Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future

Advancing Victorian Manufacturing is the Victorian Government's blueprint to ensure Victoria is home to internationally competitive manufacturers that are growing economic opportunity and jobs.

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Supporting local manufacturing

Manufacturing is the cornerstone of the Victorian economy, providing a diverse range of jobs, high-quality exports and substantial economic growth. The Victorian Government recognises manufacturing's strategic importance and is committed to supporting the industry's growth.

To assist companies with this transformation, the Victorian Government has partnered with industry to deliver initiatives designed to help boost local manufacturing businesses, create new jobs and secure new global supply chain opportunities.

Regional Manufacturing Clusters

The Regional Manufacturing Clusters initiative is being delivered by the Australian Industry Group, along with Regional Development Victoria, regional councils, industry groups, research bodies and chambers of commerce. It supports manufacturers in regional Victoria to grow their business through strategic connections, as well as training and practical assistance focussed on innovation, upskilling, scaling up trade and supply chain opportunities.

Visit the Regional Manufacturing Clusters page

Industry 4.0 Hub

The Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub is being delivered in partnership with the Swinburne University of Technology, providing a new model of university-industry collaboration where businesses and universities not only co-create technology but also business strategy.

The Hub will assist Victorian manufacturers to develop digitalisation strategies for their business, increase their digital maturity and provide training to help them use Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, smart robotics and virtual reality to grow their business and innovate on their business model.

Additive Manufacturing Hub

With Victorian Government support, Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) has established a new Additive Manufacturing Hub to help connect Victorian businesses with breakthrough additive manufacturing.

The Hub was launched on 3 September 2018 and will help improve access for local companies to Victoria’s world-class advanced manufacturing infrastructure and promote Victoria as a globally significant destination for additive manufacturing investment.

Hub members in Victoria will be able to access the ‘Build it Better’ Advanced Manufacturing Hub Grants Program. The grants will provide assistance to companies that want to develop business cases for investment in Advanced Manufacturing technology, undertake design services or re-engineer existing products.

Visit the Additive Manufacturing Hub

Australian Graphene Industry Association

The Australian Graphene Industry Association (AGIA) was established in 2018 with Victorian Government support to promote and facilitate the development of Australia’s graphene and graphene-related materials industry. The AGIA coordinates and develops contributions to standards and regulations, and facilitates knowledge sharing and relationships across local industry and the research community. The AGIA will help ensure that graphene related research capabilities are translated into local economic outcomes.

The founding members of AGIA include Imagine Intelligent Materials, Geofabrics Australasia, Ionic Industries, and Swinburne University.

Visit the Australian Graphene Industry Association page

Auto Innovation Centre

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), with support from the Victorian Government, has established an Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) to provide Australian automotive product designers and manufacturers with the high-tech equipment, tools, vehicles and latest digital technologies required to innovate, design and test products for domestic and export markets.

The AIC offers a mix of key services to the automotive industry including; specialized training, premium vehicle testing services such as Swine-with-Dwell testing (ADR35/88) and brake performance testing (ADR31/35), vehicle 3D scanning, printing and rapid prototyping, provision of OEM vehicle data and measurements, and vehicle and workshop hire.

The AIC was formally opened on 12 December 2019. Further information on the AIC can be found here.

Victorian Industry Supply Chain Directories

Victorian Steel Industry Supply Chain Directory

The Victorian Steel Industry Supply Chain Directory showcases the strong capabilities of Victoria's  competitive steel industry. The Directory lists businesses that have a significant presence in Victoria and manufacture their goods locally. It aims to facilitate the increased use of Victorian made steel products to help to grow the state's already strong steel manufacturing capability and capacity and further stimulate Victoria's economy. We encourage businesses and other organisations to utilise this resource to identify partners for current and future projects.

Home to a large and diverse steel sector, Victoria has the capacity and capability to meet the steel needs of the wide array of major projects. The Victorian steel sector has a wide range of strengths including heavy assemblies and installations, CNC and robotic forming, plate and section rolling and advanced welding.

The Directory compliments the Victorian Government's Local Jobs First Policy and demonstrates that the Victorian steel supply chain is well positioned to support the many significant projects currently underway around the state.

If you are interested in being included in the Directory, please email

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Wind and Solar Facilities

A Wind and Solar Facilities Victorian Business Supply Chain Directory has been developed in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The Directory profiles and promotes Victorian industry capability and supply chain businesses that are able to provide goods and services to wind and solar farm projects, while outlining key Victorian Government initiatives.

This directory will be regularly kept up to date. If you are interested in being included in the next iteration of this directory, please email

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Prefabricated Construction

Victorian construction companies, manufacturers and supply chain businesses are world leaders in designing and delivering prefabricated buildings and infrastructure. The Prefabricated Construction Supply Chain Directory showcases the breadth of capabilities of Victoria’s innovative companies and its supply chain, along with case studies where Victorian companies have delivered outstanding projects.

This Directory will be regularly updated. If you are interested in being included in the next iteration of this Directory, please email

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