Due to the epidemiological conditions in Australia, the Victorian Government has confirmed that there will be no changes made to the current restrictions in place for Victoria.

Following is a summary of the overall current restrictions and the restrictions for Creative Venues in both Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

Current restrictions

  • Masks must be worn indoors, except if you’re at home or if an exception applies.
  • More people in metropolitan Melbourne can return to offices, with 75 percent capacity – or 30 people in a workplace – whichever is greater.
  • Hospitality venues can serve up to 300 in Melbourne, but density limits still apply.
  • Private visitors to the home up to 15 people for both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne – and up to 50 people can gather outside in a public place like a park.

 

Creative venues: Metropolitan Melbourne

  • Indoor fixed seated entertainment:  Open at 75 per cent of seated capacity up to a maximum of 300 people per space. Venues/events approved under the Public Events Framework can open at 50 per cent seated capacity up to a maximum of 1,000 people.
  • Indoor non-seated entertainment venues: Open to a maximum of 300 people per space. A density limit of one person per four square metres applies. Dance floors are still closed for now.
  • Outdoor fixed seated entertainment: Open up to 75 per cent of seated capacity up to a maximum of 1,000 people per space.
  • Outdoor non-seated venues: Density limit of one person per four square metres applies to a maximum of 1,000 per space outdoors and 300 per space indoors. Limits apply in seated spaces.
  • Drive-in cinemas: A maximum patron cap of 1,000 people per venue. Density limit of one person per four square metres applies.
  • Creative studios: Open with a density limit of one person per four square metres. Maximum venue cap 300 people. Venues less than 600 square metres can operate with lesser of density limit of one person per two square metres up to 150 patrons provided they have a COVID Check-in Marshal at the entrance to require check in.

 

Creative venues: Regional Victoria

  • Indoor fixed seated entertainment: Open up to 75 per cent of seated capacity up to a maximum of 300 people per space.
  • Indoor non-seated entertainment venues: Open to a maximum of 300 people per space. Density limit of one person per two square metres applies when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density limit of one person per four square metres applies.
  • Outdoor fixed seated entertainment: Open up to 75 per cent of seated capacity up to a maximum of 1,000 people per space.
  • Outdoor non-seated venues: Density limit of one person per two square metres when using a COVID Check-in Marshal at the entrance to all non-seated spaces, otherwise density limit of one person per four square metres applies. Maximum of 1,000 per space outdoors and 300 per space indoors. Limits apply in seated spaces.
  • Drive-in cinemas: No venue limit. Hospitality rules apply in hospitality settings.
  • Creative studios: Open with a density limit of one person per two square metres when using a COVID Check-in Marshal, otherwise density limit of one person per four square metres applies. No overarching venue cap.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 public events with a COVIDSafe Event Plan that has been approved, and Tier 2 or Tier 3 public events that have been registered under the Public Events Framework can operate under current settings. No exemptions will be considered for events until the Victorian Government announces a further easing of restrictions

QR Codes 

A reminder that all businesses and workplaces are now required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service, unless an exemption applies.

Victorians must check-in everywhere, every time. Businesses must ensure that every customer and visitor has checked-in, no matter how long they are at the premises.

Support for businesses

There are a number of support programs available to businesses, with applications for the Victorian Events Support Package closing at 11:59pm Friday 16 July 2021. For more information and to apply, visit Business Victoria.