The Victorian Government will establish a new advisory council for Victoria’s biotechnology sector, with funding of $1.2 million over four years to operate the council.


The Victorian Biotechnology Advisory Council (VBAC) will provide advice to the Victorian Government on current and emerging opportunities and threats to the sector, as well as supporting the implementation of the Government’s biotechnology policy.


The new council will also assist the Victorian Government in providing a coordinated approach to fostering innovation and promoting growth in Victoria’s life sciences industry.


The Victorian Government is calling for expressions of interest in joining the council, with applications closing on 25 July 2011.


More information, including the council’s terms of reference, is available at