One of the Illawarra's flagship tourism events, the Wings Over Illawarra air show, has been postponed.
Hosted by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, the event was scheduled to take place at Shellharbour Airport at Albion Park Rail on May 2-3.
According to a statement from organisers, in the interests of public health and the directive of the federal government, Wings Over Illawarra 2020 is being postponed.
"In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 the federal government has made the decision to ban non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people," the statement said.
"At this stage we have no idea on how long this ban will be in effect, and considering the risk to public health, along with the potential of travel bans being introduced, we feel it is in the best interests of the public and the future of the event to postpone the event until later in the year.
"We would like to emphasize that we are postponing the event and not cancelling it.
"We have been in discussions with all our stakeholders over the weekend in an attempt to lock in a suitable date as soon as possible, and as you can imagine there are a number of parties that need to be consulted before dates can be released."
Organisers say they anticipate being in a position to announce the new dates within a couple of days.