The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing wide-reaching challenges for Victoria’s creative and cultural sector of a scale and nature we've never experienced before.

Creative Victoria is monitoring this evolving situation and its impacts on our creative community, and we are doing everything we can to provide support during these anxious and uncertain times.

On this site, you'll find information to help you navigate the current environment, including avenues for support and useful resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

On Sunday 6 September, the Premier announced Victoria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening, comprising five steps to reach a COVID normal.

This includes information on the safe and steady easing of restrictions across how we live, learn and work.

Visit for details of the metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria roadmaps and industry-specific information, including for creative studios, indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, museums and galleries, and media and film productions.

Further creative industries specific guidance, developed in consultation with the sector, will be available in the days and weeks ahead and we will continue to keep you updated.

For information on current restriction levels in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

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Support Act Wellbeing Helpline

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a completely confidential and free of charge 24/7 phone counselling service.

Simply phone 1800 959 500 to speak with an experienced, qualified clinician about any aspect of your mental health and wellbeing. You can make an appointment, or request to speak to someone immediately.

Questions and answers for the creative industries

We have gathered the following information in response to questions about the current situation, its impacts on our creative industries, organisations and individuals, and available support.

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Business Support Fund

Opening soon

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Grants totalling $2.3 million will directly support 373 independent creatives and micro-businesses across the state.


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Information and updates on this rapidly changing situation.

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Funding of $32.3 million announced for the state's creative and cultural sector.

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Creative Industries Q&As

Your questions about the current situation and support answered.