The department works with a range of ministerial advisory bodies across its portfolio areas of responsibility. It includes some of the following:
Animal welfare advisory committee
The Victorian Government has established the Animal welfare advisory committee (AWAC) to provide the minister with expert and strategic advice on animal welfare related issues.
Creative state advisory board
The Creative state advisory board has been appointed to provide advice on aspects of strategy and implementation in support of Victoria's new Creative Industries Strategy, Creative State.
Defence council Victoria
The Defence council Victoria advises and guides the government on strategies and initiatives to develop and sustain unique capabilities within Victoria's defence industry. Its members represent a broad range of experience across defence operations, equipment acquisitions and business and commercial practice.
Multicultural Business Ministerial Council
The Multicultural Business Ministerial Council as established to advise the Minister for Small Business on issues affecting the multicultural business sector and help Victoria be the best state to do business.
Regional development advisory committee
The Regional development advisory committee is an independent committee established to provide advice to the minister, undertake research and consult stakeholders on the development of rural and regional Victoria.
Small Business Ministerial Council
The Small Business Ministerial Council was established to advise the Minister for Small Business on issues affecting the sector and help Victoria be the best state to do business.
Technical review board
The Technical review board is a team of experts with international mining experience. The Technical review board provides strategic advice to the government in the areas of mine and quarry stability, rehabilitation and other strategic risks, specifically in relation to reducing risks to the environment, public safety and infrastructure.
Young farmers ministerial advisory council
The Victorian Government has established the Young farmers ministerial advisory council to give young people a strong voice in agriculture.
Victorian international education ministerial advisory roundtable
The Victorian international education ministerial advisory roundtable was established to provide a regular opportunity for international providers, peak bodies, student representatives and the state government to share information and discuss strategic issues related to the international education sector.
Page last updated: 22 October 2021