Victorian Centre for Data Insights

We support the Victorian public service to make better decisions using data. We offer strategic, training and analytics support services. We also enable data sharing across Victorian Government to address key community priorities better.

We exist to transform the way Victorian Government uses data to deliver better policies and services for the benefit of all Victorians.

To achieve this, we offer the following support to Victorian public service organisations:

We also enable data sharing across Victorian Government to address key community priorities in a more joined up way. Community trust is crucial to what we do, and we follow strict rules around data sharing, security and privacy.

We are led by the Chief Data Officer, a statutory position created by the Victorian Data Sharing Act 2017.

Victoria's Chief Data Officer

Julian Hebden is Victoria's first Chief Data Officer. Julian advocates for the better use of data across government. He's supported by a team of data and policy specialists.

Julian has extensive experience and knowledge in data and analytics in Australia and abroad. He held senior executive positions with Telstra, including Head of Big Data. In the UK he held executive roles with T-Mobile and HM Revenue and Customs.

How data helps us to make better decisions

Victorian Government collects a lot of data - from education and health, to data on business, communities, infrastructure and the environment. This data is only valuable if it helps us make better decisions.

When we bring together and analyse data, we're able to find meaningful trends and patterns that give us a new understanding of what is happening across our state.

Improving how Victorian Government uses data can benefit every area of policy and service delivery. It can deliver fresh insights into how our health, education and transport systems work. It can reveal what creates safe and livable communities, with jobs and economic opportunities for citizens. It can help us manage our environment and public spaces.

Safe and secure data sharing is an important part of this picture. By sharing data across traditional government silos, we can tackle complex issues in an interconnected and innovative way.

Work with us

We are working to reach 40,000 public servants, 200,000 public sector workers and ultimately six million Victorians. In such a dynamic and constantly changing space, we know that what we are working on today will look completely different in five years’ time. That means we must be innovative and agile in all we do.

The Victorian Centre for Data Insights strives to be an employer of choice for people from all walks of life. We not only have excellent data scientists and analysts, but also people with backgrounds in design, IT, legal, engineering, policy, education, and information management, among others.  

If you are a talented and creative individual from any discipline who wants to make a difference, look at our job vacancies at careers.vic - Victorian Government's official careers site.

Reviewed 30 March 2021

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