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Weddings, funerals and religious services in Victoria

Updated on 18 June 2021, at 10:45 AET

Metropolitan Melbourne restrictions

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed with up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 people indoors plus the people required for the service — if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and outdoors.
  • Funerals — indoor and outdoor — are allowed with no more than 75 people. The limit does not include children under 12 months old or the people required to conduct the funeral.
  • If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply. Private gatherings in the home are limited to 2 adult visitors together or separately — dependants of visiting adults not included in cap.
  • Weddings — indoor and outdoor — are allowed with up to 20 people. The limit includes the couple and 2 witnesses. The celebrant and a photographer are in addition to the cap.
  • Weddings in private residences are not permitted unless compassionate grounds apply.
  • There are no restrictions on those travelling from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria for weddings and funerals.

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Regional Victoria restrictions

  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies are allowed with up to 300 people per venue — indoor and outdoor — if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.
  • Funerals — indoor and outdoor — are allowed with up to 100 people. The limit doesn’t include those required to conduct the funeral or children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap.
  • If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.
  • Weddings — indoor and outdoor — are allowed at a venue with no more than 50 people. The limit includes the 2 people being married and 2 witnesses. The celebrant, and a photographer are in addition to the cap.
  • If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.
  • Private gatherings in the home are limited to 5 adult visitors per day together or separately — dependants of visiting adults excluded from cap.
  • There are no restrictions on those travelling from metropolitan Melbourne to regional Victoria for weddings and funerals.

For information on other Victoria restrictions, use the healthdirect restriction checker.

Mandatory face mask

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 and venues must ask every person who attends the premises — including staff — to provide their:

  • first and last name
  • phone number

Venues and businesses that are 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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