The vision of the Department of Justice and Regulation (the department) is for a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria where the rule of law is upheld, and rights and responsibilities are respected.
The department leads the delivery of justice and regulation services in Victoria. It has productive partnerships with more than 60 statutory entities and has the support of more than 100,000 volunteers. It has extensive service delivery responsibilities, which range from managing the state’s prison system to providing consumer protection and enforcing court warrants.
The department manages the development and implementation of a range of laws, regulation and policy in areas across the portfolio (such as in gaming, racing and emergency management) and ensures that all elements of the justice and regulation system are working efficiently and effectively.
The community can access a range of the department's services at our Justice Services Centres. Established to support the local community and respond effectively to the need for improved access to justice services, our centres have office locations in the following justice regions:
- Barwon South West
- Loddon Mallee
- North West Metropolitan
- South East Metropolitan
Find your closest Justice Service Centre.
Our values and behaviours
The 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.