Dear local businesses,
Businesses that received assistance payments through May-June 2021 lockdown will automatically receive the Victorian Government’s new support payments of $3,000 and $2,000 respectively – there is no need to reapply at this time.
THIS PAYMENT WAS RELEASED TODAY so depending on your bank, you should see this in your account in the next day or so.
If you made an application for the May-June assistance but have not received a payment as yet (along with the 22,000 others) please contact the Business Victoria hotline to discuss your application. I am aware of some local businesses that have been able to provide the additional information required.
The Business Victoria hotline (13 22 15) operational hours have been extended:
- Thursday & Friday 8am to 9pm
- Saturday 8am to 6pm
- Sunday 9am to 6pm
There are ongoing discussions that they are changing the criteria for assistance, so if you have not been eligible in the past, it may be worth your while to re apply.
All income support applications can be made through Services Australia at servicesaustralia.gov.au.