Who can get it

You need to meet eligibility requirements to get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment - Victoria.

You may be eligible if the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or one of their agents has told you to self-isolate or quarantine. They need to give you these directions for any of the following reasons:

  • you have coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • you’ve been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who has COVID-19
  • you care for a child, 16 years or under, who’s been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19.

You may also be eligible if you're caring for someone who has COVID-19.

You must also meet all of the following:

  • you’re at least 17 years old
  • you’re an Australian resident or hold a visa that gives you the right to work in Australia

  • you're unable to go to work and earn an income
  • your 14 day quarantine period or caring is on or after 5 July 2020
  • you have no appropriate leave entitlements, including pandemic sick leave, personal leave or leave to care for another person.

If you’re a member of a couple, you can both claim this payment. You and your partner will need to complete separate claims.

Page last updated: 16 September 2020