Tougher Restrictions for the Electrotechnology industry in Metropolitan Melbourne

Earlier today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced an extension to Melbourne’s lockdown until 11:59pm Thursday, 2 September, with new restrictions including, a reduction in workers on site, reintroduction of worker permits and a curfew. You can read the full announcement here and view updated table of restrictions here .


A curfew will be imposed from 9pm to 5am every night. Which means people are not permitted to leave their homes between these hours except for limited reasons.

This however does not extend to authorised workers (with appropriate permits).

Authorised Work Permits

From 11:59pm Tuesday, 17 August, authorised workers will be required to carry permits when working and travelling for work. Permits will need to be certified by the Employer and expected to be made available soon. Based on a meeting with the Government earlier this afternoon, it appears the Government is still confirming the format and content of the permit. More information will be released shortly.

Large Scale Construction Sites

Staffing must reduce to 25 per cent or five workers on site, whichever is higher. NECA together with other Employer Associations and Unions in the construction sector are putting pressure on Government to clarify how this metric will be applied (ie. based on an average or based on recent activity etc). NECA will keep you briefed as this aspect is clarified by the Government.

NECA will continue to keep you briefed as we get further guidance and clarification.