We’ve fielded a lot of enquiries recently regarding our plans for the 2021 event in light of the current Covid situation. Here are some frequently asked questions along with responses, to help you plan your participation at Byron Bay Sevens Festival in 2021.

At this stage, we are currently planning to go ahead with the 2021 Coopers Invitational Byron Bay Sevens Festival. However at all stages we will be guided by government and local council advice as to whether we can host the event as the date approaches.

We will update this post with any future Covid updates and inform all teams via email if our plans change.

Some frequently asked questions we have received:


Q: If the event is cancelled will I get my deposit back?

A: Yes, we will refund deposits if the event cannot go ahead.


Q: If the borders are closed and we can’t get there what happens?

A: If government state border closures stop you from entering the state of NSW then we will refund your deposit. This call will need to be made a minimum of 14 days out from the event.


Q: What if my area is in lock down and we can’t leave to attend the event? Will we get a refund?

A: Yes, if you cannot attend the event because of a government restriction we will refund you.


Q: What if at this stage I think the risk is too high and the future too unknown and I want to remove my team from the competition?

A: We understand how difficult these times are and the uncertainty of everything is difficult. If you would like to withdraw your team and get a refund of your deposit you can do so for free until 1st September 2021. This way we can offer your place to teams on the waitlist.


Q: When is full payment of fees due?

A: We have decided because of the current covid situation we will put back the date when full payment is required to 16th September 2021. – One month before the event is due to begin.

We hope this information is helpful and answers some questions for you.

In summary, at this stage the event is still going ahead. We will leave it as long as possible to make the call on the event happening and our decision will be guided by consultation with state government and local council advisors.

Thank you and fingers crossed that the current outbacks end soon so we can all enjoy Australia’s favourite rugby 7s event.

Learn more about the 2021 Coopers Invitational Byron Bay Sevens Festival:

Register your team and join the waitlist in the event places open up for 2021.

Book accommodation for your team.

Check out this apparel offer from our official supplier Paladin Sports.


View the latest Covid update information from NSW Health.