Find information about our ministers, executives, portfolios and agencies. You can also visit our contact us section.


On this page

  • Our ministers
  • Our board
  • Portfolios, agencies and entities

Our ministers

The department and its Secretary are responsible to the ministers who cover the following portfolios:

  • The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MLC, Attorney-General, Minister for Emergency Services
  • Anthony Carbines MP, Minister for Police, Minister for Crime Prevention, Minister for Racing
  • Enver Erdogan MP, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Youth Justice, Minister for Victim Support
  • The Hon. Melissa Horne MP, Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Our board

The Board of Management is the peak body in the department corporate governance structure, advising the Secretary on the management and administration of the department to ensure compliance with government directives, guidelines and legislation. It is responsible for integrating governance functions across the department and working collaboratively with portfolio agencies.

  • Kate Houghton, Secretary
  • Ryan Phillips, Associate Secretary
  • Corinne Cadilhac, Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services and Infrastructure
  • Nicola Brown, Deputy Secretary, People, Safety, Culture and Communications
  • Bill Kyriakopoulos, Deputy Secretary, Police, Racing, Victims and Coordination
  • Josh Smith, Deputy Secretary, Youth Justice
  • Andrea Davidson, Commissioner, Youth Justice
  • Emma Catford, Deputy Secretary, Corrections and Justice Services
  • Larissa Strong, Commissioner, Corrections Victoria
  • Toby Hemming, Deputy Secretary, Integrity, Regulation and Legal Services
  • Marian Chapman, Deputy Secretary, Courts, Civil and Criminal Law 
  • Adrian Sculthorpe, Acting Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Justice
  • Kate Fitzgerald, Deputy Secretary and Chief Executive, Emergency Management
  • Chris Stephenson, Acting Emergency Management Commissioner
  • Jessica Bartik, Executive Director, Office of the Secretary

Portfolios, agencies and entities

The following portfolios, agencies and entities are supported administratively by Department of Justice and Community Safety.



Statutory offices:

  • Chief Examiner and Examiner (jointly administered with the Minister for Police)
  • Commissioner for Uniform Legal Services Regulation (jointly administered with the Attorney-General of New South Wales)
  • Crown Counsel
  • Crown Prosecutors
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
  • Public Advocate
  • Public Interest Monitor
  • Solicitor-General
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner
  • Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
  • Victorian Inspectorate
  • Victorian Ombudsman

Administrative offices:

  • Local Government Inspectorate
  • Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office 

Statutory authorities:

  • Appeal Costs Board
  • Coronial Council of Victoria
  • Court Services Victoria
  • Judicial College of Victoria
  • Judicial Commission of Victoria Board
  • Judicial Entitlements Panel
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 
  • Legal Services Council (Uniform Legal Services Regulation) (jointly administered with the Attorney-General of New South Wales) 
  • Forensic Leave Panel
  • Office of Public Prosecutions
  • Office of the Special Investigator
  • Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
  • Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules Committee
  • Victims of Crime Consultative Committee
  • Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
  • Victoria Law Foundation
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Victoria Legal Aid Panel of Independent Reviews
  • Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
  • Victorian Law Reform Commission
  • Victorian Legal Services Board
  • Victorian Legal Admissions Board
  • Victorian Professional Standards Council
  • Victorian Traditional Owners Trust

Judicial and quasi-judicial bodies

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • County Court of Victoria
  • Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • Children’s Court of Victoria
  • Coroners Court of Victoria
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Statutory offices:

  • Special Manager for Melbourne Casino Operator

Statutory authorities and advisory bodies:

  • Liquor Control Advisory Council
  • Victorian Liquor Commission
  • Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation


Statutory authorities:

  • Adult Parole Board
  • Post Sentence Authority

Emergency Services

Statutory offices:

  • Emergency Management Commissioner
  • Fire Services Implementation Monitor
  • Fire Rescue Commissioner and Deputy Fire Rescue Commissioners
  • Inspector-General for Emergency Management

Statutory authorities:

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Country Fire Authority Appeals Commission 
  • Emergency Management Victoria
  • Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
  • Fire District Review Panel
  • Fire Rescue Victoria
  • Fire Rescue Victoria Appeals Commission
  • Fire Rescue Victoria Strategic Advisory Committee
  • Presumptive Rights Advisory Committee
  • Victoria State Emergency Service Authority 


Statutory offices:

  • Chief Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Police
  • Chief Examiner and Examiner (jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

Statutory authorities:

  • Firearms Appeals Committee
  • Police Registration and Services Board
  • Road Safety Camera Commissioner
  • Road Safety Camera Commissioner Reference Group

Portfolio agencies:

  • Victoria Police


  • Greyhound Racing Victoria
  • Harness Racing Victoria
  • Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner
  • Racing Victoria
  • Victorian Racing Tribunal
  • Victoria Racing Integrity Board
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner
  • Victims of Crime Consultative Committee

Youth Justice

  • Youth Parole Board