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No rate hike for 2022/23 WorkCover premiums

Victorian Government announces no increase in premiums for the 2022/23 year to help business recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 May 2022

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

The business community in Regional Victoria will be relieved today to hear the news of a further easing of restrictions. There is also good news that essentially every business in the state can now operate. But for some larger metropolitan events, hospitality and entertainment venues, the easing of restrictions have not gone far enough, and we still have a difference in settings between Regional and Metropolitan areas.

16 June 2021


Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, is welcome news that will enable every Victorian business to operate, but the restrictions on Metropolitan Victoria are still too conservative.

16 June 2021


Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions for Metropolitan and Regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June in a boost for struggling businesses affected by Lockdown 4.0.

16 June 2021


VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

Managing workers’ compensation can be a challenging task, for both experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, which is why so many businesses turn to the Victorian Chamber for support.

10 June 2021


Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses can operate from 11.59pm tomorrow, 10 June, but will continue to advocate for a snapback to pre-lockdown restrictions. Metropolitan Melbourne will go to Regional Victoria’s current settings while Regional Victoria’s restrictions will be eased even further.

09 June 2021


Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

The State Government has today announced Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will end from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June with a further easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria.

09 June 2021


Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

A Victorian Chamber member survey has revealed that the majority of respondents think that the third round of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund package is inadequate.

08 June 2021


Victorian Government double-down on lockdown, financial support

The State Government has announced Lockdown 4.0 will be extended by seven days for Metropolitan Melbourne as a further $209 million in support has been put forward to support businesses.

02 June 2021


Victorian businesses close once again in seven-day snap lockdown

A little over three months since Victoria’s last lockdown, businesses will once again close their doors to the public as Acting Premier James Merlino announced another ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown.

27 May 2021


New Victorian COVIDSafe settings boost confidence

The State Government has today given Victorians the signal of confidence we’ve been waiting for with the announcement of a further easing of restrictions from 6pm on Friday, 26 March.

23 March 2021


Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown ends but some restriction remain

Following the five day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Victorians will return to COVID Normal, with a few restrictions still in place impacting businesses.

17 February 2021


Victorian businesses plead for a rapid return to COVID Normal

The Victorian Chamber is exasperated that the State Government has not confirmed the lockdown’s conclusion tomorrow night as scheduled if cases were low and controlled.

16 February 2021


Help us end Victoria’s heartbreak with #ValentinesDayDoOver

Despite the Victorian Government cancelling Valentine’s Day for the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, celebrating Valentine’s Day later will help ease the pain caused by the lockdown.

15 February 2021


Support needed for business paying the price of another quarantine breach

With the circuit-breaker lockdown now in place to prevent any further spread of COVID-19, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Victorian Chamber) is urging the State Government to provide targeted support to the industries directly affected.

13 February 2021


How Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown impacts your business

Following a cluster of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ for all Victorians. Here’s what your business needs to know.

12 February 2021

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