July 2021 top-up payments for businesses 
Due to the extension of our current lock down, it was announced yesterday that there will be further payments made available to eligible businesses in addition to last week's automatic "top-up" payments.  

Original top-up payments
The original top-up payments (announced last week) will be automatically paid to businesses who were eligible and registered to receive a grant in the May/June lockdown. These original payments commenced this week and you may have already received one. The payment will be paid into your previously nominated bank account. 

Original top-up payments (announced last week) are:
$3000 for the Licenced Venue Hospitality Fund
$2000 for the Business Costs Assistance Program. 

Further information can be found on the Business Victoria website.  

Additional top-up payments
The additional top-up payments will follow the same process and will be automatically paid to businesses who were eligible and registered to receive a grant in the May/June lockdown. These payments will be paid within five business days. The payment will be paid into your previously nominated bank account. 

Additional top-up payments (announced yesterday) are:
$4200 for the Licenced Venue Hospitality Fund
$2800 for the Business Costs Assistance Program.

This takes the total current grant top-up payments to:
$7200 Licenced Venue Hospitality Fund
$4800 Business Costs Assistance Program.

Businesses that had chosen not to apply for these support programs in relation to the May/June lockdown, or had been ineligible to apply but are now eligible, will be welcome to apply for July lockdown support payments and will be considered outside of the automatic top-up process. Further information can be found in the Victorian Premier's release.

COVID19 Disaster payment
For individuals, there will also be income support payments offered to any workers affected.

Payments of $600 are available for people who lose 20 hours or more of work during lockdown
Payments of $375 are available for people who lose between 8 and 20 hours of work during lockdown. 

If you are a sole trader, you can also apply for COVID-19 Disaster payment if you are unable to operate your business from home. However, you will not be eligible if you are also receiving a state business grant.

Applications can be made through the Services Australia website and further information can be found here.

If you would like further assistance or advice for you or your business during our current restrictions please feel free to contact us.
Last updated 22/07/2021