Business Support Fund Expansion

The Victorian Government has announced an expansion of its Business Support Fund program for businesses affected by the reintroduction of Stage 3 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

A one-off grant of $5000 is available to eligible businesses located in the affected areas.

Eligability Criteria

  • operate a business located in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire
  • be a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme
  • employ people
  • be registered with WorkSafe on 30 June 2020
  • have an annual payroll of less than $3 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis
  • be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) as at 30 June 2020
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 30 June 2020
  • be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

To apply go to and apply before 19 August 2020.

You will need a utility bill, lease or council rates notice to establish your location, most recent JobKeeper monthly declaration and your Workcover Employer Number.