Information about permitted workplaces in the mining 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.

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

Permitted industries

Announcement date Effective from

Coal mining

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Oil and gas extraction

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Metal ore mining

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Petroleum production

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August