Archives for December, 2021

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Boosting Victorians’ Safety Over The Festive Season

To put us in the best position to respond to Omicron, Victoria will expand its vaccination booster program to deliver up to 300,000 doses a week, support GPs and pharmacies to deliver even more, and take steps to ensure the community’s safety over the holidays..

A Simple ‘Pause’ Might Save Your Life

Victorians are being urged to be well rested and take breaks when traveling over the festive period, as many people prepare to take summer road trips for the first time in two years. People will be relishing the chance to reunite with loved ones, with..

More Food Relief For Those In Need

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring more food relief is available for Victorian families during the Christmas period with the delivery of an extra 220,000 meals through community food relief programs. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines today announced 17 organisations would share in..

Supporting Young Victorians These School Holidays

Special school holiday camps, sports and other activities will help keep young vulnerable Victorians engaged and on the right track during the summer holidays, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Twenty four targeted programs will give 780 young people the chance to participate..

Updated Public Health Protections To Keep Victorians Safe

With more than 92 per cent of eligible Victorians double dose vaccinated, coronavirus restrictions are being updated to ensure Victorians enjoy more freedoms this festive season, keeping themselves and their families safe while the Omicron variant is monitored and investigated. Minister for Health Martin Foley..

Free Travel Vouchers This Festive Season

The Andrews Labor Government will give away 250,000 free public transport travel vouchers to Victorians heading back to the city for some of Melbourne’s most exciting events and attractions throughout December and January. To promote a safe return to Melbourne’s CBD, there will be 50,000..


The Victorian economy is expected to generate thousands of jobs in the coming months, with forecasts in today’s Budget Update showing positive signs ahead for the state. Victoria is on a rapid road to recovery, with economic activity expected to return quickly to the growth..

Get Prepared To Stay Safe On The Water This Summer

With summer upon us, recreational boaters and fishers across Victoria are encouraged to brush up on safety rules and prepare their vessels to stay safe and avoid fines on the water. Marine incident rates are returning to pre-pandemic levels with 1,248 serious incidents in 2020-21,..

Laws Pass To Stop Discrimination Against Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has sent a strong message that there is no place for discrimination in Victorian schools and workplaces, with landmark laws passed in Parliament on Friday. Under the Equal Opportunity (Religious Exceptions) Amendment Bill 2021, religious organisations and schools will no longer..

Setting Victorian Kids Up For The Best Start To 2022

The Andrews Labor Government will help Victorian kids enjoy the best camps, sporting programs and cultural experiences Victoria has to offer, re-engaging them in the extracurricular activities they loved before the pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino announced the $112.9 million..

Proportionate Steps To Protect Victorians From Omicron

The Victorian Government will maintain enhanced quarantine arrangements for overseas travellers to protect the state from the new Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern until more is known about the strain. These public health measures – being implemented by Victoria and New South Wales – are..