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Restrictions Ease For More Victorian Businesses

Density quotients of one person per two square metres will soon be lifted for small-to-medium sized venues across the state – but Victorians need to keep playing their part to help us stay safe and stay open by checking in using the Victorian Government QR..

More Ambulances, More Paramedics And More Beds

As we continue to recover from the global coronavirus pandemic, the Andrews Labor Government is putting more paramedics and ambulances on the road and ensuring health services are equipped to meet the unprecedented levels of demand we’re seeing across the country.  The Victorian Budget 2021/22..

New Laws To Make Schools Safer For Everyone

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools the power to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds, to protect students and staff. Minister for Education James Merlino today introduced the Education and Training Reform Amendment (Protection of School Communities) Bill 2021, delivering on a key recommendation from..

Delivering Even More Police To Keep The Community Safe

The Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in Victoria Police will see an additional 396 frontline officers deployed to where they are needed most across the state over the next 12 months. Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services Danny Pearson joined Chief Commissioner Shane Patton..


Suburban parks and reserves across Melbourne will be given new life as part of the Victorian Government’s $10 million Parks Revitalisation Grants Program. Forty-one suburban parks will receive revitalisation grants to fund a range of upgrades, including new seating, barbecues, toilets, fencing, landscaping, lighting, shading,..


Koorie kids, families and organisations will lead our efforts to better support Koorie students, under a new co-design initiative announced by the Andrews Labor Government. With funding of almost $3.7 million, we’re starting a state-wide consultation and co-design process that will deliver community-led changes in..

Save the “Old Sydenham” Station

Sydenham is on the cusp of losing one of its last historical buildings – the 1912, ‘Old Sydenham Station’ with a recent planning permit submitted to Brimbank City Council, requesting relocation by the The Mornington Railway Preservation Society.   Show your support to oppose the..

Reflecting On How Victorians Got Through, Together

Stories of how Melbourne’s suburban communities coped during the unprecedented events of the past year will be shared in a new online digital exhibition. One year on: Stories of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s Suburbs was officially launched at the Melbourne Museum today. The digital display features..

Extending Support For Clubs, Associations And Leagues

The Andrews Labor Government is extending its support to ensure the lifeblood of grassroots community sports, including local clubs, associations and leagues, continue to survive and thrive. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today announced applications were open for a third round of the Labor..


A school in Sydenham will receive a funding boost to help get kids moving as they return to school for Term 2, thanks to the Victorian Government. Natalie Hutchins MP today congratulated Copperfield College in Sydenham that is among 96 schools across the state to..

Marking 12 Months Since The Eastern Freeway Tragedy

Landmark buildings across our city will this evening be lit up to honour the four Victoria Police officers whose lives were tragically taken on the Eastern Freeway, one year ago. With today marking the 12-month anniversary of the deaths of Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor,..

Learners’ Test Goes Live

Aspiring learner drivers from across Victoria are now able to sit their learner’s permit test online for the first time, with the Andrews Labor Government launching the new Learner Permit Test Online. The first 500 prospective learner drivers can now sit the new online test..


Families in Hillside will soon be able to enjoy more local open space facilities thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane has announced Melton City Council will receive $352,000 towards the Banchory Green Reserve upgrade from..

Tutor Target Exceeded Across Victorian Schools

More than 5,600 tutors are working across Victorian schools to ensure no student is left behind in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The huge number is 1,500 more than the initial target of 4,100 set for the 2021 school year and includes more than..

Community Clubs Given A Chance To Change The Game

The Andrews Labor Government is creating more opportunities for women and girls to lead on and off the playing field, through the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program. Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today opened applications for the second round of the Labor..

Backing Multicultural Young People To Be Leaders

The Andrews Labor Government is backing multicultural young people with more opportunities to develop their skills and come together through sport. Minister for Youth Ros Spence has announced $450,000 for sporting organisations that deliver mentoring and skill building activities for African and Muslim young people…