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Public Administration and Safety sector guidance

Sector guidance for the Public and Safety sector within metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

See below for up to date operational guidance and frequently asked questions for this sector.

For frequently asked questions that applies to all businesses go to our

Under Step One restrictions, businesses in Melbourne can only operate for on-site operations if they are a Permitted Work Premises.

Frequently asked questions - metropolitan Melbourne

Updated on: 21 August 2020

Read below for commonly asked questions by businesses within the Public Administration and Safety sector. The following frequently asked questions apply to metropolitan Melbourne, which is currently at Step One of Victoria’s roadmap for reopening.

Councils are only permitted to enforce essential parking restrictions where these are related to issues of safety and access. For example, vehicles in No Standing Zones blocking access to private property or bus lanes and vehicles without the necessary permit parked in disabled car parks.

Union/peak body/employer organisation officials attending a worksite as permitted by law or for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) advice is permitted. However, they may not attend the office for unnecessary administration tasks such as the processing of payments. It is recommended that they interact with workers outside, where possible, and always maintain 1.5 metres of physical distance.

Staff involved in OHS functions may attend the office where necessary as part of a COVID-19 health response. Permitted Work Premises or is an ancillary necessary to support the operations of a Permitted Work Premises or for Closed Work Premises where there are safety or environmental obligations.

No. Your workplace must provide you with a permitted worker permit.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and the Industry Coordination Centre

The Business Victoria website and hotline provide information on restrictions and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.