Community Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated Monday 3 August at 2.00pm

Here at Essendon Fields, the safety of our community is always paramount. That includes our team members, our tenants and operators, their customers, and any visitors that come to Essendon Fields each day.

Essendon Fields management continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and implementing measures aligned with advice from Australian health authorities to best manage health risks to our community.


During this time, frequent and thorough cleaning of our public amenities and common areas is occurring. This includes the cleaning of touch points such as door handles, lift buttons and push plates in office buildings, public toilets, buses and our airport terminal.

The majority of Essendon Fields management staff continue to work from home in order to maintain safe social distancing practices as outlined by the State and Federal Government.

We encourage our tenants, customers and visitors to monitor their health, observe social distancing and personal hygiene best practice including frequent hand washing, and take precautions consistent with health authority advice and regulations.

Australian Government Department of Health information is available at

Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services information is available at


With the latest government lock down advice, we understand that this has affected trading for a lot of our local businesses.  Many onsite businesses have altered or temporarily ceased operations to ensure the safety of both employees and customers.

We recommended that you contact individual businesses or refer to their websites for the latest details, and continue to support EF businesses that are able to offer safe and alternative methods of doing business whilst restrictions are in place.

We look forward to continuing to support local and hope that you can continue to do the same in a safe manner. We’ll get through this together.

For the full list of Federal Government mandated business restrictions please visit


The Federal Government has supported businesses and workers adversely impacted by COVID-19 through the JobSeeker and JobKeeper programs. To find out more please visit

The National Cabinet also instated a mandatory code of conduct relating to Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19, covering small to medium businesses across retail, office and industrial tenancies. This Code has been implemented in Victoria by the Victorian State Government under the COVID-19 Leasing Regulations 2020.  More on our approach to offering financial relief to our customers during this crisis here

We are continuing to work with our tenants to offer support in an appropriate and timely manner and thank our business community for working collaboratively with us during this period of uncertainty and change. We also acknowledge the support of our contractors, suppliers and business consultants, who have been working closely with Essendon Fields management to implement operational cost savings across the precinct, to be passed on to our tenants in the form of reduced outgoings. More detail on this initiative here

We will keep informing you of any updates to Essendon Fields operations as the situation changes and remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of our community at all times.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact


The Essendon Fields team