Media releases

state government

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

state government

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

metropolitan business

Victorian Chamber survey offers clearer picture on return to office

The Victorian Chamber has released the findings of the first detailed survey of Melbourne CBD-based businesses on the return of office workers since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

06 June 2022

state government

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

covid 19

Victoria poised for full recovery with restrictions in rear-view mirror

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s State Government announcement that it will further ease COVID-19 restrictions from 11.59pm on Friday, 22 April 2022.

20 April 2022

policy and advocacy

Time to ease close-contact isolation requirements for Victoria and NSW

The Victorian Chamber and Business NSW have united to call for isolation requirements for household close contacts to be eased for Australia’s two largest economies.

19 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

economy

Federal Budget ticks a lot of boxes for Victorian business

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the 2022-23 Federal Budget which will help support Victoria’s economic recovery.

29 March 2022

federal government

Federal commitments needed to help further turbocharge Victoria’s economy

Supporting Victoria’s visitor economy, building a new interstate freight terminal and boosting clean energy industries to create jobs and build a thriving manufacturing sector are the key pillars of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Federal Election Platform.

24 March 2022

covid 19

The green light we’ve been waiting for

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is elated by today’s announcement that the State Government’s ‘strong recommendation’ to work or study from home will be removed, while masks will no longer be needed in most indoor settings as of 11:59pm on Friday, 25 February 2022.

22 February 2022

state government

Chamber advocacy helps secure business stimulus package

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes today’s State Government announcement of a $200 million stimulus support package designed to help businesses to roar back.

21 February 2022

covid 19

Good news for hospitality, but offices waiting for green light

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the State Government’s decision to change a number of COVID-19 restrictions in a move that will assist in boosting business but we are frustrated that the State Government is yet to give the green light for workers to begin returning to the office safely.

17 February 2022

policy and advocacy

Victorian Chamber unveils Australian-first cost of doing business index

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released its Cost and Ease of Doing Business in Victoria Report which features an Australian-first index that ranks the cost of doing business across all states and territories, member survey results and feedback from roundtables. This was part of the Cost and Ease of Doing Business Taskforce, headed by Victorian Chamber Vice President Adrian Kloeden and Regional Chair – Bendigo Kate Mannix.

09 February 2022

regional business

Online series to help regional business COVID-19 recovery

After multiple postponements as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported by Crown Melbourne has announced its highly anticipated Regional Business Recovery Roadshow will become a free online series. The business recovery sessions will include practical information for farmers, suppliers and producers on how to respond to tenders and understand the decision-making criteria for large hospitality vendors. The Victorian Chamber will also brief attendees on our Federal and State Budget submissions and our visitor economy policy platform.

01 February 2022

covid 19

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

covid 19

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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