From 11.59pm, Sunday 17 January 2021, face masks will no longer be mandatory in all public indoor settings.

Face masks continue to be mandatory in the following locations:

  • public transport
  • riding in taxis or ride shares
  • inside shopping centres, including retail stores inside shopping centres
  • inside indoor markets
  • in large retail stores, such as department stores, electronics stores, furniture stores, hardware stores or supermarkets
  • on domestic flights to and from Victoria
  • at airports
  • in hospitals

You should always carry a face mask with you when you leave home unless you have a lawful reason not to. It is strongly recommended you wear one whenever you cannot keep 1.5 metres distance from others.

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