The Victorian Government has announced a seven (7) day lockdown from 11:59PM Thursday 27 May to 11:59PM Thursday 3rd June.

Details of the lockdown can be found here.

The Victorian Government has advised that all residents must stay at home wherever possible. There are now only 5 reasons to leave home:

  • Food and supplies.
  • Authorised work.
  • Care and caregiving.
  • Exercise, for up to two hours and with one other person.
  • Getting vaccinated.

Travel is again restricted to within 5km of your home unless there are no shops within that radius.

The Victorian Government has specified that financial institutions are an essential provider and includes those whose work is essential for the continued operation of an essential provider.

For valuer members, this will mean if valuation inspections are required for banks, you may leave your home to conduct them. Be mindful of the restrictions of visitors to homes and if you are not able to inspect a vacant property, refer to the API COVID-19 protocols.

Face covers must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors, except if at home.

It is important to familiarise yourself with API COVID-19 protocols available at our COVID-19 Hub.

If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

As of tomorrow, Victorians aged 40 years and over are now eligible to get vaccinated. The Victorian government is encouraging all eligible Victorians to get vaccinated. You can find your local vaccination centre here.

The API is continuing to liaise with the Victorian Government to ensure we can communicate with you on any changes that may affect your work. Stay safe.


Amelia Hodge

CEO – Australian Property Institute

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