The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing unprecedented and wide-reaching challenges for Victoria’s creative and cultural sector. We have gathered the following information in response to pressing questions received.

The following restrictions are currently in place in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria:

  • From 11.59pm on Sunday 27 September 2020, Second Step restrictions are in place for metropolitan Melbourne.
  • From 11.59pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020 Third Step restrictions are in place for regional Victoria.

UPDATE: Safely reopening Victoria

From 11:59pm on 27 October 2020, some restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are easing. Read the Premier's metropolitan Melbourne statement and the Premier's regional Victoria statement for more details.

Our Q&As relating to restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are being progressively updated, more will be added over the coming days.

If you have a question that isn’t covered here, please contact us.

The following information is correct as at 26 October 2020.

Further information about the current restriction levels and next steps can be found on the website vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Further information about the current restriction levels and next steps can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services website.


Public health measures

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Funding and support

Government support programs available to the creative sector.

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Business restrictions - Metropolitan Melbourne Roadmap Step 1

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Creative Victoria

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Legal and business support

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