Tuesday 5 October 2021


As of 8:00pm on Sunday, October 3, 2021, a Victorian who has lived in Melbourne and not left since the beginning of the pandemic will have spent 245 days in lockdown.  It is the longest cumulative lockdown for any city in the world. Buenos Aires previously held the record, enduring a 234-day lockdown from March 20 to November 11, 2020, and a short 10-day circuit-breaker lockdown from May 21 to May 31 this year. Melbourne is set to far exceed the record, with Victoria's roadmap indicating the state will only reach its next vaccination target of 70 per cent double dose vaccinations around October 26.

While the first period of stay-at-home restrictions enforced in March last year due to the COVID pandemic, was not officially called a "lockdown", it is commonly accepted that Melbourne is now in its sixth lockdown.

Here's the timeline of how they played out:
Lockdown 1: March 30 to May 12, 2020 — 43 days
Lockdown 2: July 8 to October 27, 2020 —111 days
Lockdown 3: February 12 - 17, 2021 —5 days
Lockdown 4: May 27 - June 10, 2021 — 14 days
Lockdown 5: July 15 - 27, 2021 — 12 days
Lockdown 6: August 5 - October 26, 2021 — 82 days...

So greetings from the world's favourite LOCKTOWN! I'd love to welcome you to our beautiful city, but at the moment we are locked in and you are locked out!

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


  1. The bird, the water, the early morning sky--everything's just lovely!

  2. I love Melbourne. WOW I thought we had it bad but you hold the record!

  3. I totally get your fatigue. You're 74 days ahead of us, and I'm soooo done. I am also worried about reopenning as apparently we're going with the wrong figure - 70% of adult population is only 54% of total population and it's the 70% of total population we're meant to be modelling on (and we're watching Denmark and Norway where it's total population - so not the same at all.) I'm thinking we're heading for disaster and hospitals will collapse before xmas. It makes me a little sad to be honest. However, all we can do is all we can do...

  4. Meant to say very beautiful hues in the photo.

  5. What a perfect picture. Such a nasty lockdown!

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