Tech in Gov 2021 is COVIDSafe

EduTECH 2021

Your health and safety is our primary concern.

The organisers and venue follow all government and health advise and Tech In Gov has been approved as a COVIDSafe event by the ACT Government.

COVID Safety Measures at the National Convention Centre, Canberra.

As part of our ongoing commitment to protecting your health and safety whilst at NCCC, a range of enhanced measures have been introduced across the venue to safeguard the wellbeing of our attendees, visitor, contractors and team members.

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, NCCC has put in place all steps and precautions throughout the venue as recommended by the Australian Government Department for Health, to help ensure the safety of our visitors and team members.


Wellbeing of Visitors


If you are feeling unwell please stay at home, this includes fever, cough, sore throat and or flu like symptoms.

Track & Trace


All attendees will be required to download the COVIDSafe Check-in app and will be required to scan into all areas of the event.

Physical Distancing


Crowd density in all areas will be measured and controlled. A safe distance of 1.5 metres between individuals will be enforced at all times.

Pre-Registered Attendees Only


Only pre-registered and ticketed attendees will be able to enter the expo halls and conferences. This ensures that everyone can easily be traced and tracked. As part of the registration process, everyone provides full contact information (including email, mobile and phone) making it very efficient to message and contact people if need be.

Maximum Capacity


The maximum capacity for NCCC is currently based on the 1 person per 2 square metres capacity rule.

We will be counting people in and out of the venue to make sure we align with the ACT Health requirements.

This venue is 3,100sqm which means we can accommodate 1,550 attendees at any one time.

Based on historical attendance at Tech in Gov, our usual daily attendance at any one time does not exceed this capacity level.

Face Masks


If face masks are required at the time, as part of the ACT Government mandate, all attendees will be notified in advance and required to wear a face mask as a condition of entry.

Directional Marking


We ask that all visitors follow the directional markings when waiting to enter the expos. We will avoid congestion at all entry points and keep people actively moving.

Hygiene & Cleaning


We encourage good hand hygiene. Hand sanitiser will be available at the event for use. The venue will have cleaners available to ensure soap and hand towels are stocked. All public areas of the venue will be sanitised regularly, airflow and circulation enhanced.

Show Entry/Exit Procedures


There will be dedicated one-way entry and exits at the venue. Contact tracing via QR Code will be required at the main entry points.

Medical Services


A dedicated first aid room and isolation area will be made available for any attendee feeling unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms on-site.

Food & Beverage


Food control measures aligned to the ACT Health requirements.

These requirements may change over time. At present, we are planning for a cashless event - only card payments will be permitted at catering outlets.

All consumption of food and beverages must take place seated. This includes the consumption of alcohol, which must be consumed within the café areas or designated networking areas.

COVIDSafe marshals will be on duty to supervise.



Below is a list of COVIDSafe hotels close to the NCC Canberra

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra
  • Adina Canberra
  • QT Canberra
  • Sebel City Walk
  • Mercure Canberra
  • Novotel Canberra

Venue Commitment


As of March 6, 2021 use of the Canberra Check-In App is mandatory for all guests entering the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC).

If a guest refuses to check in via this app, fines may apply as per ACT Health direction. In addition, if any guests show clear symptoms of illness on arrival to the venue, the venue has the right to refuse entry.

  • Placing hand sanitisers with supporting signage
  • Placing guidance on handwashing in bathrooms
  • Placing tissues and bins for their hygienic disposal with supporting signage on coughing etiquette
  • Thorough and regular cleaning of surfaces, including bathrooms, benches, ATMs and all touchpoints such as door handles, escalator rails, etc.
  • Continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services
  • Strict adherence to all physical distancing measures and limit of one person per two square metres



We encourage all participants to get double vaccinated before attending the event.

If necessary, depending on Government advice at the time, we reserve the right to check for proof of vaccination before allowing you to enter.

Right of admission is reserved.

18+ Only


This is a closed industry-event and all attendees must be over 18 years old and must register online in advance.

Right of admission is reserved.



All attendees are encouraged to check this site for updates, as we will revise this information regularly.

We recommend visitors check the ACT Health Website for the current public health advice in relation to locations where people who visited are required to self-isolate. If you have visited any of the locations noted, please follow the direction of ACT Health.

Download the COVIDSafe App before attending the event:

You are welcome to read through the ACT COVIDSafe Statement

For any other enquiries, please contact the NCCC’s Administration Office on +61 2 6276 5200

NCCC’s administration office is open from 8:30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.


Join the Tech in Gov community


Bryan Davis
+61 2 8908 8515


Benton Ng
+61 2 8908 8527


Emma Golding
+61 2 8908 8523