Four Wheel Drive Victoria has received the following update from Parks Victoria

The Victorian Government announced changed restrictions for Regional Victoria

from 11.59pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

The restrictions on tours are summarised below:

• Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire: Tours and tourism activity are not permitted. Travelling to regional Victoria is not permitted and residents of regional Victoria must not travel to metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire.

• Regional Victoria: Outdoor tours and tourism activity are permitted up to a maximum group size of 20 people. Enclosed vehicles can now be used for up to 10 people and face coverings must be worn.

Businesses in regional Victoria must conduct a I.D check to ensure that patrons attending tours do not reside in Metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire.

There may be other directions that apply to your business. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the full details at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au 

Visit https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update for more information on park closures. All park visitors are reminded to practice good hygiene, including staying 1.5 metres apart, regularly sanitising their hands and wearing a fitted face mask.

Further information
Visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/   
VTIC information hub: https://hub.vtic.com.au/
View summery of proposed regional Victoria restrictions
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap-Regional.pdf
View summery of metropolitan Melbourne restrictions https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-09/210919%20-%20Roadmap-Metro.pdf

What are the penalties for not following the restrictions?
Victoria Police can issue on the spot fines of up to $4,957 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses for: 
• Refusing or failing to comply with the emergency directions  
• Refusing or failing to comply with a public health risk power direction 
• Refusing or failing to comply with a direction by the Chief Health Officer to provide information.
Fines of up to $20,000 for individuals and $100,0000 for businesses are possible through the court system.

Conditions in parks can change quickly. Please always check Parks Victoria’s website www.parks.vic.gov.au and the change of conditions and closures page before visiting parks.