Media releases

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

covid 19

Victoria squashes Delta and gives business the green light to get going again

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses will be able to reopen from tomorrow, 28 July, but will continue to advocate for a shift back to pre-lockdown restrictions.

27 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

regional business

Victorian Chamber partners with Crown to help support regional business recover from COVID-19

Roll out of regional business roadshow to help regional Victorian businesses recover and reset their business from the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.

23 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

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes Federal and State Government support

Today’s announcement of immediate support is crucial to the many businesses and workers who were only just recovering from Lockdown Four.

16 July 2021

covid 19

Victorian business devastated as Lockdown Five looms

Victorian businesses have been dealt another harsh blow today with the announcement that the State will be plunged into its fifth lockdown due to the escalating NSW COVID-19 outbreak spreading into Victoria.

15 July 2021

state government

Victorians need a snapback, not more complications

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 24 June, hasn’t gone far enough.

23 June 2021


Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, is welcome news that will enable every Victorian business to operate, but the restrictions on Metropolitan Victoria are still too conservative.

16 June 2021


Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses can operate from 11.59pm tomorrow, 10 June, but will continue to advocate for a snapback to pre-lockdown restrictions. Metropolitan Melbourne will go to Regional Victoria’s current settings while Regional Victoria’s restrictions will be eased even further.

09 June 2021


Let’s unite Victoria and get all businesses and workers back

The Victorian Chamber is calling for Lockdown Four to end given the latest developments around two false positives and cases being linked.

04 June 2021


Business welcomes Federal Government disaster payment for workers

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s announcement that the Federal Government will provide a one-off disaster payment for vulnerable workers who have been stood down from their jobs or lost casual shifts as a result of the lockdown in Victoria.

03 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Lockdown extension intensifies the emergency for Victoria’s businesses and workers

Victoria’s business and worker emergency intensified today with news that Lockdown Four will be extended for at least another week in Metropolitan Victoria.

02 June 2021


Business is bleeding

It’s not the fault of business that we are locked down again, yet they’re the ones that continue to pay the price. It’s small and medium businesses, the lifeblood of our state, that bear the brunt.

31 May 2021


State steps up with business support

Today’s State Government announcement of a $250 million targeted business support package to compensate businesses for the devastating impact of this fourth COVID-19 lockdown will ease some of the anxiety and worry that businesses and workers have felt since Thursday’s news.

30 May 2021


Fourth lockdown is a massive step backwards for Victoria

Victorian business was dealt another blow today as the Victorian Government announced a seven-day lockdown and the application of Stage Three restrictions.

27 May 2021