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 27 September, Melbourne will move to the next step on the reopening roadmap.
- Public gatherings of up to five people from two households may meet outdoors.
- Primary school, VCE and VCAL students return to classrooms from 12 October.
- 127,000 workers return to work in permitted workplaces.
- Childcare reopens.
- Shopping limit lifted.
- No curfew.
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 Wednesday 16 September, residents of regional Victoria will move to step three in the reopening roadmap.
- No restrictions on residents leaving their home.
- Residents encouraged to spend time with others outside where possible.
- Visitors from one other household may visit another home, up to five visitors.
- Schools return to onsite learning.
- Hospitality venues reopen for outdoor dining, with seating limits.
- Retail open, other than personal care. Hairdressing allowed.
All Victorians must wear a face covering when leaving their home.
For more information on the current restrictions, please visit the Victorian DHHS website.
Melbourne stage four 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.