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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10 July 2023
787 Boeing airplane from China Southern Airlines

More direct flights from China to boost tourism, trade and jobs

Increased flights to Melbourne from one of China’s largest airlines will bring more visitors, enable more exports and create more jobs.

10 July 2023
Man using a telescope

New grants available to boost innovation and productivity

Victoria’s capacity to produce leading technological advancements and product innovation across key industry sectors is set to expand, thanks to a new Victorian Government research and development (R&D) fund.

03 July 2023
People using a telescope

New funding to boost Victorian-Israeli research and development projects

Victorian tech companies and entrepreneurs looking to develop their products for a global market are set to benefit from a new round of funding under a partnership with Israel.

29 June 2023
Exterior of Flinders street station lit up with lights on a dark night

Tourism spending in Victoria reaches record high

Visitor spend in Victoria has hit a record high of $35 billion annually, reaching the 2024 tourism target outlined in the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan more than a year ahead of schedule.

20 June 2023
A group of the postgraduate fellows posing for the camera arranged in three lines

Victoria hosts the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit

From 6 to 11 June 2023, Victoria hosted a diverse and dynamic group of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians from Australia, India, Japan and the United States for the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit.

20 June 2023
View from behind of spectators sitting on the ground looking towards grassy oval on a sunny day with the Melbourne CBD in the background

More events to boost Melbourne’s economy and jobs

A bumper line-up of events across Greater Melbourne will attract more visitors, boost employment, and support local businesses.

19 June 2023
Two tradespeople in hi vis orange jackets, construction hats and sunglasses smiling to camera

Major Projects Skills Guarantee supporting local workers

The next generation of skilled local workers are being given the opportunity to kick-start their careers and pick up crucial industry skills on high-value projects.

16 June 2023

New Medtech Skills and Device Hub for Melbourne

Victoria’s status as a global leader in medical technology is set to grow with the establishment of an Australian-first hub for skills and device development.

14 June 2023
Worker in high vis vest and orange hard hard installing solar panels outside on a sunny day

Victoria’s clean economy workforce driving net-zero

The Victorian Government is supporting the state’s workforce as we move towards net zero by 2045, releasing a 10-year clean economy plan to create the training and skills opportunities for workers, businesses, and industry.

07 June 2023

Finalists for the 2023 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards announced

Finalists for this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards feature some of Victoria’s most accomplished, innovative, and visionary manufacturing businesses and individuals.

06 June 2023
A view of the Wycheproof Wetlands development site

Wycheproof wetlands precinct to boost nature based tourism

A new wetlands precinct in the Loddon-Mallee region is set to attract more visitors, delivering a major tourism boost and creating more local jobs.

29 May 2023
Awards winners standing in a group facing camera, holding their award statues

Local innovators recognised at Victorian Startup Awards

Leading Victorian startups and entrepreneurs, including those transforming traditional industries like banking and legal wills, have been honoured at the Governor of Victoria Startup Awards.

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