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tourism and events

Grand Prix extension a boost for Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed today’s announcement that the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be staged at Albert Park until at least 2035 after its current contract was extended by another 10 years.

16 June 2022

member stories

Have your say on Melbourne Airport’s third runway plans

With consultation on Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway closing this month, Victorian Chamber members are encouraged to provide feedback and support on the Draft Plan.

13 May 2022

policy and advocacy

Help shape Victoria’s Visitor Economy

The Victorian Government is inviting the tourism industry to help shape the future of Victoria’s visitor economy.

29 April 2022

tourism and events

Victoria wins gold with 2026 Commonwealth Games

“Today’s announcement that Victoria will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games is sensational news for our whole state and cements our reputation as the sporting and events capital of the world.

12 April 2022

tourism and events

Grand Prix’s stunning return showcases Victoria to the world

The 2022 Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix has reaffirmed Melbourne’s status as the sporting and events capital of the nation, smashing crowd records and sending a strong message to the world that Melbourne is open for business.

11 April 2022

tourism and events

Bumper crowds as Melbourne comes alive for Grand Prix

More than 350,000 fans are expected to flock to Albert Park this weekend as the Formula 1® Heineken® Australian Grand Prix roars back into Melbourne.

08 April 2022

policy and advocacy

Alan Joyce supports quicker relaxation of isolation rules

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce AC says Australia can “move a bit faster” on relaxing rules around isolation for close contacts as the nation embarks on its economic recovery.

05 April 2022

member stories

Grand Prix returns to Melbourne bigger and better

Attendance records are set to tumble and Victoria’s economy given a huge shot in the arm when the Formula 1 Grand Prix returns to Albert Park next month after a two-year absence.

23 March 2022

covid 19

Australia reopens borders to double-vaccinated international visitors

The Victorian Chamber applauds National Cabinet’s decision to reopen Australia's borders to all double-vaccinated visa holders on February 21, following an announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

07 February 2022

covid 19

‘Peace of mind’ for events industry under State Government’s restart package and Australian-first insurance scheme

As Victoria emerges from COVID-19, the State Government has bolstered the confidence of organisers of creative, sporting, business and community events to plan and stage events with an interruption insurance scheme and restart package.

08 December 2021

regional business

Regional Column from Victorian Chamber Chief Executive, Paul Guerra

Australia really is the lucky country. We are spoilt with some of the most beautiful landscapes and natural environments in the world. From beaches to snowfields, mountains to desert, we have it all.

07 December 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your say and influence the future of Victoria’s visitor economy

The Victorian Chamber is seeking to secure better business conditions for our members in the tourism, accommodation and events sectors. Have your say by completing our quick, 10-minute survey and help us develop a viable vision for Victoria's visitor economy.

01 December 2021

tourism and events

Eight exciting projects to boost Victoria’s visitor economy

The Victorian Government announced the first allocation of funding as part of the $10 million Enabling Tourism Fund to inject vital support into Victoria’s struggling visitor economy.

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

member stories

Melbourne Airport still flying despite extraordinary turbulence

Not since September 11, 2001, has Melbourne Airport faced such capricious circumstances in which to operate. Lyell Strambi explains how the business is navigating the storm.

Fast Five

17 August 2021

regional business

VCCI proposal to get border businesses back on track

The Victorian Government’s further tightening of border controls with New South Wales has left border businesses reeling, with yet another strain placed on their operations.

Regional Victoria

05 August 2021


tourism and events

Grand Prix extension a boost for Victoria

16 June 2022

member stories

Have your say on Melbourne Airport’s third runway plans

13 May 2022

policy and advocacy

Help shape Victoria’s Visitor Economy

29 April 2022

tourism and events

Victoria wins gold with 2026 Commonwealth Games

12 April 2022

tourism and events

Grand Prix’s stunning return showcases Victoria to the world

11 April 2022

tourism and events

Bumper crowds as Melbourne comes alive for Grand Prix

08 April 2022

policy and advocacy

Alan Joyce supports quicker relaxation of isolation rules

05 April 2022

member stories

Grand Prix returns to Melbourne bigger and better

23 March 2022

covid 19

Australia reopens borders to double-vaccinated international visitors

07 February 2022

covid 19

‘Peace of mind’ for events industry under State Government’s restart package and Australian-first insurance scheme

08 December 2021

regional business

Regional Column from Victorian Chamber Chief Executive, Paul Guerra

07 December 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your say and influence the future of Victoria’s visitor economy

01 December 2021

tourism and events

Eight exciting projects to boost Victoria’s visitor economy

01 September 2021

state government

Victorian Chamber partners with State Government to support tourism sector

01 September 2021

member stories

Melbourne Airport still flying despite extraordinary turbulence

Fast Five

17 August 2021

regional business

VCCI proposal to get border businesses back on track

Regional Victoria

05 August 2021

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