$200 million Business Stimulus Package

The Victorian Government has announced a $200 million package to help businesses recover strongly from the effects of the Omicron variant.

The package includes the following supports for businesses:

  • a $60 million Ventilation Voucher Program to help small businesses purchase equipment and upgrades to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and improve customer confidence
  • a further $5 million to extend the Small Business Digital Adaptation Program, providing rebates of up to $1,200 so businesses can access a range of digital tools
  • extension of the Business Recovery and Resilience Mentoring Program with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry so more small businesses have access to coaching
  • $34.2 million of Jobs Victoria funding to place workers in over 1,500 jobs across hospitality, warehousing and logistics, tourism and food processing.

The package also includes $100 million in voucher schemes to be rolled out across the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment sectors.