05 August 2020

Worker permits

From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, employers must issue a worker permit to their employees.

From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, workplaces in Melbourne must close unless:

  • the workplace is part of a permitted activity, or
  • all employees are working from home.

Dentistry is a permitted activity and dental practice staff can attend the workplace.

Employees must carry the worker permit and photo identification when travelling to and from work - the permit can be shown electronically on a mobile device. Fines will be issued to individuals and businesses for any breaches. Download the permit template and complete one for every staff member who is required to work onsite.

The template and more details on how to complete the form are available on the Department of Justice website. Dentists can also download a copy of their AHPRA registration from the Dental Board of Australia website to help identify them as a healthcare worker.