COVID-19 Update

Toughest lockdown rules lifted in Melbourne, but some restrictions still remain


After a challenging two weeks of lock down, metropolitan Melburnians will see an easing of restrictions.

While we still have a little way to go, these new announcements are the first step towards getting back out into our community and resuming business as usual.

We know that this may have been a difficult and stressful time for you and your business with the extended restrictions. We have put together some useful links for funding and support below. If you have any questions or require support please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

The five reasons to leave home will no longer apply. From 11.59pm Thursday 10 June:

Metropolitan Melbourne
  • the existing 10km limit will be increased to 25km
  • still no visitors in homes
  • offices capped at 25% or maximum 10 people 
  • outdoor gatherings will be increased to a maximum of 10 people
  • masks will no longer be required outdoors unless you cannot maintain a 1.5 metre distance
  • masks must still be worn in all indoor settings
  • restaurants and cafes can reopen for seated service with up to 100 people per venue and a maximum of 50 inside.
Regional Melbourne 
  • visitors to the home will be allowed with up to two adults per day, plus their dependents.
  • public gatherings will be increased to 20 people
  • restaurants and cafes can open to a maximum of 150 for the venue for seated service including up to 75 indoors
  • offices will remain capped at 50 per cent
  • regional Victorians can travel to Melbourne but they must abide by metropolitan restrictions.


Full list of restrictions


Victorian Government has set up a dedicated email address and advice line which is open to staff and students who have questions or want more information about the provision of training at , or call 1800 338 663 (the advice line is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5pm). 

For more information, go to Victorian Government Department of Education and Training.

COVID-19 Support for International Students
Study Melbourne is dedicated to supporting the international student community during this challenging time. They share current and accurate information, and connect students to resources that can help. Through the Study Melbourne Student Centre, the following are provided: free and confidential information, access to services, support and practical help.  

For more information on Coronavirus support for international students, go to 

Other useful websites:


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