March Newsletter 2023

Welcome to my Community Newsletter!

From Jaclyn Symes

Labor Member for Northern Victoria


March Edition

The Andrews Labor Government has an exciting plan for 2023, and we’re getting on with delivering our commitments to Victorians.


I am privileged to be the Leader of the Government in the Upper House, Attorney General and Minister for Emergency Services. Since being elected in 2014 I’ve been working hard delivering for Northern Victorians.


We know Victorians are feeling the pinch, so we’re capping regional public transport fares from the 31st of March. Whether commuting to work, visiting family or friends or seeing one of Melbourne’s iconic sporting events, you’re getting money back in your pocket with capped Vline fares.


new round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus is available from the 24th of March for eligible Victorian households to help with your bills.


Together with Free Kinder, Fee-free TAFE, record investment in social housing and the Big Build creating thousands of jobs, the Andrews Labor Government is backing Victorians.


I will continue to work hard to advance Northern Victoria’s interests every chance I get.


If I can assist with anything, don’t hesitate to contact my office on 03 5783 2000 or email:

New round of the $250 Power Saving Bonus

A new round of the $250 PSB starts on the 24th of March. Be sure to check if your eligible and maybe get a better deal!




Regional Train Fares capped from 31st March


Vline fares will be capped at the same price as the metro daily fare across Victoria from the end of March - $9.20 for a full fare or $4.60 for a concession. That’s money in your pocket!


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Whats happening in Northern Victoria:

Seymour Electric Buses


Last month I visited Seymour to check out the transition to an all electric bus fleet. Seymour will be the first town in the state to have a 100% zero emissions bus network.

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Youth Foyers


Out and about in Wangaratta with GOTafe visiting the site where a brand new Youth Foyer will be built.


The Youth Housing investment will see two Youth Foyers built with 40 dwellings in Wangaratta and 41 dwellings in Wodonga. Combining medium-term accommodation with education and training, empowering young people at risk of homelessness to complete their studies and successfully transition from school into work.


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New Bendigo Law Courts


Bendigo is now home to the first regional specialist courts in Victoria. The new facility houses 11 courtrooms, including a Koori Court and a specialist family violence court. This new precinct will help regional Victorians get the legal help they need without having to travel to Melbourne.


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Current Grants Available:


Cost of Living Support:

  • Funded Kinder - saving families up to $2,500 per child per year


  • $1 billion annually in stamp duty exemptions, concessions and First Home Owner Grants


  • Free TAFE to give Victorians more training and new careers


  • Discounted driver license renewal for safe drivers


  • Free L-plate and P-plate licenses and online testing

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Jaclyn Symes MP
State Member for Northern Victoria

49A High Street Wallan 3756

Phone: (03) 5783 2000

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