This page provides the latest information pertaining to Boat Club facilities and services regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


29 April 2021:

Mandatory sign-in with Check In Qld app

From Saturday, 1st May, as per Queensland Government directions, everyone visiting a hospitality venue in Queensland will be required to sign in using the 'Check In Qld' app.

This mandatory system will provide an improved and consistent sign-in process throughout the state, and will minimise the spread of COVID, effectively protecting our community and personal health. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk recently highlighted the benefits of us all using the app "...by mandating the Check In Qld app across the hospitality sector, the government will have a convenient, coordinated, and effective way to keep Queenslanders COVID safe and ensure Queensland Health has access to customer information quickly for contact tracing if needed".

At the Club, the Check In Qld app will replace our normal sign-in process. You will be able to sign in 2 ways at the Club:

  1. You can download the app to your smart phone, and check-in by scanning the QR codes located at the entrance to the Club.
  2. If you do not have a compatible smartphone, you can use the Club's existing sign-in screens at reception, which will be linked directly to the app.

We recommend downloading the app in advance from your preferred App Store.

  • To download the Check In Qld app for Android Phones, click here.
  • To download the Check In Qld app for Apple Phones, click here.

Using this digital check-in means your details will be stored securely by the Queensland Government for 56 days to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing (if required). The Boat Club is not able to access, use or distribute the information you provide to the app.

If you have questions or concerns regarding how the government uses and stores your details, please familiarise yourself with the information available on their website. Click here for the Check In QLD Privacy Policy.

At The Boat Club, we’re proactive in minimising the spread of COVID and the impact of future restrictions. If you have any questions about how to use the app or how sign-in will work at the Club, our staff are here to assist in ensuring the experience is as user-friendly as possible.


The following Boat Club services are open:

  • Harbourview Dining Restaurant
  • Lighthouse Café
  • Cinema
  • Main lounge & Main Bar
  • Live entertainment
  • Gaming Lounge
  • Bottleshop
  • Cruises and whale watching 
  • Functions Rooms
  • Caravan Park
  • Fuel station
  • Boat Club Marina
  • Kids room

The following Boat Club services will remain closed, postponed or cancelled for a short while longer:

  • El Puerto's
  • Bingo
  • Courtesy bus

The wellbeing of our members, visitors and staff remains our top priority.

What is the Club doing to limit the spread of infection?

The Boat Club is COVID Safe.

Management and staff have worked hard to prepare the Club and train themselves to ensure our venue is as COVID Safe as possible. We've implemented a number of measures including:

  • Physical distancing measures
  • Health Dept. compliant
  • Increased hygiene systems
  • Regular industry cleaning
  • COVID-19 plan
  • Staff infection control training
  • Capacity limits

Please help us to limit the spread of infection

It is the responsibility of us all to limit the spread of COVID-19 and any other infection. In the interests of everyones health and wellbeing please:

  • practice good hygiene - wash and/or sanitise your hands regularly
  • practice social distancing - stay 1.5m apart and avoid physical greetings
  • use cashless pay when possible
  • download the COVID Safe App

Please DO NOT visit the Club if:

  • you are unwell or presenting with symptoms of COVID-19, such as; fever, cough, sore throat or breathing issues
  • you have travelled overseas or to visited an QLD State Government identified 'hotspot' in the past 14 days
  • you have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19 (including those awaiting test results)

When visiting the Club please be aware that:

  • for government contact tracing purposes, we are required to collect your personal details, including: Name, Phone and Address 
  • we may take your temperature in an effort to minimise the spread of infection
  • management have the right to refuse entry or ask you to leave if you appear unwell or present with symptoms of illness

Please understand that these measures have been implemented with everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as our staff adjust to COVID Safe servicing.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We can't wait to welcome you back to The Boat Club!