The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has served the automotive industry in Tasmania since 1928.

There had always been a long standing and mutually supportive relationship between TACC and the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC).

TACC successfully lobbied state government on behalf of members for many years, but times were changing and in 1999 TACC and VACC were amalgamated. This merger offered members a more diverse range of services, while still maintaining a Tasmanian perspective on local issues.

Today we are dedicated to the promotion, representation and preservation of member businesses to local, state and federal governments, as well as the media, consumers and the community.

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TACC Committee

Chair:  Michael Grubb, Specialist Auto Hobart
Vice-Chair:  Terry Bienefelt, Motors Derwent Park

Mark Cooper, Cooper Automotive Mornington
Larry Eaton, Motorworks Motorcycles
Stuart Guy, FT Guy Bodyworks Pty Ltd
Peter Killick, B Select Moonah
Roger White, Specialist Car Centre

TACC news

Coronavirus: JobKeeper 2.0 win for industry

7 August 2020

The CEO of VACC’s national body, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), Richard Dudley, has thanked the Chamber for its leading part in bringing about important changes to JobKeeper 2.0 eligibility, meaning many more people employed in the automotive industry will now have a financial lifeline into the future.

This is especially welcome news during metropolitan Melbourne’s Stage 4 restrictions and its many business ‘hibernations’.

Mr Dudley singled out VACC’s Victorian Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) members for the highly valued information they provided through a VACC survey. This information provided the much needed granular detail - and evidence - to influence Treasury to amend eligibility criteria.

Mr Dudley said JobKeeper 2.0 was “an extremely important ongoing assistance initiative for Australian automotive small businesses. For many, it is the difference between staying open or closing the doors for good.”

For more information
MTAA: MTAA welcomes changes to criteria for JobKeeper
Treasury: Extension of JobKeeper Payment (factsheet)

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