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About the department

Corrections Victoria and Ballarat staffThe Department of Justice and Regulation is one of seven departments within the Victorian public sector. As a department, we deliver high-quality services to Victorians and support a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

The department offers a broad range of career opportunities to more than 7000 employees in over 50 business units and service agencies in Melbourne and across Victoria. The broader Justice portfolio is supported by more than 27,000 staff and more than 90,000 volunteers in the Country Fire Authority, Victoria State Emergency Service, Office of the Public Advocate and other bodies.

The department provides the community with access to a range of services through its Justice Services Centres. Specifically placed to respond effectively to the needs for improved access to justice services, the department has over 150 office locations state-wide, each supporting the local community with offices located within the following justice regions:

See a list of Local Government Areas by Department of Justice and Regulation region.

Organisational structure
How the organisation is structured: our ministers, our Secretary, the business units and agencies within the department, and how they relate to each other.

Annual reports
Each year the department's annual report provides a summary of the key initiatives and activities of the department, including reports on performance, delivery of outputs and financial management.  

Corporate plan
The department's Corporate Plan 2016-20 sets out what the department will deliver over the next 4 years including its core services, its support for whole of Victorian Government priorities and the department's strategic priorities.

Staff stories video

Our values and behaviours

Koori staff at the departmentThe department provides professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Our values and behaviours are always on display, from service centre staff helping people resolve a consumer problem to prison officers maintaining security and safety in Victoria’s prisons. 

The department’s values and commitment are demonstrated every day through the actions of our staff, whether they are working in regional areas or metropolitan offices.

Our values shape and influence ongoing training and development, performance planning, recruitment and relationships with stakeholders.

Through our approach to cultural diversity, we also strive towards an inclusive justice system that enables culturally and linguistically diverse communities to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

Code of conduct

All departmental staff must abide by the code of conduct (External link) for Victorian Public Sector employees.

Conflicts of interest

The conflicts of interest policy articulates the department's position and employee responsibilities in relation to the declaration of private interests.

Cultural diversity

The Cultural Diversity Plan ensures that our key services are accessible to individuals and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


The Disability Action Plan recognises that all Victorians have a right to access the justice system.

Environmental management and sustainability

The department's environmental management and sustainability policy outlines the department's commitment to and responsibilities for minimising the environmental impacts associated with its business and operations.

Fraud and corruption 

The fraud and corruption control policy articulates the department's position and employee responsibilities in relation to the control of fraud and corruption within the department.

Gifts and hospitality

The department's gifts and hospitality policy to its staff, contractors and consultants on accepting, giving, declaring and recording gifts, benefits and hospitality.


Victorian Government grants, including those administered by the department, can be found on the Grants Victoria website (External link)

Koori inclusion

Mingu Gadhaba: Beginning Together, Koori Inclusion Action Plan aims to improve access, participation and effectiveness of justice programs and services to Koories, in order to deliver improved outcomes to the Victorian Koori community.


The privacy policy refers to the use and management of personal and health information collected by the department.

Private interests

The declaration of private interests policy articulates the department's position and employee responsibilities in relation to the declaration of private interests.

Protected disclosures

The Making and handling protected disclosures procedures explain how to make a disclosure about the conduct of the department or its employees.

Social media

The department's social media policy and social media video guide departmental employees and external contractors on their professional and personal use of social media.


The department's current tenders and supporting information can be found on the Victorian Government Tenders System website (External link)

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.