Archives for September, 2021

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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..

Statement From The Premier

There is no excuse for the terrible behaviour we have seen in our city over the last two days. Acts of violence and disruption won’t result in one less case of Covid – in fact it only helps the virus to spread. Thank you to..

Supporting COVID-Safe Multicultural Festivals And Events

The Victorian Government is supporting multicultural and multifaith communities to reconnect, celebrate and share their culture in 2022 with grants available for community festivals and events. Minister for Multicultural Affairs Ros Spence today announced the opening of the next round of the Multicultural Festivals and..

Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering The National Plan

These past 20 months have been incredibly hard on all Victorians. We have missed our loved ones and doing the things we love, all the while buying time for people to get vaccinated. Opening up too soon – before people had the chance to get..

Record Low Unemployment Shows Underlying Economic Strength

Victoria is well on the way to smashing its target of creating 400,000 jobs by 2025, with 288,000 finding work since September 2020, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data shows that more than 29,000 people found work in August..

Have Your Say On The Future Of Victoria’s Parks

The Victorian Government has launched a new Parks Victoria Land Management Strategy (LMS) and is inviting Victorians to give feedback on how our parks will be managed into the future. The draft Land Management Strategy (LMS) is a state-wide document that sets out long-term strategies..

New Freedoms When 70 Per Cent First Dose Target Reached

Thanks to the incredible efforts of our community, Victoria will hit our 70 per cent first dose vaccination target tomorrow – becoming the second state in Australia to do so. With this milestone, new freedoms can take effect – but emerging risks must be addressed..

More Mental Health Support, Close To Home

As the serious Delta outbreak continues across the state, the Victorian Government is making sure more Victorians struggling during this difficult period have access to the mental health and wellbeing support they need. On top of the $225 million the Government has already provided to..

Grants For Commercial Landlords Doing The Right Thing

The Victorian Government is supporting landlords who are waiving rent for their businesses during the pandemic, offering grants to those who are doing the right thing by their tenants. Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford opened the $20 million Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund to assist..

Making Senior Secondary School Work For All Students

Victorian students will soon have more senior secondary options to get a great education no matter what their post-school goals, with the Victorian Government announcing new pathway options to suit every student. As part of a reform of senior secondary school pathways, legislation will be..


The Victorian Government is bringing the vaccines to areas that need them most, by launching a massive community pop-up vaccination program targeting 100 priority postcodes across the state, with an immediate focus on the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne. With new vaccination records being..


A school in Sydenham will receive a boost to undertake essential maintenance projects, with the Victorian Government funding hundreds of projects making the state’s schools better places to teach and learn. Member for Sydenham, Natalie Hutchins MP today announced one school in the area is..

Capacity Boost As Vaccine Centres Prepare For More Supply

Victoria’s state-run vaccination centres are being supercharged, allowing us to deliver more vaccines into the arms of Victorians as soon as more supply is provided by the Commonwealth.   Victorians are coming out in force to protect themselves and their communities, with more than 650,000..

Extended Support For Victorian Businesses

A jointly-funded support package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will provide a critical four-week boost to small and medium-sized Victorian businesses most impacted by the current public health lockdown. The unprecedented joint package of up to $2.34 billion will deliver certainty to around 175,000..

Slowing The Spread And Keeping Our State Safe

Over the past 72 hours, the advice from our public health team has been that we still had a promising chance to bring this under control and to bring cases down. We were charting our way out of this outbreak with easing at thresholds of lower..