Greater Melbourne September 2021

If you lost work or income during the COVID-19 restrictions in Greater Melbourne and Shepparton from 6 August 2021, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Disaster Payment.

80% of people 16 years or older in Victoria have been fully vaccinated with 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Claims for relevant periods before Greater Melbourne reached 80% fully vaccinated have closed.

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 the payment for up to 2 more weeks.

These are the dates for claiming if you’re eligible.

Relevant period Claims open Claims close
5 to 11 November 2021 12 November 2021 2 December 2021
12 to 18 November 2021 19 November 2021 9 December 2021

COVID-19 Disaster Payment will no longer be available for Greater Melbourne from 19 November 2021 onwards. If you need further financial support, test your eligibility for an income support payment. Use our Payment and Service Finder to see what payments and services you may get.

The payment amounts will change in the first and second week after Victoria reaches the 80% vaccination rate. Read how much you can get.

Page last updated: 26 November 2021