$5,000 Local Lockdown Business Support Grant

Program Summary

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.

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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.
Owners of businesses that do not employ people (non-employing businesses) are not eligible for funding through this Fund.
For more information refer to the Business Victoria website