The Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest, which brings more than 100,000 visitors to the area, has been canned due to Coronavirus fears.
The Crab Fest is one of the most significant free regional events in Western Australia, and on Friday morning, City of Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams said it would be unlikely it would go ahead.
“Based on the most recent advice, it is now unlikely that Crab Fest will go ahead,” the mayor said.
“I am having discussions this morning with WA’s Chief Health Officer, who is the authorised person under the Public Health Act for decisions on public gsatherings, with regard to the status of Crab Fest.
“We will keep the community informed as this develops.”
The announcement comes 12 hours after the mayor assured the community, on Thursday, that the event would go ahead as planned.
Local Businesses and vendor holders have been informed by the City of Mandurah that the event is confirmed as cancelled.