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.

Victoria currently has restrictions in place. Restrictions will be eased when requirements are met and based on Public Health advice. For information about the roadmap to COVID Normal and the steps for regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, see Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening 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?

Victoria’s current COVIDSafe settings

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