In light of the Victorian Government’s announcement that the current lockdown will be extended across the entire state from 1pm today (Saturday, 21 August), Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) wishes to provide the following updates:

Authorised workers
The Victorian State Government has deemed employees within the breeding industry as authorised workers, consistent with the arrangements that were in place last year.

To view the full list of who the Victorian Government constitutes is an authorised worker, click here.


The Premier has advised that the authorised worker permit will be reintroduced for those who will need to continue their work while the lockdown is in place.

Permits will be required to leave the house for authorised work, consistent with the arrangements that were in place last year.

Authorised workers will be required to carry permits when working and when travelling for work. The permits need to be certified by an employer before midnight on Monday 23 August. A link to the permits can be accessed via the Victorian Government website by clicking here.

Exposure Sites

It is important to continue checking the Victorian COVID exposure site list, with a number of new exposure sites in metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria. The COVID exposure site list can be found by clicking here.

Should you have any questions, you can get in touch with Charmein Bukovec at or on 0459 510 506.