Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thanks to the high uptake in vaccination, certain restrictions will ease from 6pm Friday 29 October.

What's changing?

The following changes to restrictions will come into effect from 6pm Friday 29 October 2021:

  • Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne come together under the same rules
  • Up to 30 people including dependants can gather in public outside. 
  • Indoor community sport open for minimum number required.
  • Masks are only required inside
  • Pubs, restaurants and cafes can open for seated service to fully vaccinated people indoors, and non-seated service to up to 500 fully vaccinated people outdoors. 
  • Work from home if you can, but you can go to work if fully vaccinated. 
  • Hairdressing, beauty, personal care: open for fully vaccinated people. 
  • All retail open
  • Early childhood education and care is open
  • All students return to school
  • On-site adult education returns for fully-vaccinated Victorians
  • Weddings, funerals and religious services return for fully vaccinated people in doors and 500 people outdoors. 


Changes that came into effect from 11.59pm 21 October 2021 include:
  • Lockdown ends - the reasons to leave home and curfew are no longer in place.
  • Up to 10 visitors permitted per day to your home.
  • Up to 15 people can gather outside.
  • All students back in class part time (years 7, 11 and 12 full time).
  • Pubs, restaurants and cafes open for 20 fully vaccinated guests inside and 50 fully vaccinated outside.
  • Weddings, funerals, and religious gatherings permitted for 20 fully vaccinated attendees inside and 50 fully vaccinated outside.
  • Hairdressers are open for 5 fully vaccinated people.

View the COVIDSafe settings for metropolitan Melbourne and some areas of regional Victoria.

Changes to our services include: 

More of our services will be changing and reopening inline with the easing of restrictions from Friday 29 October. Check back for more details.  

  • Resource Recovery Centres (tips) reopening to residential and commercial customers. Standard operating hours will apply.
  • Mulching days resuming (with the first mulching day being Sunday 24 October).
  • Sunbury outdoor pool reopening from Tuesday 26 October for up to 50 people.
  • Outdoor community sport training resuming for the minimum number to facilitate training permitted.
  • Community Gardens reopening.
  • Three Year Old Kindergarten, Four Year Old Kindergarten and Long Day Care open for fully vaccinated parents/carers.

Hume City’s Vaccination Tracker

The Australian Government Department of Health releases a weekly geographic vaccination rates report that lists the percentage of people aged 15 and over who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, by state/territory and by their local government area (LGA). 

Each week Hume City updates its Vaccine Tracker with the latest vaccination rates from across the Hume local government area. This information is displayed on the top banner of our website and on the Hume City Council Facebook.  

For further information about the vaccination data as well as other COVID-19 resources, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website