Published: April 2021
Last updated: September 2021

COVID-19 information

With COVID-19 public-health measures in place across Victoria, this page has information about rent relief grants and where to find help.

Restrictions in Victoria

Public health lockdown restrictions apply across greater Melbourne. In regional Victoria restrictions eased from 10 September 2021.

More information is on the Victorian Government’s website.

Rent relief grants

Government grants of up to $1,500 are available to help pay the rent for renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since 27 May 2021.

Renters need to meet certain eligibility criteria, including having a rent reduction agreement with the rental provider (landlord) in place.

Find out more on our Rent relief grants page.

Where to find help

Looking for some support during Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions? These organisations may be able to assist in a range of areas.

Payments and services during coronavirus – Australian Government
National Debt Helpline: call 1800 007 007 – weekdays 9.30am–4.30pm
Financial and other support – Victorian Government
Salvation Army: call 13 72 58
Red Cross emergency relief for people on temporary visas
'Ask Izzy' search tool - find local services in your area
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: call 1800 015 188 – 24/7
Lifeline Australia: call 13 11 14 – 24/7
QLife – support for LGBTI people: call 1800 184 527 3pm-midnight
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