Advancing Victorian Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a $27.7 billion industry and a cornerstone of the Victorian economy, providing a diverse range of jobs, boosting exports and contributing to economic growth.  Victoria is home to over 13,000 manufacturing firms employing around 280,000 people.

Global manufacturing is changing. It is becoming a more complex industry, with inter-dependencies between services, design, and digital technologies and growing connections across global value chains.

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting local industry to shape, engage and benefit from these global changes. Our state is ideally placed to advance and grow, with a highly skilled workforce, connected supply chains, exceptional design and engineering expertise, world-class infrastructure and leading education and research and development (R&D).

Video overview of Advanced Manufacturing in the State of Victoria

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Advancing Victorian manufacturing - a blueprint for the future

Victorian Government's statement on Advanced Manufacturing

Advancing Victoria's Manufacturing. A Blueprint for the Future provides the vision for the Victorian manufacturing industry, focusing on industry growth, preparing Victorians for the jobs of the future, encouraging innovation, building scale, capability and supply chain excellence, and fostering a globally competitive business environment.

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Fact sheets

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Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council

Victoria's Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council is helping to shape the future of Victoria's advanced manufacturing industry.

Established in October 2016 and chaired by Ross Pilling, the Council brings together 24 leading experts from industry, unions and academia providing advice to the Victorian Government on priority areas to shape a positive future for Victorian manufacturing, including guidance to the development and implementation of the Advancing Victorian Manufacturing statement.

Find out more about the council and its council members.

Celebrating Manufacturing

The annual Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards recognise outstanding achievements by local businesses and individuals, highlighting innovations and accomplishments that are advancing Victoria's manufacturing industry.

Find out more about Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase celebrates the best of Victorian manufacturing. The event has been held in Melbourne's south east, Ballarat and more recently Melbourne's west.

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase - YouTube

Victorian Government manufacturing assistance and programs

A wide range of support and initiatives are available for Victorian manufacturing businesses, including:

Page last updated: 3 August 2018