Welcome back to the Old Treasury Building!

Visitors aged 18 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption, in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions. Masks are currently required indoors.


The Old Treasury Building looks forward to welcoming visitors back to the building. In outlining the following conditions of entry we have been guided by all current state and federal guidelines.

These guidelines make it clear that access to public spaces will be limited for the foreseeable future to those of the eligible population who are fully vaccinated.

We wish to make visiting the Old Treasury Building as safe as possible for everyone, our employees, volunteers and visitors, and have therefore determined that access to the Old Treasury Building will be limited to those aged over 18 years who are fully vaccinated and can provide proof of vaccination (or of an ATAGI-approved exemption). Visitors under 18 years of age are not required to show proof of vaccination.

While in the building mask wearing is mandatory at all times (unless a documented legal exemption applies) and you will be required to observe the indicated level of social distancing.

These conditions of entry will be revised from time to time in the light of government recommendations surrounding the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Why do I need to be vaccinated to enter?

It is a government requirement that all visitors to the Old Treasury Building over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. This applies to all visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors and tenants. You must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption as a condition of entry.

The Old Treasury Building will not retain this information. It only needs to be sighted.


How do I prove my vaccination status/ medical exemption?

Visitors can show their vaccination status or medical exemption with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app. They can also present a printed version of their immunisation history statement. Proof of identification may be requested if a printed certificate is shown.

For more information on how to access your vaccination certificate visit: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/get-your-covid-19-vaccine-certificate

For more information about medical exemptions visit:


I’m visiting from overseas, how to do prove my vaccination status?

As detailed here (How to get your COVID-19 digital certificate | Coronavirus Victoria) International visitors must present a paper or digital certificate issued by an overseas government authority or an accredited overseas government vaccination provider that shows: your name as it appears in your passport, your date of birth or passport number, the vaccine brand name, date of each dose, or the date on which a full course of immunisation was completed.

This information must be in English, or a translation must be provided.


Are tickets required for entry?

No. Visitors to the museum are not required to book a ticket. Tours are available, and are charged at $10 per person (minimum numbers apply, find out more here).


What are the Old Treasury Building opening hours?

The museum will be open Sunday to Friday, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. We will close 12pm-1pm to allow time for cleaning.


How long can I stay at the museum for?

Depending on arrival time, you will be asked to leave the building by either 12pm or 3pm.


Can I book for a guided tour?

Yes. Guided tours are available starting from $70 find out more here. You are welcome to visit for a free self-guided tour.


Does physically distancing apply within the museum?

Yes. In line with Victorian Government requirements, you must keep a physical distance. There are signs throughout the museum which indicate density limits.


What if I forget my mask?

Face masks are currently required for entry. A disposable mask can be provided if you arrive without one.


What specific health and safety measures are in place at your museum?

Old Treasury Building has put a number of measures in place to ensure your visit is as safe as possible. These include:

  • All eligible visitors must be fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption
  • QR code check in
  • Face masks required
  • Hand sanitising stations across all sites
  • Restricted visitor numbers
  • Sneeze guards installed
  • Increased cleaning frequency


What data and personal details will Old Treasury Building keep on my visit?

As a Victorian Government requirement, Old Treasury Building will record the first name and contact details of every visitor, either through the Services Victoria app or written documentation. This is for the purpose of contact tracing in the event of a suspected COVID-19 case. As per Victorian Government requirements, contact details will be securely destroyed after 28 days.


If you have further questions, please contact info@otb.org.au