Circuit Breaker Business Support Package
The Victorian Government has launched the $250 million Circuit Breaker Business Support Package to assist small to medium businesses and sole traders, under the circuit breaker restrictions announced on 27 May 2021. The package will support businesses unable to operate due to these necessary public health measures, including targeted support for the events industry. With safety nets such as JobKeeper no longer available, this package provides vital support to businesses doing their part to help keep Victorians safe throughout the circuit breaker action. The package includes:
a $190.01 million second round of the Business Costs Assistance Program
a $40.7 million new round of the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund
$20 million in targeted support for the events industry.