Rovers Victoria

Face to Face Scouting - 7th July Update

Update 7 July: Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell shire will return to Stage 3 restrictions from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Further information about how this affects the return to Face to Face Scouting will be advised in the coming days.


The State Government decision to 'lock down' 10 Melbourne postcodes will impact on Scout Groups within the affected areas - and members who live in these areas but attend Scouting elsewhere.

These 'hot zones' are returning to Stage 3 Stay and Home Restrictions. The postcodes are listed below.

For Scouting, this means from July 1 until July 31:

  • No face-to-face Scouting can be undertaken within these designated 'hot zones'
  • This includes any indoor or outdoor face-to-face Scouting activities for any members (including Rovers)
  • Any members who live in one of the designated 'hot zones' cannot attend any face-to-face Scouting, even if their group is located outside of a 'hot zone'
  • Halls and other property in the designated 'hot zones' should remain closed for activities until July 31
  • As per the original stage 3 stay at home restrictions, you are permitted to visit halls to ensure they are secure and to undertake essential maintenance only.

These rules will also apply in any other areas 'locked down' by the State Government in the future.

The postcodes affected by the 'lock down' are below. The latest full list of restricted suburbs can be found at https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-victoria

Postcode Suburbs
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
3046 Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047 Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055 Brunswick south, Brunswick west, Moonee vale, Moreland west
3060 Fawkner
3064 Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo
3031 Flemington, Kensington 
3051 North Melbourne

List updated 4 July 

For groups not affected by the additional restrictions, previous advice remains

With the return of Face to Face Scouting around the corner, we need to ensure that rovers are doing so safely. Although most halls should be maintained by groups, some groups might overlook Dens. Some crews or units may also have their own space.

Below are some links regarding returning to Limited Indoor Scouting. The latest information can always be found on the Scouts Victoria website.

Please make sure your crew is across the latest information - we want to be back to 'normal' Rovering as quickly and safely as possible.

The latest information is available at Returning to Limited indoor Scouting including;

  • The Scouts Victoria Return to Scouting COVID-19 FAQ's can be found here
  • The latest Scouts Victoria COVID-19 Guidelines
  • Guide to Section Meetings in the Hall

If you have any further questions please contact the Scouts Victoria Coronavirus team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.