The hospitality industry in Australia is hurting.

Forced closures, capacity limitations and a plethora of (necessary) new systems and procedures have strained the ability of employers to keep staff employed, resulting in many talented workers being stood down or let go.

Particularly hard hit has been international students and visa holders, with little of no government support while still being expected to pay visa fees and meet living expenses.

HelpOutHospo was founded in March 2020,  2 weeks after the government mandate to close venues across the country was announced, with the mission to 'serve those who usually would love to be serving us'.

The HelpOutHospo website ( is loaded with informative and engaging short video courses, providing the home entertainer with trade secrets around preparing bar quality cocktails and restaurant quality meals.

With the generous support of sponsors and donations, HelpOutHospo has been able to raise over $50,000 and supply dozens of financial aid payments to Hospo staff struggling to get shifts and get by in the current economic climate.

"The payment of HelpOutHospo was a huge relief for me because I needed to have my rent covered. I felt extremely grateful.  HelpOutHospo has showed great generosity to those in need in the most challenging times.”

Roselle Calina, Stood-down Server, International Student

Owing to the recent closures in Victoria, our hospo friends need our support now more than ever. With the generous support of our friends at Negroni Week, we aim to reach of fundraising goal of $100,000 by October 31st and direct financial aid payments to struggling workers in Victoria and all across the country.

Applications for financial support (maximum one-off payment of $300) can be made through the HelpOutHospo website  To be eligible you may have to provide proof of identity and evidence of your reduced hours and/ or stand-down. Applications will be reviewed by the HoH board and all applicants notified within 10 business days of a decision being made.

"HelpOutHospo is an amazing cause who have helped me pay rent by approving my application, they have lifted stress and worry and made this time a little less scary. Great work guys. Thank you so much."

Christina Convey, Stood-down Restaurant Manager, Visa holder.

We are so appreciative of every dollar that has been contributed to our effort to HelpOutHospo - and so are those being helped.  Whether it's by donating a few bucks or purchasing a video course, you are helping to support an industry that exists to support you.

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To your health!



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Jason Jelicich
Bella Vista NSW

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