Information about permitted workplaces in the manufacturing sector operating under current restrictions 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 Abattoirs and meat processing facilities business operating reductions - stage 4 restrictions.

Visit Business Victoria for information on Poultry processing facilities 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

Food and beverage production manufacturing

  • Meat and meat product manufacturing
  • Seafood processing
  • Dairy product manufacturing
  • Fruit and vegetable processing
  • Oil and fat manufacturing
  • Grain mill and cereal product manufacturing
  • Bakery product manufacturing
  • Sugar and Confectionery manufacturing
  • Other food and beverage product manufacturing

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of food and beverage packaging

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of medical equipment, consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE), including the manufacturing and supply of cloth masks and required raw materials

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of petroleum and coal product

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of basic chemicals and chemical products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of coffins and caskets

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Aluminium smelting

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of cement and lime

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of fabricated metal product

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of pharmaceutical and blood products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of sanitary products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of telecommunications equipment and infrastructure

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of goods and materials necessary for or related to supporting defence or security industries

Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of building supplies to support construction

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of Pulp, paper and converted paper product

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Printing and support services

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of fertiliser and pesticide

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of cleaning compounds and toiletry preparation

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of glass and glass products, including lens

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of computer and electronic equipment

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of heating and ventilation products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of goods to support critical infrastructure public works

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of polyethylene and resins

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of heavy trucks

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of transport equipment (critical to public transport service; spare parts manufacturing critical to continuity of service)

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of polymer and rubber production

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of basic polymer

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of other basic chemical product

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of primary metal and metal product

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Manufacturing of specialised machinery and equipment

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Microelectronics and semi-conductor products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Heating and cooling equipment

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Household paper products

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August