COVID-19 Disaster Payment will soon end for Victoria

31 October 2021

COVID-19 Disaster Payment will reduce and then end as Victoria has reached the 80% full vaccination rate.

Victoria has reached 80% full vaccination. This means 80% of people 16 years or older in Victoria have had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

You can only reapply for COVID-19 Disaster Payment if you’ve already been granted the payment for the 29 October to 4 November 2021 relevant period. If this is the case, you can reapply for up to 2 more relevant periods from 12 November 2021. The payment amounts will reduce over this 2 week period.

Changes in the first week after 80% fully vaccinated

For the 5 to 11 November 2021 relevant period, COVID-19 Disaster Payment will be one payment of:

  • $450 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work and aren’t getting an eligible Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) payment
  • $100 if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work and you’re getting an eligible Centrelink or DVA payment.

Changes in the second week after 80% fully vaccinated

For the 12 to 18 November 2021 relevant period, COVID-19 Disaster Payment will:

  • be one $320 payment if you’ve lost more than 8 hours or a full day of work and aren’t getting an eligible Centrelink or DVA payment
  • end if you’re getting an eligible Centrelink or DVA payment.

After this period, the COVID-19 Disaster Payment will no longer be available for Victoria.

If you need further financial support, you can test your eligibility by submitting a claim for an income support payment. If we grant your claim, it could affect your eligibility for COVID-19 Disaster Payment. Consider your circumstances before submitting your claim.

Use our Payment and Service Finder to see what payments and services you may be able to get.

We also have other support available if you’re affected by COVID-19.

Page last updated: 24 November 2021