Covid 19 Update- 17th August 2021

Metro Melbourne

From 11:59pm Monday 16 August 2021, restrictions across Metropolitan Melbourne change.
Changes have been introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.
A stay-at-home curfew is now in place. Between 9:00pm and 5:00am, you cannot leave your home (or the home of your intimate partner or bubble buddy) other than for limited reasons, including:

  • authorised work
  • health and medical purposes
  • care and support of a child or someone with special needs
  • in an emergency or to escape harm

Outside of curfew hours, you cannot leave your home other than for one of the five following reasons:

Visit the Coronavirus website for more information on the Metro Melbourne restrictions.

Regional Victoria

From 11:59pm on Monday 9 August 2021, restrictions in regional Victoria are easing:

  • There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • Residents of regional Victoria must not travel to Metropolitan Melbourne other than for permitted reasons. These include:
    • for authorised work or permitted education
    • to visit an intimate partner
    • for care and compassionate reasons
    • to access COVID-19 vaccination provided it is to the closest facility where vaccination can be obtained, or
    • to access necessary good and services provided this is to the closest facility where these can be obtained.

Visit the Coronavirus website for more information on the Regional Victoria restrictions.

Visit for more information on current restrictions or call Business Victoria on 13 22 15If you need an interpreter, call the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline 1800 675 398 and press 0.