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]


Consumer affairs[edit]

  • Business Licensing Authority
  • Estate Agents Council
  • Fire Services Levy Monitor
  • Residential Tenancies Bond Authority
  • Sex Work Ministerial Advisory Committee


  • Adult Parole Board
  • Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Committee

Education and Training[edit]

Emergency Services[1][edit]

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



Health and Human Services[edit]

The Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services (Victoria) on 1 January 2015 bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria. The new department's primary focus is on well-being with responsibilities covering health, mental health, ageing, families, youth affairs and public housing.

Industrial relations[edit]

Liquor and gaming regulation[edit]

  • Liquor Control Advisory Council
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
  • Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Local government[edit]



Ports and Waterways[edit]

Premier and Cabinet[edit]

Primary Industries[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.


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[2] and recreational vessels
  • some air transport systems.[3]
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.[4]

Statutory authorities[edit]

The statutory authorities[5] are -

These agencies are structurally separate from the Department of Transport.[6]

In July 2016, the government announced the creation of Transport for Victoria, a new statutory authority combining planning functions of Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads as well as functions of other agencies.[7]

Independent transport safety agencies[edit]

The independent transport safety agencies[8] are -

These agencies are part of the Department of Transport but are functionally independent and report to the relevant Ministers.[9]


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.


  1. ^ a b "Department of Justice Organisational Chart" (PDF). Victorian Department of Justice. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ See Parts 5 and 6, Transport Integration Act 2010.
  6. ^ 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".
  7. ^ "A Simpler, More Coordinated Transport System For Victoria". Retrieved 2016-09-07.
  8. ^ Part 7, Transport Integration Act 2010.
  9. ^ Section 194, Transport Integration Act 2010.