Program overview

The $10.31 million Alpine Resorts Support Program supports businesses in the Alpine Resorts, who may not have qualified for the Commonwealth JobKeeper or Victorian Government business support packages to date, manage the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Program is being delivered through three funding streams:

  • Stream 1: $4.31 million to provide grants of up to $20,000 to head lessee businesses to assist in paying their service charges to the Resort Management Boards (by invitation only).
  • Stream 2: $5 million to provide grants of up to $25,000 to non-head lessee commercial operators within the Alpine Resorts and commercial operators located at Dinner Plain.
  • Stream 3: $1 million to provide grants of up to $25,000 to eligible head lessee businesses that are critical to the economies of the resorts (by invitation only).

Stream 1 and 3

Businesses who are eligible for a grant under Stream 1 or 3 will receive an email outlining the program, eligibility criteria and inviting them to submit an application.

Stream 2

Under Stream 2 of the Alpine Resorts Support Program, businesses are invited to apply for a grant of up to $25,000.

The grant amount is capped at $25,000 per business, less any grant funds received under the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund, Business Support Fund Expansion, Business Support Fund Round 3 and/or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund.

To apply for a grant for a Stream 2 grant, submit an online application with the required documentation through the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page.

Before submitting an application, you should read all the information on this page, including program guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs). You should ensure you have the required documentation before starting an application.

Program guidelines

Alpine Resorts Support Program Stream 2 Guidelines (PDF 2457.35 KB)PDF icon

Alpine Resorts Support Program Stream 2 Guidelines (DOCX 1508.81 KB)DOCX icon

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the list of FAQs before applying.

Stream 2 closed for applications on 17 February 2021.

Who can apply for a grant?

Businesses within a Victorian Alpine Resort or Dinner Plain, that operate as:

  • a food and beverage venue (restaurant, cafĂ©, pub, bar, club or other food venue)
  • a retail outlet (rental, clothing, footwear, equipment, supermarket, pharmacy, gifts)
  • a business that provides services directly to visitors (transport, activities, experiences, entertainment, health and wellbeing)
  • an accommodation business that also has a public on-site food and beverage venue or a retail outlet.

The following businesses are not eligible for funding under this program:

  • businesses that pay annual service charges and/or site rent directly to an Alpine Resort Management Board
  • businesses that has received funding assistance through any other stream of the Alpine Resorts Support program.


Please refer to the program guidelines for further details on the eligibility criteria and read through the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

More information about support for businesses is available on our coronavirus (COVID-19) business information page.

How much are the Stream 2 Alpine Resorts Support Program grants?

Successful applicants will receive a maximum grant of $25,000.

Any successful business that has also received funding under the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund, Business Support Fund Expansion, Business Support Fund Round 3 and/or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund will have this funding amount deducted from the maximum $25,000 grant under this program.

A business as defined by its ABN can only receive one grant under this program.

What can the grants be used for?

Grant funds may be used to assist Alpine Resort businesses in:

  • meeting ordinary business costs, including utilities, salaries or rent
  • seeking financial, legal or other advice to support business continuity planning
  • developing the business through marketing and communications activities
  • any other supporting activities related to the ordinary operation of the business.

How to apply

Applicants must submit an application online, via the ‘Apply now’ button on this page.

All questions in the application must be completed. Please attach all requested documentation to ensure timely assessment and grant payment.

Applicants will be subject to an audit by the Victorian Government or its representatives and will need to produce evidence of their eligibility at the request of the Victorian Government for a period of four years after the grant has been approved.

If any information in the application is found to be false or misleading, any grant awarded to the applicant must be repaid on demand by the Victorian Government.

Please read all the information on this page, the program guidelines and the FAQs below before applying.

Program guidelines

Alpine Resorts Support Program Stream 2 Guidelines (PDF 2457.35 KB)PDF icon

Alpine Resorts Support Program Stream 2 Guidelines (DOCX 1508.81 KB)DOCX icon

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the list of FAQs before applying.

Stream 2 closed for applications on 17 February 2021.

Documentation or evidence required with an application

Applicants must certify that they meet the eligibility criteria, including whether they have received other forms of business support including the Business Support Fund, Business Support Fund Expansion, Business Support Fund Round 3 and/or the Licenced Hospitality Venue Fund.

Applicants must ensure that their ABN is up-to-date and is current at the time of application.

Applicants must provide at least one of the following:

  • a current Certificate of Currency for Worksafe Insurance
  • a Certificate of Currency for Worksafe Insurance from a previous financial year no earlier than 2019/20 or 2018/19
  • evidence of application for Worksafe registration (if a certificate has not yet been issued).

Applicants must provide evidence of the location of their business operations through the most recent:

  • utility bill (gas, electricity, telecommunications, water)
  • rental receipt
  • signed sub-lease agreement or licence agreement
  • business permit.

Assessing your application

We will endeavour to process and notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 business days of the program closing.

The following circumstances are taken into consideration when assessing applications:

  • any adverse findings by a regulator regarding a business
  • if a business is placed under external administration
  • there is a petition to wind up or deregister a company or business
  • if the business is or becomes deregistered or unregistered (including cancellation or lapse in registration).

More information

Please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for any questions you may have about this program.

For further assistance please contact us or call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.