Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two

The Victorian Government has announced assistance for small business caught in this latest COVID lockdown.  Grants of up $2,500 or $5,000 are available.

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be located within Victoria
  • operate in an eligible sector listed in the list of eligible ANZSIC classes for this program
  • have incurred direct costs because of the restrictions and cannot fully operate remotely
  • have an annual Victorian payroll of up to $10 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis
  • have been registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Thursday 27 May 2021
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at Thursday 27 May 2021
  • be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

Business employing staff must also:

  • be registered with WorkSafe Victoria
  • attest that the business is supporting its workers to access any paid leave entitlements, or that if a person can work from home, to work from home during the circuit breaker action, and supporting their casual workers, where possible.

Applications Close 24 June 2021

The application is completed on line and is located at

For those clients that would like our assistance in applying for the grants (or determining eligibility) please call our office so that we can schedule a phone consultation.  Please note that we may charge a fee for this service.

Thanks and stay safe.