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Victorian Government Business Offices (VGBO)

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  • Find out how Victorian Government Businesses Offices (VGBO) and Regional Development Victoria (RDV) can help your business
  • Make an appointment with your local Business Development Manager
  • Sign up for the VGBO news update

In-depth knowledge and advice that offers an advantage

All VGBO and RDV offices are staffed with Business Development Managers (BDMs). Specialists in business and industry, BDMs will support your business and help you navigate government services, programs and regulations. They have local knowledge of your business's operating environment, and can offer valuable advice and guidance on resources to help you establish, run or develop your business.

Is my business eligible for assistance?

All businesses based in Victoria can seek help from their local VGBO for advice, guidance and assistance. Businesses that have received help from VGBOs include:

  • research and development (R&D) companies
  • manufacturing companies
  • secure card production companies
  • food manufacturing plants
  • engineering companies.

How can a BDM help my business?

BDMs can assist you by: 

  • helping you in investing and business development – such as navigating planning issues and dealing with local councils
  • offering guidance in exporting for the first time – providing step-by-step guidance to get your business export-ready and in-market information on your target export markets
  • increasing the skills of your workforce through the Victorian Skills Gateway
  • connecting you with infrastructure to help you run your business
  • guiding you in exploring government grants and assistance that are relevant to your business

Where is my nearest BDM located?

BDMs are conveniently located close to businesses in both metropolitan and regional offices.

Metropolitan offices

Make an appointment with your local BDM to get advice and support on government services, programs and regulations. Metropolitan VGBOs are located in Bundoora, Dandenong, Tottenham and Ringwood.

Bundoora – Northern Metropolitan Region

University Hill
Suite 16 Level 1
20 Enterprise Drive
Bundoora VIC 3083

Tel: (+61 3) 9935 0600
Fax: (+61 3) 9466 7367
Email: information.northmetro@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Ringwood – Eastern Metropolitan Region

Suite 11, Level 1
12 Maroondah Highway
Ringwood VIC 3134

Tel: (+61 3) 9938 0150
Fax: (+61 3) 9879 3180

Email: information.eastmetro@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Dandenong – Southern Metropolitan Region

Level 6, 165-169 Thomas Street
Dandenong VIC 3175

Tel: (+61 3) 9938 0100
Fax: (+61 3) 9794 5644
Email: information.southmetro@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Sunshine – Western Metropolitan Region

Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
Level 6, 301 Hampshire Rd
Sunshine VIC 3020 Australia

Tel: (+61 3) 9334 1300
Fax: (+61 3) 9334 1301
Email: information.westmetro@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Regional offices

There are a number of Regional Development Victoria (RDV) offices located throughout the state. To find out more, visit Regional Development Victoria website.

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