Social life and intra-state travel resume in NSW and Victoria after COVID-19

Jun 01, 2020


Cafes, restaurants, and pubs will receive this Monday, June 1 in the state of Victoria for the first time after strict coronavirus measures were imposed, while in New South Wales (NSW) they will be allowed intra-state travel and reopening of beauty salons, libraries and museums.

Likewise, NSW pubs, restaurants and cafes will be able to serve up to 50 customers.

For its part, the Queensland government announced that it will allow travel within the state, although it will keep its borders closed. 


  • Victoria allows meetings of up to 20 people in residences, while NSW only five.
  • VIctoria reopens cafes, pubs, restaurants, while NSW increases the customer limit of these establishments to 50.
  • Travel within states and overnight in tourist accommodations are permitted in Victoria, NSW, and Queensland.


Starting June 1, meetings of up to 20 people will be allowed in one household at a time, including members of that household.

From this date, nail and beauty salons, spas and tattoo parlors also reopen.

They will also reopen pubs, galleries, museums, libraries, youth centers and community facilities.

All places must respect the limit of 20 people, leaving 1.5 meters between tables, and will take the contact details of each client to help in the rapid tracking of infected people.

The Victoria authorities will also allow people to stay in a vacation home or private residence.

You can also stay overnight in tourist accommodation, including caravan parks and camping sites, where there are no shared community facilities.

Phase 2


New South Wales museums, galleries and libraries may reopen from June 1, provided they comply with the social restriction measures.

Beginning June 1, New South Wales residents will be able to vacation anywhere in New South Wales.

Travelers residing in other Australian states may vacation to New South Wales, but must comply with their home state rules when they return home.

Several RV parks and camping sites are also reopening. Travelers planning to visit national parks should check for more

Restrictions are maintained in gyms, cinemas, theaters, concert and dance halls in NSW.

Visits to a residence of a maximum of five people are allowed.

Outdoor meetings are limited to a maximum of ten people.

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South Australia 

Starting June 1, up to 50 people will be allowed at funerals

From June 1 (beginning of stage 2), the number of people who can be served in cafes and restaurants will increase to 80 (as long as they are housed in 20 separate "areas or spaces" within the place). 

Cinemas and theaters may reopen from June 1.

Travel restriction

Regional travel within South Australia is allowed.


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