Victorian state election pledges on offer from Labor, Liberals, Nationals and the Greens

With Victoria’s November 26 state election just around the corner, the whirlwind of promises and policies is intensifying.

To help you keep up, we’ll be updating this story with some of the pledges from the Labor government, Liberal-National opposition and the Greens.

We’re drawing on party announcements and the list being kept by Victoria’s independent Parliamentary Budget Office, which you can see on their website in full.

We’ll keep adding more pledges to the list as new announcements pop up.

As you’ll see, many of the government’s commitments that extend into the next few years have been unveiled in the recent state budget, while the opposition has been rolling out a raft of more specific commitments as the campaign heats up.

Transport and infrastructure

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Labor has a significant schedule of major infrastructure projects underway, including:

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Health

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  • Billions of dollars of funding in this year’s state budget to hire up to 7,000 more healthcare workers, including 5,000 more nurses
  • A more recent announcement to bring in an additional 17,000 nurses through training and recruitment
  • In April, the government committed $1.5 billion to reduce the growing elective surgery waitlist, which had begun to stabilize at more than 85,000 people in June
  • Build the Melton Hospital, a bipartisan commitment
  • A $1 billion commitment to upgrade emergency departments at the Austin Hospital and Northern Hospital in Melbourne’s north
  • Expand emergency department at Werribee Mercy Hospital, a budget announcement
  • Expand emergency department at Casey Hospital, a budget announcement
  • rebuild Wonthaggi Hospital’s operating theater and emergency department
  • Expand women’s and children’s hospital services in Geelong, a bipartisan commitment
  • Establish a new Statewide Trauma Service, as part of its response to the mental health royal commission
  • Increased mental health support for Victorian students
  • A major upgrade of Maroondah Hospital, to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth II
  • Expansion of a program helping patients with a disability transition into home-like accommodation once they are fit to leave hospital
  • Upgrades to three regional aged care facilities — Cohuna in the state’s north, Numurkah in the Goulburn Valley and Maffra in Gippsland

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Social support and housing

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education

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Environment and farming

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energy

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Community facilities

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Police and emergency services

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Tourism, trade and business

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Justice, laws, treaty and integrity

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