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Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Restrictions – Victoria (Updated with Steps in obtaining a permit)

Last update: 7 August 2020, 3PM AEST

Under the current Victorian Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Restrictions, the default is that workplaces in Metropolitan Melbourne are closed unless the workplace is part of a permitted industry as set out by DHHS. 

Some workplaces that fall under the permitted industries will remain open. These workplaces include Public and Private Hospitals, Services Australia (Centrelink & Medicare) and Victoria Police Stations. 

What does this mean for Interpreters who have been allocated onsite (face to face) bookings for All Graduates? 

All interpreters who travel to a permitted workplace (E.g. Hospital, Centrelink or a Police Station) must be issued with a Permitted Worker Permit and must be signed by both the employer (All Graduates) and the employee (interpreter) for it to be effective. 

Steps in obtaining a Permit (If you have been allocated a booking/session):

  1. Your permit will be sent to you at least 2 business days ahead of your booking/session.
  2. Read the Permit and details carefully and fully.
  3. Sign and date the “Employee Signature” section.
  4. Email the signed copy back to All Graduates by replying back to the email received for the permit to be valid. Please email this back within 2 hours of receipt.
  5. You must carry your permit and All Graduates ID badge with you at all times whist travelling to and from the booking. 

Things you MUST NOT do:

  • Travel without the printed and signed Permit
  • Misuse the Permit
  • Travel where a booking/session has been cancelled. 

If you do not have a Permitted Worker Permit for each and every booking you are NOT PERMITTED to attend to any onsite bookings in the metropolitan Melbourne areas. 

Please feel free to contact one of our friendly team members on (03) 9605 3000 or by email: should you have any further queries or concerns.


Kind Regards,
All Graduates Interpreting & Translating