COVID-19 test isolations and worker support payments (Vic)

4-August-2020

Victoria has been declared a state of disaster. Information about financial support for Victorian workers who are waiting for test results or self-isolating is listed below (source: Department of Health and Human Services – DHHS). 

Please refer to the link for more detailed information, including eligibility criteria and guidelines:

  • Victorian workers can apply for a $300 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Test Isolation Payment that provides financial support while they self-isolate to wait for the results of a coronavirus (COVID-19) test.
  • If you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case, you may be eligible for the $1500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment that provides financial support while you are quarantining at home as instructed by DHHS.
    Note: You must have exhausted sick leave entitlements or not be entitled to sick leave including any special pandemic leave. 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.
    Further criteria applies – refer to the Coronavirus (COVID)-19 Worker Support Payment Guidelines (Word).
  • If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 16 who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or is a close contact of a confirmed case and you have been instructed by the DHHS to self-isolate or quarantine, you may also be eligible for the $1500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment.

For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website or call 1800 675 398.

Read about Victoria’s restriction levels here