The state government will ease more restrictions on June 22, including for local sport and at hotels, but not everyone is impressed.
According to the state government, from 11.59pm on June 21, community sport can begin - junior full contact sport, for people aged 18 and under, can resume.
Full contact sport training may begin from July 13, and competitions from July 20.
All social distancing rules, including maintaining 1.5 metre spacing, must be followed, and groups can be no bigger than 20 people.
Small religious ceremonies and private worship can increase to 50 people, plus those "reasonably required" for the ceremony, though groups must be limited to 20 people.
There are similar rules for real estate auctions, open house inspections, and community facilities like libraries and art galleries.
Cinemas, concert venues, theatres and auditoriums can open with up to 50 people per space, and up to 50 people will be allowed to visit galleries, museums and amusement parks.Camping and tourist accommodation shared facilities may be reopened, and changing rooms at indoor sports centres, swimming pools, and gyms.
School camps and playcentres, up to 20 per space, may also reopen.
Hospitality changes include allowing seated service of alcohol without food via table service, and allowing up to 50 patrons per space in bars, clubs, strip clubs and nightclubs for alcohol and meals.
Pub and retail TABs may open, with open areas for electronic gaming in pubs, clubs, casinos and hotels on July 20.
But pubs may still be hamstrung by the one person per four square metres rule, even with the larger capacity.
Ballarat's Red Lion Hotel owner Dave Canny, also the Australian Hotels Association Victorian president, said pubs should be trusted to allow more people in.
Speaking following a media event for Carlton United Breweries' The Love of Your Local campaign, Mr Canny said it was "a disappointing day" for publicans.
"There's nowhere else we can go, we're at capacity, and most of the pubs in town are at capacity now with the 20 per room, so it's certainly not an opening up of pubs announced today," he said.
"We understand there needs to be restrictions on people's movement, but we've proven in the last two weeks that pubs can do it, better than anyone.
"Let us open up and manage people, maybe one person per two square metres - we're contact tracing, taking names as people walk through the door so we know who's been here far better than retail and shopping centres.
"We just hope this government's not becoming too Melbourne-centric, and putting all that restriction on regional areas."
While punters may welcome the lifting of the rule requiring food to be ordered with alcohol, Mr Canny cautioned this may not help some operators.
"At the moment, people have to have a meal, and they're happy to spend the money," he said.
"If you end up with seats taken up with people just having a drink, the spend will be less.
"When you're on a per-head limit for your venue, it sort of guarantees you an extra spend, so it'll actually be detrimental for some venues."
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The Red Lion reopened for customers as soon as it was allowed to, and Mr Canny said the support was welcomed.
"Personally, it's been manageable, we've been lucky we've been able to designate a number of different areas inside the venue to get a reasonable capacity in," he said.
"People have been fantastic - the support we've seen from our regulars, and across the hotel network in town, they're loyal customers who want to support us."
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