Working with Visit Victoria guide out now

The new Working with Visit Victoria Industry Guide is designed to help Victorian tourism operators understand the best ways to engage with the Visit Victoria teams and learn about the opportunities and benefits of working with them. The guide provides a starting point for industry to connect with Victoria’s State Tourism Organisation and key industry…

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Are you experiencing challenges with your insurance cover?

Sourcing insurance cover has emerged as a significant challenge in the economic recovery of tourism businesses in Victoria and across Australia. On 28 July 2020, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman launched an inquiry to investigate the practices of the insurance industry that impact small businesses. The findings were released in a recent…

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Mental health support for small business

The Victorian Government has launched a campaign to promote its Partners in Wellbeing Helpline to Victorian business owners, their employees and business advisers. The 1300 375 330 Helpline is available seven days a week from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. The Helpline is part of the Victorian Government’s $26…

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Protecting the Victorian Community

It’s critical that every Victorian business continues to operate in a COVIDSafe way to help protect the Victorian community.  As Victorians return from Sydney in response to the border changes, every business has the opportunity to increase their level of vigilance and drive home COVID Safety messages in their own business operations and with their…

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WineVic opportunity

WineVic has announced it will soon launch VICWINES.COM.AU, a comprehensive, searchable guide to Victorian wineries, under the campaign ‘The Little Black Book of Victorian Wine’. The website has been developed to help buyers filter wineries by location, taste preferences, winery credentials such as sustainability or accessibility features. The website is designed for user experience and…

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Reminder – Vic Emergency website and app

Tourism North East is reminding tourism operators that the Vic Emergency website and app are the ‘go-to’ locations for emergency information and warnings. You can also access preparedness and recovery information related to emergencies. The website has a real-time map display with incidents across the state including floods, storms, fires, earthquakes, tsunami, beach closures, shark sightings…

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TNE Christmas office hours

Office Hours Tourism North East will be operating throughout the Christmas and New Year period. However, please note the office will be closed: Thursday 24th December / Friday 25th December / Monday 28th December / Friday 1st January / Tourism North East wishes everyone a safe and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Regional Travel Voucher Scheme – details released

Business Victoria has released the details of the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme that will provide eligible Victorians a financial incentive to explore the state. Three rounds of 40,000 vouchers will be offered to Victorian residents to contribute to the costs of accommodation, tourism attractions or tours undertaken in regional Victoria, the Yarra Ranges and the…

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Free QR code service for hospitality venues

QR code record keeping is now mandatory for hospitality venues with a density limit of one person every two square meters, (up to 50 customers).  To assist businesses with this requirement, the Victorian Government has released a free QR code service that can be used by businesses and venues.  Click here for more information on…

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Easing of restrictions update

The Premier has announced the further easing of restrictions in Victoria from 11.59pm on Sunday 6 December.   For more detail on these changes, please see the Summary of COVIDSafe Summer Restrictions.   This is welcome news for the Victorian visitor economy as our region once again attracts visitors from across the country.   To support tourism…

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