Local Lockdowns Business Support Program:  $5,000 Grant to help businesses through temporary COVID-19 lockdowns

Local Lockdowns Business Support Program:  $5,000 Grant to help businesses through temporary COVID-19 lockdowns


As a result of the new Local Lockdown of 10 Melbourne postcodes (starting tonight at midnight), the Victorian State Government has announced a new "Local Lockdowns Business Support Program" for businesses operating in these 10 postcodes to apply for a $5,000 grant.


Please note that businesses operating in one of the 10 postcodes listed below can Register an Interest from today, and the full Application process will be released in the next few days.


Stage 3 restrictions will be reintroduced in Victoria's hotspot suburbs as of 11.59pm on Wednesday night (1 July 2020).


People living in the following 10 postcodes can only leave their homes to go to work, for study, for food or supplies, or for exercise:


·         3012, Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

·         3021, Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

·         3032, Ascot Vale, Highpoint city, Maribyrnong, Travancore

·         3038, Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

·         3042, Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

·         3046, Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

·         3047, Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

·         3055, Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

·         3060, Fawkner

·         3064, Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickleham, Roxburgh Park and Kalkallo


What support is available?

An urgent $5000 grant will be made available to businesses in the 10 postcodes hit by further Stage 3 restrictions.


If your business is affected by the return to Stage 3 restrictions in these postcodes, you may be able to apply for $5,000 support under the Local Lockdowns Business Support Program


What type of business can apply for this grant?

Businesses can apply if they:

  1. are operating in a postcode that his affected by the return to Stage 3 restrictions (not necessarily their registered address); and
  2. are registered for JobKeeper and attest that their trading has been impacted by the return to Stage 3 restrictions; and
  3. are an employing business; and
  4. are currently registered to pay GST; and
  5. have a payroll of less than $3 million per annum; and
  6. hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 16 March 2020 (date of the State of Emergency declaration); and
  7. have been engaged in carrying out the operation of the business in Victoria on 16 March 2020.


Businesses can still receive this $5,000 grant even if they have already received a $10,000 Business Support Fund grant or payroll tax refund or waiver.

Full guidelines and information on eligibility should be released shortly.


How to apply

Applications will be open shortly.  In the interim, to register your interest in receiving support complete the "Register an Interest" form – click here

Please do not hesitate to contact your Lowe Lippmann Relationship Partner if you wish to discuss any of these matters further