Update: Changes in Regional Victoria including to Disaster Payments

The Victorian Government yesterday announced that the City of Ballarat are to enter lockdown, whilst lockdown restrictions will ease in Greater Shepparton. A press statement is attached. City of Ballarat to enter lockdown From 11:59pm last night, the City of Ballarat entered lockdown with the same restrictions as metropolitan Melbourne except that no curfew will […]

Update: New Directions published for Regional Victoria

The DHHS has now published new written Directions that came into force at 11:59pm on 9 September, relating to the re-opening of facilities in Regional Victoria. These Directions do not apply to Metropolitan Melbourne or Greater Shepparton. Copies of relevant Directions are attached, and we provide the following summary of key details: Residence checking requirements […]

Update: Restrictions to ease in Regional Victoria

In accordance with the earlier announcements from the State Government, it has been confirmed today that Regional Victoria will come out of lockdown from 11:59pm on Thursday 9 September 2021 and will enjoy some limited commercial operations, subject to restrictions. A table of restrictions summarising the changes is attached. Please refer to the table for […]

Update: Business support and Restrictions in Regional Victoria

The Victorian Government has confirmed over the weekend an extension of the existing support for businesses impacted by the extension of the current lockdown. A press statement is attached. The support is consistent with the previous tranches of business support during this lockdown By way of a summary that includes the following 1. COVID-19 Disaster […]

Update: Lockdown extended and plan for future easing of restrictions

The Victorian Government has today announced that Victoria’s lockdown will again be extended. A press statement and table of restrictions is attached. The Premier had flagged last week that the lockdown would not end as anticipated on Thursday 9 September 2021 but had not provided details of the further extension. The current lockdown in Metropolitan […]

Update: Relief Fund Grants and Patron Numbers

BSP Lawyers understands that many licensed premises operators are having difficulty securing access to the correct payment from the Licensed Premises Hospitality Fund 2021 (LPH Fund) due to not having a maximum capacity endorsed on their liquor licence or having a limited maximum capacity contained on their liquor licence that does not reflect the actual […]

Update: Further business support announced for regional Victoria

The Victorian Government yesterday announced further business support for regional Victoria as a result of the new lockdown. A press statement is attached. The business support essentially mirrors what has been provided to metropolitan Melbourne for the last few weeks and will apply until 2 September 2021. Even though the lockdown in regional areas will […]

Update: Further business support announced for Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced further support for businesses impacted by the extension of the current lockdown. A press statement is attached. Essentially all programs have been extended for the further two weeks of the lockdown. The further support announced is as follows: 1. COVID-19 Disaster Payments COVID-19 Disaster Payments will continue to be made, […]