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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23 March 2023
A female staff member holding a box of lettuce in the supermarket

One million hours of sick and carer‘s pay for casuals

The Victorian Government’s Sick Pay Guarantee reached a major milestone this month. The nation-leading program has now paid more than one million hours of sick and carer’s pay to casual and contract workers.

14 March 2023
Visitor centre

New digital hub opens its door to Avoca residents

Avoca residents and businesses will be able to enjoy improved access to highspeed internet thanks to a Victorian Government investment into their local community centre, transforming it into a free co-working space and digital hub.

02 March 2023
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Australian Light Horse Memorial Park set to enhance Seymour’s Military History Affiliation

The Victorian Government is backing the Goulburn region to attract even more tourists and day-trippers, with $405,000 in funding to upgrade the historically significant Australian Light Horse Memorial Park in Seymour.

02 March 2023
Construction workers

Melbourne announced as the new home of the Land Forces Expo from 2024

In a major win for Victoria’s world-class defence sector and business event credentials, Melbourne has secured the rights to host the largest land defence exposition in the Asia-Pacific.

01 March 2023

New grants available for Victorian manufacturers

Small and medium sized Victorian manufacturers can now apply for grants of up to $250,000 through the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program.

28 February 2023
Sheep Hills, Adnate

Wimmera Mallee to receive 16 new cabins

Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee region will soon bolster its accommodation offering at several locations with a number of overnight cabins set to be delivered.

21 February 2023
A man wearing PPE cleaning

Neighbourhood houses helping casual workers to access sick pay

The Victorian Government is helping more casual and contract workers to access sick and carer’s pay through a partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.

16 February 2023

Make new connections at the Briars Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mornington Peninsula’s iconic wildlife sanctuary The Briars is set to grow, thanks to a $1.53 million investment from the Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund.

15 February 2023
usb hub lit up with neon lights

Leap into quantum technologies to drive discoveries, jobs

Victoria's reputation as a global player in the quantum technologies sector continues to grow, as the Victorian Government invests in an innovative Australian business leading the way in the emerging field.

25 January 2023

Join the free Digital Jobs business information session on 8 February

Learn how your business can use the Victorian Government’s Digital Jobs program

11 January 2023
A VietJet plane

VietJet to arrive in Melbourne

Victorians will soon benefit from more international flights from Vietnam, with VietJet selecting Melbourne to commence its first flights to Australia.

30 December 2022
Penelope McKay, Acting Secretary

Announcing the new Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) will become the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR) from 1 January 2023.

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