Sandringham Village

Business Support

The Victorian Government announced, Friday 16 July 2021, that Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 and Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two relating to the May-June lockdown will receive the Victorian Government’s new support payments of $3000 and $2000 respectively.

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021

Business Costs Assistance Program Round 2

Cash support for Victorian businesses during lockdowns

The Victorian Government will provide cash grants for businesses affected by lockdowns.

Automatic payments will be made to eligible businesses and sole traders across the state to minimise delays and swiftly get money into the pockets of businesses who need it most.

Up to 90,000 businesses that have and will receive payments through the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund and Business Costs Assistance Program relating to the May-June lockdown will receive the Victorian Government’s new support payments of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

Payments are due to commence over the course of this week – with total funding of $201.8 million. Eligible businesses will include restaurants, cafes bars, event suppliers, tourism and accommodation providers and non-essential retailers.

The Victorian Government has also reached an agreement with the Commonwealth Government to fund income support payments from day one of the lockdown.

Workers affected by the public health restrictions are now eligible for the same payments afforded by the Commonwealth to New South Wales workers:

  • Payments of $600 will be made to Victorians that lose 20 hours or more of work during the period of the lockdown
  • Payments of $375 will be made to individuals that lose between 8-20 hours of work during the period of the lockdown
  • There is no liquid assets test applied to receive these payments

All applications can be made through Services Australia.

Application Information - Services Australia

QR code rules

There are three COVIDSafe requirements that all businesses are required to follow:

  • Victoria QR code - Follow this step-by-step guide to get your business registered with the Service Victoria QR code app to record visitors and workers for contact tracing purposes.
  • COVIDSafe Plan - It is mandatory for every Victorian business with on-site operations to have a COVIDSafe Plan. To ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring throughout Victoria.

Need help?

To assist businesses with all QR Code and COVIDSafe requirements, Bayside's COVID Business Support service team will be coming to visit you post lockdown to offer their assistance.

The Business Support service team will help you operate your business in a COVIDSafe manner and ensure you are compliant with mandatory COVIDSafe legislation (and also to ensure you do not get fined for non-compliance).

We would appreciate if you filled in our questionnaire by clicking the button below, this will help streamline the process and may result in a site visit not being required.

Free help from the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline

The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential service offering small business owners and their employee's one-on-one access to trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisors. Call the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline on 1300 375 330 for assistance between 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. A live chat function is also available on the website.

Business SupportBACK TO TRADER RESOURCES