The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is an automotive industry employer association that protects and promotes the interests of its 5,000 members through advocacy initiatives and the provision of automotive industry products and services.
Founded in 1918, VACC today provides its members with access to a suite of support measures that assist them in running modern automotive businesses.
VACC members have access to Australia’s largest automotive technical library, with extensive digital and printed collections of service and repair information across most vehicles in the Australian fleet.
VACC provides members with automotive-specific advice and assistance in human resources, industrial relations, and occupational health and safety and environmental regulation training and compliance.
The Chamber also employs more than 400 automotive apprentices through its group apprenticeship scheme, facilitating placement with host employers in the industry.
With 16 Industry Divisions, VACC sits across all automotive sectors, including passenger vehicles, motorcycles, heavy vehicles and farm machinery, in the retail, service, repair and manufacturing environments.
Through elected boards and committees, members set the policy agenda and lead VACC staff with automotive industry insights. Pairing with VACC’s research capability and advocacy arms, this helps VACC work collectively to resolve issues affecting all automotive industry sectors.
The Chamber also boasts a Research Department, which positions VACC as the automotive industry intelligence hub.
VACC’s national commercial arm, OurAuto, offers business insurance, website development and digital marketing solutions, technical information, and business consumables, while alliances with trusted key businesses provide members with access to products and services at preferential rates.
VACC membership allows access to important business support services that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive to resource or access. Members can also leverage the power and expertise of VACC and its well-known brand in business marketing initiatives.
About VACC members
Backed by VACC’s professional support services, VACC members are the experts in their field, employing more than 50,000 Victorians.
VACC member businesses keep Victoria moving by conducting key services in the automotive repair, service and retail sectors, such as:
- vehicle sales (car, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, truck, farm and industrial machinery)
- mechanical servicing and repairs
- crash repairs
- dismantling and recycling
- accident towing
- fuel sales
- tyres fitting and sales
- automotive glass repairs and replacement
- radiator servicing and repairs
- engine reconditioning
- truck and commercial vehicle body making
- vehicle rental services