Concerns over COVID-19 have led to the cancellation or postponement of more events in the state, including Australia’s largest annual mining conference Diggers & Dealers, along with the Anzac Day services.
It comes after the federal government implemented a nationwide ban last week on mass gatherings of 500 or more people.
The Diggers & Dealers forum was scheduled for June at the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie and was expecting more than 2,000 mining delegates.
Forum chairman Jim Walker said postponing the event was the responsible action to take.
“By moving the event out of the winter period, we believe we are allowing more time for authorities to assess information and guide our decision making,” he said.
“Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and work to recommendations made by global and local health authorities.”
WA Mining Club also announced today its functions over the next few months will be postponed, including this month’s luncheon.
CEDA said it would also postpone public events in Australia up until May 31.
Meanwhile, Anzac Day services in WA, NSW and Tasmania have been cancelled.
Around 30,000 people had attended the Anzac Day dawn service at Kings Park