Learn What The A Stage Four Lockdown Would Mean For Melbourne

By Ben Tyers
1st Apr 2020


With the increase in cases of COVID-19 in Victoria there's a chance that state will be placed into stage 4 restrictions which will do those that are already in place.

The date that these rules will come into effect is not yet known, if at all, regardless everyone should be doing their best to stay home and avoid contact with others as much as possible.


A refresher on stage 3 rules is below:

Stage one rules were introduced on 23 March. Now, we're about to start stage 3 in Victoria as of midnight Monday 30 March.

What Are The New Restrictions?

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that there are only four reasons that people can leave their home:

  • Food and supplies
  • Medical care
  • Exercise
  • Work and education

Fines will now be handed out to those not following rules. Gatherings must be no more than two people. Failure to comply will see you handed a $1,600 on-the-spot fine.

"Victoria has moved to stage three and that involves a ban with an on-the-spot fine of more than $1,600 if you breach it, on gatherings with more than two people, other than those in your household," Mr Andrews said.

Read the Premier's full statement here.

How Long Will The Lockdown Last?

The Prime Minister declared that Australians must expect these restrictions to remain in place for six months.

"The more we share the sacrifice, the more we do the right thing together as Australians, the more lives we will save, the more livelihoods we will be able to preserve and the stronger we will all be on the other side."

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