From 6pm tonight, the following rules with apply across metropolitan Melbourne and will be in place until at least Friday, 4 June.
- Masks must be worn indoors unless there is an exemption. This applies to everyone 12 years and older and includes workplaces
- Private gatherings in the home are limited to five visitors per day
- Public gatherings are limited to 30 people
- A public health panel will weigh up whether more changes are needed for large public events including football games and cultural events, but they remain unchanged for now
- There will be no changes to the existing density quote for weddings and funerals held at venues, but if they are being held at a private residence, they will be subject to the new restrictions
Victorians who live in Greater Melbourne and need to travel to regional Victoria can still do so however, the restrictions travel with them.
Who is required to wear a mask?
From 6pm tonight, face masks must be worn when indoors (excepting within your home). Specifically, face masks must be worn in the following settings:
- shopping (retail, supermarkets and shopping centres)
- on public/shared transport and waiting areas for public/shared transport
- weddings and funerals
- at workplaces.
Children 12 years and under and people affected by a medical condition are exempt.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all members that while you must take reasonable steps to advise customers to wear a mask in your store (ie signage, staff on entrance) it is not the responsibility of retailers to enforce these rules. Should a customer refuse this lawful direction, please refer the matter to security or police. Signage is available for download HERE.
Is retail trade restricted at this stage?
No. Retail businesses and food retailing businesses are not restricted at this stage.
QR code contact tracing
Record keeping continues to be an important tool for helping Victoria stay safe and stay open. From 28 May 2021, all venues and facilities required to undertake electronic record keeping must use the through the Service Victoria app. To find out more about the Victorian Government QR Code service go to .
Venues and facilities required to use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service for record keeping are:
- Hospitality (including food and drink facilities, such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs and hotels)
- Indoor physical recreation and community sport (including staffed and unstaffed gyms, play centres, indoor skateparks and indoor trampolining centres)
- Outdoor physical recreation and community sport facilities
- Pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms and springs (indoor and outdoor spaces, including water or non-water part)
- Ceremonies and religious gatherings (including places of worship)
- Weddings (record-keeping requirements as per the venue where the wedding is held)
- Funerals (record-keeping requirements as per the venue where the funeral is held)
- Community venues and facilities including libraries and toy libraries (not including outdoor skate parks, playgrounds and other outdoor communal areas)
- Creative arts facilities
- Real estate inspections and auctions
- Seated entertainment venues (indoors and outdoors)
- Indoor non-seated venues (such as galleries)
- Outdoor non-seated entertainment venues (such as zoos and live museums)
- Arcades, escape rooms, bingo centres
- Drive in cinemas
- Amusement parks
- Gaming (casinos, gaming machine areas, retail betting venues)
- Adult entertainment (brothels, sex on premises venues, sexually explicit entertainment)
- Hairdressing, beauty and personal care services
- Accommodation (visitors in shared, communal spaces)
- Commercial tourism operators including, but not limited to:
- Guided tours of museums, galleries, historic locations
- Adventure sports (ballooning, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking,)
- Marine based tours (kayaking, scuba, fishing, surfing)
- Commercial passenger vehicles.
Additionally, venues must make reasonable efforts to provide or use alternative record-keeping systems for people who do not have access to, or cannot use, a personal mobile phone or another device to use the QR Code Service to check in. This could include making a device available for people to register their contact details with support from staff if needed.