Information for seasonal horticulture sector
The agriculture, forestry and fishing sector includes farm businesses and seasonal horticulture.
All Victorian farm businesses and labour hire providers need to have a . Employers, labour hire providers and seasonal horticulture workers should refer to the for further information on what this Seasonal Horticulture Workers COVIDSafe Plan must include, and their additional industry obligations.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing services businesses must abide by current restrictions, which are summarised below.
Current restrictions for agriculture, forestry and fishing services
- any shared space, or publicly accessible space, in a workplace must apply a density quotient of when electronic record keeping capability is in place, such as the . If electronic record keeping is not used, a density quotient of applies
- additional for agriculture, forestry and fishing services industries.
Record keeping applies to all Victorian workplaces.
- employers must of all workers and visitors who attend the workplace for longer than 15 minutes, including first name, contact number, date and time of visit and areas of the workplace visited
- employers are strongly encouraged to use electronic record keeping for this purpose. This includes the
- employers must keep records to show . This includes keeping logs created during the time of directions being in force in line with record keeping requirements, including work premises rosters, time and attendance records and payroll data.
- must be carried at all times when you leave home
- face masks are mandatory in airports, hospitals, large retail stores over 2000 sqm, shopping centres, indoor markets, in taxis and rideshares, on public transport, and on domestic flights to and from Victoria
- wearing a face mask is strongly recommended when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people
- for more information, visit: page.
Frequently asked questions
Updated on: 12 January 2021
Read below for answers to frequently asked questions by businesses in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector.
Am I required to wear a face mask when working on my farm?
If you’re working alone on your own farm or with people from your own household, you do not need to wear a face mask.
If you are working outdoors and workers, advisors or contractors from outside the household visit the farm, wearing a is strongly recommended if you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
If you are working indoors (for example in a shed) and workers, advisors or contractors from outside your household are also in the indoor space, you must wear a .
Face masks must be carried at all times, and are strongly recommended in the home if people other than your immediate household are present.
Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended outdoors when you can’t keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Reviewed 19 January 2021