A reminder that applications for the Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program close at 11.59pm on 16 March 2021. Businesses with an annual payroll of up to $3 million, whether they have employees or not, can receive grants of $2000.


Program Overview

The new $92 million Business Costs Assistance Program is part of the Victorian Government’s $143 million Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package and will assist small businesses, including sole traders, in highly impacted sectors, such as hospitality, food wholesaling, tourism, events, and selected retail.

The program offers grants of $2000 to small businesses, including sole traders, regardless of whether they employ people or not. The grants will support businesses in eligible sectors who have incurred direct costs because of the circuit breaker action, such as the loss of perishable goods, flowers and booking cancellations, and cancellation fees and charges.

Full details on eligibility and how to apply are set out on the Business Costs Assistance Program webpage.

For further advice, please call the Business Victoria hotline at 13 22 15 before the closing date.