Policy and Advocacy

Victoria Summit 2015 - Regional Victoria

The Victoria Summit 2015 – Regional Victoria was held in Bendigo on the 13-14 August 2015, bringing together regional business leaders and stakeholders from across the State to identify the priorities needed to keep regional Victoria growing.

Let's get small business on the political agenda

There are over 2 million small businesses in Australia, employing over 7 million people. That’s over 60% of our workforce.  Yet, for too many years, small business here has been overtaxed, overregulated and overlooked by government.

In the lead-up to the Federal election, a national campaign has been developed to unite the many small voices of small business all round the country, and to show politicians that, together, small business is too big to ignore.

State and Federal Budgets


Federal Budget 2017-18: Victorian Chamber Overview

The 20170-18 Federal budget contains a number of initiatives that will help Victorian businesses become more competitive. 

National Policy

Victorian Chamber represents Victorian business interests at the national level through our membership of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Victorian business interests are represented through Victorian Chamber representation and policy participation by policy staff, Victorian Chamber senior business representatives and policy staff in ACCI Committees.


Higher Education Taskforce

Reforming the Victorian Vocational Education and Training (VET) System

State Budget

State Budget 2011/12 - Overview

The Baillieu Coalition Government’s first Budget was brought down on 3 May 2011. As was generally expected, the Budget has a strong focus on funding the delivery of the Coalition’s pre-election commitments associated with law and order, education, health and public transport. It also provides the funding necessary to meet the challenge of recovery from the floods which are estimated at $676 million.

Business Priorities

2011 Business Priorities

Victoria has made many positive advances over the past two decades. The new State Governement of Victoria must continue this momentum into the next.

Victoria has benefited from strong population and economic growth.

Infrastructure spending has been strong. Taxation relief has been progressively implemented.

Budget operating surpluses have been maintained and debt and state financial liabilities kept to prudent levels.