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Auctions and inspections open for up to 50 people as restrictions ease further

Up to 50 people (plus agents) will be allowed at auctions and open-for-inspections in Victoria from midnight on the 21st of June 2020, as restrictions are eased further across the state. Social distancing and density rules will still apply.

Open for Inspections

The number of people allowed in a home time depends on the size of the home. If you are waiting to enter a property, we ask that you respect the required physical distancing requirements.

We will be taking the contact details of every attendee and will not allow anyone to enter a property without this information. We will hand these details over to the government if they request it to track people who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Before entering a property, people will be asked to sanitise their hands and advised not to touch any surfaces in the home. We will also be asking attendees to confirm that they do not have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Inside the home, people will be asked to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from each other as well as observing the rule that there should be no more than one person per 4 square metres. This may mean that if someone is inspecting a bedroom or bathroom, you will need to wait until they leave the room to enter it.


Ideally, auctions will be conducted outside on the premises - either in the front or back garden.

A maximum of 50 members of the public are allowed to attend the auction. If there are more than 50 people then the Barry Plant auctioneer will be asking those people who don’t want to bid and aren’t with a bidding party to move away. Those people who don’t want to bid but are interested in the auction can see the auction action remotely through an online auction platform. Ask our agents how to do this.

All people attending the auction will be asked to stay a minimum of 1.5 metres from other people.

At Barry Plant, we are very serious about ensuring that our staff, our clients and the community are kept as safe as possible. We believe the processes we have implemented around our open homes and auctions will provide a safe environment for people who are looking to buy or sell a home.