Support package for animal exhibitors

The Victorian Government has announced a $1 million support package for animal exhibitors to ensure they can maintain animal welfare standards while their businesses are unable to operate due to restrictions introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Under the package, animal exhibitors impacted by restrictions to business operations in Victoria can apply for grants to meet the costs associated with feeding and caring for their animals to ensure animal welfare standards are maintained.

Grants are available to cover costs associated with:

  • food for exhibited animals
  • veterinary care and animal care services for exhibited animals
  • operational expenses (excluding existing staff wages) incurred as a direct result of maintaining animal welfare standards for exhibited animals.

Grant program guidelines

More information

Call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15

Page last updated: 16 Oct 2020