Progress towards achieving departmental objectives

Outcomes we achieved during the year against our key initiatives and projects.

This section reports on the outcomes the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) achieved during the year against key initiatives and departmental objectives.

This section also reports on DPC’s actions to address the urgent needs resulting from the Victorian bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Departmental output changes during 2019–20

Machinery of government changes from 1 May 2020 resulted in the transfer of certain public entities and their associated outputs.

  • Integrity bodies became the responsibility of the Attorney-General, with the Public sector integrity output transferring from DPC to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS): Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Local Government Inspectorate, Office of the Public Interest Monitor, Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner, Victorian Inspectorate and the Victorian Ombudsman.
  • Responsibility for Infrastructure Victoria and associated output transferred from DPC to the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).

Departmental objectives, indicators and linked outputs

DPC’s medium-term objectives, associated indicators and linked outputs as set out in the 2019/20 Victorian Budget Paper No. 3 — Service Delivery are shown below.

Objective: Strong policy outcomes


  • DPC’s policy advice and its support for Cabinet, committee members and the Executive Council are valued and inform decision-making
  • Quality infrastructure drives economic growth activity in Victoria
  • The development and effective use of technology supports productivity and competitiveness


  • Government-wide leadership, reform and implementation
  • Strategic advice and government support
  • Digital government and communications
  • Office of the Victorian Government Architect
  • Industrial relations

Objective: Engaged citizens


Increased opportunities for participation by members of the Victorian community in the social, cultural, economic and democratic life of Victoria


  • Aboriginal policy, strengthening Aboriginal cultural heritage and communities
  • Multicultural affairs policy and programs
  • Support to veterans in Victoria
  • LGBTIQ equality policy and programs
  • Women’s policy
  • Youth

Objective: Professional public administration


A values-driven, high-integrity public service characterised by employees who collaborate across government and in partnership with the community and other sectors, and who use evidence to support decisions that drive the progress of Victoria socially and economically


  • Advice and support to the Governor
  • Chief Parliamentary Counsel services
  • Management of Victoria’s public records
  • Public sector integrity
  • Public administration advice and support
  • State electoral roll and electoral events

Objective: High-performing DPC

DPC’s fourth objective — High-performing DPC — underpins all work of the department and therefore has no specific outputs or funding.