Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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As of 11:59pm on Sunday, 6th December Victoria has transitioned to COVIDSafe Summer Restrictions. This means a lot of exciting changes for our community, but it has never been more
important to practice social distancing, hand hygiene and staying home to get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms.

If you have any questions about the transition to final step of restrictions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with my office.

What is changing?

  • You can have up to 30 visitors in your home per day and up to 100 people can meet in a public space.
  • There is no patron cap at our pubs, cafes and restaurants – subject to 1 person per 2sqm.
  • Funerals and weddings – no overall cap, 1 per 2sqm and up to 50 people on dancefloors at weddings (1 per 4sqm).
  • Nightclubs and other dancing venues can re-open to up to 50 people per dancefloor 1 per 4sqm.
  • Up to 50% of the private sector workforce can return to work on January 11 th ; public sector workforce can host 25% of their workers onsite on January 11 th and 50% on February 8 th
  • Contact and non – contact sports can resume with groups of up to 20 indoors and 50 outdoors.
  • Gyms can now accept 1 person per 4sqm; classes up to 50 people indoors or 100


Updated Mask Rules

From 11:59pm Sunday 17 January Masks remain compulsory in the following settings:

  • On Public Transport, inside taxis and rideshare cars
  • Inside shopping centres, supermarkets andlarge retail stores (over 2000sqm)
  • Inside indoor markets
  • In airports and on all flights to or from Victoria
  • In hospitals

Masks will be optional anywhere else, but recommended wherever you can’t socially distance.


If you have symptoms:

We have worked so hard to stop the spread, if you are displaying even the most mild symptoms of COVID-19 it is important to get tested.

You can find your closest testing location here

If you don’t have access to sick leave, you may be eligible to claim a test isolation payment to cover your bills while you isolate. More information is available here


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What Government assistance am I eligible to receive?

What help can I get with renting?

Where can I find the latest Government updates


If you need help on any of these or other issues, I encourage you to email me at call my office at 9534 8126. While my staff are working from home, our office is working hard to assist you with any kind of issues you may be facing.



What Government assistance am I eligible to receive?

The Commonwealth and Victorian Government are working hard to support members of our community who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. If you have lost your job or income has been reduced as a result of COVID-19 Centrelink support maybe available.

You can apply for Centrelink payments through your MyGov account, more information is available on the Services Australia website.



What help can I get with renting?

The Victorian Parliament have passed a range of new laws to protect tenants from eviction throughout the pandemic. These laws have created a six-month moratorium on evictions, suspend rental increases and established a new dispute resolution process for tenants and landlords.

The Victorian Government has established the rental assistance fund to provide a one off $2,000 grant to support Victorian’s experiencing rental hardship. This grant will ensure tenants can maintain safe, secure and stable accommodation. More information is available here.



Where can I find the latest government updates?

Victorian Government Updates

The Victorian Government is providing up-to-date statewide information about Coronavirus through the Department of Health and Human Services website.


Federal Government Updates

The Federal Government is also providing regular updates about Coronavirus over here.


Information in Languages Other than English

Translated resources in your language have been provided by the Federal Government and SBS.



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