PROVIDING FURTHER FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR VICTORIA
With Melbourne’s sixth lockdown extended, it remains an incredibly tough time for Victorian families, households, and businesses. A new round of support from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will flow to small and medium businesses most affected by the extension of public health restrictions in Melbourne. You can read more here.
Business Support Package
The vast majority of the $807 million package funded 50:50 by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments announced today will flow automatically to more than 110,000 businesses in industries ranging from hospitality to non-essential retail, accommodation, events businesses, hairdressing and beauty services.
The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have committed almost $2 billion since this most recent outbreak to help support Victorian businesses that are playing such a vital role in the fight
against the fast-moving Delta variant.
For information about the above programs including eligibility, please click here.
COVID-19 Disaster Payments
Commonwealth COVID-19 Disaster Payment arrangement for Melbourne workers and eligible sole trader businesses have also been extended to 2 September in line with the new restrictions period. Since 1 July, almost $450 million in COVID-19 Disaster payments has flowed to Victoria supporting the incomes of more than 330,000 Victorians.
Further details at servicesaustralia.gov.au
Ongoing support for Victoria
19 August 2021