Who is impacted
Industries that can continue operating on-site during the shutdown until 13 September include supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, liquor stores, post offices, hardware and building supplies for trade, manufacturers of food and medical supplies, and those providing health, banking and utility services.
For a full list of impacted businesses and exemptions, click here.
What if the restrictions are breached?
Victoria's Chief Police Commissioner Shane Patton insisted there would be consequences for those companies flouting the work restrictions.
Penalties of up to $19,826 (for individuals) and $99,132 (for businesses) will apply for those who breach the scheme and wrongly issue work permits to industries instructed to close.
The threat of on-the-spot fines of up to $1,652 (for individuals) and up to $9,913 (for businesses) also loom for both employers and employees who do not carry their worker permit when travelling to and from work.