COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Thursday 6 August, 2020

To ensure everyone has a enjoyable and safe visit, there have been some changes at the National Wine Centre. These include capacity limits throughout the function spaces, Wined Bar, Wine Discovery Journey and public spaces, a reduction in touchscreens and interactive displays, as well as increased social distancing and hygiene guidance.

Our opening times have been slightly altered, as have our tour and wine tasting offering - however there is still plenty to see and do at the National Wine Centre.

Our purpose is to provide insights into the history of the Australian Wine Industry and a gateway for visiting the regions.  The National Wine Centre is a safe, local place to taste and learn about wine, while planning your future trip to visit the regions that you’d like to discover.

For further information about COVID-19, the following sources are available: 
Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

What’s Open
Everything! The function spaces are open for events in line with the latest Government guidelines, Wined Bar is open for day time dining during the week and brunch on the weekends, the tasting room is still offering the broadest wine range in Australia and the Wine Discovery Journey is open for self-guided tours daily or hosted tours ($15 per person) once a day, 7 days per week.

More Information

  • In line with Government guidelines, the National Wine Centre will permit 1 person per 2 sqm in all areas.
  • As there is a limit to the number of visitors that can attend the daily hosted tour of the Wine Discovery Journey, it is recommended to book ahead online to avoid disappointment.
  • The National Wine Centre recommends using contactless payment where possible.
  • Please re-schedule your visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days.
  • Consider downloading the COVIDSafe app.
  • Please follow the “Enter” and “Exit” signs at both main entrances and throughout the Centre.
  • Please use the hand-sanitiser provided upon arrival, when needed throughout your visit and upon leaving the Centre.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from others at all times, and observe capacity limits for each space.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, and put the tissue in a bin.
  • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds in our restrooms.
  • Please follow and respect the “Out of Order” signage on any interactive exhibits in the Wine Discovery Journey.


What looks different?

  • The Centre has floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances.
  • Maximum capacity signage is available at the entrance to all space in-line with current restrictions. Please observe the capacity limits on the signage and follow any directions from staff.
  • High traffic contact points are being cleaned more frequently with hospital-grade disinfectants for the safety of all visitors and our staff.
  • We’ve provided hand sanitiser at the Centre entrances and at various places throughout the building for your use.