21 July 2021 Business Support

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 details, visit the 21 July 2021 Top-Up Payment page.

Program overview

Suppliers of goods and services involved with live performance events, including musicians and performers, were eligible for a grant of $500 per event where the events they were contracted to support could not proceed because of the restrictions. Contracted suppliers include performers, crew, merchandise sellers, technicians and engineers.

The program is now closed

Program guidelines

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be in Victoria
  • be registered as operating in an eligible industry sector identified in the List of Eligible ANZSIC classes
  • be a ‘contracted supplier’ of a ‘live performance event’ that meets the definitions in Section 8 of the program guidelines that was to take place between 11:59pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 and 11:59pm on Thursday 24 June 2021 and was cancelled due to the restrictions that began at 11.59pm on Thursday 27 May 2021
  • have as its principal activity the supply of goods and services to performance events
  • have incurred unrecoverable costs as a result of the restrictions greater than $500 for each live performance event that is the subject of the application
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN), registered in Victoria and have held that ABN at Thursday 27 May 2021
  • be trading solvently at the time of application
  • agree to gain consent from the live event presenter/s that have cancelled the event/s to give the following business details in the application: event name, business name and ABN and main contact name and phone number.

Grant amount

The total value of a grant available to each applicant is $500 per event.

A business as defined by its ABN can apply for a grant for up to four live performance events, with the total grant amount capped at $2000 per applicant.

How to apply

This program is now closed.

Program guidelines

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)