Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program
Emergency support grants for businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022.
The Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program supports businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022. There are two streams of support available under this program:
- Immediate flood relief grant
- Business Relief Service
Immediate flood relief grant
Businesses directly impacted by the Victorian floods that commenced in October 2022 can access a one-off grant of $5000 to cover immediate expenses. Businesses must be located within an eligible local government area and incurred significant direct damage to their place of business, business assets, stock or equipment.
Eligible businesses can apply for the grant to cover expenses incurred from direct flood damage including for (but not limited to):
- qualified tradespeople to conduct safety inspections, repair premises and internal fittings
- equipment, materials and services needed for clean-up
- removal and disposal of debris, damaged materials or damaged stock
- equipment, stock and materials essential for immediately resuming operations.
If you are having difficulty and need any assistance completing your application, please call the Business Victoria Hotline on 13 22 15. The hotline operates seven days a week.
If you require a translator, please let the operator know and they will call the Translating and Interpreting Service for you.
Applications for this program will close at 4pm on Friday 13 January 2023 or earlier if funds are exhausted. Applications will be assessed on a first-in, first-served basis.