Who can’t get it

Not everyone who lives in Victoria can get the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment.

This payment isn’t for people who need to stay home because of the Stage 3 or 4 restrictions in Victoria. You need to meet the eligibility rules.

You won’t be eligible if, during your 14 day isolation, quarantine or caring period you get:

  • any income, earnings or salary from paid work
  • any income support payments, ABSTUDY Living Allowance, Paid Parental Leave or Dad and Partner Pay
  • JobKeeper Payment
  • the Victorian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment.

If you can’t get this payment, check to see what other payments you may be able to get. You can use our payment guide to check.

Next: How much you can get

If you’re eligible we’ll pay you $1,500 for each 14 day period you self-isolate, quarantine or care for a person who has COVID-19.

Page last updated: 16 September 2020