NEWCASTLE Jets will not take on Western United on Wednesday, the A-League club confirmed on Thursday.
The match was postponed after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews held a late-night press conference implementing new pandemic rules for the southern state.
But the postponement is separate to the unfolding cases in the southern state, instead reflecting an effort to balance the workload of A-League teams in a disrupted season.
A new date is yet to be announced.
The news arrived the same morning Australian Professional Leagues commissioner Greg O'Rourke released a fixture update.
"Based on the information that we have now, we hope that we will be able to publish a larger number of fixtures within the next two weeks which goes much deeper into the season than border restrictions have allowed in the last month," he said.
"We know how difficult it has been for fans and other stakeholders to plan ahead in many areas of their lives with COVID-19, and we have been no different, however our next fixture updates will be created with a view to provide a longer term schedule."
The fixture update includes a home clash for Newcastle against Wellington on February 28 from 6.10pm.