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Below is a summary of restrictions that will come into effect at 11:59pm 12 February across all of Victoria  until 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February as announced by Premier Daniel Andrews in his recent public statement.

There are only 4 reasons to leave home and the 5km rule is in place:

  • Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
  • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
  • Essential work or permitted education
  • Exercise (can leave for two hours of exercise)

Face masks must been worn both in and out doors unless an exemption applies


  • Public and private gatherings
  • Schools
  • Higher education and training
  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies
  • Indoor physical recreation and sport
  • Play centres, indoor skateparks, indoor trampolining centres
  • Swimming pools, hydrotherapy pools, spas, saunas, steam rooms, springs
  • Other/general retail
  • Auction houses
  • Hairdressing, beauty, personal care
  • Hospitality – Dine in service
  • Real estate services


  • Early learning centres, childcare, family day care
  • Essential retail
  • Hospitality – take away only
  • Funerals (indoor and outdoor) restrictions apply
  • Weddings (indoor and outdoor) restrictions apply

The full table of restrictions which includes definitions relating to essential workers and services can be downloaded here.