Covid19 Updated 12th February 2021

Stage 4 restrictions announced, effective 11:59 pm 12th February 2021

Date: 12 Feb 21


The Premier has just announced a 5-day lockdown, return to Stage 4 restrictions. Key points that we know so far have been summarised below.

  • Stage 4 restrictions apply from 11:59 pm Friday 12th February to 11:59 pm Wednesday 17th February 2021

  • Restrictions apply to all of Victoria

  • Restrictions apply to all real estate – commercial and residential

  • Inspections, opens are not permitted. We are seeking clarification if private inspections will be allowed. However, considering the short time frame we expect that no inspections will be permitted over the period.

  • Auctions can only be held online

  • Owners Corporation Managers and Property Managers who are required to attend to an emergency maintenance matter are likely to be permitted. Awaiting confirmation.

  • If you can work from home, you must work from home. The only staff permitted to attend work are those that provide a service that enables others to work from home. Example: Payroll and IT services.

Circuit Breaker - Table of Restrictions

Please note this is preliminary information only, details are usually provided in the Directions which have not been published yet. We will provide updates as more information becomes available.

Some of the areas we are seeking further information on are:

  • Moving home

  • Final inspections for settlement or lease

Where possible, you should consider re-scheduling meetings, inspections, auctions, etc.

The REIV will continue to be available online to assist you as much as possible. Scheduled webinars will continue as planned and information officers are at hand, should our members need them. 


The following apply when meeting our agents

"Face Masks" must be worn 
Contact tracing is necessary
Social distancing of 1.5metres 

Hand sanitiser will be available if needed

Please cancel your meeting with our agents if you have one of the following symptoms : -  

  1. Fever
  2. Cough
  3. Sore throat
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. If you have travelled internationally in the last 14 days
  6. If you have or may have a suspected case of COVID 19