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Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies

The Tribunal is responsible for setting the values of the remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies and for making Guidelines relating to the placement of executives within the bands.

Values of the remuneration bands from 1 July 2023

From 1 July 2023, the values of the remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies are:

Senior Executive Service (SES)

ClassificationMinimum TRP
($ per annum)
Maximum TRP
($ per annum)
SES-1216,376279,238
SES-2279,239401,017
SES-3401,018533,431

Administrative Office (AO) Heads 

ClassificationMinimum TRP
($ per annum)
Maximum TRP
($ per annum)
AO Head-1216,376279,238
AO Head-2279,239401,017
AO Head-3401,018533,431

Department Heads and the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner  

ClassificationMinimum TRP 
($ per annum)
Maximum TRP 
($ per annum)
Department Head/Victorian Public Sector Commissioner577,716778,492
Note:

The VPS Executive Employment Handbook defines total remuneration package (TRP) as the sum of: base salary; superannuation contributions; employment benefits (i.e. non-salary) specified in the executive’s contract of employment; the annual cost to the employer of providing the non-monetary benefits, including any fringe benefits tax payable.

 

Determination in effect

On 14 May 2020, and in accordance with section 21 of the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic) VIRTIPS Act, the Tribunal made the Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020. 

The Determination applies to executives employed in: 

  • departments 
  • Administrative Offices (AOs)
  • the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC)

The Determination also applies to public service body Heads, who are defined in the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic) as: 

  • heads of departments 
  • heads of Administrative Offices 
  • the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

The Determination sets the framework for an executive's remuneration based on their relevant remuneration band.

Employers of executives retain the power to set an individual executive's remuneration within the relevant band. However, employers proposing to pay an executive above the maximum of the relevant band must apply for and consider advice the Tribunal's advice.

To support the making of the Determination, the Tribunal engaged Mercer Consulting (Australia) to undertake a desktop work value assessment of executive roles, including heads of departments and the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner. The full report prepared by Mercer is available here:

Report on Secretaries and SES executives in the VPS
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In accordance with section 22 of the VIRTIPS Act, the Tribunal made Determinations in 2021, 2022 and 2023 providing for an annual adjustment to the values of the remuneration bands. On 29 June 2023, the Tribunal made the Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Annual Adjustment Determination 2023, which adjusted the values of the remuneration bands with effect from 1 July 2023.

Consolidated version of the Determination

For ease of reference, the Tribunal has published a consolidated version of the Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020, incorporating changes made by the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Annual Adjustment Determinations:

Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020 as varied by [2021] DVPSA 01, [2022] DVPSA 01 and [2023] DVPSA 01
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Accessible version - Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020 as varied by [2021] DVPSA 01, [2022] DVPSA 01 and [2023] DVPSA 01
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Original Determination

The Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020 as made is available here:

Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020
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Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020
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2024 Determination

In accordance with section 24(1) of the VIRTIPS Act, the Tribunal has published notice of its intention to make a new Determination setting the values of the remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies.

The notice contains information about the proposed Determination and invites submissions from interested persons and bodies.

The earliest the Tribunal can make the Determination is mid-May 2024. Once in effect, the Determination will supercede the Remuneration bands for executives employed in public service bodies (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2020 (as amended by annual adjustment Determinations in 2021, 2022 and 2023).

Victorian Public Service Executive Remuneration Guidelines

The Tribunal has published guidelines to support public service employers in placing executives within the remuneration bands. The guidelines should be read together with the Determination in effect at the time.

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