Victoria is facing an unprecedented Stage 4 COVID-19 lockdown that is set to see many businesses across Greater Melbourne close their doors. 

ETU Victoria has worked with the Government to ensure our worksites stay open and operational through this period, however, due to workforce limits in some industries, a number of our members are likely to be affected. 

The following financial support options are available to ETU members who require them:

  • Agreed leave 
    Annual Leave etc. Paid directly by your employer
  • Up to $4,000 Hardship payment from your funds in Protect 
    Apply online at
  • Long Service Leave entitlements
    Apply online at
  • $10,000 early super withdrawal 
    Available until the 31st December 2020. Apply online at
  • Job Keeper – $1,500 per fortnight
    Applications made to the ATO by your employer with funds then paid directly to you by your employer
  • Agreed Redundancy 
  • Job Seeker $1,100 per fortnight 
    Apply online at

It is the preferred position of ETU Victoria that affected members are temporarily stood down on JobKeeper payments with access to industry entitlements. 

If you need to contact your organiser you can find their details here.