Face masks

Find information about wearing a face mask in Victoria.

Restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne

From 11:59pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

There are no restrictions on the reasons to leave home, but staying COVIDSafe remains important.

  • Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors. You do not need to wear a mask in your own home, the home of your intimate partner or single bubble buddy or if another lawful exception applies.
  • You can travel up to 25km from your home.

However restrictions have eased in regional Victoria. Find out more on this page.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask indoors in an office?

Yes. Face masks are required when indoors, however an exception applies if you are working alone in an office. 

Do students at schools need to wear a face mask?

Students aged 12 and over who are learning on-site at a secondary school must wear face masks, unless an exception applies. 

Children who are attending on-site primary school or outside school hours care, including children who are aged 12 or over, do not need to wear a face mask at school. The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is not practical to require some primary school students to wear face masks while others are not required to.

Students are not required to wear a face mask if they have an illness, condition or disability that means it would not be suitable.


Reviewed 11 June 2021

Coronavirus Victoria

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If you suspect you may have COVID-19 call the dedicated hotline – open 24 hours, 7 days.

Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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