September 20, 2021

Victoria’s Roadmap to deliver the National Plan

The Victorian Government has announced Victoria’s new roadmap to deliver the National Plan. Read the full announcement here.


For more information about how the roadmap applies in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria:


A one-page summary of the roadmap is also available:


Seven Day Lockdown: City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast & Mitchell Shire

The Chief Health Officer has declared the City of Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire will enter a seven-day lockdown commencing at 11.59pm on Sunday 19 September, with restrictions the same as those in the City of Ballarat and metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew. 

Read the full announcement here.

For more information on the current restrictions, go to


VIC / NSW border & Victorian Travel Permit System

The Chief Health Officer has declared that 66 Local Government Areas in NSW, plus Jervis Bay, will move from an Extreme Risk Zone to a Red Zone under Victoria’s travel permit system. Read the full announcement here.

  • Victorians who have only been in these areas can reenter Victoria, where they need to isolate for 14 days and get tested regularly. 
  • The areas changing are those which are not in lockdown and are listed at
  • All LGAs on the NSW-Victorian border are becoming red zones – except for Albury, which is in lockdown. If you live in the cross-border community – and you haven’t left the cross-border area or you haven’t been in an Extreme Risk Zone any time in the previous 14 days – you can cross the border and enter Victoria without a permit for any reason.
  • People who have been in an Extreme Risk Zone – such as Albury – in the previous 14 days are still required to obtain a Cross-Border Community – Extreme Risk Zone permit and travel only for permitted reasons should they wish to enter or re-enter Victoria. Limited exemptions and exceptions, and other valid permits, apply.



Other important information for businesses

Every business has an important role to play. It’s critical for businesses and industry to continue to be COVIDSafe and comply with restrictions. 

  • Check your COVIDSafe Plan is up to date. 
  • Support your workers to get vaccinated – it is our way out of this pandemic. To book an appointment visit or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. 

Business Support

Visit the Business Grants page in our Industry Hub for a list of current funds open, more information and to apply.

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Business Concierge Service

Sole traders and microbusiness owners and operators seeking information or advice about COVID-19 business support can now call the dedicated concierge service for assistance.


Free Business Victoria Mentoring Sessions

Business Victoria offers free online mentoring sessions to help you start or grow your small business. 

Available 9am – 7pm, Monday to Friday, the one-on-one mentoring sessions will provide information on your business idea or how to grow your existing business.

A business expert will help to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop a business action plan to achieve your goals, all for free. Sessions are 45 minutes and bookings are essential.

Please note that only one session is available for each business.


Please call Business Victoria on 13 22 15 for further information.