How much you can get

The amount of COVID-19 Disaster Payment - Victoria you can get depends on your situation.

How much you get depends on the hours of work you lost.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get $450 if any of the following apply:

  • you lost at least 8 hours of work
  • you lost less than 20 hours of work
  • you couldn’t work a full day for that week.

If you’re eligible, you’ll get $750 if you lost 20 hours or more that week.

You can check the key eligibility dates for locations in Victoria.

The COVID-19 Disaster Payment is tax free income and you don’t need to include it in your tax return.

A full day of your usual work is what you were scheduled to work but could not because of a restricted movement order. This includes not being able to attend a full time, part time or casual shift of less than 8 hours.

Page last updated: 14 September 2021