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About the department

Find out who we are and how we deliver high-quality services to Victorians and support a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria


Latest news

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New protections for sex assault victims

10 February 2016

A new Bill will amend the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 to allow recorded evidence of sexual assault victims from the Children's Court to be used in appeals and other related proceedings.

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Notice any changes?

8 February 2016

The department has redesigned Victoria's suite of infringement notices to encourage people to resolve their matters promptly and avoid further fees and action from the Sheriff's Office.

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Parole and Sentencing Research Report released

4 February 2016

A new Sentencing Advisory Council report shows Victoria's courts are increasingly adding community correction orders to prison sentences rather than setting a non-parole period.

Focus on

Access to Justice (External link)

Have your say on how we can improve access to justice for Victorians with an everyday legal problem or dispute.

Gaming Machine Arrangements Review (External link)

Now seeking the community’s views on current and future gaming machine arrangements in Victoria.

Study reveals new information about how Victorians gamble (External link)

The new Study of Gambling and Health in Victoria surveyed more than 13,500 Victorians about their gambling behaviour and participation.


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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.