News and media


Funding to help businesses lower energy bills now available

The Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) is now open to Victorian businesses, but you will need to register quickly as applications for phase 1 close on 31 December 2020.

16 December 2020

education and training

Government unveils findings of education pathways review

Following months of feedback and consultations with our members, VCCI’s Policy and Advocacy Team has helped shape the future of Victoria’s education system for students and businesses.

08 December 2020


Bring on a COVIDSafe Summer to stimulate seasonal trade

Victorian businesses are today celebrating our state’s progression to a COVIDSafe Summer, the final step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening.

06 December 2020

policy and advocacy

Applications now open for the Victorian Global Gateway Program

In response to the chaos the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on global import and export markets, established Victorian exporters can receive a one-off grant worth up to $50,000.

03 December 2020

policy and advocacy

Victoria Summit 2021: building a bold vision for Victoria together

The Victorian Chamber is proud to present the Victoria Summit 2021 – an assembly of businesses, unions, universities, industry groups, community, cultural, sport and other thought leaders to shape the future of our state.

01 December 2020


2020-21 Victorian State Budget: building confidence, business, jobs

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives that support a jobs-led recovery, putting local business and workers first.

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020


What business wants – 2020-21 State Budget

The Victorian Chamber’s Budget Submission to the State Government is centered on three themes: A plan to protect and grow local businesses and jobs, strategies to reclaim our global reputation and investment in infrastructure to keep the state moving.

State and Federal Budgets

23 November 2020

policy and advocacy

Funding now available to help Victorian businesses go digital

The Victorian Government has opened registrations for sole traders and small businesses to join the Small Business Digital Adaption Program. Register now as places are limited!

19 November 2020


Creative Industries Strategy: how do we reclaim our global reputation?

The Victorian Government is renewing its landmark creative industries strategy, Creative State 2021-2025. Have your say before 1 December on what the creative sector needs to survive and thrive.

13 November 2020


Now, more than ever, Victorian businesses need your support

Though we may have beaten COVID-19 and can begin a 'COVID-normal' life, the crisis is not over. After enduring many months of no or limited revenue, our local businesses need all the help they can get if they are to stay afloat.

12 November 2020


Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit – have your say

The Australian Government is seeking feedback on the recently announced JobMaker Hiring Credit and wants to hear from eligible businesses before 27 November.

04 November 2020


The state of Victoria: where we are, where we’re heading, and what we need to get there

As the Andrews Government prepares the 2020-21 State Budget, Pitcher Partners share their insights into the state of Victoria’s economy and where the growth opportunities lie for both metro and regional Victoria.

02 November 2020


State Budget submission 2020-21: Victoria’s opportunity for recovery

The Victorian Chamber (VCCI) has put forward more than 50 specific recommendations ahead of the State Budget to help Victorian businesses get back on their feet, create jobs and regenerate our economy.

State and Federal Budgets

30 October 2020


2020 Federal Budget: Morrison Government invests in businesses to build Australia out of recession

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has unveiled the 2020-21 Federal Budget and revealed the government’s strategy to rebuild Australia’s economy out of recession.

State and Federal Budgets

06 October 2020

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