Information about permitted workplaces in the information media and telecommunications 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

Telecommunications services

Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Newspaper and magazine publishing Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August 
Radio broadcasting Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August 
Television broadcasting Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August 
Internet publishing and broadcasting for news media purposes Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Internet service providers, web search portals and data processing services Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Production, broadcast and distribution of telecommunication and the infrastructure (including critical IT) required to support critical functions, such as law enforcement, public safety, medical or other critical industries and where it cannot be undertaken virtually Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Feature film, television and documentary (excluding television commercials, student and corporate productions) that is already in physical production and operating as a closed set and post-production relating to it Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August