Information about permitted workplaces in the wholesale trade 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 Supermarket distribution centres 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

Grocery, liquor and tobacco product wholesaling

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Animal feed and supplies wholesaling

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Pharmaceutical wholesaling

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Safety products wholesaling

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Cleaning supplies and disinfectants wholesaling 

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August

Medical and disability supplies wholesaling

Monday 3 August 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August