Media releases

covid 19

Victorian Chamber launches Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards

The Victorian Chamber in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has launched the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards to recognise and reward Victorian businesses that have put an enormous amount of hard work and effort in responding to the pandemic through COVIDSafe measures.

29 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian business gets the green light for a spectacular summer

The State Government has today given the green light for all Victorian businesses to welcome back customers and staff from 6pm on Friday, 29 October as we prepare to hit the 80 per cent fully vaccinated target. Importantly, once we hit the 90 per cent vaccinated target there will be only minimal restrictions in place, meaning it will be a spectacular summer.

24 October 2021

education and training

SummerTech LIVE to match businesses with tertiary students on digital transformation

The Victorian Chamber is proud to partner with the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) to deliver the fourth round of the SummerTech LIVE program, which matches businesses with tertiary students to tackle real, digital technology problems.

07 October 2021

covid 19

$2.27 billion in further business support to help businesses and workers

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the announcement of a fifth allotment of joint Federal and State Government funding to see business and workers through until vaccination rates hit the targets we need to open up under the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.

01 October 2021

covid 19

Construction Compliance Blitz and priority vaccination initiative sensible move

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the compliance blitz that will take place in Victoria’s construction industry from today to improve COVIDSafe compliance. We also welcome the push to drive-up vaccination rates across that workforce.

13 September 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber’s COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap

Victorian business needs certainty and clarity about when they can plan to welcome back customers and staff as we progress towards hitting the National Cabinet’s COVID-19 vaccination targets of 70 and 80 per cent.

09 September 2021

covid 19

Continued financial support to help Victorian businesses and workers get through lockdown

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the further $2.34 billion in joint State and Federal Government support announced today for Victorian businesses and workers to get through the continued extension of Lockdown Six.

04 September 2021

covid 19

Lockdown extended: Victoria’s business crisis continues

Victorian businesses are devastated by the news that Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will be extended indefinitely.

01 September 2021

state government

Victorian Chamber partners with State Government to support tourism sector

The Victorian Chamber is proud to partner with the State Government to progress a Wine and Craft Beverage project as part of a $1.9 million funding package to back the recovery of Victoria’s hard-hit visitor economy.

01 September 2021

covid 19

Financial support expanded to keep Victorian business in business

The Victorian Chamber is pleased that the State and Federal Governments have again come together to announce a further $807 million in support for Victorian businesses to get through the second extension of Lockdown Six.

19 August 2021

covid 19

Further financial support to keep businesses afloat welcomed

The Victorian Chamber is pleased by today’s announcement of a further $367 million in business support as a result of another joint effort by the State and Federal Governments to help businesses stay afloat during the extended Lockdown Six period.

12 August 2021

covid 19

Lockdown Six support welcome lifeline for Victorian business

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s prompt announcement of a new $400 million State and Federal Government support package, which will give businesses the confidence they need to get through Lockdown Six and continue the recovery from Lockdowns Four and Five.

06 August 2021

covid 19

The news we didn’t want: Lockdown Six commences tonight

Just as Victorians were beginning to enjoy the freedoms we have missed, the State has been plunged into its sixth COVID-19 related lockdown.

05 August 2021

covid 19

Restart package will help businesses recover from lockdowns

The State and Federal Governments have today announced a joint financial assistance package for Victorian business which will give them the support and confidence they need to rebound from Lockdowns Four and Five.

28 July 2021


Victorian Chamber launches Grant Finder online tool

The Victorian Chamber has today launched a new member-exclusive service, the Grant Finder online tool, to make it quicker and easier for Victorian businesses to access grants applicable to their operations and projects.

26 July 2021

covid 19

Further State financial support welcome news for Victoria’s struggling businesses

The State Government today announced a further $282.5 million in financial support for Victorian businesses following strong advocacy from the Victorian Chamber.

21 July 2021