Departments and Other Bodies
Links to Victorian Government Departments and Other Bodies. Other Bodies are listed under each Department.
Department of Education and Training
The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning creates liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria. We recognise the link between the built and natural environment in the quality of our lives, and work to accommodate population growth while maintaining world class liveability and protecting our heritage for future generations.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.
Department of Justice and Community Safety
The vision of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is for a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria where the rule of law is upheld, and rights and responsibilities are respected. The department leads the delivery of justice and regulation services in Victoria. It has productive partnerships with more than 60 statutory entities and has the support of more than 100,000 volunteers. It has extensive service delivery responsibilities, which range from managing the state’s prison system to providing consumer protection and enforcing court warrants. The department manages the development and implementation of a range of laws, regulation and policy in areas across the portfolio (such as in gaming, racing and emergency management) and ensures that all elements of the justice and regulation system are working efficiently and effectively.
Department of Premier and Cabinet
The Department of Premier and Cabinet leads the Victorian public service, advising government on emerging policy issues and reviewing the impact of government decisions.
Department of Transport
Transport for Victoria is coordinating Victoria's growing transport system and planning for its future.
Department of Treasury and Finance
The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) provides economic, financial and resource management advice to help the Victorian Government deliver its policies. DTF supports Tim Pallas, Treasurer of Victoria and Minister for Economic Development, and Robin Scott, Assistant Treasurer, to manage Victoria's budget, finances, economic policy and strategy. DTF's work also involves assisting the Government to implement major infrastructure projects and contractual agreements across Victoria.
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is Victoria's first anti-corruption body with responsibility for identifying and preventing serious corrupt conduct across the whole public sector, including members of Parliament, the judiciary and state and local government. The primary purpose of IBAC is to strengthen the integrity of the Victorian public sector, and to enhance community confidence in public sector accountability.
Inspector-General for Emergency Management
The Inspector-General is an independent statutory role providing assurance to government and the community in respect of emergency management arrangements in Victoria and fostering their continuous improvement. The Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM) undertakes objective reviews, evaluations and assessments of Victoria's emergency management arrangements and the sector's performance, capacity and capability.
Parliamentary Budget Office
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) is an independent officer of the Parliament of Victoria and Chief Executive of the PBO. The PBO provides policy costing and advisory services to all members of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. Confidentiality and legislative requirements limit the information that the PBO release.
Victorian Auditor-General's Office
The Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) plays a key role in promoting confidence in the public sector. We conduct audits to ensure that public sector entities are transparent and accountable to the Victorian Parliament and the community.
The Ombudsman's core role is to investigate complaints received from citizens about the administrative actions of state government departments, local councils, most statutory authorities and some private bodies who assist agencies in performing their statutory duties. The Ombudsman can also conduct investigation to examine systemic failures and maladministration in the public sector.