Victorian Government Business Support Fund – Expansion

The Victorian Government announced a one-off $5 000 grant under the Business Support Fund to support employing businesses impacted by the Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions for a period of 6 weeks.


a) 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
b) Be a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme;
c) Employ people and be registered with WorkSafe on 30 June 2020; and
d) Have an annual payroll of less than $3 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis; and
e) Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on 30 June 2020; and
f) Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 30 June 2020; and
g) Be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit an application online via the Business Victoria website. All questions in the application need to be completed to ensure timely assessment and grant payment.

Closing date

The Program will be open for applications until 11.59 pm on 19 August 2020.

Evidence requirements

Applicants must certify that they meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants must provide evidence of the location of their business operations through the most recent:

  • Utility bill (gas, electricity, telecommunications, water); or
  • Lease agreement; or
  • Council Rate Notice.

Applicants must provide evidence of participation in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme


The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will endeavour to notify all applicants on the outcome of their submitted application within 10 business days.

Further information

Further information may be found at or through the Business Victoria Hotline at 13 22 15.


The above information has been sourced directly from the Business Victoria website and the Guidelines Business Support Fund - Expansion.