The COVID-19 quarantine facility under construction in Mickleham is on track to open in January, according to the state government.
The hub, proposed for a site on Donnybrook Road by the state government in April and approved by the federal government last month, will contain 1000 beds.
Known as the Centre for National Resilience, the centre will house unvaccinated arrivals, the government said.
It will also be used for emergency accommodation following natural disasters, such as bushfires, according to the government.
From November 1, fully vaccinated international arrivals will no longer have to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine upon arrival in Victoria.
Premier Daniel Andrews said there will also no longer be a a cap on fully vaccinated returning Australians wishing to enter Victoria.
International arrivals will need to demonstrate their vaccination status to the commonwealth with a vaccine
approved or recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. TGA recognised vaccines are:
• Pfizer (Comirnaty)
• AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
• Moderna (Spikevax)
• COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)
• Coronavac (Sinovac)
• Covishield (AstraZeneca/Serum Institute of India)
Arrivals will also be required to test negative to COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure and will be required to undertake testing within 24 hours of arrival into Victoria.
International travellers in hotel quarantine as of 1 November who have had their vaccination status verified on the
Australian Immunisation Register and who have returned a negative test will be released regardless of whether they have completed 14 days’ quarantine.