Our Agencies

DPC supports the administrative functions of a number of portfolio agencies.

Commissioner for Privacy & Data Protection

The aim of the establishment of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection is to strengthen the protection of information held by the Victorian public sector, including that of personal information.

Freedom of Information Commissioner

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner has been established to enhance the openness and transparency of government in Victoria.  

The Commissioner plays an important role in promoting the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 by reviewing FOI decisions, handling FOI complaints, monitoring compliance with the Act and providing advice, education and guidance to the public and agencies in relation to the Commissioner’s functions and any professional standards set by the Minister.  

Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission

IBAC is Victoria’s first anti-corruption body with responsibility for identifying and preventing serious corrupt conduct across the whole public sector, including members of Parliament, the judiciary and state and local government. The primary purpose of IBAC is to strengthen the integrity of the Victorian public sector, and to enhance community confidence in public sector accountability.

Local Government Investigation & Compliance Inspectorate

The Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate (Inspectorate) is an independent administrative office established to assess compliance with the Local Government Act 1989 (Act), the guiding legislation for Victoria's 79 councils.

A key role of the Inspectorate is to promote voluntary compliance with the requirements of the Act and encourage best practice, accountability and transparency in local government.

Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel

The office turns policy into legislation and advises the government on its legislative program.

The Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel are engaged in the complex process of rewriting and modernising legislation to make it clearer and accessible.

They are also the Government Printer for Victoria.

Office of the Governor

The Governor represents the Queen as Victoria's head of state, exercising the powers and functions of head of state and fulfilling the constitutional responsibilities of the Office of the Governor.

The Office of the Governor advises on legal and policy issues and facilitates the Governor's constitutional and ceremonial duties, community engagements and visits throughout Victoria and overseas.

Public Interest Monitor

The Public Interest Monitor is responsible for representing the public interest and providing greater accountability in the collection of evidence from warrants and orders that intrude on the privacy and civil liberties of Victorian citizens. The PIM has the power to appear at any hearing of a relevant application to test the content and sufficiency of the information relied on and the circumstances of the application. The Acts under which the PIM has functions are the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004, Surveillance Devices Act 1999, Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988 and Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003.

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. PROV holds approximately 100km of records from the mid-1830s to today, including records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities such as courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.


The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) plays a key role in preserving the financial integrity of the state’s system of government. The Auditor-General is supported by approximately 185 staff who plan and conduct audits, oversee the work undertaken by some contract audit service providers and prepare major reports for tabling by the Auditor-General in Parliament.

VCEC Commissioners

Victorian Electoral Commission

The Victorian Electoral Commission is an independent and impartial statutory authority that conducts Victorian State elections, local council elections, certain statutory elections and polls, and commercial and community elections. The VEC also maintains the Victorian electoral enrolment register, conducts electoral research, provides education services and works to engage all Victorians who are entitled to vote in the democratic process.

Victorian Inspectorate

The Victorian Inspectorate is the key oversight body in Victoria’s integrity system. Commencing operations in February 2013, the Inspectorate operates under the Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011.

Victorian Leadership Development Centre

The Victorian Leadership Development Centre (VLDC) was established by the State Coordination and Management Council (SC&MC) to promote a sustainable, highly skilled, diverse and professional leadership capacity which consistently meets the needs of the Victorian Government and the community it serves.

Victorian Multicultural Commission

The Victorian Multicultural Commission fosters harmony and encourages the full participation of Victoria's culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities in all aspects of life in Victoria.

The VMC is the main link between communities and the government. Functions include supporting and empowering communities, promoting unity and understanding and celebrating Victoria's diversity.

Victorian Ombudsman

The Ombudsman's core role is to investigate complaints received from citizens about the administrative actions of state government departments, local councils, most statutory authorities and some private bodies who assist agencies in performing their statutory duties.

The Ombudsman can also conduct investigation to examine systemic failures and maladministration in the public sector.

Victorian Public Sector Commission

The Victorian Public Sector Commission works to improve the performance of the Victorian public sector to provide services more effectively and efficiently.

The VPSC performs a number of functions designed to foster an integrated and responsive public sector that is ethical, accountable and professional.

Last updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015