Overview

The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments, provides additional support to eligible small to medium businesses in sectors affected by the current restrictions in metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Successful recipients of the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension will receive an additional $2800.

For further information about the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three, please read all the information on this page, including the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Businesses may also be eligible for other assistance through other Victorian Government programs.

Individuals who have lost income or hours due to the lockdown may be eligible for financial support through the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the full list of FAQs.

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Who is eligible for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three?

To receive funding under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three, businesses must have received a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension.

The Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension is open for applications until 11:59pm on Friday 20 August 2021.

Information for ineligible grant applicants

Businesses that did not receive a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension are not eligible to receive funding under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three.

Businesses may be eligible for other assistance through other Victorian Government programs, including:

  • If you are a sole trader or microbusiness seeking information or advice about COVID-19 support, you can call our dedicated Concierge Service for assistance.
  • The Partners in Wellbeing Helpline (1300 375 330) is a confidential, one-on-one service providing support for small business owners and employees through trained wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and business advisors.
  • The reintroduced Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme, which is available to businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50 million that have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30% due to the pandemic.

Subscribe to the Business Victoria Update newsletter for updates on these and other business support programs.

Individuals who have lost hours or income may also be eligible for financial support through the Commonwealth Government’s COVID‑19 Disaster Payment.

Grant amount

The additional payment to an eligible business is $2800.

You do not need to apply for this payment, it will be automatically paid to eligible businesses.

Processing your payment

We will automatically process the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three payment for all eligible businesses. It will be paid into the same bank account nominated in your original application to the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension.

Do I need to apply?

You do not need to apply for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three. It is an automatic payment to all successful recipients of the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two July Extension.

Please read all the information on this page and the frequently asked questions if you have questions about your eligibility for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Three.

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, please call the Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15 or use the Contact Us form. The hotline is open seven days a week.

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