Return to Stage 3 Restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne


Yarra Ranges is included in the Victorian Government’s return to Stage 3 restrictions from Thursday, 9 July.

This will mean that there will be only four reasons to leave your home:

  • Exercise and recreation locally, in groups of up to two people, with social distancing
  • Caregiving or seeking medical care
  • Shopping for essential supplies
  • Study or work, when you can’t do it from home

We are awaiting more information on what this will mean for Council’s services and facilities – we will provide regular updates as more information comes to hand.

It’s been a challenging few months, but we know that today’s announcements will have a particularly significant impact on our community in a number of ways.

Taking notice of your mental health and wellbeing is important for getting through this.

Make sure you reach out to friends, family and your networks – talking about how you’re doing and checking in with others is vital.

For immediate help, contact Beyond Blue’s 24-hour counselling on 1300 224 636 or visit, or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Getting support

We also understand this will have a significant impact on local businesses, particularly those planning a staged reopening.

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