Priorities and initiatives
The department oversees a number of projects to drive economic development and job creation in Victoria. Projects are being delivered across agriculture, the creative industries, employment, innovation, investment attraction and facilitation, regional development and small business, resources, tourism, and trade. Some of our current priorities and initiatives are highlighted below.
Aboriginal Economic Development
Supporting the employment and economic prosperity of Aboriginal Victorians.
Sick pay guarantee
The Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee is an initiative giving Victorian casual and contract workers in certain jobs up to 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay.
COVID-19 response and recovery
Information for businesses about restrictions, recovery and support.
Cremorne Digital Hub
The Victorian Government is establishing a flagship digital hub in Cremorne which will anchor the ongoing development of a global innovation and technology precinct at Cremorne.
Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan
The Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan is underpinned by an investment of $633 million and serves as a whole-of-state strategy, with a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure supporting 300,000 jobs by June 2024.
Economic and social value of Victoria's international education
Discover how Victroria's international education sector contributes to the state economy and social fabric.
Business Precincts hold unique potential to create more jobs for more people as Melbourne grows. Planning for that now is the best way to maintain Melbourne’s character and liveability.
Creative industries strategy
Victoria’s first creative industries strategy puts creativity at the forefront of the state’s future growth, prosperity and liveability, with more than $115 million in new funding.
A highly sought after destination for medical technology and pharmaceuticals R&D and manufacturing, Victoria is well placed to develop solutions to improve healthcare globally.
Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund
The $500 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund is growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities throughout regional Victoria.