Media releases


Joint Statement: Support for bushfire affected business

As part of our response, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the Victorian Chamber) and the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) have established a 12-month, $500,000 support package to assist businesses affected by the Victorian bushfires.

08 January 2020


More support welcomed for bushfire affected businesses

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Victorian Chamber) and the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcome the announcement by the Andrews Government of an additional $64 million bushfire recovery package for disaster declared areas across the State.

28 January 2020


NBN Co advice for business

As the nation responds to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), NBN Co is responding to the shift in Australia’s internet usage patterns, with more and more people choosing to work, study, shop and stream content at home.

20 March 2020


Lifting gas moratorium right move for business

The Victorian Parliament’s passing of legislation to lift the moratorium on conventional onshore gas exploration is the right move to support Victorian business and help secure jobs.

17 June 2020


ACCI Media Release - Annual wage increase: Minority report got it right

Today’s Fair Work Commission decision to increase minimum wages by 1.75% in three stages from 1 July will cost Australian businesses more than $1.4 billion and is a dangerous misstep as we attempt to recover from the employment and economic impacts of COVID-19.

19 June 2020


Localised lockdowns to stop the spread

While essential to controlling the recent spike in infections across Melbourne, today is a huge blow for thousands of businesses and their workers in Covid-19 hotspots forced to shut down their businesses again for the next four weeks.

30 June 2020


State of Disaster sounds warning bells for business

Today’s announcements on new restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria are the strongest limitations yet to apply to any Australian state in the COVID-19 crisis, with more pain for businesses set to be announced tomorrow.

02 August 2020


Victorian business faces its darkest day

Today’s announcement by Premier Andrews to enforce the toughest COVID-19 restrictions yet marks the start of the biggest challenge Victorian businesses will ever face.

03 August 2020


Reopen and restart roadmap: A statement from the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Paul Guerra

Victoria needs a plan for the future, not a plan to stay locked down. Until a vaccine is available, we have to learn to live with this virus, keep people safe, and allow our economy to recover quickly.

03 September 2020


Victorian Budget crucial to businesses’ COVID-19 recovery

Victorian businesses have been the hardest hit in the nation by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be looking to the State Government to provide support and incentives to get back to business and grow jobs.

30 October 2020


Victorian business celebrates move to COVID-19 restrictions last step

Victorian business welcomed our next step closer to COVID Normal with Premier Daniel Andrews today announcing the well-earned progression in the COVID-19 Re-opening Roadmap for all of Victoria.

08 November 2020


Going places: Budget injection is great news for visitor economy

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s announcement of the $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package in the 2020-21 State Budget. Today’s announcement aligns with our State Budget submission which sought certainty for the tourism industry.

18 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber celebrates return of office workers, hospitality cap increases and return of events

Victoria’s largest peak business association is today celebrating our state’s progression from the third step to the last step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening on behalf of our 40,000 plus members.

22 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber looks forward to consultation on Secure Work Pilot Scheme

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will review the Secure Work Pilot Scheme announced today by the Victorian Government.

23 November 2020


What business wants – 2020-21 State Budget

The Victorian Chamber’s Budget Submission to the State Government is centered on three themes: A plan to protect and grow local businesses and jobs, strategies to reclaim our global reputation and investment in infrastructure to keep the state moving.

State and Federal Budgets

23 November 2020


2020-21 Victorian State Budget delivers jobs-led recovery

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives which support a jobs-led economic recovery, putting Victorian business and workers first and backing local business.

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020