Yesterday, 24 October, the Victorian Government announced that the state will reach the 80% double dose milestone a week ahead of schedule. On Friday October 29th, Victoria will move to Phase C of the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan. At this stage, regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will move forward with the same restrictions.


  • Creative Studios – Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4 and 150 cap, outdoors DQ2 and 500 cap
  • Events: business, community sporting participation, music festivals – Fully vaccinated: crowds of up to 5,000 patrons subject to restrictions related to the venue. Large events can apply for an exemption through the Public Events Framework.
  • Entertainment Venues – Fully vaccinated: non-seated indoor DQ4, seated indoor 75% capacity OR DQ4 up to 1000, outdoor seated and non-seated DQ2 up to 5000 per venue with indoor spaces DQ4.
  • Karaoke and Nightclubs – Seated service only indoors. Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4, outdoors DQ2 and 500 cap. Dance floors are permitted outdoors.
  • Hospitality – Seated service only indoors. Small venues: up to 25 people if fully vaccinated before DQ applies. Fully vaccinated: Indoors DQ4, outdoors DQ2 and 500 cap. Dance floors permitted outdoors.

When 90% of the eligible population is vaccinated, indicative date November 24th, 2021, the state will move to Phase D of the Roadmap.


  • No capacity limits
  • No density limits
  • No gathering limits
  • Masks in high risk indoor settings
  • All vaccination requirements remain including for non essential retail
  • Minimise cases in the community without ongoing restrictions or lockdowns.
  • Major events may proceed with no attendee caps or density limits for fully vaccinated subject to COVIDSafe measures. State Significant Venues hosting major events will need to submit a one-off venue COVIDSafe Plans. Capacity limits may apply depending on level of vaccination at the event.

Access the Victorian Government’s Business Reopening Stakeholder Pack for guides, posters, and templates for use when reopening in line with COVIDSafe measures.

As the state reopens, Music Victoria continues to advocate for the music industry. Become a member today (there is a free option!) to be kept up to date and support our ongoing efforts. If you can #GetVaxxed4Vic, you must. Book your vaccination via the DHHS website or HotDoc.


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