List of Victorian government agencies
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.
- 1 Current Departments and agencies
- 1.1 Aboriginal Affairs
- 1.2 Arts
- 1.3 Consumer affairs
- 1.4 Corrections
- 1.5 Education and Training
- 1.6 Emergency Services
- 1.7 Energy
- 1.8 Environment
- 1.9 Health and Human Services
- 1.10 Industrial relations
- 1.11 Liquor and gaming regulation
- 1.12 Local government
- 1.13 Planning
- 1.14 Police
- 1.15 Ports and Waterways
- 1.16 Premier and Cabinet
- 1.17 Primary Industries
- 1.18 Racing
- 1.19 Sport
- 1.20 Transport
- 1.21 Tourism
- 1.22 Treasury and Finance
- 2 References
Current Departments and agencies
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- Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria in the Department of Premier and Cabinet
- Creative Victoria
- Arts Centre Melbourne
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image
- Geelong Performing Arts Centre
- Melbourne Recital Centre
- Museum Victoria
- National Gallery of Victoria
- Public Record Office Victoria
- State Library of Victoria
- 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
- Department of Education and Training
- Registered Schools Board
- Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
- Victorian Institute of Teaching
- Victorian Qualifications Authority
- Chief Examiner
- Country Fire Authority
- Country Fire Authority Appeals Commission
- Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
- Fire Services Commissioner
- Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board
- Metropolitan Fire Brigade (Melbourne)
- Victorian Emergency Management Council
- Victorian State Emergency Service Authority
- Emergency Management Victoria
- Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)
- Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
- East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority
- Environment Protection Authority (Victoria)
- Mallee Catchment Management Authority
Health and Human Services
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.
- Health Purchasing Victoria
- Health Services Commissioner
- Cemetery Trusts Victoria
- Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
- The Cancer Council Victoria
- Dental Health Services Victoria
- Sports and Recreation
Liquor and gaming regulation
- Liquor Control Advisory Council
- Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
- Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council
- Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
- Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel
- Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution Hardship Relief Board
- Heritage Council of Victoria
- Linking Melbourne Authority
- Metropolitan Planning Authority
- Office of the Victorian Government Architect
- Places Victoria
- Plumbing Advisory Council
- Port of Hastings Development Authority
- Port of Melbourne Corporation
- Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria
- Victorian Building Authority
Ports and Waterways
- Port of Melbourne Corporation
- Victorian Regional Channels Authority
- Gippsland Ports
Premier and Cabinet
- Department of Premier and Cabinet
- Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel
- Office of the Victorian Ombudsman
- State Services Authority
- Victorian Multicultural Commission
- Victorian Public Sector Commission
- Greyhound Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board
- Greyhound Racing Victoria
- Harness Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board
- Harness Racing Victoria
- Racing Integrity Commissioner
- Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust
- Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust
- Professional Boxing and Combat Sports Board
- State Sports Centre Trust
- Victorian Institute of Sport
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.
- heavy and light rail systems including trains and trams
- roads systems and vehicles including cars, trucks and bicycles
- ports and waterways including commercial ships and recreational vessels
- some air transport systems.
The statutory offices include -
- the Director of Public Transport
- the Transport Infrastructure Development Agent.
These agencies are part of the Department of Transport but each has a distinct statutory charter and powers.
The statutory authorities are -
- the Roads Corporation (VicRoads)
- Public Transport Victoria
- the Taxi Services Commission
- Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack)
- V/Line Corporation (V/Line)
- the Linking Melbourne Authority
- the Port of Melbourne Corporation
- the Port of Hastings Development Authority
- the Victorian Regional Channels Authority
- the Transport Ticketing Authority
- the Regional Rail Link Authority
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.
Independent transport safety agencies
The independent transport safety agencies are -
- the Director, Transport Safety (Transport Safety Victoria)
- the Chief Investigator, Transport Safety.
Treasury and Finance
- 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.
- "Department of Justice Organisational Chart" (PDF). Victorian Department of Justice. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- See Parts 5 and 6, Transport Integration Act 2010.
- 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".
- "A Simpler, More Coordinated Transport System For Victoria". Retrieved 2016-09-07.
- Part 7, Transport Integration Act 2010.
- Section 194, Transport Integration Act 2010.