The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact to all beauty business owners across Australia, with States, Territories and the Federal Government all having different rules and support packages available.

Below are some useful links to help you navigate what restrictions are relevant for your current situation and state during the current Coronavirus pandemic response measures.


Due to increased community transmitted infections within Victoria, the State Government has announced a new set of restriction, outlined below:

  • From 6pm on 2 August, stage 4 restrictions are in place across metropolitan Melbourne.
  • From 11:59pm on 2 August, the use of face coverings is mandatory throughout Victoria.
  • From 11:59pm on 5 August, stage three restrictions apply throughout regional Victoria. This means salon businesses will no longer be allowed to trade while stage 3 restriction are in effect.
  • Stage 4 restrictions will stay in place until 13 September 2020.

The Victorian Government is offering impacted and eligible small business up to $10,000 in their small business support grant – more details can be found at

New South Wales

Beauty salons can open but must comply with the mandatory COVIDsafe checklist.

Small business should also check if they are required to register their business with the NSW Government as COVIDSafe

NSW Government Business Updates

The NSW Government is also offering a small business recovery grant to eligible small business impacted by COVID lockdown measures – more information  can be found at


Beauty salons were are able to trade and provide services from Friday May 15. All salons are to follow the States check list and operating guidance, as well as all government guidelines.

We recommend you print and make the checklist easily accessible for all staff to read and refer to.

Beauty Salon & Services COVID19 Safety Check List

Queensland Government Business Updates

Latest Queensland grant support offerings

Northern Territory

Set to open beauty salons and provide services from Friday May 15. All salons are to follow the state’s set out check list and all government guidelines set out.

Beauty Salon & Services COVID19 Safety Check List

Personal Service Business Re-Opening Guideline

NT Government Business Updates


WA is currently rolling out its 6 phase recovery roadmap, with salon businesses now able to operate under COVIDSafe restrictions.

Borders remain closed to certain States within Australia

WA Roadmap Guideline

Latest WA Small Business Support


TAS Government Business Updates


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