News

More Support For Multicultural Communities

The Victorian Government’s CALD Communities Taskforce – set up last month – has already helped hundreds of individuals and families get the support they need, including food packages and culturally appropriate care during self-isolation.

Safely Reopening Elective Surgery For Victorians

Important elective surgeries will resume across Victoria’s regional public and private hospitals as soon as tomorrow and in metropolitan Melbourne from the end of September.

More Victorian-Made VLocity Trains On The Way

The Victorian Government is continuing its massive investment in regional passenger rail and boosting Victorian jobs, with 18 VLocity trains now being made locally to improve services across the state.

Preventing Youth Crime Through Sport

The Victorian Government is using the power of community sport to connect with disengaged young people across the state with an early intervention program led by Football Victoria.

Statement From The Premier

I can announce, that from 11:59pm tomorrow, regional communities will progress to the Third Step of our reopening roadmap. Today is testament to the determination of regional Victorians. A determination to not only get these numbers low – but to keep them low.

Strengthening Our Health Response And Keeping People Safe

The Victorian Government will implement vital new measures to keep driving down cases and keep them low, as well as extend existing changes to support Victorians and continue delivering the services they rely on.

Taking To The Footpaths: Getting Ready For Outdoor Dining

Victorians will experience summer in a whole new way this year, as we back businesses to reimagine the way they work – as part of a $290 million package that delivers further support to the entertainment industry, repurposes Melbourne’s CBD and gives sole traders a helping hand.

Prison Expansion To Deliver New Jobs In Campbellfield

Work to provide new cells to house more than 616 prisoners will begin shortly, with the signing of a $41 million contract to manufacture 460 prefabricated steel modular cells for five Victorian prison sites.

Building Better TAFES And Supporting Jobs And Businesses

The Victorian Government’s is continuing to build better TAFEs, unveiling dozens of upgrades to TAFEs across the state in a move that will create jobs and help drive Victoria’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting Victorian Businesses On Our Road To COVID Normal

A massive new support package will see $3 billion in cash grants, tax relief and cashflow support delivered to Victorian businesses as we work together to drive coronavirus cases down and progress along our roadmap to COVID Normal.

On The Road Towards COVID Normal

Thanks to the enormous efforts of Victorians in following the rules and driving down case numbers, we will take the first of our cautious and careful steps towards a COVID Normal tonight.

Keeping Ourselves, And Our Homes, COVID Safe

As we take our first safe, steady and sustainable steps towards COVID Normal, it’s more important than ever that Victorians are taking the right actions to keep themselves, their friends and families safe.

Looking To The Sewers For Early Coronavirus Warning

Victoria’s wastewater can hold clues to the presence of coronavirus in communities where there are no known cases, and our sewage surveillance program is just one of the defences we’ll be relying on, as we take our next steps towards COVID Normal.

More Major Projects To Build Our Economic Recovery

The state’s economic recovery will be further bolstered by the acceleration of more than $1 billion worth of building and development projects set to create jobs and stimulate growth in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

Massive Road Maintenance Blitz Complete

People driving on Victorian roads are experiencing smoother and more reliable journeys everyday as the Victorian Government’s massive program of road maintenance works wraps up for this season.