. We are a friendly and sociable lawn bowling club located in the Macedon Ranges at Gisborne, just a short 40 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD.

We have both a grass and carpet green that have proven to be perfect for competitive, social, and barefoot bowling.

Our clubhouse is an ideal venue to relax after a game of bowls and we also welcome enquiries about hiring of the venue and other opportunities that can be tailored to fit the requirements of your next social or business function.

New members and visitors are always welcome at our club.

 Club News 

Gisborne Gazette July 2020

Bowlers thank Bank for Sponsorship

President Rob Paterson and Director Dave Wesney accepting the Grant Certificate.

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Gisborne Gazette August 2020

Bowlers thank Sponsors and Members

2020 Chicken & Champagne Tournament

Winners of the ever-popular Wednesday Barefoot Bowls Competion - Smokey and the Bandits  Read More

Return to Bowling under COVID-19

Bowlers Roland James & Vlod Cyrulo practicing good hand hygiene.

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Champion Bowlers make their mark

Congratulations to Kevin Jarred who on 7 November 2019 won the Central Highlands Bowls Division Over 60s Singles Competition.  Read More

Club AGM & Awards Night

The Club held its Annual General Meeting and Presentation Night on 17 May 2019.

Office bearers were elected and a new Life Membership was awarded to long-serving Secretary, Richard Newton.

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2020 Chicken & Champagne Tournament

Congratulations to the team from Bannockburn (pictured) who won this year's ever-popular Chicken & Champagne Tournament  Read More

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