News and articles

News of major activities and announcements from across the department, plus articles featuring the people, projects and programs driving economic growth and prosperity across Victoria.

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31 October 2023
Conveyer belt of test tubes

Applications now open for the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program

Local businesses will stay at the forefront of Australian advanced manufacturing with new grants to expand their operations, boost productivity, build capabilities and create jobs.

30 October 2023
Plane flying through the air

Victoria to benefit from more non-stop flights from China

One of the largest airlines in western China will soon fly daily to Melbourne, bringing thousands of tourists to Victoria each year, increasing export capacity and creating more than 700 tourism and aviation jobs.

25 October 2023
Windmills of a wind farm

Applications now open for the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program

A new grant program will back local manufacturers to make the products and components we need in the transition towards net zero emissions.

24 October 2023
Three people standing in a medical setting with medical equipment

Victorian Skills Plan boosting training for more Victorians

Victorians will have more training opportunities in high-demand industries, with a new report charting the state’s skills and training sector over the next 3 years.

17 October 2023

Landmark National Skills Agreement between Australian and Victorian Governments

The Victorian Government has signed a national agreement with the Australian Government that will unlock billions of dollars to build the skills and prosperity of Victoria.

03 October 2023
Bottles on a conveyer belt

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase is coming in November

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2023 will take place on Tuesday 21 November at the Moonee Valley Racing Club hosted by the Victorian Government, in partnership with NORTH Link.

19 September 2023
Exterior of new Moderna building under construction

New milestone for Moderna vaccine facility

Victorians are one step closer to locally manufactured mRNA vaccines and medicines, with construction of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility reaching the halfway mark.

05 September 2023
Plane flying through sky

LATAM returns to Melbourne

LATAM has restarted its direct flights between Santiago and Melbourne with 3 services per week, the first direct flights between Latin America and Victoria since the pandemic.

28 August 2023
Women in athletic clothing with hands on her hips smiles to camera with gym equipment behind her

More jobs added to the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee

The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee has significantly expanded with over 400 jobs added to the pilot program.

24 August 2023
Line of cans in a manufacturing machine

Global packaging company Orora expands in Victoria

A global packaging company has grown its operations in Victoria as part of a multi-million-dollar project.

18 August 2023

Moderna launches regional research centre and headquarters to advance mRNA research

Victoria’s position as a world leader in mRNA innovation has taken another big step forward, with global biotechnology leader Moderna opening its regional research centre and headquarters in Melbourne.

14 August 2023
A person in a white lab coat and blue gloves filling small tubes

Victoria leading on mRNA, the next frontier of medical research

Messenger RNA (or mRNA) is best known as the technology behind the successful vaccines for COVID-19 developed by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech.

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