Health systems around the world were hit hard by the pandemic, and ours was no different.
But we’ve invested in our hospitals – and the dedicated workers we need to run them – so Victorians can get the very best care.
Cranes dominate our skyline. Underground, we’re just as busy, building the transport network of the future.
We’re building, fixing and widening our suburban and regional roads to cut congestion and get Victorians home to their families sooner and safer.
We've put power back in the hands of Victorians with the popular $250 Power Saving Bonus. It's helping households across the state get the best deal on their energy bills, while providing the cost of living relief Victorians need right now.
We’re giving Victorian kids the best start in life – we’ve invested in hundreds of school upgrades across Victoria to deliver high quality classrooms and facilities to make sure every student gets the world‑class education they deserve.
From Wangaratta to Warrnambool, we’re building the road and rail, schools and hospitals that country communities deserve.
And when our regions have faced the toughest of times – from bushfires to floods – we’ve never left them to go it alone.
Our investments include:
- Removing dangerous and congested Level Crossings across Melbourne – a further $6.5 billion to remove another 25, taking the total to 110 gone for good by 2030.
- Building our mental health system from the ground up – an unprecedented investment of $5.7 billion across the past three Budgets for the Mental Health Royal Commission recommendations, making sure Victorians can get the care they need, when they need it, close to home.
- Best Start, Best Life and Three‑Year‑Old Kinder – more than $4.4 billion to get on with delivering Free Kinder, Three‑Year‑Old Kinder, Pre‑Prep and 50 government‑owned and operated Early Learning Centres.
- The COVID Catch-Up Plan – $1.5 billion to boost deferred elective surgery and ease the pressure on our hospitals.
- Tripling the size of the Victorian Homebuyer Fund – $1.1 billion injection to help thousands more Victorians realise their dream of owning a home.
- Flood response – $1.8 billion in immediate relief funding made available to respond to the urgent activities.
- More than 20 hospitals have been built or upgraded and we're giving our healthcare workforce the helping hands they need with $270 million to make it free to study nursing and midwifery for nurses that join the public health system.
- Investing in the Big Build, and supporting businesses with direct grants and the New Jobs Tax Credit ‑ which has supported meeting the Government's Jobs Plan target of 400,000 new jobs by 2025, more than two years early, and is making sure to not leave any worker, sector, or community behind.
And with the Victorian Budget 2023/24, we're delivering every commitment we made at the last election, all while repaying our COVID debt.
Reviewed 18 May 2023