Victoria, VIC

Posted By NHIA  
28/06/2021
13:00 PM

To Enter Victoria

To enter Victoria from other states and New Zealand, you’ll need to apply for a specified worker permit here.

Victoria classifies regions of Australia as green, orange or red, based on the region's COVID-19 risk. Non-Victorian residents can't enter Victoria from a red zone.

For a map of Zones click here to see green, red and orange zones.

 

Information for VIC border communities

New South Wales border-zone residents don’t need a permit or exemption — they only need proof of home address, such as a driver's licence. The border zone includes:

  • Victorian local government areas: Alpine, Benalla, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, East Gippsland, Gannawarra, Indigo, Loddon, Mildura, Moira, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Yarriambiack
  • NSW local government areas: Albury City, Balranald, Bega Valley, Berrigan, Broken Hill, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Hay, Lockhart, Murray River, Murrumbidgee, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys, Wagga Wagga, and Wentworth

 

Communities on the border of Victoria and South Australia will need to use the permit system.

To view the local Government areas click here:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-cross-border-communities

 

What are the current restrictions for Victoria?

Current Restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne

Metropolitan Melbourne consists of the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):

Banyule, Bayside, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Darebin, Frankston, Glen Eira, Greater Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Manningham, Maribyrnong, Maroondah, Melbourne, Melton, Monash, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Whittlesea, Wyndham (except Little River), Yarra, Yarra Ranges.

If outside these areas, refer to the regional Victoria information.

From 11:59 pm on Thursday, 24 June 2021, if you live in metropolitan Melbourne: 

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • There are no limits on the distance you can travel, and you can travel to regional Victoria.
  • You can travel to Victoria’s Alpine Resorts. It is recommended that all visitors have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne and receive a negative test (children under 12 years not included) before arriving in the Alpine region.
  • You can have up to 15 people visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).
  • Patients at hospitals and care facilities can have two visitors at a time and up to five visitors per day. End of life patients can have two visitors at a time and there is no total limit per day.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, except at your home or if a lawful exception applies.
  • Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5 metres from others.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.
  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria QR code app, no matter how long you spend at that location.

Social gatherings 

  • Up to 15 people can visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).
  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 50 people. A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Work and education

  • You aren’t required to work or study from home.
  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • Workplaces like offices can increase to 75% capacity or 30 people, whichever is greater.

Religion and ceremony

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed with a maximum of 300 people per venue (indoors and outdoors) with density limits.
  • You can have a wedding at a venue with up to 300 people subject to the density limit of the venue. This limit includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant and a photographer are in addition to the cap. Dancefloors remain closed. If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.
  • Funerals are allowed with up to 300 people. This limit doesn’t include infants under 12 months of age, or the people required to conduct the funeral. If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply. 
  • There are no restrictions on those travelling from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria for weddings and funerals.

Sport and recreation 

  • Community sport can continue for all ages, including training and competition. Spectators are allowed. Density limits apply.
  • Indoor physical recreation can continue, with maximum capacity of 300 people per indoor space and 1000 people per outdoor space. Density limits apply. Group sizes are limited to 50 per session indoors and outdoors, plus the trainers.
  • For activities other than community sport (like exercise classes in the park) you can exercise outdoors with up to 50 people, plus the trainer.

Retail and hospitality 

  • Shops are open with density limits. 
  • Beauty and personal care services are open with density limits. Workers must wear a face mask, but customers can remove their face mask for the service. 
  • Restaurants and cafes are open for seated service and density limits apply. No limits on group bookings and a venue cap of 300 persons. Density limits and venue caps vary for smaller venues.

Entertainment

  • Community facilities including libraries can open with density limits and cap of 300 per venue (indoors and outdoors). No limits on group sizes.
  • Bars, karaoke facilities and nightclubs are open with seated service only, density limits apply and venue cap of 300 people. Dancefloors remain closed.
  • Entertainment venues such as cinemas can have 75% seated capacity and up to 300 people per indoor space. Density limits apply to indoor non-seated areas and a cap of 300 people per indoor space.
  • Outdoor seated spaces at entertainment venues can have 75% seated capacity and up to 1000 people per outdoor space. Density limits apply to outdoor non-seated areas. 
  • No limits on group bookings.

 

Restrictions for regional Victoria

From 11:59 pm on Thursday, 24 June 2021, if you live in regional Victoria:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • There are no restrictions on travelling to metropolitan Melbourne.
  • You can have up to 15 people visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).
  • Patients at hospitals and care facilities can have two visitors at a time and up to five visitors per day. End of life patients can have two visitors at a time and there is no total limit per day.
  • Eased density limits apply at restaurants, venues, community and sporting facilities and other locations when a COVID Check-In Marshal is present.
  • Face masks are mandatory indoors, except at your home or if a lawful exception applies.
  • Face masks are recommended outdoors where you cannot maintain 1.5m from others.
  • If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.
  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria QR code app, no matter how long you spend at that location.

Social gatherings 

  • Up to 15 people can visit your home per day (cap includes dependants other than infants under 12 months).
  • You can see friends and family outdoors in a public place in a group of up to 50 people. A public place is an area accessible by members of the public like a park or the beach. It does not include your backyard at home.

Work and education

  • You aren’t required to work or study from home.
  • Schools and universities remain open.
  • Offices can have 75% capacity or 30 people, whichever is greater with a density limit of 1 person per 2 sqm.

Religion and ceremony

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed with density limits in place but there is no longer an overall venue cap.  can have a wedding with up to 300 people at a venue. This limit includes the couple and two witnesses. The celebrant, and a photographer are in addition to the cap. If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.
  • Funerals are allowed with up to 300 people. This limit doesn’t include infants under 12 months of age, or the people required to conduct the funeral. If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply. 
  • There are no restrictions on those travelling from regional Victoria to metropolitan Melbourne for weddings and funerals.

Sport and recreation

  • Community sport continues for all ages, including training and competition. Spectators allowed within venue and density limits.
  • Indoor and outdoor physical recreation is open, with class sizes of up to 50 people, plus the trainers.
  • Maximum capacity of 300 people per indoor space and 1000 people per outdoor space for all community sport and physical recreation venues.
  • Equipment must be cleaned between uses. You should wear a face mask when physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained, unless you are out of breath.

Retail and hospitality

  • Shops are open with density limits.
  • Beauty and personal care services are open with density limits. Workers must wear a face mask, but customers can remove their face mask during the service. 
  • Restaurants and cafes are open for seated service with density limits and no venue cap. There are no limits on group bookings. Food courts are open with density limits and no venue cap.
  • Eased density limits apply to retail and hospitality when a COVID Check-in Marshal is present.

Entertainment

  • Community facilities including libraries are open with density limits and no venue cap.
  • Bars, karaoke facilities and nightclubs are open with density limits and no venue cap.
  • Dancefloors are not permitted.
  • Entertainment venues such as cinemas can have 75% seated capacity and up to 300 people per indoor space. Density limits apply to indoor non-seated areas and a cap of 300 people per indoor space.
  • Outdoor spaces at entertainment venues can have 75% seated capacity and up to 1000 people per outdoor space. Density limits apply to outdoor non-seated areas.
  • There are no limits on group bookings.
  • Eased density limits apply to community facilities and entertainment venues when a COVID Check-in Marshal is present.

 

Victoria Coronavirus Information Helpline – 1800 675 398

More information

 

Dairy Australia have made the following resources available:

 

Posters for Business

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/signs-posters-and-templates