COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Workplace support

We encourage employees and employers to work together to find appropriate solutions that suit the needs of individual workplaces and staff.

For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line 03 8662 5222 can help.

Workplace and Industrial Relations

This news article contains resources to alleviate the administrative burden of drafting documentation to reflect a change in employment conditions.

We have also set up a dedicated Industrial Relations Support service for non-members to receive support for industrial relations matters. The service will include over-the-phone advice, webinars, fact sheets, newsletters, and other resources.

 Face mask rules vary depending on the restrictions in place, and some industries are still permitted to have employees wear masks as part of their COVIDSafe Plan requirements. More information on when you are required to wear a face mask can be found on the Victorian Government’s website

Do you manufacture PPE equipment and want to be included on the Victorian Government’s database? Local PPE manufacturers can register their interest and capability directly on to the Victorian Government’s online portal.

Workforce support

Handy resources for businesses found below are our Work from Home Policy, OHS Practice Guide, and a webinar with ACCI Deputy Director of Workplace Relations, Tasmin Lawrence.

Is your business using NBN or about to be? Click here to download valuable resources from NBN.

Victorian Travel Permit System

You will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia.

The permit system is based on a traffic light system that 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, head to the Government’s website. To apply for a permit, head to the Services Australia website


Businesses can now call a Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15 for the latest information on the COVID-19 response, how this affects businesses, how to keep their workplace safe and advice on how to plan for emerging situations and anticipate likely developments. Businesses can call the Business Victoria Hotline for the latest information on QR code requirements.

If you need more support contact our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team:

03 8662 5196
Online enquiries

For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line can help.

03 8662 5222

Government assistance

Apprentice Wage Subsidy    

Tools and resources

Workplace Relations Documentation Industry Guidelines – Signage and Posters OHS Practice for Pandemics
Advice for PCBU’s WorkSafe COVID-19 Safety Alert Non-Member Industrial Relations Support
MEMBER-ONLY : Member Resources    

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