Dear Gunuma Members, 

The Committee would like to clarify what you should do in the event of a COVID outbreak impacting you prior to an upcoming stay at Gunuma.

Per the Gunuma Lodge COVID safe plan – Winter:

  • You are required to bring your own pillows, bedding and tea towels

An extract from NSW web site is below. The current advice is if you live in City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government area do not come to Gunuma. If you have visited a venue of concern/hotspot (exposure site) do not come. The above will be enforced until NSW Heath amends its advice. If you have concerns regarding your own health, please consider your risks if you stay at Gunuma. The Committee has agreed to fully refund accommodation costs if you cancel due to COVID. Despite numerous communications regarding bringing your own pillows, bedding and tea towels, members and their guests are still arriving without these items. The Committee has shown flexibility to date and “loaned” these items with a cleaning fee. The logistics of getting the items to Jindabyne has proved impossible for the Winter House Manager. 

Recognising the COVID risk, as of Saturday 26 June those that arrive without their own pillows, bedding and tea towels will not be permitted to stay at Gunuma.

Restriction for inner Sydney suburbsEssential travel

If you live or work in the City of Sydney, Waverley, Randwick, Canada Bay, Inner West, Bayside, and Woollahra local government areas (shown on the map of Sydney’s inner-city suburbs), you cannot travel beyond metropolitan Sydney unless you have a reasonable excuse such as

  • travelling to your home, work, education, childcare or for shared parenting arrangements
  • getting food or services that you cannot obtain in metropolitan Sydney
  • obtaining medical care, health supplies or to fulfil caring responsibilities
  • moving to a new home, business moving to a new premises, or inspecting a new place of residence
  • to avoid injury, illness, and harm, or in an emergency situation
  • undertaking legal obligations
  • accessing public services (if they cannot be accessed in the metropolitan Sydney area).

Taking a holiday is not a reasonable excuse.


Please note NSW Health is surging our COVID-19 testing capacity in the snowfields for the next 7 days.

From Thursday morning 24th through to and including Wednesday the 30th , testing will be available every day at:

Jindabyne: 0900 to 1500 (5 Thredbo Terrace, HealthOne facility car park)

Perisher: 0930 to 1230 (Based in the National Parks Shelter, as per last year).

Arrangements may be made to swab at the patient’s location.

People are advised to ring the COVID Triage line and book an appointment on : 1800 318 248


Due to NSW Government imposed travel restrictions on the Sydney area, Perisher Vail will refund “products purchased from us” to those impacted by the travel restrictions:  

Covid-Related Cancellations:

Perisher will provide cancellation, change of dates, credit forward or full refund on all prepaid lift, lesson and rental products if:

  • You, a family member or travelling companion contract COVID-19 and are unable to travel on your intended dates
  • Government policies due to COVID-19 prevent you from travelling on your intended dates
  • Your transport is cancelled or disrupted due to COVID 19 preventing you from arriving in resort for your intended travel dates.

If your circumstances meet any of the criteria listed above, please email us at to request a cancellation. You will be required to provide supporting documentation such as a medical certificate, travel cancellation confirmation etc. For further information please see Information regarding prepaid lift, lesson and rental products 

Peter Rodda


Gunuma Lodge

M: 0429040780