Hospitality Business Grant Program VIC

The Hospitality Business Grant Program provides funding to food service businesses Victoria affected by the return to Stage 3 and Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions.


What do you get?

One-off grant of up to $25,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian food service businesses.


Eligible businesses will be provided with a one-off, $25,000 grant to pay for business costs to support the continued operation of the business. An additional $5000 is available for each additional premises located within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, capped at a total of $20,000.

Eligible businesses with premises located in Melbourne CBD (postcodes 3000, 3005, 3006 and 3008) will also be eligible for an additional $20,000 grant to help them through the large and sustained shock to their trading environments.

 What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • operate a business with premises located in Victoria
  • operate a restaurant, cafe, pub, bar, club, reception centre, coffee and dessert outlet or takeaway food venue  that serves patrons and hold a Class 2 or 3 Service Sector Certificate of Registration under the Food Act 1984 (Vic)
  • employ staff and have an annual payroll of $3 million and up to $10 million in 2019–20
  • not have received funding assistance through the Business Support Fund – Expansion and/or the Victorian Live Music Venues Program.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Hospitality Business Grant Program.

Funding for Victorian food service businesses impacted by the current stay at home restrictions