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The Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch

Strengthening the profile of tourism across government

On this page

  • How the Branch supports Victoria's tourism industry
  • Information about the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy
  • Identifying opportunities for Victoria's tourism industry   

About the Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch

The Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch (TEVE) is responsible for strengthening the profile of tourism and events across government and influencing strategic reforms and economic outcomes for the sector. The Branch:

In supporting the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, TEVE:

  • provides research and policy development across the Victorian Visitor Economy
  • provides oversight, coordination and governance support for key Visitor Economy entities, including:

• negotiates and liaises with the Commonwealth Government on key policy issues which affect the tourism industry, such as aviation policy, visa, skilled migration policies and programs, and airline access

• administers the Major Sporting Events Act 2009.

Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy

The Victorian Government commissioned a review of Victoria’s visitor economy in March 2015. The government’s objectives for supporting the growth and sustainability of the tourism, events and visitor economy sector have subsequently been outlined in the Victorian Visitor Economy Strategy (PDF 1424.37 KB)PDF icon.

A Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to the Minister for Tourism and Major Events on a broad range of issues and policies impacting the whole of Victoria’s visitor economy. The Committee is also supported by TEVE.


TEVE works across the department, and with visitor economy entities to identify opportunities for cross-sector cooperation and collaboration, particularly with respect to investment, trade, regional development, conventions, business events and major events.