Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund

Round 2


About the initiative


The Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund Round 2 recognises that small commercial landlords may not have the financial capacity to offer tenants rent reductions under the requirements of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme which was introduced to support commercial tenants whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Victorian Government is providing a second round of the Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund to assist small landlords.

Grants of up to $3,000 per tenancy are available to eligible small landlords who reduce commercial rent for their tenants under Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme requirements.

You need to provide information about the rent reduction provided to your tenant when applying. The online calculator can help you figure out the relevant amounts for your application.

Please read the information on this page, including the program guidelines, frequently asked questions and eligibility examples before you apply.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact your client relationship manager on 9974 8333. 

Program guidelines

Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund Round 2 Guidelines (DOCX 1542.23 KB)DOCX icon

Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund Round 2 Guidelines (PDF 195.2 KB)PDF icon

Applications will remain open until 11:59pm on 28 March 2021, or until funds are exhausted, whichever is sooner.

Important information

A small landlord can only make one grant application per eligible tenancy under this program.

Additionally, a small landlord can make applications for each eligible tenancy under the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme if their total taxable landholdings are under $3 million, excluding primary place of residence.

The maximum funding per eligible tenancy over the fund period is $3,000.

The grant will be allocated according to ownership share in the property if there are multiple property owners.

Grants must be used by small landlords to offset rent reduction to their tenant(s) as agreed under the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.

You may have previously used forms of identification that will not be acceptable for an application to the Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund Round 2. This is because we are updating our fraud-prevention system and are currently unable to process some forms of identification.

You can only use the following forms of identification in your application:

  • Driver's Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Visa to enter Australia
  • Australian passport.


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