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Domestic travel – Victoria

Current as of 10 July 2020, at 16:30 AEST

Victoria doesn’t have any border restrictions and doesn’t require you to quarantine after travelling domestically.

There are restrictions on entering all other states and territories from Victoria and some states are closed to Victorians for the moment. Check the state or territory you wish to visit.

Travelling within Victoria is allowed, including going for a holiday.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

Residents of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are under ‘stay at home’ restrictions. You can only leave home to:

  • attend work or school if you can’t work or study at home
  • buy food and essentials
  • give or receive care — including medical appointments
  • do daily exercise and recreational activities

You can only exercise and do recreational activities by yourself, with household members or 1 person whom you don’t live with.

You can only cross the borders of metropolitan areas and Mitchell Shire to

  • shop for food and supplies
  • give and receive care, including medical care
  • study and work — if you can’t do it from home

You can’t travel in or out of these areas for exercise or recreation.

You can’t visit other households or family — including to stay overnight — unless it’s your intimate partner or it’s for compassionate reasons.

You also can’t have people visit you unless it’s your intimate partner or for compassionate reasons. You can, however, receive essential services — including care — and tradespeople if it’s necessary.

If you are outside metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, you can travel through these areas, but you can’t stop unless it’s to shop for essential food and supplies, give or receive care, or to study or work.

If you leave home for an essential purpose, stay 1.5 metres from others, wear a mask if you can’t maintain this distance, and practise good hygiene.

33 Alfred St lockdown

If you live at 33 Alfred Street, Vic 3051, you can’t leave your residence for any reason (unless it is an emergency) for at least 14 days from Saturday 4 July.

The government is supporting people at this tower with onsite health care, testing, food delivery — including culturally appropriate meals — care packages and mental health services.

Doctors and emergency field officers are onsite to provide medical care, but if you are having a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, call triple zero for an ambulance.

If you’re experiencing domestic violence, you and your children can leave your home to seek support.

There are police officers onsite who can help you.

8 public housing towers at 3031 and 3051 postcodes

The following towers have no confirmed COVID-19 cases and are under 'stay at home' restrictions — the same restrictions that apply to metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire:

  • 9 Pampas Street (Vic 3051)
  • 159 Melrose Street (Vic 3051)

The following towers must observe stay at home restrictions but they also remain under strict monitoring as there are low case numbers:

  • 12 Sutton Street (Vic 3051)
  • 76 Canning Street (Vi 3051)
  • 12 Holland Court (Vic 3031)
  • 120, 126 and 130 Racecourse Road (Vic 3031)

Residents with COVID-19 and close contacts at these towers must isolate. People isolating are encouraged to accept the government’s offer to stay at hotels for the remaining isolation period. Authorities will provide safe travel. Those who don’t relocate will receive regular checks, food, medical care and mental health services.

Medical personnel will check the symptoms of non-isolating residents who can leave their homes for essential reasons. Residents must stay at least 1.5 metres from others, wear a mask if they can’t maintain this distance and practise good hygiene.

Communal laundries will close and residents will receive external laundry services.

Police will remain at towers with positive cases.

The government is providing rent relief for 2 weeks and hardship payments for people who can’t work or don’t work in all towers.

Please call 1800 961 054 for support. If you need a translator, call 131 450. Both services operate 24/7.

For more information, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

International arrivals

There are no international arrivals to Victoria at this time.

For more information about accommodation and travel in Victoria, visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus and select 'Travel' under 'Victoria's restriction levels'. You can also call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

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