June 4, 2021

Updated Friday 4 June

Changes to COVID-19 Restrictions from Friday, 4 June

The Acting Premier of Victoria has announced current circuit breaker restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne until 11:59pm, Thursday 10 June, with some small changes.

Restrictions for regional Victoria are have eased as of Friday 4 June. 

Read the full statement here.

The recent COVID-19 current outbreak serves as a timely reminder that we need to remain vigilant, and that the pandemic is far from over.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the restrictions in place for regional Victoria from Friday 4 June.

Important for Businesses

Customer Postcode Checks  & QR Code Check-in required from today

To help keep Victorians safe and ensure customers live in regional Victoria, Regional businesses are required to check identification of their customers.

Additionally, QR Code check in is required upon entry using the Service Victoria app, even if the visit is less than 15 minutes.

To make this as easy as possible we have included some resources below:


How to use:

Enter a postcode, suburb or address.

The checker will return one of the following for each response:

  • METRO – the location is in metropolitan Melbourne
  • REGIONAL – the location is in regional Victoria
  • FULL ADDRESS NEEDED – the location spans both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and you will need to enter the full address to clarify


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Important to note

*Permitted visitors from metropolitan Melbourne are only allowed to dine in hospitality venues if they are a permitted worker.

QR Codes

As of Friday 28 May 2021, all customer-facing industries that require checking-in must use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service. The full list of industries can be found at Checking in with QR Codes.

Workplace Resources

Signs, poster and templates are available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Please check in on entry poster available for download here.

Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

The Victorian Government has launched a $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package.

Support is available to small to medium businesses and sole traders affected by current circuit breaker restrictions, including operators in the hospitality, retail, events and creative industries.

Details here. 

Free help from the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline

If you run your own small business, you’re used to handling problems on your own.

But you don’t have to.

Get free and confidential wellbeing coaching, financial counselling and business advice for you and your employees.

Call the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline on 1300 375 330 for assistance between 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends.