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Recognising Loss Gives Solace To Bereaved Parents

A new commemorative certificate launched today will provide greater recognition for Victorians who have experienced the tragic loss of a child in early pregnancy from next month, in an important step to provide comfort to grieving parents.

Sporting Chance For Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal Victorians get involved in more sport, more often, with new grants available to boost participation and cover expenses, such as uniforms and equipment.

Children Embrace Reading At Home

Children across Victoria have been exploring far off lands and going on countless adventures as part of this year’s Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

Victorian Pledge For Institute Of Infectious Disease

The Andrews Labor Government will establish an Australian Institute for Infectious Disease in the heart of Melbourne’s renowned Parkville biomedical precinct to lead the fight against future pandemics. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will include an investment of $155 million towards the $550 million institute, with..

Helping More Victorian Pets Get The Care They Need

More vets will be supported to offer the very best care to Victorian pets, with the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Animal Welfare Fund Grants. The program has already provided more than $2.9 million to not-for-profit animal shelters, foster care organisations and community vet..

Major Boosts For Fishing And Boating

In a major victory for fishers and boaters around the state, two landmark pieces of legislation have passed in the Legislative Council, delivering on election commitments to establish a dedicated fund for boating and make sure  people can access more camping spaces. New laws to..

Helping Victorians To Age Well

Landmark research bringing together the voices of almost 5000 older Victorians will guide the care, support and services needed for Victorians to age well. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Ageing Well in a Changing World report, which identifies what..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian..


Nothing about this year has been easy. But the hardest thing of all has been missing the people we love most. Collectively, we’ve missed the big moments and the small. Birthdays and barbeques.  Special dinners and cups of tea. Those things we didn’t even know..

Victoria To Bowl Up A Creative Season Like No Other

The Andrews Labor Government is reactivating the creative state, with an impressive season of art, music and entertainment this summer and beyond to support our creative industries and take experiences outdoors.

Hitting A Six For Community Cricket Across Victoria

The Victorian Government is going in to bat for community cricket again with local clubs and councils now able to apply for funding to develop new or upgrade existing cricket facilities across the state.

New Wellbeing Package For Our Health Heroes

The Victorian Government has released a healthcare worker wellbeing package to support healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly to care for the Victorian community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Moorabool To Host Australia’s Biggest Battery

One of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries will be built at the Moorabool Terminal Station, to boost the state’s energy reliability, drive down electricity prices and support Victoria’s transition to renewable energy – as well as creating local jobs as we take steps towards a COVID normal.