Bunbury's pubs, clubs, and venues shutting down over COVID-19 outbreak

Goodbye for now: The Hollow Beach Bar and Grill co-owner Ryan Davis. The popular South Bunbury establishment will remain closed until further notice. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Goodbye for now: The Hollow Beach Bar and Grill co-owner Ryan Davis. The popular South Bunbury establishment will remain closed until further notice. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Businesses across the Greater Bunbury region and Western Australia have been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

On March 22, Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered pubs, clubs, cinemas, churches, and indoor sporting venues around the country to shut down until further notice.

Cafes and restaurants will remain open, but will only be allowed to provide takeaway services.

The Hollow Beach Bar and Grill, located on Ocean Drive, is one of the many local businesses expected to remain closed over the next few months.

The owners of the South Bunbury establishment took to social media to deliver the news and thank the community for their support.

Venues such as the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre and the Stirling Street Arts Centre have also agreed to shut their doors.

Last week, the Small Business Development Corporation set up a dedicated COVID-19 centre to help those affected.

Business owners in need of assistance are encouraged to call 133 140 or visit smallbusiness.wa.gov.au.