Restrictions Ease for Victorian Businesses

As announced yesterday by the Acting Premier, several key adjustments have been made to Victoria’s COVID restrictions. The following changes are effective from 11:59pm today, Thursday 17th June:

  • Face coverings must be worn indoors (except at home) but are no longer required outdoors
  • Melbourne will no longer have a 25km travel limit
  • Travel between Melbourne and regional Victoria will be permitted
  • If you can work from home, you should continue to do so

Below are some of the changes effecting businesses in Metropolitan Melbourne:


  • Open for seated service only with maximum patron cap of 150 per venue with no more than 75 indoors
  • Venues may have up to 25 patrons before the density quotient applies


  • Open with bookings permitted for single households plus two adults (and their dependents)

Real Estate Services

  • Auctions permitted with maximum patron cap of 50 outdoors
  • Inspections permitted to maximum of 10, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm

For more information regarding COVID restrictions, please refer to the Table of Restrictions or Statement from the Acting Premier.

With this gradual return to normal combined with the end of financial year, now is the ideal time to buy or sell a business and start the new financial year with a fresh resolution. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, please do not hesitate to contact us at First Choice Business Brokers.