COVID-19 Disaster Payment

Eligible workers across the state who lose hours due to the lockdown will be able to access the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as will individuals who are sole-trader businesses who lose work and that do not qualify for Victorian Government support programs.

The payment is set at $450 for people who have lost from eight and up to 20 hours of work or a full day of work (over seven days), and $750 for 20 hours or more of work lost. People who receive certain Commonwealth income support are now eligible to receive a $200 payment. This program is being administered through Services Australia.

View more information on how to access this payment through the link below.