Department of Justice and Regulation

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.


Organisational structure
How the organisation is structured: our ministers, our Secretary, the business units and agencies within the department, and how they relate to each other.


Annual reports
Each year the department's annual report provides a summary of the key initiatives and activities of the department, including reports on performance, delivery of outputs and financial management.


Corporate plan
The department's Corporate Plan 2017-21 sets out what the department will deliver over the next 4 years including its core services, its support for whole of Victorian Government priorities and the department's strategic priorities.