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Victorian Pandemic Leave Payment

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

To be eligible for the one-off $1500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support payment you must:

  • Have been instructed by the Department of Health and Human Services to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.
  • Have been instructed by the Department of Health and Human Services that a child aged under 16 in your care needs to self-isolate or quarantine at home because they are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case.

To receive the payment you must be:

  • 17 years and over
  • Currently living in Victoria (including people on Temporary Protection Visas and Temporary Working Visas 457 and 482)
  • Likely to have worked during the period of self-isolation or quarantine and are unable to work as a result of the requirement to stay at home.
  • You must not be receiving any income, earnings or salary maintenance from work.
  • You must have exhausted sick leave entitlements including any special pandemic leave.
  • You must not be receiving the JobKeeper payment or other forms of Australian Government income support

Workers include those that are permanent, casual, part-time, fixed term, and self-employed. You don’t need to be a citizen or permanent resident to be eligible.

Receiving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment

You will be contacted by the Department of Health and Human Services to confirm your eligibility and obtain documents to support an application including evidence of identity and eligibility for leave or income support.

For more information download the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment Guidelines (Word).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment

Visit the $300 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment page for information about support for Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate while waiting for the results of a coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

For more information on the topic, please contact us on 1300 887 458 and speak with one  of our HR Consultants. If you are interested in learning more about our HR services, including HR Outsourcing, HR Consulting, HR Advisory Services, contact us at enquiries@liquidhr.com.au.