Overview

The Victorian Government has announced additional, automatic payments for businesses that have received the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension. Top up payments announced since 28 July 2021 are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

The additional, automatic payments are:

Patron capacity will be as reflected on the liquor licence for the premises in July 2021.

The payments will be processed automatically by Business Victoria.

Each payment will be made separately.

For further information about these payments, please read all the information on this page, including the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Read the full list of FAQs.

Who will receive the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 Top-Up payments?

To receive the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 Top-Up payments, businesses must have received the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension grant.

To receive the 28 July CBD payment, the premises must be located in Melbourne CBD (postcodes 3000, 3005, 3006 and 3008).

To receive the top-up payment announced on 12 August 2021 the premises must be located in metropolitan Melbourne.

Payment amounts are tiered according to premises capacity as specified on the liquor licence.

Businesses that have closed, have ceased to operate in Victoria or no longer hold an active liquor licence for the premises since their initial approval for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension will not be eligible for this support.

Payment amount

Eligible businesses will receive the following payments per eligible premises:

  • 16 July Top-Up: $3000 for each eligible premises.
  • 21 July Top-Up: $4200 for each eligible premises.
  • 28 July Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-199 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 200-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 28 July CBD payment:$2,000 for premises located in the following four Melbourne CBD postcodes:
    • 3000 (Melbourne)
    • 3005 (World Trade Centre)
    • 3006 (Southbank)
    • 3008 (Docklands)
  • 6 August Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-199 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 200-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 12 August Metropolitan Melbourne Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 19 August Top-Up:
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $40,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 4 September Top-Up:
    • $5000 per week for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 per week for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 per week for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
    • Hospitality businesses will remain eligible while they are unable to operate due to public health restrictions.

Patron capacity will be as specified on the liquor licence for the premises in July 2021.

Please note the payments will be made separately.

Processing your payment

Business Victoria will automatically process the top-up payments for all recipients of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension.

The top-ups will be paid into the bank account nominated in your application to the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension.

How do I apply?

You do not need to apply. The top-up payments will be made automatically to all recipients of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension.

Please read all the information on this page and the frequently asked questions if you have questions about your eligibility.

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 top-up payments if you received a grant from the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension, and you still operate the hospitality venue.

To be eligible for the CBD payment, your premises must be located in the CBD (postcodes 3000, 3005, 3006 and 3008).

To be eligible for the top-up payment announced on 12 August 2021 your premises must be located in metropolitan Melbourne.

Eligible businesses do not need to take any action. The payments will be processed automatically.

If you received a grant from the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension, you don’t need to do anything else. The payments will be processed automatically.

Eligible recipients will receive the 4 September top-up via two fortnightly payments. These payments will be processed automatically. More information will be provided to recipients by email.

Eligible businesses will receive the following payments:

  • 16 July Top-Up: $3000 for Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 applicants only.
  • 21 July Top-Up: $4200 for Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 applicants only.
  • 28 July Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-199 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 200-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 28 July CBD Payment: $2,000 for premises located in the following four Melbourne CBD postcodes:
    • 3000 (Melbourne)
    • 3005 (World Trade Centre)
    • 3006 (Southbank)
    • 3008 (Docklands)
  • 6 August Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-199 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 200-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 12 August Metropolitan Melbourne Top-Up:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 19 August Top-Up:
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $40,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
  • 4 September Top-Up Payments:
    • $5000 for premises with capacity for 0-99 patrons or patrons not specified.
    • $10,000 for premises with capacity for 100-499 patrons.
    • $20,000 for premises with capacity for 500+ patrons.
    • Hospitality businesses will remain eligible while they are unable to operate due to public health restrictions.

Please note the payments will be made separately.

Recipients with premises located in the following CBD postcodes will be eligible for the CBD payment:

  • 3000 (Melbourne)
  • 3005 (World Trade Centre)
  • 3006 (Southbank)
  • 3008 (Docklands)

If you are eligible for the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 or Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund 2021 July Extension and you still operate the hospitality venue, you will receive top-up payments.