Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package 2020-21

The Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package supports councils to expand outdoor dining as part of the roadmap to reopening.

In September 2020, the Victorian Government committed funding of $29.5 million to local councils to help them implement swift and streamlined permit, enforcement and monitoring processes to support expanded outdoor dining.

In January 2021, the Victorian Government committed an additional $5 million to a second, competitive program round to enable eligible local councils facing significant and unique challenges to access additional financial support.

Guidelines and Assessment Process for Applicants

The package is a competitive grants round, with eligible councils assessed on whether they face unique and significant challenges in activating outdoor dining that require further investment.

Applications opened on 5 February and closed at 2pm on 26 February 2021.

Guidelines
Application Assessment Process
Commitments Report

Eligible councils under Round 2 are:

  • Metropolitan councils (excluding City of Melbourne)
  • Regional cities (Ballarat City Council, Greater Bendigo City Council, Greater Geelong City Council, Greater Shepparton City Council, Horsham Rural City Council, Latrobe City Council, Mildura Rural City Council, Wangaratta Rural City Council, Warrnambool City Council, Wodonga City Council)
  • Peri-urban councils (Bass Coast Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Moorabool Shire Council, Golden Plains Council and Surf Coast Shire Council)

Successful Applicants

Round 1

Metropolitan councils and regional city councils received $500,000 in assistance, while rural councils received $250,000. This money is supporting businesses by reducing or waiving permit fees and being invested in infrastructure such as streetscaping and lighting.

Round 2

Council

Funding

Boroondara City Council

$200,000

Greater Geelong City Council

$300,000

Monash City Council

$500,000

Port Phillip City Council

$500,000

Stonnington City Council

$200,000

Yarra City Council

$500,000

Whittlesea City Council

$70,000

Banyule City Council

$150,000

Maribyrnong City Council

$250,000

Darebin City Council

$150,000

Frankston City Council

$200,000

Glen Eira City Council

$250,000

Hobsons Bay City Council

$350,000

Mildura Rural City Council

$200,000

Moonee Valley City Council

$350,000

Moreland City Council

$350,000

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

$100,000

Wyndham City Council

$80,000

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

$50,000

Bass Coast Shire Council

$200,000

Horsham Rural City Council

$100,000

Wangaratta Rural City Council

$150,000