Find out about the financial support available to people and businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
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There are a variety of financial support packages for people and businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) including financial, job and business support.

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Families and individuals

Centrelink JobSeeker recipients

Are you receiving Centrelink's JobSeeker payment? If you have a Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card, read about your concession entitlements.

Find out more about concessions and benefits.

Worker support payment

The worker support payment is a one-off $1,500 payment for Victorian workers who, as of 20 June, have been instructed to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.

The worker support payment recognises that the requirement to self-isolate or quarantine at home can cause a financial burden for some individuals and families who are without incomes during this period. 

Discover more and find out who is eligible.

$300 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment

The Victorian Government is providing a $300 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment to support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate while you wait for the results of your coronavirus (COVID-19) test. 

Find out how you can apply for the $300 Test Isolation Payment.

Emergency relief package

An emergency relief package contains essential food and personal care items for vulnerable Victorians who are needing to quarantine or isolate due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Delivery of a free emergency relief package can be arranged for people who are unable to access food themselves or do not have support available to them.

Learn more about who is eligible for the emergency relief package and other support available for accessing food. 

Rent relief grant

If you are experiencing rental hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be eligible for assistance.

Rent relief grants for Victorians experiencing rental hardship, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, provide a one-off grant to help Victorian renters maintain safe, secure and stable accommodation. The $80 million rental assistance fund provides rent relief payments of up to $2,000 to Victorians experiencing rental hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Read more about the grants and eligibility.

Lost your job or income due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about support available if you have lost your job or had your income affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Find out more on the Victoria Government website.

Extreme hardship support program

The Extreme Hardship Support Program can provide financial assistance, information and referrals to people living in Victoria who are experiencing significant hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and who are unable to access other forms of Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government income support. The program may support for temporary and provisional visa holders and undocumented migrants with little or no income, savings or community support.

Find out more about the Extreme Hardship Support Program (word)

Extreme Hardship Support Program - Factsheet for community services providers (word)

Business and industry

Economic survival package

The Victorian Government has established an unprecedented economic survival package to support Victorian businesses and workers through the devastating impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Find out more about the package, which provides support for businesses, workers and the community.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and financial assistance finder

A range of assistance is available from the Australian and Victorian governments and other entities to support businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Business Victoria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) business support and financial assistance finder will ask you a series of questions to help you find the assistance available to you based on your circumstances.

Use the finder to find out what you might be eligible for.

Australian Government coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support for business

Find financial assistance, eligibility and timing for government support for Australian businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit business.gov.au for more information.

Tourism accommodation support program

Residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Victoria.

The restrictions will mean that residents in these areas, as well as some interstate visitors prevented from travelling to Victoria, will have to cancel bookings with accommodation providers in regional Victoria.

Direct financial support of $225 per booking per night is available to support tourism operators affected by the return to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

Find out more about the Tourism accommodation support program.