Information about permitted workplaces in other services 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
Car parks supporting permitted workers and industries Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Urgent / emergency residential repair and maintenance (including to maintain access to critical utilities and services such as telecommunications) Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 13 August

Places of worship for:

  • permitted funerals;
  • broadcast of ceremonies (with a maximum of five people); or
  • an essential public support service (such as a food bank or a service for homeless persons); or
  • essential support groups (such as those related to alcohol and drugs, family violence and parenting), with a maximum of 10 people.
Monday 3 August 11.59pm Thursday 20 August
Essential maintenance for safety and upkeep of public and recreational spaces, such as parks, gardens, golf courses Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Automotive, machinery and equipment repair and maintenance are permitted to operate where providing support to a permitted service or industry or where required to maintain the health and safety of Victorians at home or at work Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Labour hire when servicing a permitted workplace Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Security services where required for the safety of a permitted workplace Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August
Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing, with necessary participants only Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August 
Elite sport facilities for the training of professional and high-performance sports persons only Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August