The Victorian Government has announced a range of government assistance for temporary and provisional visa holders impacted by COVID-19, including setting up AUD $45 million International Student Emergency Relief Fund for international students facing financial hardship during the crisis, relaxation of work hours and housing support.
Victoria has also announced AUD $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package to support business in the State. This Support for Businesses’ package includes:
- Refund of full payroll tax to small and medium-sized businesses for the
Financial Year 2019-20.
- Defer payment of payroll tax by small and medium-sized businesses until 1
January 2021 for the tax of first three months of the Financial Year 2020-20
- Connect businesses that need staff with prospective workers via the ‘Working
for Victoria’ initiative.
- Access to Business Support Fund to support the hardest hit sectors and other
For the more information on Victorian Government support for businesses during
COVID-19, click here.
More details on ‘Working for Victoria’ initiative can be accessed here.