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Ross House is the only self managed and community owned not-for-profit building in Melbourne, Australia.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 27 – Update to Restrictions

The State Government has announced an update to the current restrictions. The following rules apply from 11:59pm on the 16th August 2021.

  • Curfew: From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons
  • Stay at home unless:
    • shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
    • exercising for up to two hours, now with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household.
    • Caregiving or compassionate reasons
    • authorised work or education
    • to get vaccinated at the nearest possible location
  • Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of your home or the nearest location
  • Face masks will remain mandatory indoors (not at home) and outdoors unless an exception applies
  • Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

If you wish to attend Ross House, you will need to ensure you or your staff are covered under the authorised worker list. You will also need to provide a permit to any staff member you believe needs to attend the workplace. The fines are significant for noncompliance, so please ensure you check the links above and contact Ross House or the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 if you are unsure.

RHA Staff will still be working from home and are available via email at rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au or on 9650 1599 if needed. Meeting room bookings can be moved free of charge. Staff will return to the office once the restrictions have been lifted.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Ross House Front Desk on (03) 9650 1599 or rosshouse@rosshouse.org.au.

About Ross House

Ross House is the only self managed and community owned not-for-profit building in Melbourne, Australia and has been an important part of the social justice and environment community in Melbourne since 1987.

Ross House is a place for community groups to grow, connect and evolve. The five-storey heritage listed Ross House building in Flinders Lane provides affordable, accessible office space to over 50 small not-for-profit groups working towards environmental and social justice. Ross House also offers affordable meeting room hire and other resources to anyone who might like to use them.

By choosing to use these facilities, you are supporting the social justice and environment movement in Melbourne.

Ross House is situated on the land of the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of this land.