Local workers who have lost work due to the coronavirus pandemic will have access to new jobs through the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative, as part of a campaign to keep communities safe and get people back into work.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced that Hepburn Shire Council is one of 15 new councils to have signed up to the Labor Government’s $500 million program, providing 33 jobs in various areas, including:

  • Community outreach
  • Engagement and support
  • Financial advice
  • Tourism promotion
  • Economic development
  • Environmental and land management
  • Asset maintenance

This is on top of an initial 28 councils across Victoria that are supporting more than 2,300 people into jobs that include cleaning, land and asset management, community outreach, hardship relief delivery and crisis co-ordination.

Under the latest program, more than 1,000 workers will be deployed across the state.

Working for Victoria is matching thousands of Victorians who have lost their job due to the coronavirus crisis with employers that need workers.

More than 6,700 people have started in new roles since the fund was launched in April. The initiative also provides people with access to training where required to take on new positions.

More than 250 businesses have signed up to find staff through Working for Victoria and more are encouraged to get on board. For more information and to register for employment, go to

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP:

“This support will deliver crucial jobs in the Hepburn region, helping people who have lost their job due to no fault of their own who, in turn, will now help their fellow community members.”

“We’re backing and supporting people when they need it most and fighting for every local job.”