Are experiencing rental payment difficulties because of the Coronavirus COVID-19? If so, you could very well be eligible for assistance in paying your rent.

Just recently The Victorian Government outlined rent relief grants for Victorians that are experiencing hardship as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

The one-off grant is a designed package that can provide Victorian renters with the ability to maintain safe, secure and stable accommodation.

The Victorian Government has a whole page on Questions and Answers that relate to the relief grant.

Where can I find more information?

To be eligible for the grant you will need to have registered your revised rental agreement with Consumer Affairs Victoria or gone through mediation, have less than $5,000 in savings and still be paying at least 30 per cent of your income in rent. Lodge your inquiry with Consumer Affairs Victoria.

If you have lodged your new rental agreement with Consumer Affairs Victoria, you can apply for a Rent Relief Grant online.

For residential tenancy matters, contact Consumer Affairs Victoria or Tenants Victoria.

For the latest information and health advice about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) page on the DHHS website.

Peter Clark Update COVID-19