COVID-19 Business Support

Business Victoria coronavirus (COVID-19) website

 

Business Support

Support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

$450 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment

Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two – July Extension

  • The Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension gives eligible businesses that had not previously applied for the Program in June, or have since become eligible, with the opportunity to apply for the equivalent of the July Top-Up Payments
  • The program offers grants of $4800 to eligible businesses, including employing and non-employing businesses, depending on their industry sector
  • Please see more information here: https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-costs-assistance-program-round-two-july-extension

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund- July Extension

  • The Victorian Government’s $38.6 million Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension supports eligible licensed hospitality venues that were affected by the COVID-19 restrictions announced on 15 July 2021 but did not apply for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 in June 2021
  • Eligible businesses will be invited to apply for grants of $7200 for each eligible premises.
  • Please see more information here: https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/licensed-hospitality-venue-fund-2021-july-extension

 

Victorian Business Support Package – Commonwealth and State Governments

  • Business Continuity Fund
    • A $156 million Business Continuity Fund will be established to deliver $5000 grants to up to around 30,000 businesses that remain impacted by capacity limits placed on businesses by necessary public health restrictions
  • Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 Continuity Payment
    • The Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 will receive a $70 million boost, with grants of up to $20,000 to support licensed venues as their operations continue to be impacted by current restrictions
  • Small Business COVID-19 Hardship Fund
    • A new $85 million fund will be established to support small businesses who have not been eligible under existing business support funds. Small businesses with a payroll of up to $10 million who have experienced a 70 per cent or greater reduction in revenue will be eligible for grants of up to $5000
  • Alpine Support Program
    • Alpine Business Support will receive a further $9.8 million to deliver grants of between $5000 and $20,000 to 430 Alpine based businesses in recognition of restricted inter and intra-state travel during the peak winter season.
  • Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme
    • The reintroduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme will ease pressure by providing rent relief for eligible tenants, while separate support will be provided to landlords who do the right thing by their tenants. The Scheme will be available to businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million and have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30 per cent due to coronavirus.
    • Also see https://www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/ for advice

 Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Disaster Payment – Services Australia: (https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/covid-19-disaster-payment)

 

Please see all available Victorian Government Grant Programs here: https://business.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs to find out if you’re eligible for additional funding.

Please see Business Victoria website for further information.

 

Business Support Links

Please find below further business support information from Local Council (Yan Yean electorate), the Victorian State Government and Australian Federal Government.

If you require further advice or support, please contact my office via our website contact form.

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Nillumbik Council COVID-19 website

For cancellations, updates, business and community support

Whittlesea Council COVID-19 website

For cancellations, updates, business and community support

Mitchell Shire COVID-19 website

For updates, business and community support. Please see link to Mitchell Shire business support page via this page

 

STATE GOVERNMENT

List of Victorian Restrictions and Closures

For full list of business restrictions and closures in Victoria. See how this may affect you

Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus website

For the most up-to-date information on the evolving coronavirus situation in Victoria

Business Victoria Coronavirus Page

For business support, advice and information to help your business deal with coronavirus

Coronavirus Business Support Finder

Find out what business assistance you are eligible for from the Victorian and Australian governments in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

(For more information on Federal initiatives, please contact your local Federal Member of Parliament)

Business Australia

For the latest information on financial assistance (and eligibility) for businesses, from the Australian Government in relation to COVID-19

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission COVID-19 information for small businesses

For the latest information on the rights and obligations of small business in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission COVID-19 information for consumers

For the latest information on consumer rights, travel and event cancellations in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19)

JobKeeper payment information

For more information on the JobKeeper subsidy

JobSeeker payment information

For more information on the JobSeeker Payment (Financial help if you’re between 22 and Age Pension age and looking for work)