What can you do in Stage 4 Restriction?

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Stage four restrictions have been introduced across metropolitan Melbourne from 6 pm on Sunday for at least six weeks, which includes a nightly curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am with exemptions for work, caregiving, medical and compassionate reasons.



Limited to one person per household per day within 5km or closest supermarket. All supermarkets and groceries will remain open, no need to panic buy. Takeaway and delivery services will remain open.



Caregiving and compassionate reasons are permitted for custody arrangements (babysitter, care for animals and aged care home, and hospital visitation).



Exercise is limited to one hour, once per day, with one other person. Daily exercise can only happen within 5km of home and must be in metropolitan Melbourne. 



You will not be allowed to work at their business location if it is reasonably practicable to work from home.


Education and childcare

Since Wednesday, all classes return to remote learning. Childcare centres would be closed from Thursday, except to very vulnerable children and the children of workers as needed.



Except for the core purpose, you cannot have visitors or visit another person’s house.


Intimate Partners

You are only allowed to visit a person who is in an “intimate personal relationship” with them, even during curfew hours and 5km from your home. 


Public transport

Restricted overnight train services.


Passengers limit with mandatory masks and backseats.

Fines for breaking stage 4 restrictions

Victoria Police can issue on-the-spot fines of up to $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 to businesses.



All non-essential businesses will be shut-down from tonight. (Wednesday midnight)



Emergency Contact

  • Family violence or apply for an intervention order. You can contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) or MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 for help.

  • COVID-19 medical helpline on 1800 020 080 

  • Immediate danger: 000

  • Mental health support services: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1800 512 348 


Stage 4 restrictions with stronger rules will limit our movement for the next 6 weeks, but If everyone plays by the rules, restrictions will likely continue to be eased and we will gradually be able to get back to normal living again. Dealing with uncertainty, RACC Australia always here for you through difficult times. RACC Australia is still open virtually and contacts us to book the trusted free consultation regarding education, migration, and career. 

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