Post-Covid Team Building Activities Melbourne

Things in Australia are slowly going back to normal. Pubs are re-opening, people are catching up again and people are starting to go back into the office. Team morale at the workplace is at an all-time low. Productivity and teamwork have taken a massive hit, making now the perfect time to focus on team building activities and bring the squad back together with a bang.

Which begs the question – what do team building activities look like in a post-COVID Australia? Here are our 13 recommendations for the best socially distancing post-COVID Team Building Activities in Melbourne.

1) Urban Quest

Urban Quest Team Building Activities Melbourne

What better way to bring the team together when restrictions ease than an amazing outdoor adventure around the city! Watch your employees battle in fierce competition in a race around the city reading maps, solving puzzles and cracking clues as they get closer and closer to glory. Imagine your own version of the Amazing Race personalised to the Melbourne hidden lanes. Urban Quest is outdoors and utilises technology we all have in our own pockets so social distancing won’t affect the fun. Everyone on the team is connected on their own device and the tasks are designed in line with current government guidelines. Kick start your team with the perfect mental and physical challenge all while staying safe. Make sure to check out the different quests they offer.

Best group size: for groups of 10 to 500 (subject to current social gathering restrictions)

Investment: from $45 per person

Type: outdoors, CBD, park or on-site


2) Paintball

Effective Teamwork Paintball

Test what your team is really made of and put them out in the warzone with nothing but their wits and their nerve to pull them through. Paintball is a classic team building exercise that is a great way to create memories with your team that you’ll never forget. Make sure to pay attention to provider and government recommendations when it comes to what is safe to do when. But remember paintball isn’t just a physical challenge but a mental game of chess as well. Effective teamwork is most critical when in the battle environment so what better way to discover the secret warzone mastermind in your team.

Best group size: for groups of 10 to 100 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: from $100 per person

Type: outdoors


3) Board Games

Small Groups Team Building Activities Melbourne

Want to keep the party indoors? Why not try to pump a dose of nostalgia into the office and have everyone bring in their favourite board game, set up some tables and have yourself a whole office round robin. Tina from finance is the Queen of monopoly, Trevor from sales just got knocked back to the start of snakes and ladders and you don’t want to miss Michelle from HR set off Mouse Trap – all the part of a fun night of team-bonding. We know the best place to get your next board game in Melbourne.

Best group size: small groups of 3-5

Investment: from $10 per person

Type: indoors


4) Tough Mudder-type Fitness Challenges

Team Challenge Obstacle Course

Board games not your speed? Then time to turn it up with a battle of the fittest. Tough Mudder and other fitness challenges will test your team’s strength, agility and most importantly – their loyalty. ‘You’re only as strong as your weakest’ a sentiment that’s true in business, life and Tough Mudder. When a team knows they can count on each other, they’re at their strongest. Check out the next event near Melbourne.

Best group size: groups of 5 to 100 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: from $105 per person

Type: outdoors


5) Volunteering

Volunteering Team Building Activities

It’s important to remember that while many of us are fortunate enough to get back into the swing of in-person work, some people have been hit harder by COVID-19 and need help more than ever. There’s strength in numbers. Starting a charity drive or volunteering to help the less fortunate can be a great way to not only bring the team closer together but help out those that need it. There are currently many charities throughout Melbourne looking for volunteers a helpful list can be found here.

Best group size: groups of 5 to 100 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: free

Type: outdoors, indoors


6) Sip and Paint

Painting Team Building

Let’s get creative. Grab a canvas and paint for everyone, get a couple of drinks and have a big group painting session. You can have a leader in front to take everyone through step by step, chuck Bob Ross on TV and follow along or just let everyone do their own thing at their own pace. Some beer and wine are a nice touch to let the creativity flow and ensure nobody gets too nervous about showing off their work.

Best group size: small to medium groups of 5 to 50 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: from $70 per person

Type: indoors


7) Camping

Camping Teamwork

As the office rebuilds and gets back into the swing of things, what better time to get out of the city and embrace the great outdoors. Pack the tents and the air mattresses and head out to the country to bond your team for the foreseeable future. Fun sports and activities all day, then roasting marshmallows and campfire stories by night. Outer Melbourne is known for some incredible camping spots from the Dandenongs to the Macedon ranges, so check them out for some socially distant, team-bonding fun.

Best group size: groups of 10 to 100 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: from $100 per person

Type: outdoors


8) Escape Room

Escape Room Team Building

An oldie but a goodie. How does your team hold up under pressure? How do they operate as a team? What better way to find out than sticking them in a room together and seeing who can get out first! After their first hour of trying to get out of a locked room, your co-workers might even find work relaxing. We heard there are some great escape rooms in Melbourne.

Best group size: small groups of 5 to 10

Investment: from $40 per person

Type: indoors


9) Quest in a Box

Quest in a Box Team Building

Want the riddles and puzzles but don’t want to spend too much time outside? Bring the adventure to you, with new ideas like ‘Quest in a Box’. Place your order and receive a box that will walk you through everything you need to do to win. You won’t believe the number of tasks, riddles and puzzles that can fit in one little box. Like an escape room on the go, a Quest in a box is a terrific way to test your team in the safest way possible.

Best group size: small groups of 3 to 5

Investment: from $10 per person

Type: indoors


10) Team Building Workshops

Team building workshop

Want to spend time with the team but have no time to relax? Then maybe it’s time to upskill your team together. Have a look at programs focused on team building in Melbourne, maybe have a vote among co-workers or pick a course that you know will give employees the skills to take the business to the next level.

Best group size: groups of 5 to 100 (subject to current government restrictions)

Investment: from $100 per person

Type: indoors


And don’t forget about online/virtual team building…

11) Zoom Quiz

Just because restrictions are relaxing doesn’t mean everyone feels comfortable to go out and socialise just yet. One of the biggest company hits through isolation has been a Zoom Quiz. You can hire a host from a trivia company or have someone in the company write a general knowledge quiz or even trivia about the company, divide everyone into teams and the highest score wins!

12) .gif battles

Sometimes it’s good to test out the other side of your brain, let loose and have a laugh. Using this Trello template (which will talk you through the rules) you can square your workers off in a good old fashion .gif battle. See who has the quick wit and who has the most wicked sense of humour.

13) Urban Quest Online

Most people have been overexposed to the online team building games and are keen for something different. If so, look no further than Urban Quest’s brand new Mission Impossible Virtual Team Building activity Melbourne! If you’re not up to run around the real world you’ll be tasked to explore every corner of the internet, searching for clues and using your experience on the web to save the day. The perfect replication of the real-life Urban Quest experience. The Amazing Race at your fingertips. Second to none remote team building activity in Melbourne. It is an ideal team building activity for conference calls too!

Urban Quest virtual Team Building activities online Melbourne

Bring everyone back to work with an exciting start, to remind them of what they’ve been missing at home. While we encourage having a fun time with these team building activities in Melbourne, what’s most important is staying safe and only coming back to work when advised by the government that it is safe to do so.

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