Responding to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following information is correct as of 22 November 2020.

Update: Safely reopening Victoria

The coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening provides steps on easing restrictions, dependent on how many active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are in the community and public health advice.

From 11:59 pm on 22 November, changes are being made to restrictions across Victoria. Read the Premier’s statement for more details.

Victorian border crossing permit

From 11.59 pm on 21 November, permits are required for everyone arriving in Victoria who lives in or has travelled through South Australia.

For more information and to apply for a permit visit

Support for business and industry

Information on restrictions for businesses and support to help businesses plan and respond to coronavirus is on

Planning and responding to coronavirus (COVID-19): information for industries and businesses

In addition to the support on, industry-specific advice, support and resources can be found on:

Funding announcements

Some of the funding announcements from the Victorian Government are provided below.



13 September $3 billion in cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support for Victorian businesses

19 August

$10m Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program

13 August

$14.3m to support multicultural communities

11 August

$12.7m as part of the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package

9 August

$59.7m for mental health services

28 July

$1.4min grants as part of the Community Sport Sector Short-term COVID-19 Survival Package

28 July

Almost $2.3m in Sustaining Creative Workers grants

23 July

Extension to coronavirus worker support payment

10 July

New $534m Business Support Package

16 June

$23m for Aboriginal Victorians

16 June

More than $2.4m in first tranche of Sustaining Creative Workers initiative

18 May

$2.7 billion stimulus package

13 May

$150m Experience Economy Survival Package

7 May

$11.3m package for multicultural Victorians

6 May

$17m for disabled Victorians, their families and carers

5 May

$491m in tax relief for businesses

Other programs

Upskill My Business platform offers free online short courses and training events to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Working for Victoria program helping Victorian jobseekers find work and employers find workers.

The Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees program will help apprentices and trainees displaced by the coronavirus pandemic to complete their apprenticeships and training and find work.

Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, community organisations and clients.

Resources for people with disability and people caring for them.

Media releases

Media releases and statements from the Victorian Government are available on the Premier's media release website.

Page last updated: 22 November 2020