Restrictions apply in metropolitan Melbourne
Restrictions are currently in place in metropolitan Melbourne, which includes a curfew from 9pm to 5am every night. The only reasons to leave home during the curfew are for authorised work, or urgent medical care and caregiving, care and support of a child or someone with special needs or in an emergency or to escape harm. Authorised workers must have a permit to travel. Outside of these reasons, you must stay at home.
The pause on Night Network public transport services between 1am to 5am on Saturday and 1am to 6am on Sunday has been extended to support the curfew in metropolitan Melbourne. This means that trains, trams, buses and V/Line night coaches will not run between 1am and 5am on Saturdays and between 1am and 6am on Sundays from Friday 20 August.
A normal timetable will continue to run at all other times to ensure essential workers and those who must travel for a permitted reason can get where they need to go.
At all other times there will be only six reasons to leave your home - shopping for necessary goods and services, caregiving or compassionate reasons (including medical care or to get a COVID-19 test), authorised work (with a permit) or permitted education, exercise (once a day for 4 hours, includes any time spent outdoors socialising), outdoor social interaction in limited groups (once a day for 4 hours, includes time spent on exercise) or to get a COVID-19 vaccination (provided the distance travelled, and the time taken is no more than is necessary).
Exercise and shopping will be limited to 15 kilometres from your home. If there are no shops in your 15-kilometre radius, you'll be able to travel to the ones closest to you. You can also leave home to visit an intimate partner of a single social bubble buddy outside of curfew hours or in an emergency.
Face masks will need to be worn indoors and outdoors - whenever you leave home.
For the latest updates on restrictions, permits and exposure sites, visit the Coronavirus Victoria website.