COVID-19 restrictions

Metropolitan Melbourne is currently in lockdown restrictions.

This means there are only six reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons, including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test
  • authorised work (with a permit) or permitted education
  • exercise (once a day for up to four hours, including time spent outdoor socialising in limited groups)
  • outdoor socialising in limited groups (once a day for up to 4 hours including time spent on exercise)
  • to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Shopping and exercise must be done within 10 km of your home. You should stay as close to your home as possible, for example, shopping at the nearest supermarket.

Private gatherings are not permitted except for an intimate partner or nominated person visits.

A stay-at-home curfew is in place for Metropolitan Melbourne. Between 9 pm and 5 am, you cannot leave your home (or the home of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for limited reasons, including:

  • authorised work
  • health and medical purposes
  • care and support of a child or someone with special needs
  • in an emergency or to escape harm.

Face masks

Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors.

You do not need to wear a mask in your own home or if a lawful exception applies.

For more details, visit the Victorian Government Coronavirus website.

Checking in

Continue to check-in everywhere you visit using the Service Victoria QR code app, no matter how long you spend at that location.

QR codes are now at all playgrounds, outdoor fitness stations and skate parks.

Please check in everywhere, everytime.

Staying safe

Taking the following actions will help to keep you and your community safe:

  • wash your hands regularly, including before you leave and when you return home
  • keep at least 1.5 metres between yourself and others
  • always carry a face mask with you when you leave home and wear it in the required situations, unless you have an exemption. More information is available on the Victorian Government's face masks page.
  • cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • never go out if you are unwell unless it is to get tested, then you must go straight home and stay there until you receive your test results.

The Victorian Government also recommends meeting with friends and family outdoors, because there's a lower risk of spreading COVID-19 between people if you are outdoors.

Victorian Travel Permit System

A permit system has been established for all domestic travel into Victoria, and travel to Victoria from New Zealand.

Victorian daily updates

Visit the Department of Health (DH) website for the latest daily update on COVID-19, and view their latest media release for case numbers by local government area. DH also provides a breakdown of COVID-19 data by location, updated daily, as well as the latest information on public exposure sites.

The State of Emergency in place in Victoria since 16 March 2020 has been extended by the Victorian Government until 11.59 pm Friday 4 June 2021, upon advice from the Chief Health Officer (CHO) due to the ongoing public health risk of COVID-19.

For information on current restrictions, please refer to the DHHS directions issued by the Chief Health Officer on Victoria’s restriction levels.

Victoria Police are issuing fines for breaches of these restrictions. To report any breaches of COVID-19 restrictions, call the Victoria Police Assistance Line on 131 444.

Council service changes

For a full list of venue closures and service changes in the City of Port Phillip, see Events, Service and Program Changes.

Translated resources

The Victorian Government has provided translated coronavirus information online in a number of languages. For more information about translated resources and interpreting services, visit Safety and Wellbeing during COVID-19.

COVIDSafe app

The Australian Government recommends that all Australians download the COVIDSafe app, to help speed up contacting people exposed to COVID-19. The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker the virus can be traced.


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