Information about permitted workplaces in the construction sector operating under current restrictions.

In permitted workplaces:

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home.
  • If your employees can work from home, you must support them to work from home.
  • You need a permit to leave home for work and the permit requires your employer to state you cannot work remotely.
  • Any onsite functions must operate under the minimum obligations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) including have a COVIDSafe Plan in place.
  • For operational guidance and frequently asked questions for businesses and industries visit Business Victoria.

Visit Business Victoria for information on Construction business operating reductions - stage 4 restrictions.


This information is subject to the Directions of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

Permitted industries

Announcement date Effective from

Building and non-building construction (including residential)

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August
Construction of critical and essential infrastructure and services to support these projects, and other construction in line with restrictions Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Critical repairs to residential premises, are allowed, where required for emergency or safety

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August