Workplace support


Updated 17 March 2021, 11am

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.

From 11.59pm on Sunday 6 December, the mandatory face masks rule was relaxed, however some industries are still permitted to have employees wear masks as part of their COVIDSafe Plan requirements. More information can be found on the Victorian Government’s website.

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. From 11.59pm Sunday 8 November, work permits will no longer be required for workers from Melbourne travelling into regional Victoria and vice versa. 

From 11.59pm on Sunday, September 27, childcare is open to all children and a permit is no longer required. 

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

Victorian Travel Permit System

From 5:59pm on 11 January, you will need to apply for a permit to enter Victoria from anywhere in Australia.

The permit system is based on a traffic light system which allows for areas across Australia to be designated as green, orange or red according to their risk.

The permit system is for both travellers to Victoria and residents of Victoria returning home from interstate travel.

For more information, head to the Government’s website. To apply for a permit, head to the Services Australia website

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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