Workplace support


Updated 27 October 2020, 3:30pm

We encourage employees and employers to work together to find appropriate solutions that suit the needs of individual workplaces and staff. For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line 03 8662 5222 can help. Member-only resources are also available for download via our tools and templates portal.

Workplace and Industrial Relations

Our Workplace Relations Documentation page has prepared resources to alleviate the administrative burden of drafting documentation to reflect a change in employment conditions, plus our Business Restart Services page contains information and guides to restart your business safely.

We have also set up a dedicated Industrial Relations Support service for non-members to receive support for industrial relations matters. The service will include over-the-phone advice, webinars, fact sheets, newsletters and other resources.

As an employer you are required to ensure your employees wear face coverings unless an exception applies. Further information about wearing masks in a workplaces can be found here. Members can download our Employer Guide to face masks below.

Do you manufacture PPE equipment and want to be included on the Victorian Government’s database? Local PPE manufacturers can register their interest and capability directly on to the Victorian Government’s online portal.

Workforce support

Below you will find a link to detailed information on all aspects of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program, including business eligibility, payment rates and employer guides.

Other handy resources for businesses are our Work from Home Policy, OHS Practice Guide and a handy webinar with ACCI Deputy Director of Workplace Relations, Tasmin Lawrence.

From 11.59pm Tuesday 27 October, workplaces will no longer need to be on the permitted work list to open. However, while the intrastate border is in place up until 11.59pm Sunday 8 November, work permits will still be required for workers from Melbourne travelling into regional Victoria – and vice versa.

Guidelines and the permit document are found via the links below, or through the Business Victoria website.

From 11.59pm on Sunday, September 27, childcare is open to all children and a permit is no longer required. From 8 July, you’ll need a border entry permit to travel from Victoria to NSW. For more details and to apply for a permit, click here.

Is your business using nbn or about to be? Click here to download valuable resources from nbn.

If you need more support contact our Health, Safety and Wellbeing team:

03 8662 5196
Online enquiries

For information and assistance on any aspect of your employment obligations, the Victorian Chamber Workplace Relations Advice Line can help.

03 8662 5222

Government assistance

Tools and resources


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