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Victorian State Government Measures

VIC Measures Q&As

What relief is available to the landowners in Victoria?

25% discount on land tax and choice to defer the balance of the assessment until 31 March 2021

This may be available to commercial and residential land owners. The 25% discount applies per property. There are certain criteria to be met by both a landlord and a tenant including a requirement to have provided rent relief of at least 25% to an affected tenant.

To access the discount, an application is required as well as ability to demonstrate how eligibility criteria have been met.

2020 Land tax payment deferral

This may be available to landowners who hold at least one non-residential property. If eligible they may be able to defer the land tax payment till after 1 January 2021.

No action is required by the landowner - the State Revenue Office (SRO) will contact all eligible taxpayers.

For more information on the Land Tax Payment Deferral and how to apply for the discount please click here.

What relief is available to the businesses with employees in Victoria?

2019-2020 payroll tax waiver

Businesses with annual Victorian taxable wages up to $3 million will have their payroll tax for the 2019-20 financial year waived. The SRO will contact eligible businesses directly to reimburse any tax already paid. Eligible businesses must continue to lodge returns but do not need to make further payments for this financial year.

Payroll tax payment deferral for the first quarter of the 2020-21 financial year

Businesses with annual Victorian taxable wages up to $3 million can defer, until January 2021, paying payroll tax for the first quarter of the 2020-21 financial year.

More information is available here.
Are there any other State Economic Measures and Incentives in Victoria?

$10,000 Small Business Grant

May be available to businesses in certain sectors employing staff and subject to closure or highly impacted by restrictions on business activity. Medical and dental are not specifically identified as eligible industries.

More information is available here.
Working for Victoria Fund
Displaced workers will be eligible to apply for different types of work. This presents opportunities for paid work and an opportunity to contribute to Victoria’s ability to manage this event and support the community.

For more information and how to register visit.
A commercial tenancy relief scheme

The following support is available under this scheme:

  1. a six-month moratorium on commercial tenancy evictions;
  2. freeze on rent increases during the moratorium for commercial tenants; and
  3. a rental payment waiver or deferral proportionate to commercial tenants’ income reduction, to be negotiated between tenant and landlord.

More information is available here.

One-off rent relief payment of up to $2,000
The one-off grant may be available for [residential] tenants to help them maintain safe, secure and stable accommodation. It is paid directly to the tenant’s agent, lessor or landlord to contribute to the tenant’s rental payments.

More information is available here.

NSW State Government Measures

NSW Measures Q&As

Are you a landlord that has been asked to provide a reduction in rental to a tenant?
Find out what relief is available to you from the NSW Government by clicking here.
Do employ staff and pay payroll tax in NSW?
To find out everything you need to know about payroll tax reductions and deferrals, click here.
Have you experienced a significant reduction in income as a result of COVID-19?
Check if you are eligible for the NSW small business support grant by clicking here.