Information about permitted workplaces in the electricity, gas, water and waste services 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.

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

Permitted industries

Announcement date

Effective from

Electricity services

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Operation of energy systems

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Gas services

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Water supply, sewerage and drainage services

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Waste and resource recovery services including collection, treatment and disposal services, and transfer stations to remain open for commercial contractors

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Liquid fuels and refinery services

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Services to support ongoing provision of electricity, gas, water, sewage and waste and recycling services and their maintenance.

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August