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Vic Lockdown Business Support Package Announcement


updated Monday June 7th

In response to Victoria’s latest 7-day stage 4 lockdown, the State Government has announced three grants to assist businesses feeling the impact.

These grants include:

  • Business Costs Assistance Program
  • Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund
  • Temporary Covid Disaster Payment
  • Victorian Events Support Package

Keep reading for more information on each grant:


Applications for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two are now open and remain open until 11.59pm Thursday 24th June, 2021.

Please see the links below for the guidelines and eligibility criteria along with the ANZSIC industry code listing for businesses deemed eligible to apply for this grant.

Program Overview

Eligible ANZSIC classes

**Please note that we are able to complete grant applications on your behalf – fee applicable.


Applications for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 are now open and remain open until 11.59pm Thursday 24th June, 2021.

**Please note that applications for this grant will be sent via email from Business Victoria to those businesses with an eLicence email address.

If you do not currently have an eLicence email address you will need to set one up by 20th June, 2021 in order to receive a grant application.

Please see link below for the guidelines and eligibility criteria.

Program Overview

**Please note that we are able to complete grant applications on your behalf – fee applicable.


A Temporary COVID Disaster Payment has been announced by the Federal Government  to help those unable to earn an income during the lockdown restrictions.
This payment will be available as of Tuesday 8th June, 2021 through Services Australia and you can apply online through your MyGov account.
There will also be a hotline number announced for those who do not have access to online services.

The eligibility criteria includes:

  • Aged 17+
  • Have less than $10,000 in liquid assets
  • Australian resident or permitted to work in Australia
  • Work or live in government determined hotspot
  • Unable to attend work or earn an income because of restrictions
  • You are not receiving income support or other pandemic payment

There are two levels of weekly payments available as follows:

Work more than 20 hours per week – $500 per week
Work less than 20 hours per week   – $325 per week

A person must also declare that they would have worked during the week(s) if there was no lockdown conditions and will lose income because of it.
They must also declare that they do not have any access to special pandemic or sick leave , or if they do that they have used it all.

Please see the link below for more information:

Payment overview

We will update this post when further information is available.

For more information click on the link below:

More information

Please contact our office for further support in relation to any queries you may have regarding these grants.

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