Information about permitted workplaces in the professional, scientific and technical 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.

Visit Business Victoria for information on Medical supply and pharmaceutical businesses 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


Individuals undertaking professional, scientific and technical services if involved in:

  • COVID-19 (e.g. MedTech research including vaccines) 
  • Hazard monitoring and resilience 
  • Biosecurity and public health 
  • Medical or other research, which cannot be shut down and requires on site attendance
  • Critical scientific facilities – for critical scientific experiments, labs, collections

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Architecture, surveying, building inspection and engineering services, where required on site for permitted construction

Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August