Coronavirus fishing restrictions

Restrictions in Victoria from 11:59pm Sunday, 22 November

Last step restrictions apply across Victoria. Recreational activities such as fishing and boating are allowed as of 11.59pm on Sunday, 22 November.

Exercise and recreational activities can occur with up to 50 people including yourself. Travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is allowed and you can go fishing throughout Victoria. Boat ramps and jetties are open.

When fishing or boating you must be able to keep a 1.5m distance from other participants.

The Golden tag competition has been relaunched, with more tagged fish in more lakes and rivers across the state. Find out more here.

To help families in Metropolitan Melbourne to safely wet a line again, urban Family Fishing Lakes have been stocked with catchable size rainbow trout including stonkers. To see what's been stocked and where, click here.

Face masks

Face masks must be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful reason not to wear one or are outside and can keep 1.5 metres distance. A mask is not required outdoors if you can keep 1.5 metres distance from others. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

Murray River/NSW border

The New South Wales (NSW) Government updated its border controls with Victoria on 23 November 2020.

Travelers from Victoria are able to travel to NSW without a permit and are no longer required to self isolate or undertake quarantine. This includes those fishing on the Murray River and Lake Mulwala.

SA border

From Sunday 22 November 2020 anyone entering Victoria from South Australia will need a Victorian Border Crossing Permit.

Failure to present a valid permit at the border will mean you are not able to enter Victoria, except under listed exemptions or in an emergency.

Click here for more details regarding the SA Border.