List of Victorian government agencies

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The Government of Victoria is delivered by a number of agencies, grouped under areas of portfolio responsibility. Each portfolio is led by a minister appointed from the Parliament of Victoria.

Current Departments and agencies[edit]

Aboriginal Affairs[edit]

Ageing[edit]

Education and Early Childhood[edit]

Emergency Services[edit]

  1. Metropolitan Ambulance Service (MAS)
  2. Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV)

Energy[edit]

Environment[edit]

Health[edit]

The Department of Health (Victoria) was created in August 2009 when the Department of Health & Community Services was split. Its responsibilities include health, mental health, and ageing.

Human Services[edit]

The Department of Human Services (DHS) responsibilities include community services and public housing. It also is responsible for women's affairs and youth.

The department directly employs approximately 9,000 people.

Industrial relations[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Justice[edit]

Local government[edit]

Planning and Community Development[edit]

Police[edit]

Ports and Waterways[edit]

Premier and Cabinet[edit]

Primary Industries[edit]

Transport[edit]

The Department of Transport(DOT) supports three Ministerial portfolios, the Minister for Public Transport, the Minister for Roads and the Minister for Ports. It also supports one Parliamentary Secretary for Transport.

Overview[edit]

Most State transport agencies are established under the Transport Integration Act. The DOT oversees and coordinates the activities of the agencies which can be divided into three main types - statutory offices, statutory authorities and independent transport safety agencies.

Together with DOT, the agencies provide, manage and regulate transport system activities in Victoria including -

  • heavy and light rail systems including trains and trams
  • roads systems and vehicles including cars, trucks and bicycles
  • ports and waterways including commercial ships[1] and recreational vessels
  • some air transport systems.[2]
Statutory offices[edit]

The statutory offices include -

These agencies are part of the Department of Transport but each has a distinct statutory charter and powers.[3]

Statutory authorities[edit]

The statutory authorities[4] are -

These agencies are structurally separate from the Department of Transport.[5]

Independent transport safety agencies[edit]

The independent transport safety agencies[6] are -

These agencies are part of the Department of Transport but are functionally independent and report to the relevant Ministers.[7]

Tourism[edit]

Victorian cross

Treasury and Finance[edit]

  • The Department of Treasury and Finance provides policy advice to the Victorian Government on economic, financial and resource management, supporting the delivery of its financially responsible and socially progressive policy platform.
  • Financial Reform Division
  • The Department formulates and implements the Government’s longer-term economic and budgetary objectives, which are to achieve economic growth for all regions of the State and increase the living standards of all Victorians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note, some shipping matters are controlled by the Commonwealth under legislation such as the Navigation Act 1912. Other matters are within the jurisdiction of states such as Victoria through Acts such as the Transport Integration Act and other statutes like the Marine Act 1988.
  2. ^ Note, many air transport regulation matters are controlled by the Commonwealth Government. The Transport Integration Act would apply, for example, to planning controls at some airports and in respect of transport connections to other airports by road and rail.
  3. ^ For information relating to the Director of Public Transport, see Division 1 of Part 5 of the Transport Integration Act 2010. The charter and powers of the Transport Infrastructure Development Agent are set out in Division 4 of Part 3 of the Transport Integration Act 2010.
  4. ^ See Parts 5 and 6, Transport Integration Act 2010.
  5. ^ The Act establishes these agencies as structurally separate bodies with their own legal personality. For example, section 81(4) of the Transport Integration Act 2010 establishes VicRoads as a "body corporate" which "may do and suffer all acts and things that a body corporate may by law do and suffer".
  6. ^ Part 7, Transport Integration Act 2010.
  7. ^ Section 194, Transport Integration Act 2010.