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.
Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing Victoria's state-owned creative organisations.
Jobs and innovation
The Jobs and
Innovation group is responsible for employment programs.
Sport, Recreation and Racing
Sport, Recreation and Racing branch oversees the work of Sport and Recreation
Victoria and the Office of Racing. The branch provides policy, strategy, grants
administration, investment development and industry support.
The Office of Women in Sport and Recreation
Office of Women in Sport and Recreation works alongside the Sport, Recreation
and Racing branch. The Office provides policy, strategy and industry support to
increase the number of women and girls participating in sport and active
recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.
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.
Racing Integrity Commissioner
The Racing Integrity Commissioner is an independent statutory officer,
appointed by the Governor in Council, under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic).
Mr Sal Perna was appointed as Victoria's inaugural Racing Integrity
Commissioner on 1 March 2010. His appointment has been extended on four
occasions with his current appointment expiring in 2021.
The Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner gathers information on integrity related
issues regarding the Victorian Racing Industry, across the harness, greyhound
and thoroughbred racing codes.
Regional Development Victoria
Development Victoria is the government's lead agency in developing
rural and regional Victoria
The Resources branch plays a key role
- 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
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.
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 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 delivers property development, urban renewal and major civic projects on behalf of the government for the Victorian community.
- 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 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.