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Information last updated 5 August, 3.00 pm

The Victorian Government has announced that from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, Metropolitan Melbourne is moving to Stage 4 Restrictions. The previously established restrictions introduced on 22 July around face coverings still apply.

These changes are being introduced to reduce the number of people leaving their homes and moving around Victoria.

From Sunday 2 August a curfew will be in place in Metropolitan Melbourne. The curfew will be in operation from 8pm to 5am every evening. During the curfew, people are only allowed to leave their house for work and essential health, care or safety reasons.

Outside of these hours, you are only allowed to leave your house to purchase food and necessary supplies, exercise for up to 1 hour per day, for care and health care and to work. The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria website has the most up to date information about the details of the restrictions.

Unfortunately for our businesses, many must close for the duration of the restriction timeframe. Read the Premier's statement on business restrictions in full.

The following businesses can remain open;


  • Supermarkets and grocery shops
  • Bottle shops
  • Convenience stores and newsagents
  • Cafes, restaurants (take away and delivery only)
  • Petrol stations
  • Banks
  • Pharmacies
  • Post offices
  • Hardware, building and garden supplies for trade
  • Bunnings (Click and collect only)
  • Locksmiths
  • Electricity, gas, water providers
  • Vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Stationery services (business use only)
  • Disability and health equipment
  • Maternity supplies


  • Open but only with access to some stores


  • Repairs to homes are allowed if for emergency or safety
  • Construction of critical infrastructure


  • Community based services with a referral from a registered medical practitioner

Many businesses that have switched to provide online service to their customers, may also continue trading this way. 

For more information:


Permitted Worker Scheme

As of 11.59pm on Wednesday August 5, workplaces in Melbourne must be closed unless the workplace is part of a permitted activity, or all employees are working from home.

Employers that require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility. Heavy penalties apply to those who do not meet the criteria. 

Click here for permits and more information.


Our Boost for Business program is still available and we're working hard to deliver support for our businesses in Moreland.

Call the Business Moreland team on the support hotline: 8311 4131