Penrith Panthers and Bathurst Regional Council have confirmed the Panthers NRL fixture scheduled for Sunday 10 May at Carrington Park has been cancelled.
The current suspension of the 2020 NRL competition, in conjunction with the advice of State and Federal health authorities, means the NRL will not return to Bathurst until next season.
"This decision, while disappointing for all involved, is ultimately in the best interests of the club, the fans and the Bathurst community," Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher said.
"Despite the challenging circumstances, I can assure you Panthers remains steadfast in its long-term commitment to the Bathurst region.
"We are already looking forward to bringing the NRL back to Carrington Park in 2021."
Given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bathurst Mayor Bobby Bourke was supportive of the cancellation of the NRL fixture.
"While the situation is unfortunate, the decision was made in line with advice from the State and Federal Government health authorities to best protect the health of our community, fans and staff," he said.
Fans who purchased tickets for the Bathurst game are eligible for a full refund and will be contacted directly by Ticketek with further details.