July 6, 2020

High Country accommodation businesses affected by cancellations resulting from the latest Stay at Home COVID-19 restrictions are eligible for State Government assistance.

Business Victoria last week announced a new $5 million fund to support regional accommodation businesses affected by the return of restrictions for some Victorian postcodes.

Payments of up to $225 per booking per night will be available for each cancelled booking as a result of the travel restrictions placed on residents from Melbourne’s restricted postcodes.

This applies to bookings made before 3pm on 30 June 2020 for travel between 11.59pm on 1 July and 11.59pm on 29 July.

Eligible accommodation providers include hotels, motels, caravan parks, camping grounds and private holiday rentals.

Applications open 13 July 2020. Regional accommodation providers are encouraged to register for this assistance.

Click here to find out more about the Tourism Accommodation Support Program.