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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

If you are concerned about Novel Coronavirus in Victoria, call the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit for up-to-date info. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Essential Safety Measures (ESM)

The owners of all commercial / industrial buildings including boarding houses, hostels, aged and disabled accommodation must maintain all safety measures contained within that building for the life of the building which includes (but not limited to):

  • Fire detectors and alarm systems
  • Fire fighting equipment and sprinklers
  • Exit doors and path of travel to exits
  • Emergency lighting and exit signs
  • Mechanical ventilation

All buildings constructed from the 1st July 1994 must display the Occupancy Permit, Schedule of Safety Measures and Annual Essential Safety Measures Report in the main entry of the building in full view of any person entering the building or in accordance with the Relevant Building Surveyor's direction.

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If you have questions, you can contact us on 9298 8125 or alternatively, you can lodge a request below and a staff member will get back to you.

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