Stage 3 Restrictions – which suburbs are affected and what are the restrictions around real estate?

On the 30th of June, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, announced Stage 3 Restrictions would be re-introduced to certain suburbs from midnight on the 1st of July.

The postcodes that are impacted are:

3012: Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

3021: Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

3032: Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

3038: Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

3042: Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie, Niddrie North

3046: Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

3047: Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

3055: Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

3060: Fawkner

3064: Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

On the 4th of July, the Premier announced that a further two postcodes were to be included in the lockdown. The two postcodes are:

3031: Flemington, Kensington

3051: North Melbourne

Real estate offices in these lockdown postcodes are still allowed to continue to sell property and arrange rentals with the following restrictions around how this is carried out.

No open for inspections – private inspections only

If you are interested in viewing a home, contact the agent and we can arrange a private inspection for you. We will ask you to sanitise your hands before entering the property and also ask that you don’t touch any surfaces. We can also arrange other virtual ways to view the property prior to making a decision to view it in person. Ask your agent what your options are.

If you are a resident of a postcode that is in lockdown you will not able to attend a public open for inspection of a property in a suburb that is not in lockdown.

No Public auctions – online Auctions only

If we have a property that is being auctioned, you will be able to bid through an online platform such as Anywhere Auctions. You’ll need to register before the auction. Speak to our agent about how you can do this.

If you are a resident of a postcode that is in lockdown you will not be able to attend a public auction of a property in a suburb that is not in lockdown. Please speak to an agent about bidding for the property via an online auction platform.

Keeping everyone safe

At Barry Plant we are committed to keeping everyone safe. We have a full suite of digital tools that can help you view properties, bid for properties, digitally and safely sign documents etc. The safety or our teams, our clients and our local communities is vitally important to us.

Barry Plant offices not in the locked-down postcodes in Victoria are operating under the restrictions that allow up to 20 people (including agents) at open for inspections and auctions with the appropriate social distancing and density quotients

Please do not attend our office or any private inspections or appointments if you have any symptoms that may be COVID-19.