Residents of Melbourne may only leave their home for four reasons – shopping for food and essential goods, caregiving and medical reasons, work or study and exercise – and may not travel further than a 5km radius from home.
However, from 11:59pm Sunday 18 October, Melbourne will take further steps to reopen.
- No time limit for outdoor exercise and socialising.
- Public gatherings of up to 10people from two households may meet outdoors.
- 5km radius increased to 25km radius.
- Full return of allied health.
- Hairdressers reopen.
From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August, employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility. More details, and the permit form are available here.
From 11:59pm Sunday 18 October, residents of regional Victoria also take further steps towards reopening.
- No restrictions on residents leaving their home.
- Residents encouraged to spend time with others outside where possible.
- Two people plus two dependents can visit your home once a day.
- Further capacity allowed for hospitality venues, religious gatherings and indoor pools.
From Oct 12, all Victorians must wear a fitted face mask that covers nose & mouth when you leave home. Face shields, bandanas, or scarves on their own are no longer sufficient.
For more information on the current restrictions, please visit the Victorian DHHS website.
Melbourne restrictions apply to the following local council areas: The council areas impacted by stage three restrictions are: 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, Yarra Ranges, Yarra.