A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria from 16 March 2020 until 11 May 2020 to manage coronavirus (COVID-19).
Accommodation Facilities (as of 25 March 2020)
(1) A person who owns, controls or operates an accommodation facility in Victoria must not operate that facility between midnight on 25 March 2020 and midnight on 11 May 2020.
(2) For the purposes of this clause, an accommodation facility means any of the following, whether operated on a for profit or not for profit basis:
(a) a camping ground
(b) a caravan park
The only people permitted to live or stay in a caravan park are:
- a person whose place of residence is the accommodation facility; or
- a person who is ordinarily a resident of Victoria but has no permanent place of residence in Victoria; or
- a person who has a permanent place of residence in Victoria, but that place is temporarily unavailable; or
- a person, on a temporary basis, who has travelled to Victoria for work purposes; or
- a person who was a temporary guest of the accommodation facility on 25 March 2020; or
- a person who requires emergency accommodation, including in relation to family violence and other vulnerable groups.
- a person who requires accommodation for work purposes, where their work is for the purposes of responding to the State of Emergency declared by the Minister for Health under section 198(1) of the PHW Act on 16 March 2020 (added via publication in the Victorian Government Gazette on 31 March).
Physical distancing and mass gathering directions still apply. If you are with other people, you must observe the rule of 1 person for every 4 square metres to ensure a safe physical distance.
You can download the Chief Health Officer’s directions here.