Following the meeting of the National Cabinet it was agreed by all states and territories to implement Stage 1 of a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country, aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, from midday Monday 23rd March 2020.
The businesses that will close due to the Stage 1 shutdown include:
Pubs, clubs, nightclubs
Licensed venues in hotels* (not including packaged liquor outlets, accommodation)
Gyms and indoor sporting venues
Places of worship
Cinemas and entertainment venues
Restaurants and cafes will only be allowed to provide home delivery or takeaway services