Everything you can and can’t do during lockdown in Victoria

- May 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Victoria will enter a circuit breaker lockdown from 1159pm tonight. Here is the definitive list of what you can and can’t do during the next seven days.

Stay at home unless:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
  • exercise (up to two hours, with one other person or members of your household)
  • receive a vaccination
  • other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:

  • to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.
  • to visit an intimate partner
  • to visit a person in your “single bubble”
  • allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
  • work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
  • care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home, or if an exemption applies

Private gatherings:

Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted


If you can work from home, you must work from home

  • Authorised workplaces and workers permitted to work from premises.

Education and childcare

Early learning centres, childcare, family daycare remain open

Schools: Closed but open to vulnerable children and the children of essential workers

Higher education and training: Closed, remote learning only

Ceremonies and Religious Gatherings

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted


Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (plus those necessary to conduct the funeral).

Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap


Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Note: Cleaning, signage and record-keeping requirements and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for many venues and facilities.


A density quotient applies to all indoor venues and spaces, except for workplaces that are not accessible to the public, private residences, and areas of accommodation facilities that are for the exclusive use of a single group.

Indoor physical recreation & sport: Closed

Play centres, indoor skateparks, indoor trampolining centre:s Closed

Outdoor physical recreation & sport: Closed

Outdoor playgrounds remain open

Creative Studios: Closed

Entertainment and Leisure Indoor and Outdoor fixed seated entertainment: Closed

Non-seated indoor venues: Closed

Non-seated outdoor venues: Closed

Arcades, escape rooms, bingo centres: Closed

Drive-in cinemas: Closed

Amusement parks: Closed

Casinos: Closed

Retail betting venue: Closed

Electronic gaming: Closed

Sex on premises, brothels and sexually explicit venues: Closed

General retail Essential retail: Open, Subject to 1 per 4sqm rule

Other/general retail: Closed (open for contactless click and collect only)

Auction houses: Closed (open for online only)

Hairdressing, beauty, personal care Closed

Hospitality Open for take-away only

Accommodation Closed unless for permitted reasons, or shelter in place. No new bookings except for authorised reasons

Real Estate Services Inspections: Closed

Auctions: Closed (remote auctions only)

Tours and transport Tourism spaces: Closed

Tour transport: Closed

Care Facility Visitors Visitor restrictions:

  • No visitors are permitted into aged care or other residential facility settings, except for end-of-life reasons •

Non-essential contractors are restricted from entry

Hospital Visitors

Visitors restrictions: • No visitors are permitted into health care settings, except for end-of-life reasons, as a support partner for birth, or a parent to accompany a child •

Non-essential contractors are restricted from entering.

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