11 January 2018

Dealers demand car taxes dropped

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA) is pushing the federal government to remove the Passenger Vehicle Tariff and Luxury Car...The AADA submission also reflects concerns raised by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) regarding the 27,000-plus skilled


13 December 2017

West Gate Tunnel - yea or nay?

Local politicians have weighed in on Victoria's $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel, a project that has received equal parts praise and derision...., Infrastructure Victoria and motoring groups across Victoria including the RACV and VACC," he said in a statement. Construction on the


08 December 2017

Tragic accident shines light on towing-operator omission from new safety rule

From 1 July 2017 a new road rule was introduced to improve safety for government emergency and enforcement workers. This law has the full.... VACC wishes this individual, who is known to the Chamber, all the very best under what are extremely challenging circumstances,” said VACC


06 December 2017

Automotive: Where to now?

With this October marking the final ending of car assembly operations in Australia, how has the automotive industry responded, what are the...happens now? VACC – Facing the consequences of the closures As Executive Director of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC),


22 November 2017

Tow operator loses arm in tragic accident

A towing operator recently had their arm severed in a horror crash near the intersection of Peninsula Link and Frankston Dandenong Road in...workers. This law has the full support of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), but there has been a stakeholder engagement


17 November 2017

VACC workshop comes to Mildura members

THE Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) will visit Mildura on Tuesday to seek member direction.THE Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) will visit Mildura on Tuesday to seek member direction. Leaders from the 99-year-old


15 November 2017

VACC on the move

VACC House on St Kilda Road, Melbourne is officially on the market, for around $100 million. VACC was the first automotive industry...commercial kitchen and two bars. VACC regularly hosts dinners, some of which are for hundreds of people. VACC was founded on 20 September


13 November 2017

VACC’s selling up

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce is leaving its 60-year homebase at 464 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. The reported $100 million..., says the building has plenty to offer interested buyers. “VACC houses around 120 VACC staff, the president’s office, two board rooms and


02 November 2017

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce races to sell St Kilda Road headquarters

Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce is looking to sell its headquarters at 464 St Kilda Road. Photo: Supplied


01 November 2017

Automobile chamber races to sell St Kilda Rd HQ

One of the largest office towers in Melbourne's St Kilda Road precinct has hit the market for the first time in 60...


24 October 2017

Australia still capable of mass car manufacturing, says industry group

Despite recent closures, innovation, diversification and market changes underwrite hopes for a manufacturing return


18 October 2017

RACV adopts 'any repairer' option

RACV has announced it will be following suit with IAG, by offering an 'any repairer' option to it customers. The company also stated that...


15 October 2017

'It's all gone': Despair sets in with last car to be ever built in Australia

One hundred years of Australian car manufacturing comes to an end next month, as Holden shuts its last factory in...


11 October 2017

Drivers urged to replace potentially faulty airbags

Drivers are being urged to replace potentially faulty airbags or face having their cars deregistered. The recall of Takata airbags, which...


03 October 2017

Toyota exit: Heavy casualties in supply chain

Job losses run deep in Toyota supply chain but new doors open for parts-makers


29 September 2017

Australian carmakers’ exit signals need to shift up a gear

Next Tuesday the last Camry will roll off Toyota’s assembly line in Altona, in Melbourne’s west. On October 20 the...


28 September 2017

VACC 'very unhappy' about new IAG policies

As reported on 26 September, IAG has changed its policies to include a choice of repairer option and to offer not-at-fault customers a hire...


27 September 2017

Dealers to save coin on vehicle rego

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has announced its appeals to the Victorian state government to reduce registration...


22 September 2017

Industry prepares for huge change

This story first appeared in the September issue of AutoTalk – CLICK HERE to download the magazine FREE When Holden stops manufacturing...


21 September 2017

Compulsory recall proposed for Takata airbags

The Federal Government has issued a proposed compulsory recall notice of all vehicles with faulty Takata airbags.


26 August 2017

Grease monkeys face extinction

Mechanic Josh Ellacott regulating mechanism evidence equipment. Computers – not douse – are a common steer in complicated workshops....


26 August 2017

Why teens who like technology should choose an auto trade career

GREASE monkeys are becoming extinct. Enter the era of the tech-heads.


24 August 2017

Crooks cloning number plates to lump innocent drivers with fines

First Tesla Model 3 rolls off the line as mass production begins VW finally reveals its compact all-terrain SUV Car hoons are duplicating...


22 August 2017

Auto industry set to survive end of manufacturing

The number of jobs in Australia’s automotive industry will drop to around 364,000 after car manufacturing closes down later this year,...


21 August 2017

Report into Australia’s automotive industry reveals unprecedented change

Geoff Gwilym Car dealers operate on 2.6 percent profit margins, automotive employs 379,365 people, and electric vehicles make up 0.01...