Relevant advice

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has issued new advice following new Melbourne lockdown restrictions. 

17 August 2021


In the wake of Victoria Premier Dan Andrews confirming that Melbourne will remain under lockdown, as well as curfew, until at least 2 September, the Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has supplied new information for its members.

In a press release, the Victorian wing of the boating body has informed that members are to stay at home unless they are; shopping for necessary goods and services, involved in caregiving or compassionate reasons, exercising for up two hours with one other member of their household – which includes boating or fishing, to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, or for authorised work reasons.

Also mentioned that the Victorian Government’s definition of authorised work, which requires a permit, includes vehicle and mechanical repair, ‘click and collect’, emergency, administrative, port operations, manufacturing and freight services as well as any freight, transport, freight or logistics driver.

As with previous lockdowns, the resource has informed members that they must work from home if possible and that general retail and hospitality will only be open for contactless collection.

“This list is not exhaustive,” the release adds. “Please click on the link to see the full list and to interpret it from your perspective.”


BIAV has also highlighted the Victorian Government’s Small Business COVID Hardship Fund, which provides a $10,000 grant to eligible small and medium businesses experiencing a 70 percent turnover reduction.

For more information about the new regulations currently in effect, click here.



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