These are the current restrictions for areas outside of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. If you live in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, different restrictions apply to you.
Annual general meetings and other meetings
Restrictions still apply on gatherings for annual general meetings (AGMs) or any other meetings.
Under the Deputy Chief Health Officer's directions, up to 10 people can hold a public gathering such as a meeting in a public place.
Up to five people can hold a private gathering, such as a meeting held at a member’s home. This limit does not include any people who ordinarily reside at the premises.
Depending on where the meeting is held, a range of other restrictions and requirements will also apply.
Attendees should keep 1.5 metres between themselves and others and practise good hygiene, with regular hand washing and hand sanitising. If you feel unwell, even if you have tested negative for coronavirus, you should stay at home. For more information, see Social gatherings - Department of Health and Human Services.
If you are unable to satisfy these requirements and your owners corporation needs to meet, you must hold the meeting by teleconference or other remote technology.
Some matters do not need an AGM and can be resolved by ballot. You can conduct a ballot by:
- other electronic communication.
Owners corporations should also consider what powers and functions they can delegate to the committee and/or manager. This can ensure effective administration between meetings.
Owners corporations should consider limiting the use of their power to decide that certain matters can only be dealt with at a general meeting. This will help provide flexibility for decision-making while physical distancing is needed.
For general information, view Meetings and committees.
Payment of owners corporation manager annual registration fee
A registered owners corporation manager must pay the prescribed annual registration fee to the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) on the anniversary of the date the manager was last registered.
If you are facing financial hardship and cannot pay your annual registration fee, you can apply for a six-month extension prior to the due date by emailing email@example.com. There is no fee associated with the extension application.
Shared facilities in apartments and multi-dwelling properties
Information for residents and managers of apartments and multi-dwelling properties with shared facilities is available at Apartments and multi-dwelling properties – coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Department of Health and Human Services website.