The Victorian Government has announced a move to circuit breaker restrictions from 11:59pm tonight, 27 May. These settings will remain in place until 11:59pm on 3 June, but will end sooner if possible.

From 11:59pm tonight, there will be five reasons to leave home:

  • authorised work
  • food and supplies
  • care and caregiving
  • exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person
  • getting vaccinated.

Shops like supermarkets, food stores, bottle shops, banks, petrol stations and pharmacies will remain open. Cafes and restaurants will be able to offer takeaway only. Gyms, hairdressers, community facilities and entertainment venues will close. Non-essential retail may open for click and collect.

Hotels and accommodation can only stay open to support guests already staying on-site. No new bookings can be made unless it is for a permitted purpose, like authorised work.

Face masks will need to be worn inside and outdoors – everywhere except your own home.

For a detailed overview of the changes, please see the summary of circuit breaker restrictions.

For more information go to or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.