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Taking It Outdoors: Supporting A Safer Way To Open

The Victorian Government will help businesses and the community breathe new life into local neighborhoods as vaccination progressively delivers greater freedoms across the state from Friday. With summer drawing near and Victorians warming to the promise of a return to bars, cafes and restaurants, new..

Victorians’ Hard Work Means Hitting Target Ahead Of Time

After an incredible effort from Victorians and record vaccination rates, Victoria is set to hit its 70 per cent double dose vaccination target in the Roadmap nearly a week early and significant restrictions are set to be eased. Victoria’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan..

Supporting Senior Multicultural Victorians

The Victorian Government is continuing to support seniors from multicultural backgrounds to stay connected to culture and community through grants to help community groups keep activities running. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced that more than 900 multicultural seniors’ organisations will share in..

Permit Overhaul To Make Safe Border Changes

In the most significant overhaul to Victoria’s travel permit system since its introduction in January 2021, fully vaccinated people in New South Wales red zones will soon be able to enter Victoria without facing 14 days’ quarantine – including people who aren’t Victorian residents. The..

Watergardens Upgrade A Win For Commuters

Commuters in Melbourne’s north-west will soon find it easier to find a park with the announcement of 95 new car parking spaces and safety upgrades, to be built on Sydenham Road near Watergardens railway station later this year. The new parking spaces and safety upgrades..

Helping Thousands Of Victorians Buy Their Own Home

The Victorian Government is helping more Victorians buy their own home with the launch of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). Stable, affordable housing has always been important, but the pandemic has heightened financial pressures for Victorians and highlighted the value of a having a secure,..

Supporting Our Senior Vocational Education Students

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. Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today..

More Mental Health Nurses To Help Victorians In Need

The Victorian Government is making sure all Victorians experiencing mental health concerns can get the specialised support they need with a boost to upskill and expand the state’s mental health nursing workforce. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino has announced a $23.6 million mental health..

Statewide Mental Health Support For Secondary Schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the roll out of the..

Victoria Goes It Alone To Back Construction Industry

The Victorian Government is backing construction businesses most affected by lockdown restrictions with a $196.6 million package of cash grants for thousands of operators as the industry prepares to reopen next week. The new support package will provide a one-off payment to eligible businesses, including..

Tree Planting Underway For Cooler, Greener West

More than 30,000 trees will begin going into the ground across Melbourne’s west this month, creating green canopies and cooler outdoor spaces. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced the first grants through the Victorian Government’s More Trees for a Cooler, Greener..

COVIDSafe Reopening For Victorian Construction

Restrictions on the Victorian construction industry will ease from 11.59pm on Monday, 4 October, with a Construction Sector Roadmap setting a way forward for the sector to stay open and keep our community safe. The Victorian Government has worked closely with the industry on a..

Vaccination Required To Protect Workers And Victoria

Over the course of the pandemic, when we have needed to limit movement and slow the spread of the virus restrictions have been our primary weapon. Now, with supply of the vaccine finally becoming widely available, we are able to protect all workers who aren’t..

Victoria To Reduce Pfizer Dosage Interval In Early October

With Victoria having hit its 80 per cent first dose target and the Commonwealth providing assurances on forward vaccine supply, the Victorian Government is now able to shorten the interval between Pfizer doses to reach our double dose targets faster. Following advice from our public..

Supporting Victorian Businesses Through To Reopening

A jointly-funded package of grants from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will support thousands of small and medium-sized businesses through the next six weeks at which point Victoria is expected to reach 80 per cent vaccination. The funding package of up to $2.27 billion announced..

Victoria To Hit 80 Per Cent First Dose Vaccination Target

After another big week of vaccinations, Victoria is set to hit its first vaccination target on the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan and a modest easing of restrictions will be able to occur this week. Victoria’s Roadmap sets out a hopeful path to opening..

Following The Three Vs For A Safe Return To School

The Victorian Government is making sure the return to the classroom is as safe as possible, with the biggest investment in education ventilation in Australian history to be rolled out across Victorian schools as part of a plan to keep school communities protected with the..