Victorian Govt Support Fund (copy 01)


Victorian Government's
$ 5,000 Business Support Fund - Expansion

Businesses within metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire that are affected by the return to Stay at Home restrictions may be eligible for a one-off, $5,000 grant under the Business Support Fund - Expansion program.

Program Overview

On 7 July 2020, the Victorian Government announced that the 31 metropolitan Melbourne Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Mitchell Shire will return to Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions for a period of six weeks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Government announced that impacted employing businesses will be supported during the period through access to a one-off, $5,000 grant under the Business Support Fund - Expansion.

This program is in addition to the first round of the Business Support Fund, which closed on 1 June 2020. 

Standard Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Fund, businesses must:

  1. Operate a business with an address located in one of the 31 metropolitan Melbourne LGAs and Mitchell Shire subject to the return to Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions; and
  2. Be a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme;
  3. Employ people and be registered with WorkSafe on 30 June 2020; and
  4. Have an annual payroll of less than $3 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis; and
  5. Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 30 June 2020; and
  6. Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 30 June 2020; and
  7. Be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.
Click the button below to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application guidelines. Please click and read the criteria before completing an application.


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