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Updated: Nov 3



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COVID-19 Updates in Victoria

Please visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ for detailed information


Statement From The Acting Premier


Restrictions for regional Victoria

Check https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/how-we-live#summary-of-covidsafe-settings-in-victoria

These settings apply from 6:00pm, 29 October:

Summary of COVIDSafe Settings in Victoria:

  • You can leave home for any reason and travel anywhere in Victoria.

  • You can travel interstate subject to the entry requirements of the state you are travelling to.

  • Face masks are mandatory indoors for people aged 12 and over, unless an exception applies. We recommend you wear a mask outdoors if you cannot maintain physical distancing.

  • Check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria app, no matter how long you spend at that location.

  • You will need to show evidence of being fully vaccinated or carry evidence of a medical exemption to enter many venues. To make things easier, get your COVID-19 Digital Certificate and link it to the Service Victoria App.

  • Note: People with valid medical exceptions issued by an authorised medical practitioner and children aged under 16 are excepted.


Social gatherings

  • Up to 10 people can visit your home per day (including dependants).

  • You can see friends and family in a public place (such as a park or a beach) in a group of up to 30 people (including dependants).

  • We strongly recommend that the people aged 12 and over who you are gathering with in your home or in public are fully vaccinated.

Work, education and childcare

  • You can go to work if it’s open and if you meet the relevant vaccination requirements for your workplace.

  • You will also have to be fully vaccinated if your workplace is only open for fully vaccinated patrons.


  • You can work at an office if you are fully vaccinated. Areas in your office workplace not accessible by the public can open (with density limits of one person per 2 sqm). You must wear your mask indoors.

  • Early childhood education and care is open.

  • Schools are open with on-site safety measures in place.

  • Adult education on-site learning can continue for fully vaccinated students and staff.

Religion and ceremony

  • Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals can be held if everyone present (including workers and attendees) is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm for up to 500 people). Indoor dancefloors are closed.

  • If vaccination status isn’t being checked, attendance is limited to 30 people (and density limits of one person per 4 sqm) plus the marrying couple, celebrant, and photographer for the wedding, or those necessary to conduct a funeral.

  • If a funeral or wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.


Sport and recreation

  • Community sport is open indoors and outdoors for training and competition with the minimum number of people required to play. Spectators can attend in line with outdoor public gathering limits and the venue’s indoor density limits. Vaccination requirements don’t apply to community sport.

  • Physical recreation and sporting facilities (including swimming pools, spas and saunas) are open if everyone present is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people).

Retail, services and community

  • All retail is open (with density limits of one person per 4 sqm). This includes retail betting venues.

  • Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services can open if everyone present is fully vaccinated (with density limits of one person per 4 sqm indoors or outdoors).

  • Real estate inspections and auctions can take place if everyone present is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people). Private inspections for a single household may be held if vaccination status isn’t being checked.

  • Community facilities such as libraries, and creative studios, can open if everyone present is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people)

  • Up to 5 visitors per resident per day (dependants included) can visit aged care facilities. We strongly recommend that people visiting are fully vaccinated.

Entertainment, dining and hospitality

  • Food and drink facilities such as cafes and restaurants can open if everyone present is fully vaccinated. Indoor dining is seated service only.

  • Larger venues can allow one person per 4 sqm indoors, or one person per 2 sqm up (up to 500 people) outdoors.

  • Small venues can have up to 25 people or one person per 4 sqm (if more than 25 people).

  • If vaccination status isn’t being checked, the food and drink facility can only open for takeaway.


  • Food courts are fully open at one person per 4 sqm. Masks can be removed to consume food and drink.

  • Nightclubs, karaoke facilities and bars that are operating as food and drink facilities can open with the same density limits and seating rules as food and drink facilities. Dancefloors are only permitted outdoors.

  • Arcades, and casinos can open if everyone present is fully vaccinated (indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people).

  • Electronic gaming venues can allow one person per 4 sqm indoors if everyone present is fully vaccinated.

  • Entertainment venues are open if everyone present is fully vaccinated.

  • Indoor seated venues (e.g. cinemas) at up to 75 per cent capacity, or one person per 4 sqm up to 1000 people.

  • Indoor non-seated venues (e.g. live music) at one person per 4 sqm.

  • Outdoor seated and non-seated venue (e.g. outdoor concert, zoos) at one person per 2 sqm up to 5,000 people, with any indoor spaces at one person per 4 sqm.


  • Events (e.g. music festivals) are open if everyone present is fully vaccinated with crowds of up to 5,000 people outdoors, subject to restrictions on the type of venue. Larger crowd numbers at significant venues (e.g. the MCG) are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Accommodation is open for everyone in a household and up to 10 additional people (including dependants).

  • Tours and tour transport are open if everyone present is fully vaccinated. Tours have limits indoors at one person per 4 sqm, or outdoors at one person per 2 sqm up to 500 people. These density limits do not apply to tour transport.

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