How much you can get

If you’re eligible, we’ll pay you for each period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine. This also applies if you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19, or is under direction to self-isolate, or quarantine.

There are different payment amounts depending on which period you claim for. The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Victoria is taxable income. This means you’ll need to include it in your income tax return for the relevant financial year.

If your claim is for a self-isolation or quarantine period beginning 9 December 2021 until 17 January 2022

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $750 for each 7 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19. You must make a new claim for each 7 day period.

If your claim is for a self-isolation or quarantine period beginning on or before 8 December 2021

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $1,500 for each 14 day period you’ve been told to self-isolate or quarantine. This also applies if you’re caring for someone who has COVID-19, or is under direction to self-isolate or quarantine.

If you get Family Assistance

You’ll need to include the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Victoria in your family income estimate as taxable income. You need to do this if you or your partner get:

The easiest way to view and update your family income estimate is online. You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

If you have a Child Support assessment

If you have a Child Support assessment, the payment will form part of your adjusted taxable income for Child Support. It must be included in any income estimate you lodge for the relevant financial year.

The easiest way to view and update your information is online. You can use your Child Support online account through myGov or the Express Plus Child Support mobile app.

Page last updated: 12 May 2022