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Supporting innovation to grow businesses and jobs

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the announcement by the Andrews Government of a $100 million investment for the Breakthrough Victoria University Innovation Platform, to drive innovation, new businesses and create thousands of new jobs.

23 June 2022

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Victorian Chamber presents Regional Policy and Advocacy Roundtables

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce a series of upcoming Regional Policy and Advocacy Roundtable meetings, in the lead up to the State Election in November.

23 June 2022


Taking a proactive approach to Victoria’s energy crisis

All Australians are feeling the pinch from the energy crisis, not least business.

20 June 2022

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Improving Victoria’s procurement system

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is looking for your input on Victoria’s procurement system

08 June 2022

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New online portal to help resolve commercial disputes

Victorian businesses can now access a new Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) help portal for services including dispute resolution

07 June 2022


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

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Don’t miss your chance to nominate for the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

The Victorian Chamber is delighted to be the delivery partner for the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards and encourages manufacturing businesses to nominate before the Tuesday 31 May deadline.

25 May 2022

policy and advocacy

Support for small business to improve ventilation

To reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Victorian Government’s Small Business Ventilation Program is offering support to small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

12 May 2022


Treasurer lauds resilience of Victorian business

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP has praised business for the resilience it has shown as the state emerges from the pandemic and embarks on economic recovery.

04 May 2022


2022-23 Victorian State Budget: what you need to know

The Victorian Government has handed down the 2022-23 State Budget, focusing on three Ps – patients, participation and provincial – and featuring a number of recommendations proposed by the Victorian Chamber.

State and Federal Budgets

03 May 2022

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Patients, Participation and Provincial Budget for Victoria

The 2022-23 State Budget focuses on the three Ps: patients, participation and provincial, with a strong focus on health, education and Victoria’s COVID-19 recovery.

03 May 2022

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Solar and tech rebates available for businesses

The expansion of two State Government programs presents opportunities for eligible Victorian Chamber members.

26 April 2022


Dining and entertainment rebates to boost Victorian economy

Sixty million dollars in rebates are being offered across Victoria to stimulate the state’s hospitality and entertainment sectors. The Victorian Dining and Entertainment Program will start on Tuesday 29 March, offering customers reimbursements of 25 per cent on eligible purchases across the state.

28 March 2022


Hydrogen refuelling investment a positive step for energy transition

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s announcement of a landmark collaboration between State Governments to decarbonise logistics along the eastern seaboard.

25 March 2022


State Budget 2022-23 submission: enabling and growing business

The 2022-23 State Budget must enable business to play a leading role in Victoria’s economic recovery according to the Victorian Chamber.

15 March 2022

policy and advocacy

Survey to help shape Victoria’s transition to a circular economy

The Victorian Government is committed to transitioning towards a circular economy. 'Recycling Victoria: A new economy' is the Victorian Government’s 10-year circular economy policy and action plan to fundamentally transform the state’s recycling sector, reduce waste, create thousands of jobs and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.

23 February 2022

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