Under the Business Costs Assistance Program, eligible small businesses, including sole traders, with an annual payroll of up to $3 million can receive a one-off grant of $2000, whether they have employees or not.
To be eligible, the business must:
Eligible liquor licensees already under the program can get a further one-off payment of $3000 per elible premises to help with costs incurred through the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund.
The Regional Tourism Accommodation Support Program will be re-introduced to provide direct financial support for accommodation bookings cancelled due to the circuit breaker action.
Accommodation providers with ten or fewer cancelled nights will get $2,250, and those with 11 or more cancellations will get $4,500.
Two travel voucher schemes for Victorians: an additional 10,000 regional Victoria travel vouchers, and a new 40,000 vouchers for greater Melbourne Travel will be launched soon.