Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update


The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and following advice issued by official authorities. Our primary concern is to ensure that event organisers and delegates that have future plans to travel to Australia are aware of and can take the best possible precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Business events can be held in various settings across Victoria, from meeting rooms in hotels, museums, restaurants and cafes, to dedicated conference facilities. Therefore, the restrictions applied to these events depends on the setting in which it takes place.

For further information please see the Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening on the website. Further information, including frequently asked questions, will be published to the sector guidance pages for accommodation, hospitality, attractions and experiences and tourism (tours and transport).

The Victorian Government has provided Information for Business Event organisers and COVIDSafe planning for Business Events , in accordance with the Victorian Public Events Framework to help organisers of business events in Victoria to meet their safety obligations and responsibilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the website.

The Victorian Government has established a permit system for all domestic travel into Victoria. Travellers will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia. The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk.

The permit system is for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate travel.

For more information visit our Victorian Travel Permit System page.

The health and safety of our clients, employees and delegates continues to be our top priority.

Where can I find more information?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening 

Public Events Framework

Information for Business Event organisers and COVIDSafe planning for Business Events 

Victorian Government updates

Victorian Travel Permit System

Australian Government COVID-19 Essentials

Australian Government resources

Download the Australian Government Coronavirus App to access to access up-to-date official information. Available on Android and Apple.

Travel advice

World Health Organisation – Coronavirus Fact Page

World Health Organisation – Coronavirus Q&A

COVID-19 Information for workplaces