Made in Victoria 2030– Manufacturing Statement sets out the Victorian Government’s priorities for enhancing sovereign advanced manufacturing, attracting and stimulating investment, and creating new jobs for Victoria.
The future is Made in Victoria
Manufacturing in Victoria today is flexible, digital, internationally connected and strongly grounded in the state’s strengths in research and innovation.
Victoria knows how to build vibrant, home-grown manufacturers and how to attract leading multinationals and their supply chains to locate here as a foundation for their, and our, success.
As the world moves into a new era defined by localised, zero emissions, and more advanced manufacturing, Victoria can lead the way.
We will do this by building on our existing strengths and supporting Victorian manufacturers to invest in advanced technologies, skills and business models.
In addition to building advanced manufacturing capabilities across the economy, the Government will also prioritise actions in the following five sectors.
These areas offer the most significant opportunities for advanced manufacturing. Opportunities in these areas will guide future investments in Victoria’s advanced manufacturing capability.
More than 6,000 Victorians are currently employed in zero emission industries such as wind and solar. The number of jobs is projected to jump to 30,000 by 2030. Investments in zero emissions products and technologies are creating huge opportunities for Victorian manufacturers.
Victoria’s $21.4 billion health technologies sector is a global leader in research and manufacturing. The sector exports $3.5 billion in pharmaceuticals (more than 60 per cent of Australia’s pharmaceutical exports) and employs 31,400 people. Much more can be done, building on Victoria’s existing leadership, to ensure a larger share of essential health product needs are sourced from local producers.
Victoria’s $36.9 billion food manufacturing sector accounts for a third of the state’s manufacturing output. It exports over $9 billion in manufactured food and beverage products annually and employs more than 74,000 people. Victoria is becoming an international leader and a global hub for advanced and sustainable food production, agrifood technology and innovation.
Victoria’s $8.4 billion defence, aerospace and space sector supports exports of $350 million, employs 24,300 people, and accounts for 2.2 per cent of GSP. Victoria has the capability and expertise to be the national centre for defence and space-related R&D, design, manufacturing and innovation.
Developing and adopting digital and advanced technologies will continue to give Victorian companies a competitive edge and create export opportunities. The Victorian Government will invest in existing strengths, including advanced materials, and help build capability in other areas of opportunity such as robotics, artificial intelligence and digital transformative technologies
Why Victoria is Australia’s leading manufacturing state
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This is Victoria.
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Australia's leading manufacturing state.
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We're proud of our past and excited for the future.
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We're the home of leading-edge products and global success stories.
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Where highly skilled workers create the sustainable solutions of tomorrow with strong industry partnerships and thriving precincts.
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Victoria's advanced manufacturing and technology is a $31 billion industry where a third of Australia's manufacturing happens and more than 23,000 businesses employ over 260,000 people.
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With a focus on local supply chains and creating jobs and opportunities for Victorian communities.
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Now we're here to help you advance your business with technologies, partnerships and connections that take your work to the next level.
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Connect with the people who can help you make it, and we'll work together to ensure the future is made in Victoria.
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Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne. Spoken by Danni Torresan.
Page last updated: 8 May 2023