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Homes and property

Find information about how restrictions affect home and property maintenance, moving, renting, purchase and sales in Victoria.

Summary of restrictions 

From 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 July 2021:

  • There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel, but staying COVIDSafe remains important.
  • You can move house.
  • You can sell and inspect property.
  • Real estate auctions can be held with up to 100 people or 1 person per 4 sqm (whichever is smaller) indoors or outdoors, excluding the minimum number of people required to hold the auction and owners of the property. A density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm also applies. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and ensure attendees check-in.
  • Property inspections can be held with a private appointment, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm or 10 people (whichever is smaller), excluding the minimum number of people required to hold the inspection and residents of the property. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and ensure attendees check-in using the Service Victoria QR code app regardless of the duration of the visit.
  • Display homes are open, with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and ensure attendees check-in using the Service Victoria QR code app regardless of the duration of the visit.
  • Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors, unless an exception applies. For more information, see face masks.
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home and get tested.

Can I stay at my holiday house or move homes? 

Yes. There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel.

Can friends and family help me to move house?

The people you live with or your nominated ‘single bubble’ can assist you to move house. Friends, family, or your partner can only assist you to move house if care and support is required for compassionate reasons, such as due to age, health issues or disability.

Can I sell my house at auction?

Yes, under the restrictions you can put your home on the market for private sale or auction.

Auctions can be held with up to 100 people indoors or outdoors or 1 person per 4sqm (whichever is smaller) excluding the minimum number of people required to hold the auction and the owners of the property. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and request attendees to check-in.

Face masks must be worn indoors and outdoors, unless an exception applies. Covid Marshals must be present to ensure visitors check in using the Service Victoria QR code app, regardless of the duration of the visit.

I want to buy a property in metropolitan Melbourne – can I inspect it?

Yes, you can attend a property inspection.

Inspections can be held with a private appointment, subject to density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm or 10 people (whichever is smaller), excluding the minimum number of people required to hold the inspection and residents of the property. COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and ensure attendees to check-in.

Can I visit a display home?

Yes. Display homes are open, with density requirements of 1 person per 4sqm COVID Check-in Marshals must be present and ensure attendees to check-in.

Can tradespeople come into my home?

Yes. You should keep at least 1.5 metres distance between you and the tradesperson at all times. The service provider must wear a face mask, unless an exception applies. You should also wear a mask when a tradesperson is working in your home.

Can a cleaner come to my home?

Yes. The cleaner must wear a face mask whilst working, unless an exception applies.

Can I visit a tip to drop off rubbish or green waste?

Yes, transfer stations are open to the general public.

Do Owners Corporations need a COVIDSafe plan?

An Owners Corporation needs a COVIDSafe plan in relation to its workplace and employees. An Owners Corporation also requires a COVIDSafe plan for all premises where there are shared spaces, including shared outdoor spaces.

Reviewed 29 July 2021

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