With Commonwealth vaccine supply now assured and young Victorians setting an incredible pace getting vaccinated, mRNA vaccines Pfizer and Moderna will be available to people of any age through state-run vaccination centres, not just those under 60.
Crowds will return to the Melbourne Cup and concerts at the Sidney Myer Music bowl and smaller venues across the state, as preparations for Victoria’s safe reopening ramp up.
The Victorian Government is continuing its work to build a reformed mental health and wellbeing system centred around community – giving Victorians access to the support they need, when they need it, close to home.
The Victorian Government is helping more Victorians buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF).
Victorians can now access the $3500 battery Solar Homes rebate when they bundle their new rooftop solar with battery storage – making it easier than ever to join the thousands of people enjoying the benefits of solar power.
International students will start returning to Victoria by the end of the year under the Victorian Government’s Student Arrivals Plan, which has been submitted to the Commonwealth for approval.
As the state moves closer to meeting roadmap vaccination targets, the Victorian Government is investing a further $5 million to boost vaccination rates among people living with a disability, launching ten dedicated disability vaccination ‘pop-ups’ in areas of concern, and expanding Victoria’s successful disability liaison service.
The Victorian Government is helping more communities to transform ageing pavilions, upgrade local stadiums and develop new pools to encourage people to stay active and healthy.
The Victorian Government is making sure every secondary school student whose Vocational Education and Training (VET) studies have been disrupted by the pandemic will receive extra support to complete their certificates.
The Victorian Government is reducing waste by the design and development of new ways to use recycled materials in everyday products.
The Victorian Government will purchase almost 2.2 million rapid antigen tests for Victoria’s health system, as part of a broader range of testing measures and increased capacity as we progress on our roadmap to reopening.
Victoria’s landmark reform to support all care-leavers up to the age of 21 will be enshrined in law as part of significant amendments to the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 introduced into Parliament today.
Victorians looking for a new job or a career change can now access free advice and support from a 600-strong force of advocates, mentors and career counsellors, ensuring no Victorian is left behind in the search for work.