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Department of Justice employees from Police, Corrections Executive Services and regulatory services

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

Inside court

Law Week interactive event offers an insight into sentencing

17 April 2015

Have you ever wanted to learn more about how judges think when sentencing offenders? Don’t miss special event “Passing Sentence” where the audience gets involved

Report on the audit of Harness Racing Victoria

10 April 2015

The report is a high level review of Harness Racing Victoria and more generally key components of the harness racing industry (the industry) in Victoria


Consultation paper: requirement for wholesalers to report wholesale liquor supply information

7 April 2015

Have your say on proposed regulations under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

Focus on

Inside a courtroom

New directions for juries in criminal trials (External link)

Clearer jury directions provided by the judge in criminal cases will help to reduce the stress and trauma of unnecessary appeals and retrials experienced by victims of crime and their family

CFA volunteers

Grants supporting Victoria’s emergency services volunteers (External link)

The Victorian Government will provide up to $12.54 million to support volunteer emergency services organisations in protecting lives and property across the state

Map of the department's regions in Victoria

Service locations

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Renew your Working with Children Check online - go to MyCheck at the Working with Children Check website

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.