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Sport and recreation – Victoria

Current as of 19 September 2020, at 15:40 AEST

Victoria’s state of disaster restrictions

Victoria declared a state of disaster from 6pm, Sunday 2 August.

A roadmap to reopening began on Monday 14 September. Melbourne is under First Step restrictions. Regional Victoria is under Third Step restrictions.

If you live in Melbourne, you're subject to a 9pm to 5am curfew.

Wearing a face covering in public is mandatory in Victoria, with a few exceptions.

For more information, go to the Victorian Government’s restrictions page at dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

If a health authority has directed you to isolate at home, you can't leave your home to exercise outdoors. However, you may get fresh air in your backyard, or on your porch or balcony. The penalty for a breach of isolation orders can be up to $4,957.

Melbourne — First Step restrictions

You can exercise for up to 2 hours per day outside curfew hours, and you can split your exercise into a maximum of 2 sessions. You need to stay within 5 kilometres of your home when exercising.

You can’t exercise with more than 1 other person, although you can exercise with your household members.

Parents who need to bring children with them to exercise can do so.

Gyms, pools and other indoor and outdoor sports facilities in Melbourne are closed.

Community sport training and competition are not allowed and if you live in Melbourne, you can’t participate in community sports outside the metropolitan area.

Outdoor playgrounds are open — although all other sports and recreation facilities remain closed.

Recreational activities are not permitted.

For more information — including frequently asked questions — visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus and go to ‘Victoria’s restriction levels’.

Melbourne's roadmap to reopening

Restrictions in Melbourne are changing as part of Victoria’s moving to reopen. To learn about the steps to reopening, visit vic.gov.au and go to ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening’.

Rest of Victoria — Third Step restrictions

Currently, the rest of Victoria — or regional Victoria — is under Third Step restrictions, which means:

  • outdoor contact and non-contact sport for aged 18s and under can resume; spectators can attend if they are supervising children or providing necessary care, but gatherings are limited to fewer than 10 people
  • outdoor non-contact sport for adults can resume with gathering and density limits; coaches and umpires are allowed, but not spectators
  • outdoor skateparks can re-open
  • 10 people — plus a trainer — can participate in outdoor fitness sessions

You can exercise for as long and as often as you like.

Indoor sports centres, including gyms and swimming pools, are closed.

Outdoor pools can open but with at least 4 square metres per person and no more than 50 people in total. Change room facilities will stay closed.

Outdoor sports facilities — such as golf courses and tennis courts — can also open if:

  • equipment is not shared or rented
  • no indoor facilities or shared facilities — except toilets — are used
  • people can keep 1.5 metres distance between each other

You should always attend the outdoor sports facilities closest to your home.

For more information — including frequently asked questions — visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus and go to ‘Victoria’s restriction levels’.

Regional Victoria's roadmap to reopening

Restrictions are changing as part of Victoria’s moving to reopen. To learn about the steps to reopening, visit vic.gov.au and go to ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening’, or call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

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