Information about permitted workplaces in the rental hiring and real estate service 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

Services related to property settlement or commencement/end-of-lease (including removalists)

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Tuesday 11 August

Rental and hiring services:

  • where supporting a permitted service or industry
  • where required for emergency maintenance

Monday 3 August

11.59pm Wednesday 5 August

Farm animal and bloodstock leasing

Monday 3 August 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August