COVID-19 restrictions: Here's where you can and cannot go around Melbourne

COVID-19 restrictions: Here's where you can and cannot go around Melbourne
COVID-19 restrictions: Here's where you can and cannot go around Melbourne

After two months of lockdown, the State of Emergency in Victoria has now been extended to 21st June to take control of the Coronavirus outbreak. However, that doesn’t mean that all shops and businesses will open right away — lifting of stage 3 restrictions will be gradual, so it means that a few restrictions and rules are still in place.

If you are dying to leave the house, here’s a handy guide on where you can and cannot go around Melbourne CBD and regional Melbourne during this time.

The following venues will remain closed until further notice:

  • Melbourne Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary, and Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Melbourne SEA Life Aquarium
  • Royal Botanic Gardens and Cranbourne Gardens
  • Luna Park
  • Crown Casino and its food and beverage operations
  • St Paul's Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Cultural entertainment venues under the Marriner Group, including the Melbourne Comedy Theatre, the Regent Theatre, the Princess Theatre, and the Melbourne Forum
  • Sports venues, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Marvel Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and Melbourne Park
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Phillip Island Wildlife Park
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Puffing Billy Railway

The following will remain closed until June 30:

  • The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • The Melbourne Museum
  • Scienceworks
  • IMAX Melbourne
  • The Royal Exhibition Building
  • The Victorian State Library

The following venues are open, but with social distancing measures in place:

  • South Melbourne Market opens as usual on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 8am to 5pm
  • Queen Victoria Market opens as usual on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Fitzroy Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens and St Kilda Botanical Gardens

As of writing, the national cabinet is still in the midst of debating and finalising a roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdowns. In the meantime, remember to look after one another and always practise good hygiene.

Jieyee Ong

Jieyee Ong

Jie Yee is a researcher at urban.com.au with experience in business, financial and property news.

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