Helping practitioners when they need it most
The VBA’s fee relief scheme saved plumbers up to $357 and building practitioners up to $985, enabling them to maintain their registration amid challenging times.
The fee relief program supported close to 2000 building practitioners, waiving more than $430,000 in registration fees.
More than 680 plumbers were also supported, generating more than $190,000 in savings.
In addition to the VBA’s fee relief scheme, $196.6 million worth of cash grants to support construction businesses most affected by lockdown restrictions was announced by the Victorian Government earlier this month.
The new support package provides a one-off payment to eligible businesses, including sole traders, covering the restrictions period from 21 September to 4 October.
More than 70,000 construction businesses in Melbourne, the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire could be eligible for Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four – Construction grants.
The payment is currently set at $50 for people who have lost from eight to 20 hours work or a full day work – over seven days – and $750 for 20 hours or more of lost work.
To find out more about the support package, eligibility criteria and when applications open, visit this Business Costs Assistance Program page.