Victorian Government Business Support Fund

The Victorian Government recently announced a third round of the Business Support Fund.


About the fund

Through the third round of the Business Support Fund, eligible businesses will receive grants of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000, depending on the business’ annual payroll.

Please visit the Business Victoria website for more information about the eligibility criteria for this grant.

Applications will remain open until funds are exhausted or until 11:59 on 23 November 2020, whichever is earlier.

Information and FAQs about these grants

When applying for the grant, you can use either the WorkSafe Application Reference Number (WRN) or your WorkCover Employer Number (WEN). The WRN is issued when you submit an online application for WorkCover Insurance (you will also receive an automated email with the WRN).

The WRN format is: NR-XXXXXX-XXXXXX.

If you are unsure of your WEN, please refer to the top right hand corner of your WorkCover Insurance premium notice or certificate of currency. It will be listed as the 'Employer Number' and is under the 'Date of Issue'.

Information about WorkCover Insurance and how to register

Delay in registration processing

WorkCover Insurance is mandatory for most business's employing workers in Victoria and we appreciate that a WorkCover Employer Number (WEN) is a requirement for the Business Support Fund made available by the Victorian Government.

We have received a large increase in applications for WorkCover Insurance and therefore there will be delays in finalising your application. Thank you for your patience.

Contact information

WorkSafe Advisory Service

WorkSafe's advisory service is available between 7:30am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday. If you need more support, you can also contact WorkSafe using the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) or the National Relay Service.

1800 136 089 More contact options