PAX Aus 2021 postponed to 2022

August 10, 2021

It was looking touch and go with the COVID-19 situation across the east coast of Australia, but now the PAX Aus team has sadly finally confirmed – PAX Aus 2021 will be cancelled, and the event will be postponed until 2022. The news comes unfortunately as no surprise, as COVID-19 outbreaks continue in New South Wales, and have plunged Melbourne (where the convention takes place) into a series of lockdowns.


In a letter posted to their social channels, the team wrote:


It is with a heavy heart that today we announce the postponement of PAX Aus 2021.
At the start of the year, we were optimistic that we’d all be able to come together in person this October. We’ve been working hard with our partners and exhibitors to deliver the best possible version of PAX Aus 2021, but due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in Australia, the next edition of PAX Aus will now take place in 2022.
Our thoughts are with our PAX community and everyone who helps us to deliver this incredible event each year. The aim of PAX Aus has always been to provide a safe space for our community to gather, share our passion for games and create new memories with those who matter to us most. The fact we can’t do so in person at PAX Aus 2021 has left us all heartbroken, but it’s the right choice for our community, team, and partners to postpone this years’ show and look to the future.
Much like last year we will still be working to bring our community together this year via PAX Aus Online. Stay tuned to our social media channels over the coming days as we announce more info on that soon.
For those of you who purchased tickets to PAX Aus 2021, we’d like to remind you that you’re entitled to a full refund. You will be receiving specific information about that within the next 7 days.
The entire PAX Aus Team would like to thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during this challenging time. While we can’t all come together in person this year, we urge you all to continue to stay in touch with us, your community, and each other.
Stay safe and be kind,
The PAX Aus Team


In its place, in a press release sent to outlets, the team have indicated that “they will still be working to bring the PAX community together with PAX Aus Online, taking place October 8-10. More details will be announced in the near future.”

No precise date in 2022 has been provided yet, but the event’s postponement is yet another reminder that we’re not clear of the pandemic, or its repercussions, by a long shot.