Here’s What You Can And Can’t Do In Melbourne From Today

By Ben Tyers
1st Jun 2020

A wide aerial shot of Melbourne at sunset with AAMI Park and the MCG visible in the foreground.

Monday 1 June is a big day for Melburnians, the day that restrictions start to ease.

While many restaurants, parks, and cultural institutions are reopening in Melbourne today, we still need to take care by keeping up physical distancing and washing our hands regularly to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here's what you can do in Victoria from Monday.

Restaurants, Cafes & Bars

Melbourne's restaurants, cafes, and bars are permitted to reopen from Monday 1 June.

Venues can seat up to 20 people and be serving meals. Many will still be offering takeaway as they have been doing since March.

Keep an eye on our live list of the best Melbourne restaurants reopening here.

Household Visits

Victorians can now have up to 20 people in their home. That number includes the number of people in a family at home, so if it's a family of five, then they can have 15 guests over.

Overnight stays at other people's homes are now permitted.

Public Gatherings

Public gatherings allowances have been increased to 20 people. 

Health & Beauty

Many businesses that Melburnians have been waiting on will reopen.

Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, spas, tattoo parlours and massage parlours may reopen with up to 20 people allowed inside.

Cultural Sites

Melbourne's galleries such as NGV (will reopen 27 June), Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Zoos, historic sites, drive-in cinemas, and outdoor amusement parks are permitted to open. Luna Park, however, hasn't confirmed when it will reopen.

Weddings & Funerals

Weddings are now allowed to have 20 people in attendance. This includes the celebrant and the couple getting married.

Funerals, both indoors and outdoors, are now permitted to have 50 people in attendance.


Campgrounds around Victoria are open along with caravan parks, and tourist accommodation. 

Shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities at these venues will remain closed.


Bootcamps can now have 20 people in attendance, this does not include the instructor.

Both indoor and outdoor pools can now open, a maximum of 20 people per separate enclosed space is allowed with a maximum of three people per lane.

Hungry? Book now at these Melbourne restaurants as they reopen.

Image credit: Visit Victoria

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