The coronavirus pandemic is a health crisis, however for many Victorians, including in the creative industries, it’s an economic crisis as well.

All levels of government have responded with a range of economic support packages and initiatives to help Victorians who are facing financial stress. This includes dedicated programs to support the creative industries as well as broader measures that may assist creative businesses, organisations and individuals.

The following section outlines the various avenues of support available if your livelihood, business or creative practice has been impacted as a result of coronavirus.  It includes links to Creative Victoria support and an overview of other Commonwealth, state and local government programs that are open to the creative sector.

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Support through Creative Victoria

Details of new programs to assist Victoria’s creative practitioners, organisations and businesses affected by coronavirus.


Other government support

Federal, state and local government support for organisations, business and individuals.


Other creative grants

Support for creatives through other organisations.