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Worker permits

This page was last updated 5 August 2020. 


From 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020, Stage 4 restrictions will be placed on businesses in specified regions of Victoria. To enable critical businesses to continue operating, the Victorian Government has introduced a Permitted Worker scheme.

Employers who require their staff to attend a work site must issue a worker permit to their employees – this is the employer’s responsibility.

Employers can issue a worker permit to their employee if:

  • the organisation is on the list of permitted activities
  • the employee is working in an approved category for on-site work, and
  • the employee cannot work from home.

Each employee required to be on site must receive an individual worker permit with the required details. Employers must:

  • Download the worker permit template and fill it out.
  • Sign the worker permit. You can print and sign or sign it electronically.
  • Ask the employee to sign the worker permit. They can print and sign or sign electronically.

Visit the Permitted Worker scheme webpage for more information and eligibility criteria. 


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