Business Support Program Expansion

Business Victoria and the Victorian Government have today announced further detail around the Business Support Program Expansion and clarified who can access a further $5,000 grant from the state government.


Businesses can apply where they meet all the criteria listed below. They must:

  • Operate a business located in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire

  • Be a participant in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper Payment scheme

  • Employ people

  • Be registered with WorkSafe on 30 June 2020

  • Have an annual payroll of less than $3 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis

  • Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) as at 30 June 2020

  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 30 June 2020

  • Be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

Businesses that have received funding from other components of the Victorian Government’s Economic Survival Package are eligible to apply for this program.

Business owners that do not employ people (non-employing businesses) are not eligible for funding through this program.

Please follow this link to view the Business Victoria criteria in full and to apply for the grant. If you would like to discuss your eligibility with one of our accountants, or if you would like Hayes Girling Financial to apply on your behalf, please email or phone 03 9212 8400 to discuss.

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