Victorian Government Circuit-Breaker Support

Victorian Government Circuit-Breaker Support

In respect of the statewide lockdown on the 27th May 2021, the State Government have made available the following grants to affected businesses:

Business Costs Assistance Program Round 2

Eligibility for either the $2,500 or the $5,000 support program is based on:

  • Being located in Victoria
  • Operating in an eligible sector – that is, your ANZSIC industry code registered with your ABN is on the attached list: Business Cost Assistance Program – Eligible ANZSIC Classes
  • Have incurred direct costs because of restrictions and cannot fully operate remotely
  • Annual payroll of up to $10m. This does not exclude self employed or businesses who do not pay wages
  • Employing businesses must be registered with WorkCover and attest that you are helping workers access any paid leave entitlements, work from home options, or supporting casual workers where possible
  • Be registered for GST and an ABN as of the 27th May 2021
  • Not receiving a grant under the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021

 You will need to provide your ABN, your Workcover Employer Number (if an employer) and a valid proof of identity document – drivers license, passport, Medicare card etc.

This is on a per-ABN case, so if you run multiple businesses under one ABN you are only eligible once.

The payment is $2,500 for businesses affected between the 27th May 2021 and 3rd June 2021 (ie the first week of lockdown) and $5,000 if still affected after the 3rd June.

Apply here: Business Costs Assistance Program 2 Application.


Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021

This grant is for the following hospitality businesses who:

  • Operate a bar, restaurant, pub, hotel, club, café or reception centre that is registered to serve food and alcohol in Victoria on the 27th May 2021
  • Hold a general or late night (general) full club, restaurant and café, producers’ or on-premises or late night liquor license on that date
  • Provide a Class 2 or 3 Service Sector Certificate of Registration
  • Hold an ABN and registered for GST

The grant is $3,500 for regional venues and $7,000 for metropolitan venues.   Unlike the support grant above, this is on a per-venue basis.

Like the Fund last year, you’ll need a copy of your food certificate registration and a proof of identity document.

Invitations to apply will be sent from the VCGLR to the email listed on the Liquor Portal.

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