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Weddings, funerals and religious services in Victoria

Updated on 25 October 2021, at 15:50 AET

Victoria restrictions

Victoria is no longer under lockdown and the curfew in Melbourne has been lifted. However, there are different rules for people in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

Metropolitan Melbourne

You can leave your home for any reason, but travel between Melbourne and Regional Victoria is still restricted to specified purposes.

Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals can go ahead in metropolitan Melbourne.

If everyone attending is fully vaccinated — a maximum of 50 people outdoors or 20 people indoors and density limits of 1 person per 4 square metres.

If vaccination status isn't being checked, attendance is limited to 20 people outdoors or 10 people indoors and density limits of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Attendance limits at weddings include the two witnesses. The couple, a celebrant and a photographer aren't included in the attendance cap. Children under 12 months are also not included in the cap.

Dancefloors are closed. If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.

Attendance limits at funerals don't include the people required to conduct the funeral. If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.

You are considered to be ‘fully vaccinated’ if you are under 16 years old or have a valid medical exemption not to be vaccinated.

Regional Victoria

Religious gatherings, weddings and funerals can go ahead in regional Victoria.

If everyone attending is fully vaccinated - a maximum of 100 people outdoors and density limits of 1 person per 2 square metres or 30 people indoors and density limits of 1 person per 4 square metres.

If vaccination status isn't being checked, attendance is limited to 20 people outdoors or 10 people indoors and density limits of 1 person per 4 square metres.

Attendance limits at weddings include the two witnesses. The couple, a celebrant and a photographer aren't included in the attendance cap. Children under 12 months are also not included in the cap.

Dancefloors are closed. If a wedding is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply.

Attendance limits at funerals don't include the people required to conduct the funeral. If a funeral is held at a private residence, private gathering restrictions apply

Mandatory face masks

You must wear a face mask when you leave your home or intimate partner’s home — both indoors and outdoors. You must carry a mask at all times.

For more information on face-mask restrictions and exemptions, see ‘Face Masks — Victoria' in the Restriction Checker.

Victoria’s roadmap

From 6pm, Friday 29 October 2021, regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne will be subject to the same rules.

The following restrictions will apply throughout Victoria:

Weddings, where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people can attend a wedding if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and no more than 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

If vaccination status is unknown, up to 30 people can attend (plus the couple and those needed to conduct the wedding) if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.

Funerals where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people can attend if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and no more than 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

If vaccination status is unknown, up to 30 people can attend a funeral (plus those needed to conduct the funeral) if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.

Religious services where everyone’s fully vaccinated: Up to 500 people can attend if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres indoors and no more than 1 person per 2 square metres outdoors.

If vaccination status is unknown, up to 30 people can attend a religious service if there’s no more than 1 person per 4 square metres.

Restrictions are expected to ease again once Victoria reaches its 90% fully vaccinated target. This is expected to occur on or after 24 November 2021 — subject to public health advice.

For detail on vaccination targets and restriction changes, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap.

Record keeping for contact tracing

To support contact tracing, all venues must ask visitors and staff who are on the premises to check in using the free Service Victoria QR Code app.

For more info, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checking-in-qr-codes.

For more information on 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.

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