2020 NRL Season Travel Advice Update


The ARL Commission has suspended the NRL season due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

The NRL Telstra Premiership will recommence as a 20-round competition on May 28, 2020 with the Grand Final to be played on October 25, 2020.

You can find the full media release from the NRL here.

NRL Travel Packages currently affected are:

2020 NRL Brisbane Magic Round.

The event has been cancelled. All Sportsnet Holidays customers who held travel packages to the 2020 NRL Magic Round have been provided a travel credit inline with the specifics of their package.

If you hold a 2020 NRL Magic Round travel package, the travel credit note has been sent via email to the address provided upon booking your package. Please refer to the email sent to you via globaloperations@sportsnetcorp.com with the subject title: “Sportsnet Holidays Credit Note” followed by your account number.

When NRL Magic Round packages are available again, guests with 2020 NRL Magic Round travel packages will be given priority access to the new event dates. You will be contacted by email and sms when your priority booking window is open.

Guests who are not able to travel to the next scheduled NRL Magic Round will be able to use their credit on any Sportsnet Holidays listed event. Please refer to your travel credit note for the full terms and conditions.

Sportsnet Holidays thanks you for your patience & understanding throughout this period.

2020 Holden State of Origin P&O Cruise.

The State of Origin II is still scheduled to be played, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cruise has been cancelled. All Sportsnet Holidays customers who hold 2020 Holden State of Origin P&O Cruise travel packages have been provided a travel credit inline with the specifics of their package.

If you have booked a 2020 Holden State of Origin P&O Cruise travel packages a travel credit note has been sent via email to the address provided upon booking your package. Please refer to the email sent to you via globaloperations@sportsnetcorp.com with the subject title: “Sportsnet Holidays Credit Note” followed by your account number.

When State of Origin P&O Cruise travel packages are available again, guests with 2020 Holden State of Origin P&O Cruise travel packages will be given priority access to the next event dates. You will be contacted by email and sms when your priority booking window is open.

Guests who are not able to travel on the next scheduled State of Origin P&O Cruise will be able to use their credit on any Sportsnet Holidays listed event. Please refer to your travel credit note for the full terms and conditions.

2020 State of Origin Series.

The NRL have yet to confirm changes to State of Origin series dates. All Sportsnet Holidays customers who held travel packages to the 2020 State of Origin seriers have been provided a travel credit in line with the specifics of their package.

If you booked a travel package to the 2020 event, the travel credit note has been sent via email to the address provided upon booking your package. Please refer to the email sent to you via globaloperations@sportsnetcorp.com with the subject title: “Sportsnet Holidays Credit Note” followed by your account number.

When State of Origin travel packages are available again, guests with 2020 Holden State of Origin travel packages will be given priority access to the next event dates. You will be contacted by email and sms when your priority booking window is open.

Guests who are not able to travel on the next scheduled State of Origin will be able to use their credit on any Sportsnet Holidays listed event. Please refer to your travel credit note for the full terms and conditions.

2020 NRL Grand Final.

The 2020 NRL Grand Final has been rescheduled to October 25th, 2020. We are still waiting to understand if the final will be played in front of crowds or empty stadiums. We are waiting for more information before we can provide advice regarding individual travel packages.

Sportsnet Holidays thanks you for your patience & understanding throughout this period. We look forward to resolving this for you as soon as we can and returning to normal sporting fixtures when this moment passes.


To see how the NRL clubs reacted to the decision to postpone the season you can read more here.

In a statement to Sportsnet Holidays P&O stated:

“The National Rugby League has made no announcement in regards to the 2020 Holden State of Origin competition, however it has suspended the 2020 Telstra NRL Premiership season until further notice. As a result, the 2020 Holden State of Origin cruise will be cancelled.

This decision is consistent with our desire to provide certainty for guests where we can at this point.

Cancelling a cruise is the last thing we would ever want to do but these are extraordinary times and we have no hesitation in putting the health and well-being of our guests, crew and the wider community first. ”

In addition to health issues caused by the pandemic, the economic effects have been felt world-wide. Like the rest of the world, we hope this situation resolves itself soon. More importantly, we hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  

As a business Sportsnet Holidays’ success has been built on satisfying our customers; many of whom travel with us year in and year out. The coronavirus does not change our mission to keep our customers satisfied. We are focused on achieving the best possible outcome for each and every one of our clients. It is unfortunate and understandably frustrating that we cannot provide a detailed resolution to our guests at this time. Please bear with the team as we work through these unprecedented times, with your best interest at heart.  

We have assembled a global operations task force who are dealing with customers who are effected. Understand we are dealing with thousands of clients at the moment and working through individual packages, one by one, as the information presents itself.  Once we have the appropriate information to provide you, the team will be in contact asap.

We look forward to returning to normal sporting fixtures as much as you do.