The Victorian Government has today announced new restrictions that will be in place from 11.59pm on Thursday 3 June. These restrictions will be in place for 7 days.

There are minor changes to the current restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and more significant changes in regional Victoria.

You can read full details of the new restrictions here.

The acting premier’s media release states:

“For Melbourne, there will still be only five reasons to leave home: shopping for food and supplies, authorised work and study, care and caregiving, exercise, and getting vaccinated. People will be able to travel further for exercise and shopping, with an expanded 10km radius.

Kids in Year 11 and 12 will return to face-to-face learning. That includes students in other year levels who are doing a Unit 3/4 VCE or VCAL subject, while that class is being taught.

And a number of outdoor jobs will be added to the authorised list – things like landscaping, painting, installing solar panels, or letterboxing.

Other restrictions – including mask wearing – will stay the same.”

In regional Victoria, there will be a lifting of travel restrictions and the ‘five reasons’.

Other changes include

  • students will return to face-to-face schooling
  • work or study from home if you can. Offices will be capped at 50 per cent.
  • regional Victorians will be able to travel in regional Victoria. Melburnians will not.

You can read full detail on the new restrictions here

We will provide industry-based updates, where available, on our Facebook page @ASUVicTas.

In the meantime, we urge you to stay safe and to follow all restrictions on gatherings and mass wearing that are relevant to you.

If you need advice on your employer’s response to the new restrictions, please contact the ASU Member Contact Centre at

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