Media releases

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Isolation-requirement relief for Victoria’s hardest hit industries

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement today, which has given the green light for more workers within critical industries to be exempt from close contact isolation requirements.

13 January 2022

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Finalists announced for Victorian CovidSafe Business Awards

The Victorian Chamber – in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – is proud to announce ten deserving finalists in the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards.

21 December 2021

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Victoria ready to roar!

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrates today’s announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews that as of 11.59pm tonight, most restrictions will lift in Victoria as we move closer to hitting the 90 per cent vaccination milestone.

18 November 2021

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COVIDSafe Squad to help Victorian businesses bounce back

In partnership with the Victorian Government, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is establishing a new COVIDSafe Squad to help businesses to be COVIDSafe.

14 November 2021

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Business NSW and Victorian Chamber welcome joint border opening

The Victorian Chamber and Business NSW have united to welcome the joint announcement that Australia’s two most populous states will allow free travel between them, with borders opening from midnight 5 November.

05 November 2021

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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

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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

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Victorian customers are Safe In Our Hands as Victoria opens up

The Victorian Chamber is today launching Safe In Our Hands, a campaign designed to reinforce that the business community is ready to welcome back customers and clients in a COVIDSafe manner.

22 October 2021

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Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

Victorians today have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday as the state reaches the 70 per cent double vaccinated rate, with further easing expected shortly after as we power towards the 80 per cent double vaccinated target.

17 October 2021

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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

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Victorian Chamber welcomes State Government stepping up and mandating COVID-19 vaccination for authorised work

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the Premier’s announcement today that all workers in Victoria on the Authorised Workers List will be required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 to continue working on site, with their second dose due by 26 November.

01 October 2021

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$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

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More roadblocks for Victorian businesses

Victorian businesses are left shattered today, with news that many will have to remain closed until Victoria hits the 80 per cent double COVID-19 vaccination target, which is about eight weeks away on current predictions.

19 September 2021

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Light relaxation as we look ahead to the Recovery Roadmap reveal

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s announcement that the State Government will make minor adjustments to some limited restrictions for Metropolitan Victoria and Ballarat, after we reached the state’s first vaccination target of 70 per cent first dose.

16 September 2021

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Business NSW and Victorian Chamber unite in call for aligned roadmaps

The Victorian Chamber and Business NSW are calling for Australia’s two largest economies to be united when both states achieve second dose vaccination rates of 80 per cent, which would include open travel between the two States. 

16 September 2021

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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

Isolation-requirement relief for Victoria’s hardest hit industries

13 January 2022

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Finalists announced for Victorian CovidSafe Business Awards

21 December 2021

covid 19

Victoria ready to roar!

18 November 2021

covid 19

COVIDSafe Squad to help Victorian businesses bounce back

14 November 2021

covid 19

Business NSW and Victorian Chamber welcome joint border opening

05 November 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber launches Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards

29 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian business gets the green light for a spectacular summer

24 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian customers are Safe In Our Hands as Victoria opens up

22 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

17 October 2021

education and training

SummerTech LIVE to match businesses with tertiary students on digital transformation

07 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes State Government stepping up and mandating COVID-19 vaccination for authorised work

01 October 2021

covid 19

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

01 October 2021

covid 19

More roadblocks for Victorian businesses

19 September 2021

covid 19

Light relaxation as we look ahead to the Recovery Roadmap reveal

16 September 2021

covid 19

Business NSW and Victorian Chamber unite in call for aligned roadmaps

16 September 2021

covid 19

Construction Compliance Blitz and priority vaccination initiative sensible move

13 September 2021