Regional Victoria restrictions ease from 11.59pm Thursday 9th September as outbreaks come under control. For Metropolitan Melbourne there are no restriction changes.

For Regional Victoria:

  • From 11:59pm Thursday 9th September, the lockdown will end in regional Victoria with the exception of Greater Shepparton, and the five reasons to leave your home will no longer apply.

  • Schools will reopen for prep, grade 1, grade 2, year 11 studying year 12 subjects for those subjects and our year 12s.

  • Businesses will be able to reopen, but there will be limits.

  • The Victorian Government hopes to have Shepparton catch up to the rest of regional Victoria sometime next week and those announcements will be made as soon as possible.

  • There will be a significant boost to enforcement in the region-metropolitan border. Expect to be pulled over if you travel.

We will notify you of specific changes to operations in regional areas when we have more information. In the meantime, to keep Melba safe, can we please ask:

Exposure Sites

  • We ask everyone to monitor the Victorian Government Exposure Site list.

  • If you have been to one of them, please act accordingly.


  • We strongly encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as you can if you haven’t already. It is vaccination levels reaching 80% that will allow a greater lowering of restrictions.

  • You can book a vaccination here.


Centre-based activities

  • We will continue to support individuals for whom support is essential.

  • If you need to access this support, please contact the service manager.


  • Essential Individual Supports will continue.

  • Supports will follow Government directions for five reasons to leave home.