Departments and Other Bodies
Links to Victorian Government Departments and Other Bodies. Other Bodies are listed under each Department.
|Departments||Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources||03 9651 9999||The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources was established by the Victorian Government on 1 January 2015.|
The government created the department to bring together many of the key functions that drive economic development and job creation across Victoria. These include transport and ports, investment attraction and facilitation, trade, innovation, regional development and small business, together with key services to sectors such as agriculture, the creative industries, resources and tourism.
The department supports nine ministers, spans 14 portfolios and operates in more than 80 locations in Victoria and 22 offices around the world.
As of 1 July 2016, the Energy portfolio has moved to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. This website will be progressively updated to reflect this change.
|Departments||Department of Education and Training||03 9637 2000||The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians, from birth through to adulthood.|
|Departments||Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning||136 186||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.
|Departments||Department of Health and Human Services||1300 650 172||On 1 January 2015, the Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria.|
The department has been established to develop and deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. We take a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and of the incidence and experience of vulnerability. This will allow us to place people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.
|Departments||Department of Justice and Regulation||03 8684 0000||The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high-quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria. Ministerial portfolios within the department include the Attorney-General, Racing, Police, Corrections, Emergency Services, Consumer Affairs and Gaming & Liquor Regulation.|
|Departments||Department of Premier and Cabinet||03 9651 5111||We work for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. We do this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, Special Minister of State, the Ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Multicultural Affairs, Prevention of Family Violence, Veterans and Women, as well as the Cabinet.|
|Departments||Department of Treasury and Finance||03 9651 5111||The Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) provides the Government with economic, financial and resource management policy advice to assist the Government in delivering its policy outcomes. DTF's innovative, expert advice balances economic, social and environmental goals within a framework of responsible financial management.|
|Other Bodies||Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission||1300 735 135||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.|
|Other Bodies||Office of the Freedom of Information Commissioner||1300 842 364||The Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner has been established to enhance the openness and transparency of government in Victoria. The Commissioner plays an important role in promoting the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 by reviewing FOI decisions, handling FOI complaints, monitoring compliance with the Act and providing advice, education and guidance to the public and agencies in relation to the Commissioner's functions and any professional standards set by the Minister.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian Auditor-General's Office||03 8601 7000||The Victorian Auditor-General's Office (VAGO) plays a key role in preserving the financial integrity of the state's system of government. The Auditor-General is supported by approximately 185 staff who plan and conduct audits, oversee the work undertaken by some contract audit service providers and prepare major reports for tabling by the Auditor-General in Parliament.|
|Other Bodies||Victorian Ombudsman||03 9613 6222||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.|