Update: Further easing of restrictions

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions in both Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne effective from 11:59pm on Thursday 17 June 2021. A table describing the changes in restrictions is attached, and a summary of those key changes are as follows: What are the changes to restrictions? Metropolitan Melbourne Restrictions will […]

Update: Regional Tourism Support Package

The Victorian Government announced on Sunday a new Regional Tourism Support Package to support tourism operators in regional Victoria who have been affected by restrictions in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. This support package will provide the following types of support: Regional Travel Voucher Scheme The Victorian Government has announced a further 80,000 travel […]

Update: New Directions published for Regional Victoria

The DHHS has published new written directions overnight, including those that relate to the staged re-opening of facilities in Regional Victoria. Copies of relevant directions are attached, and we provide the following summary of key details: Residency Checks The Directions contain more guidance with respect to the obligations on Regional Victorian venues when checking the […]

Update: Temporary COVID Disaster Payment

The Federal Government has today announced a Temporary COVID Disaster Payment for individuals who are unable to work and unable to earn an income as a result of State health COVID-19 restrictions. The payment is provided on a week by week basis in the amount of $500 for people in designated COVID-19 hot spots who […]

Update: Lockdown Extension for further 7 days

The State Government has today announced an extension of the current lockdown period in Metropolitan Melbourne for a further 7 days, as well as a slight easing of restrictions for Regional Victoria which will take place from 11:59pm tomorrow evening. A copy of the published table of restrictions is attached, and a summary of key […]

Update: State Government announces Business Support

The State Government has this morning announced a series of grants for eligible businesses in Victoria affected by the circuit-breaker lockdown restrictions. The first is a second round of the ‘Business Costs Assistance Program’, offering grants of $2,500 for eligible businesses such as restaurants, cafes, event suppliers, accommodation providers and retailers. The second is the […]

Update: 7-day lockdown announced for whole of Victoria

The State Government has today announced a short-term lockdown as a result of consecutive days of cases of community transmission, which originated from a COVID-19 outbreak from South Australian hotel quarantine. The lockdown will take effect as and from 27 May 2021 at 11:59pm until 3 June 2021 at 11:59pm. The lockdown will apply Victoria-wide. […]

Update: Return to mask wearing indoors, private gathering restrictions reintroduced

In response to new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 occurring within the Whittlesea local government area and surrounds, the Victorian Government has announced additional restrictions that will come into effect from 6:00pm on 25 May 2021. The restrictions are stated to remain in effect until 4 June 2021 but will be subject to ongoing review. […]

Update: Victoria to further relax COVIDSafe settings

The State Government has today announced a further easing of COVIDSafe restrictions effective from 6pm Friday 26 March. What are the changes to restrictions? The State Government has published a table summarising the restrictions for the next period, a copy of which is attached along with the Media Release from Acting Premier James Merlino. Changes […]

Update: Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package

The Victorian Government has recently announced a Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package to provide financial support to eligible businesses that were impacted by the recent five-day snap lockdown. A summary of the different support packages available to eligible businesses is as follows: Business Costs Assistance Program This payment is designed to assist with costs […]