Current restrictions in Victoria
Masks are required for the following settings:
- Public transport, planes, taxis, cruise embarkment, and rideshare. Masks no longer required at airports
- Hospitals, aged care, and indoor areas at care facilities
- Those with COVID-19
Masks are still recommended in high-density settings.
Surgeries have resumed at public and private hospitals, based on capacity, staff availability and the COVID-19 demands of the location.
Many workplaces and individual venues may require vaccination for entry.
Workers in industries such as aged and disability care, healthcare, and emergency services require a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be considered ‘up to date.’
QR code check-ins are no longer required at workplaces, schools, retailers, restaurants, cinemas or entertainment venues.
International and domestic travellers entering Victoria no longer need to submit a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test, although it is strongly recommended.
Coming into Victoria: Travellers coming into Victoria are recommended to take a PCR or RAT with 24 hours of arriving into Australia. They do not need to quarantine while waiting for a result.
If symptoms arise with 7 days, the person must have a PCR or RAT and self-quarantine until they receive a result. All international arrivals must submit a Digital Passenger Declaration.
Coming into Victoria: Travellers coming into Victoria on a cruise ship must show proof of a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of departing for Australia) or a RAT (within 24 hours of departure to Australia).
Passengers aged 12 and up must be double vaccinated, while crew must be triple vaccinated. A negative test is required before boarding, and masks must be worn when embarking and disembarking from the ship, and in indoors areas where you can't physically distance (except for in cabins).
Travellers need to assess the rules and conditions of the airlines, states and countries they are travelling to.
Set rules apply for those working in aviation and crew, including wearing masks, being up to date with vaccinations and being tested every two weeks when symptomatic.
There are no limits to the number of people gathering indoors or outdoors (including the home).
Retail, entertainment, events and hospitality
Retail venues, cinemas, dance floors and theatres can operate at maximum capacity subject to COVIDSafe requirements.
Major events have resumed, with gatherings above 30,000 people no longer requiring public health pre-approval
Rules requiring general workers to work from home unless they are double vaccinated are lifted, though workplaces can set their own conditions.
Definition of close and casual contacts
Close, casual or other contacts
If you have been in close proximity to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in a home, social, workplace or education setting, and you have developed symptoms, you can take a PCR or RAT and isolate until you get your result. If you don't have symptoms you must use a Rapid Antigen Test and record at least five negative results over the seven day period you would have been quarantining.
If you receive a positive result on a RAT or PCR, you must isolate for seven days.