City Of Melbourne
Melbourne Fashion Week
Melbourne Fashion Week
15 – 21 November 2021
15–21 Nov 2021

COVID-19 Policy

  • COVID-safe

    Please see below for details on what we request from you if you are attending an in-person event and what we are doing to ensure a COVID-safe M/FW. The health and safety of both the public and participants have been foremost in the design of M/FW 2021 events and each M/FW event has its own COVID-safe plan in place.

    All of the COVID-safe requirements are subject to change and will be in accordance with the requirements of the Victorian Chief Health Officer and also specifically the Victorian Public Events Framework.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing and remember to always refer to the latest information on the DHHS website.

  • Entry requirement

    In line with Victoria’s Roadmap, all Melbourne Fashion Week attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption.

    Confirmation of attendee vaccination status will be required when checking in on site to gain entry.

    Those who are exempt will need a certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). This is the only form of exemption M/FW will accept. Please speak to your GP on how to obtain an exemption certificate.

    This policy aims to protect Melbourne Fashion Week attendees and staff from the transmission of COVID-19.

    This policy does not apply to those attendees who are not yet approved by the Government for a vaccination (e.g. children under 12 years), who will be granted entry.

    For easy entry to the M/FW venues, please ensure you have your COVID-19 digital certificate linked to your Service Victoria check-in app or available in Express Plus Medicare. Instructions on linking to the Service Victoria app.

  • What we are doing

    To ensure a COVID-safe event, and in keeping with Chief Health Officer directives, M/FW is:

    • Planning all locations to ensure density requirements and social distancing are maintained
    • Conducting health declarations for all staff
    • Providing all workers with PPE and hand sanitiser where appropriate
    • Heavily restricting backstage and dressing room access
    • Ensuring regular cleaning schedules are in place
    • Providing sufficient COVID-safe Marshalls to assist you with an enjoyable experience while maintaining the correct standards of COVID safety
  • Play your part

    We request that members of the public attending in-person M/FW events please follow these steps:

    • Read and follow the vaccination points noted above
    • If you are sick or displaying any of the known symptoms, please stay home and get tested
    • Wear a face mask at all times whilst at the event
    • Practise good hygiene whilst at the event (e.g. use of sanitiser)
    • Use bins provided for any waste materials or replacement masks
    • Follow any displayed instructions and signage
    • Follow any instructions by COVID-Safe Marshalls and event staff in relation to COVID-safe practices (e.g. queuing and viewing areas)
    • Scan in using the Service Victoria QR Scanning Code at each event