Easing coronavirus fishing restrictions

On 11 May, the Victorian State Government announced that from 11:59pm on 12 May, fishing and boating will be allowed, so long as appropriate physical distancing is maintained.

Victorians are being asked to use their judgement and common sense under the eased restrictions. There are now five reasons to leave your house:

  • shopping for food and supplies
  • exercise and outdoor recreation (including fishing and boating)
  • medical care and caregiving
  • work and education
  • visiting friends and family, with limits of 5 people indoors and 10 outdoors

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a detailed FAQ on outdoor recreational activities during this time.

Here is the most recent statement from the Premier.

Recreational fishing charters

From 11:59pm 12 May, charter boats may operate, on the proviso they observe social distancing measures.