Changes to Coronavirus restrictions

Metropolitan Melbourne

Under changes to Stay at Home Restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne announced on Sunday 2 August, recreational activities such as fishing and boating are not allowed. A curfew will apply from 8.00pm to 5.00am each night, with exceptions for work or medical care and caregiving.

Exercise will also be limited to within 5km of your home. Exercise can continue to occur with only one other person, and will be limited to once per day, for a maximum of one hour. This does not include recreational activities such as fishing, boating or diving.

Click here for more information regarding updated restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.

Regional Victoria

Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions will come into effect in Regional Victoria as of 11.59pm on Wednesday, 5 August. This includes the Mitchell Shire, where Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions will remain in effect.

In regional Victoria, recreational activities such as boating and fishing will be allowed under Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions. These activities should be undertaken close to home with household members or one other person. A distance of 1.5m must be maintained between participants.

Click here for more information regarding updated restrictions in regional Victoria.

Face coverings

Unless an exception applies, you must wear a face covering when you leave your home in Victoria.

Murray River

NSW has updated its Murray River maritime rules to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The NSW border starts from the high water mark on the Victorian side of the Murray River and includes majority of navigable waters within Lake Mulwala.

People currently in Victoria who intend to enter NSW using a vessel on Lake Mulwala must have a permit.

These requirements apply:

  • To each person on board a vessel entering NSW waters from Victoria; and
  • To all recreational and commercial vessels.

NSW Police are enforcing border entry requirements.

You can find for details regarding border entry permits via Service NSW here:

Further information about NSW border restrictions can be found here: