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Additional support for Victorian businesses

Additional support for Victorian businesses

In addition to the support announced last week, the Victorian Government has announced new support to bolster communities and businesses most impacted by the ongoing restrictions. Victorian businesses and sole traders will now share up to $484.2 million in support for...

Cash support for Victorian businesses during lockdown

Cash support for Victorian businesses during lockdown

The Victorian Government has announced new cash grants for businesses affected by the current lockdown. Eligible businesses and sole traders, including restaurants, bars, and event suppliers, will be able to receive these payments automatically. Businesses that have...

Restrictions update from 11.59PM Thursday 15 July

Restrictions update from 11.59PM Thursday 15 July

From midnight on Thursday, July 15th new restrictions are in place to control the spread of COVID-19. In Victoria, there are only five reasons to leave home: Shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can...

Submissions closing soon for 2021 Music Victoria Awards

Submissions closing soon for 2021 Music Victoria Awards

Don't miss out! It’s your last chance to submit for the 17th annual instalment of the Music Victoria Awards! Despite 2020 being one of the toughest years the sector has ever seen, there is still plenty to celebrate. Changes to the awards A brand new category for Best...

Creative State 2025 unveiled

Creative State 2025 unveiled

The Victorian Government has announced a new four-year creative industries strategy. Creative State 2025 aims to create opportunity and growth for Victorian workers and businesses in the creative industries. The strategy is supported by a $288 million investment in...

Late-night liquor licence exemption criteria amended

Late-night liquor licence exemption criteria amended

To reinvigorate Melbourne's night-time economy post-pandemic, the Victorian Government has made changes to the exemption criteria for late-night liquor licences. While the existing freeze guidelines on new late-night liquor licences will continue throughout the...

Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced a further easing of restrictions from 11:59pm on Thursday 8 July. For a detailed overview of the statewide settings, see the latest Table of Restrictions (located at the bottom of the announcement). These settings will be in...

Heal Country! NAIDOC Week 2021

Heal Country! NAIDOC Week 2021

This year's NAIDOC theme is Heal Country! This week we're delving into how music can heal country. Over on Instagram each day at midday, our Project Coordinator Kiwat Kennell will be hosting a fifteen-minute chat with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples...

Get involved: Regional Victoria Music Census 2021

Get involved: Regional Victoria Music Census 2021

Music Victoria is excited to announce that it has been commissioned by the Victorian State Government to conduct a study of live music performance and presentation in the state’s regional tourism areas.   We are calling on anyone with an interest or involvement in...

City of Yarra Industry Day

City of Yarra Industry Day

On Monday, 19th of July, City of Yarra is staging an Industry Day in appreciation of the work that musicians, small businesses, and freelancers do to keep the live music sector playing. This free event will be catered by Le Bon Ton and Young Henrys, and will feature a...

COVID-19 Restrictions Update – July 1

COVID-19 Restrictions Update – July 1

Due to the epidemiological conditions in Australia, the Victorian Government has confirmed that there will be no changes made to the current restrictions in place for Victoria. Following is a summary of the overall current restrictions and the restrictions for...

Submissions open for 2021 Music Victoria Awards

Submissions open for 2021 Music Victoria Awards

We're back! It’s that time of year again folks! The Music Victoria Awards are back, announcing their triumphant return in 2021 with submissions now open for the 17th annual instalment. Every year the Music Victoria Awards looks back on the incredible achievements of...

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