Supporting use of digital technologies

The way Victorians communicate and conduct business is changing as new technologies emerge.

This includes technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things.

The Victorian Government is supporting the use of these new technologies in the private sector. We are also looking at how government service delivery can be improved. For the benefit of all Victorians.

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Approximately 40% of all government transactions are still completed using traditional, non-digital channels.

 

Projects and reforms

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan includes 7 projects and reforms under this Digital connectivity priority. These are detailed in the Digital connectivity sector plan and full edition VIP, available for download together with:

  • Government response - outlines our position and addresses 137 recommendations made by Infrastructure Victoria in its 30-year Infrastructure Strategy
  • Technical report - indicates where projects and reforms meet the plan’s four objectives

Case study

Victoria’s growing digital economy

As home to over half of Australia’s top 20 technology companies, Melbourne is Australia’s technology hub. Many global technology businesses are represented in Victoria, including:

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Intel

Victoria's ICT supports a substantial industry. The industry has over 8,000 companies, generates $34 billion annual revenue and employs around 91,300 people. Victorian ICT is internationally competitive, generating annual exports of around $2.5 billion.

The ICT industry workforce underpins innovation and competitiveness across Victoria’s economy. It accounts for around 31% of Australia’s ICT workforce.

 

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan identifies 2 other priorities within the Digital connectivity sector. They are:

Improving digital access across Victoria

Transforming state assets