Divisional owners and entities

Agriculture

Agriculture Victoria Services

Agriculture Victoria Services is the commercial interface between the department and private industry. It protects, manages and commercialises new technologies generated by the agriculture research and development divisions of the department.

Entities

Cultural and creative economy

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing Victoria's state-owned creative organisations.

Entities

Employment programs

Jobs and innovation

The Jobs and Innovation group is responsible for employment programs.

Events and tourism

Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch

The Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch undertakes research and provides policy, strategy and industry development advice to the government and industry on the visitor economy. The branch also provides governance support and advice on a number of entities that market the state, secure events, and manage large scale tourist attractions, precincts, facilities and entertainment venues in Victoria.

Entities

Entities include:

Precincts, suburbs and regions

Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria is the government's lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria

Mining and resources

The Resources branch plays a key role in:

  • regulating the resources industry to effectively manage risks to the environment and community
  • attracting and facilitating investment in coal, gas, and mineral resources
  • managing access to earth resources for current and future use
  • supporting investment in technological development

To help us do our work we partner with a range of other government agencies and industry organisations.

Agreements with these organisations aid the regulation of our resources sector in line with community and industry expectations.

Small business

Small Business Victoria

Small Business Victoria is part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Victorian Small Business Commission

The Victorian Small Business Commission provides quick, effective, neutral and low cost mediation services to small businesses.

Trade and investment

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria is the Victorian Government's investment promotion agency, providing confidential services and professional advice to international and domestic investors looking to set up in Victoria. It is part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Global Victoria

Global Victoria works with businesses to build their export capabilities and connect them to international opportunities through the Government's global network of over 20 offices. The group advocates for the best policy settings so that Victorian companies can be competitive in the global arena. It also seeks to attract and retain the best global talent through migration.

Victorian Government Business Offices

The Victorian Government has business offices in key international trade markets - including China, India, UK and Europe, the US, Indonesia, the Middle East, Japan and South Korea - to assist businesses in-market, including connecting businesses with overseas buyers and industry partners.

Development Victoria

Development Victoria delivers property development, urban renewal and major civic projects on behalf of the government for the Victorian community.

Projects include:

  • Precinct renewal, such as the Revitalisation of Central Dandenong, Junction Place in Wodonga, and the ongoing development of Docklands
  • Civic projects, such as the State Library of Victoria, Flinders Street Station and Melbourne Park redevelopments
  • Residential developments, such as Riverwalk in Werribee and CIRQ in Point Cook.

LaunchVic

LaunchVic will accelerate startups, drive new ideas and create jobs in Victoria. It has been launched by the Victorian Government in conjunction with Victoria's startup community and the successful Melbourne-grown firm, 99designs.

The $60 million fund will be provided over four years to strengthen Victoria's entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem.