This page provides the latest information about the Victorian Government's response to COVID-19.
The following information is correct as of 1 April 2020.
For the latest information, updates and advice about the outbreak of COVID-19, visit Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services website.
1 April 2020: Victoria’s health system will receive a massive $1.3 billion injection to quickly establish an extra 4,000 ICU beds as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic and protect Victorian lives. Read the media release on the Victorian Government's website.
28 March 2020: The Victorian Government provided an update on payroll tax refunds, the Business Support Fund, outstanding supplier payments and new quarantine measures (in force from 11:59pm 28 March 2020) on the Victorian Government's media release site.
25 March 2020: A statement from Premier Daniel Andrews about the implementation of Stage 2 restrictions. Read the full statement on the Victorian Government's media release website.
- The Victorian Government has announced new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). They come into force at midnight on 25 March 2020. Information on the new restrictions and closures are available on the Department of Health & Human Services website.
23 March 2020: A statement from Premier Daniel Andrews including information about a coronavirus enforcement squad, the implementation of Stage 1 shutdown and school holidays being brought forward starting on Tuesday 24 March. Read the full statement on the Victorian Government's media release website.
- Guidance on non-essential closures plus directions from the Deputy Chief Health Officer is available on the Victorian Government website
21 March: The Victorian Government has announced a $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package. Read more on the Victorian Government website.
- Businesses who want to find out more information about the Business Support Fund (part of the announcement above) should register online via the Business Victoria website
- Workers who have recently lost their job or casuals who no longer have shifts should register their interest in receiving more information about the Working for Victoria Fund via the Victorian Government website.
19 March: Businesses across the state can now access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15. Read more on the Victorian Government website.
18 March: changes to the State of Emergency include indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned and changes to visits to aged care facilities.
16 March: a State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria to combat COVID-19 and will be in force from Monday 16 March for the next four weeks. Read more on the Victorian Government website.
The latest media releases are available on the Victorian Government’s media release website.