Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

At the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), our priority is to ensure that event organisers and delegates can plan their event and travel with confidence. Australia has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, with more than 95 per cent of its eligible community fully vaccinated. Business events of all types, from conferences to trade exhibitions can take place with a COVIDSafe Plan. There are no restrictions such as caps or density quotients.

 

Where can I find more information?

Victoria’s current COVIDSafe settings
International Travel into and out of Australia
Information for Business Event organisers and COVIDSafe planning for Business Events 
Victorian Government updates
Australian Government COVID-19 Essentials
Australian Government resources

Travel advice

 

Frequently Asked questions

Q: What is the latest update on the coronavirus outbreak in Australia?
Victoria is open and operating in a careful and safe way to support event organisers deliver successful events and memorable event experiences for delegates. For the latest updates visit Australia Department of Health and the Victorian Department of Health
 
Q. Can business events take place?
Yes, business events can take place across Victoria. Victoria currently has no restrictions on business events such as caps or density quotients.
Event attendees are not required to show their vaccination status before entering any venue.
It is mandatory for every Victorian business with on-site operations to have a COVIDSafe Plan.  
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is open. Find out more about the MCEC’s health and safety measures in the VenueSafe Plan

 

Q: What can I tell delegates who are planning to travel to Australia?
Australia has one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world, with more than 95 per cent of its eligible community fully vaccinated.
The Victorian and Australian Governments have introduced policies and workplace safety protocols to assist businesses to operate in an environment that is safe for all participants.
From 6 July 2022, all travellers to and from Australia need to be aware that:
  • People entering Australia do not need to provide evidence of vaccination status
  • People entering Australia do not need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • People leaving Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visa holders do not need a travel exemption to travel to Australia
  • Travellers must still comply with any remaining COVID-19 requirements of airlines as well as other countries and states and territories. 
  •  There is no vaccination, quarantine, permit, or testing requirement to enter Victoria.
  • For requirements for travel into Victoria please visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers or the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website | State and Territory Information.
  • To find out more about international border status for travellers from specific countries try Business Events Australia’s search tool.
Resources
The Victorian Government has provided Information for Business Event organisers and COVIDSafe planning for Business Events.