Prolonged Power Outage Payment VIC

This program provides funding to businesses impacted by prolonged power outages that occurred during the recent Victorian storm event on 9 June 2021.


What do you get?

$2,500 per week for up to 3 weeks.

Who is this for?

VIC businesses impacted by the storm event, mainly in the Gippsland and Eastern regions, on 9 June 2021.


Funding is available to assist businesses that have been affected by the prolonged power outages following the storm event that occurred mainly in the Gippsland and Eastern regions on Wednesday, 9 June 2021.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, a business must:

  • be operating from a location that remained without power as at 12.01am Thursday, 17 June 2021 due to the recent severe weather event in Victoria
  • have an annual Victorian payroll of $10 million or less in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at 12.01am Thursday, 17 June 2021
  • be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Prolonged Power Outage Payment.

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