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Accommodation – Victoria

Updated on 18 June 2021, at 11:55 AET

Metropolitan Melbourne restrictions

  • The 25km travel limit has been removed — travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria can resume
  • Accommodation bookings are permitted for single households, plus 2 adults and their dependants
  • Private gatherings in the home are limited to 2 adults per day, together or separately (dependants of visiting adults are excluded from this cap)
  • Public gatherings are permitted for up to 20 people

Travel to Victoria’s Alpine Resorts is permitted, as long as all visitors have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departing Melbourne and receive a negative result (children under 12 years not included). Visitors must be able to show evidence of a negative test as a condition of entry, such as a text message from a testing provider.

Regional Victoria restrictions

  • There are no restrictions on movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria
  • Private gatherings in the home are limited to 5 adults per day, together or separately (dependants of visiting adults are excluded from cap)
  • Public gatherings are permitted for up to 50 people
  • Accommodation bookings are permitted for single households plus 5 adults and their dependants

Mandatory face masks

You must carry a face mask with you at all times. Face masks must be worn everywhere indoors — except in your own home — unless you have a valid exception, such as if:

  • you have a medical condition that makes wearing a face mask unsuitable
  • you can’t do your job while wearing a face mask
  • when communication is difficult, such as for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • during emergencies

The Victorian Government recommends that you wear a mask outdoors when you can’t maintain 1.5 metres from others.

Children younger than 12 years of age don’t need to wear a face mask. Children aged 2 years or younger must not wear a face mask, because they’re a choking and suffocation risk.

Other mask information

Face shields, bandanas and scarves are not sufficient.

If you’re stopped by police in a setting where masks are mandatory, they’ll ask you to confirm the lawful reason you’re not wearing a face mask.

To learn more about Victoria's restrictions, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. International, interstate and mobile callers can phone (+613) 9096 9000.

Record keeping for contact tracing

To support contact tracing, some businesses, workplaces and premises must ask every person who’s on the premises — including staff — to provide their:

  • first and last name
  • phone number

This applies to shared communal spaces in accommodation venues.

All venues and businesses required to do electronic record keeping must use the Victorian Government QR Code Service through the Service Victoria app.

For instructions on how to switch to the QR Code Service, go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au and click on ‘Business and work’. Then click on ‘Record keeping for contact tracing — information for business’ and select ‘Register to use the QR Code Service’.

If there’s ever a temporary access issue — for example, internet connection issues — venues must use another form of record keeping for that period.

If you need information on the operation of your business or access to assistance relating to COVID 19 you can call the Business Victoria coronavirus hotline on 13 22 15 or visit business.vic.gov.au.

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