There is still some confusion surrounding our restrictions here in rural Victoria in regards to fishing. Taken from the DHHS website, I have summed it up here;

  • There are no restrictions on reasons to leave home or the distance you can travel and go on holiday across regional Victoria.
  • You must not travel to metropolitan Melbourne except for permitted work purposes, care and compassionate reasons or shopping for food and supplies, if necessary (so no fishing in Melbourne guys; not that you’d want to anyway!)
  • Face coverings must be worn by all Victorians when they leave home, unless they have a lawful exception.
  • You can go on holiday in regional Victoria.
  • You can book accommodation with the people you live with, your intimate partner, or the household you have formed a bubble with (your household can book accommodation with up to five members of your bubble household).
  • You can go camping. You can camp with the people you live with, your intimate partner, or the household you have formed a bubble with (your household can book campsites with up to five members of your bubble household). You can only camp on private property if you are part of the household bubble with the people who live on the property.
  • You can exercise or do sporting activities outside with the people you live with or up to ten people (including yourself). You must be able to keep at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others.

So basically, fishing and camping is allowed, as well as travel, outside of Metropolitan Melbourne. Be sensible, stay safe, and stay home if you don’t feel well.