New Business Support 21 July 2021

The Victorian Government has announced an injection of $282.5 million meaning 90,000 businesses and sole traders will now share in up to $484.3 million in support for 12 days of current vital public health action

For more information, please see the Premier's media release.

For further information, visit 21 July 2021 Business Support.

Overview

The 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment 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 will receive an additional $2000, and successful recipients of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 will receive an additional $3000. These payments will be processed automatically in July 2021.

For further information about the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment, please read all the information on this page, including the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the full list of FAQs.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment, businesses must have successfully applied for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.

For more information about the eligibility criteria for these programs, please see:

Information for ineligible grant applicants

Businesses that are ineligible for a grant under the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 are not eligible to receive the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

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

Individuals may also be eligible for financial support through the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

Grant amount

The additional payment amount to an eligible business is:

Processing your payment

We will process the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment after your initial application has been assessed as successful. It will be paid automatically into the same bank account nominated in your original application.

If you are eligible for either the Tourism Supplement or Top-Up Payment announced in June 2021, these will also be processed and paid automatically. Please note these each have unique eligibility criteria and may be processed at a later date than the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

Do I need to apply?

You do not need to apply for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment. It is an automatic payment to all successful recipients of the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.

Please read all the information on this page and the frequently asked questions (FAQs) if you have questions about your eligibility for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

If you cannot find the information you’re looking for, please call Business Victoria on 13 22 15, open seven days a week.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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You are eligible for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment if you have successfully received a grant from the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.

You do not need to apply for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment or take any further action. If you have received a Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two grant or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 grant, the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment will be processed automatically and paid from July 2021.

Yes. Victorian businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are eligible for the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment if they have successfully received a grant from the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021.

If you have successfully received a grant from the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021, you don’t need to do anything else. The 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment will be automatically paid to successful recipients from July 2021.

Successful Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two applicants will receive an additional $2000, bringing the total grant to either $4500, $7000 or $9000, depending on their initial grant and additional supplements and payments.

Successful Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 recipients will receive an additional $3000, bringing the total grant to either $6500 or $10,000, depending on their initial grant and any additional payments.

Grants and top-up payments may be made separately. All top-up payments will be processed from mid-July 2021.

If you are eligible for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two, you will receive the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

Please note that you may not receive both payments at once. We expect to begin processing and paying out all additional payments from July 2021.

If you are eligible for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021, you will receive the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

Please note that you may not receive both payments at once. We expect to begin processing and paying out all additional payments from July 2021.

Yes. All successful grant recipients to the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two and Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 will receive the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

The Tourism Supplement and the June 2021 Top-Up Payment (for greater Melbourne businesses affected by a third week of lockdown in June) each have unique eligibility criteria and may be processed later than the 16 July 2021 Top-Up Payment.

If you are eligible for the Tourism Supplement or Top-Up Payment, these will also be processed and paid automatically from July 2021.

Further information will be available in the coming days.