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About us

DPC’s vision is to be a recognised and respected leader in whole of government policy and performance.

Our vision

DPC’s vision is to be a recognised and respected leader in whole of government policy and performance.

DPC works for the people of Victoria by helping the government achieve its strategic objectives. It does this by supporting the Premier, Deputy Premier, the Special Minister of State, the ministers for Aboriginal Affairs, Equality, Industrial Relations, Multicultural Affairs, Veterans, Women and Youth, as well as the Cabinet.

DPC leads the Victorian public service (VPS) by:

  • setting clear expectations
  • driving the government’s objectives
  • providing unifying intelligence within the Victorian Government
  • pursuing excellence in whole of government outcomes in delivery and reform

Our objectives

DPC’s objectives are as follows.

Strong policy outcomes

  • pursuing policy and service delivery excellence and reform
  • leading the public sector response to significant state issues, policy challenges and projects
  • supporting the effective administration of government

Engaged citizens

  • supporting and promoting full participation in strong and vibrant communities
  • empowering citizens to participate in policymaking and service design
  • ensuring a holistic approach to social policy and service delivery

Professional public administration

  • fostering and promoting a high-performing public service
  • ensuring effective whole of government performance and outcomes
  • protecting the values of good public governance, integrity and accountability in support of public trust

High-performing DPC

  • empowering our people and investing in our culture
  • ensuring efficient and effective processes and systems
  • ensuring good governance and risk management

Our values

DPC upholds the public sector values as outlined in the Public Administration Act 2004.


  • providing frank, impartial and timely advice to the government
  • providing high-quality services to the Victorian community
  • identifying and promoting best practice


  • being honest, open and transparent in our dealings
  • using powers responsibly
  • reporting improper conduct
  • avoiding any real or apparent conflicts of interest
  • striving to earn and sustain public trust at the highest level


  • making decisions and providing advice on merit without bias, caprice, favouritism or
  • self-interest
  • acting fairly by objectively considering all relevant facts and applying fair criteria
  • implementing government policies and programs equitably


  • working to clear objectives in a transparent manner
  • accepting responsibility for our decisions and actions
  • seeking to achieve best use of resources
  • submitting ourselves to appropriate scrutiny


  • treating others fairly and objectively
  • ensuring freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • using others’ views to improve outcomes on an ongoing basis


  • actively implementing, promoting and supporting these values

Commitment to human rights

  • making decisions and providing advice consistent with the human rights set out in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
  • actively implementing, promoting and supporting human rights