Hoteliers in regional Victoria are pleased to take the first positive steps towards normality.
Lyn Lewis owner of Hamilton's Lakeside Motel says the announcement was great news for accommodation sites like hers in regional Victoria.
"Oh it's fantastic, we're so excited and because it's regional travel, it's from areas where they haven't had cases exactly like we are here... we've been open all the way through but no one's be allowed to travel so it's been a bit gloomy."
"We're hoping that lots of people are going to want to catch up with those friends and families that they've been missing so badly, over all these months. So school holidays, hopefully will be a busy time for us."