As of 11.59pm on Sunday 2nd August, all residents of Victoria must wear a face covering whenever you leave home, unless they have a lawful exception. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield.
Children under 12 years do not need to wear a face covering. Children aged two years or younger must not wear face coverings as they are a choking and suffocation risk.
There are lawful exceptions for not wearing a face covering including if you have an illness or condition that makes wearing a face covering unsuitable, if you are doing strenuous exercise or if you are unable to do your job while wearing a face covering.
Even with a mask, you should keep 1.5 metres distance between you and others.
People who do not wear face coverings and do not have a lawful excuse can be fined $200.
For further information visit: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au