The below funds have been extended, once again to eligible regional Victorian businesses following the latest lockdown announcement on Saturday 21 August, 2021.
These funds will be paid automatically to eligible businesses that have previously received the payment.
More information on these programs is available via Business Victoria.
Information will be available shortly for businesses that were previously not eligible for funds with automatic payments but now are.
Business Costs Assistance Program
Automatic payment of $2800 per week for eligible businesses to assist with ongoing business costs.
Licensed Venue Hospitality fund
Automatic payments of $5000, $10,000 or $20,000 per week in September for businesses that have previously received grants under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or July Extension programs.
Payment amounts will be tiered according to a premises’ capacity: $5000 for a capacity of up to 99 patrons, $10,000 for 100-499 patrons, or $20,000 for a capacity of 500 patrons or more.
Small Business COVID Hardship Fund
Grants for small businesses that are not eligible for support under existing programs and have experienced at least a 70% reduction in turnover in a consective two weeks since 27 May 2021.
COVID-19 Disaster Payments
Eligible workers who lose hours due to the lockdown will be eligible for support through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as will businesses that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs because they are not registered for GST.
More information about these payments will be available at Services Australia.
Victorian Events Support Package
For performers, suppliers and presenters of events cancelled between 27 May and 2 September 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. More information is available on Business Victoria.