The Victorian Government is providing grants for eligible construction businesses impacted by the two-week shutdown from Monday 21 September to Monday 4 October 2021.

Here are the details of the funding available:

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from Friday 24 September 2021
  • be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator
  • be located within Victoria
  • be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on and from 24 September 2021
  • have an annual Victorian payroll of up to $10 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis
  • operate in an eligible sector listed in the list of eligible ANZSIC classes for this program
    have been contracted (prior to the restriction period being announced) to undertake, or supply workers to undertake, work at a construction worksite that was shut down due to the COVID-19 restrictions announced 20 September 2021 in one of the following areas:
    - Local Government Areas (LGAs) in metropolitan Melbourne
    - City of Greater Geelong
    - Mitchell Shire
    - Surf Coast Shire
  • have incurred direct costs because of the restrictions in effect from 21 September to 4 October 2021 and were not able to operate remotely.
  • Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the Business Victoria website.


Please note:  

Businesses that have received funding under one of the following programs are not eligible for a grant under this program:

Businesses that meet the eligibility criteria and have received assistance through the previous three rounds of the Business Support Fund, payroll tax rebate/waiver, or other COVID-19 business support programs are eligible to apply for a grant under this program.

Funding available:

The grant amount payable to an eligible business is determined by its payroll size:

  • $2000 for non-employing businesses
  • $2800 for employing businesses with annual payroll below $650,000
  • $5600 for employing businesses with an annual payroll between $650,000 and less than $3 million
  • $8400 for employing businesses with an annual payroll between $3 million and $10 million.

Application process:

The program is currently available for applications on the Business Victoria website and will remain open until 11:59pm on Tuesday 9 November 2021 or until funds are exhausted. 

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 19/10/2021