A list of orders issued by the Governor in Council since the introduction of the Public Administration Act 2004.

Orders are listed chronologically under the following headings. Note that the most recent orders appear first; therefore some orders (such as those dealing with departmental name changes) may have been superseded by a more recent order.

This section of the register is updated when new orders are gazetted. Refer to the Victorian Government Gazette for any formal confirmation.

Section 2 – Relating to when parts of the Act come into Operation
Section 5 – Application of Public Entities definition
Section 6 – Special Bodies
Section 10 – Departments
Section 11 – Administrative Offices
Section 16 – Persons with functions of public service body Head
Section 23 – Executive Employment
Section 75 – Orders relating to the operation of Public Entities
Section 81 – Provision of duties of a Public Entity – exceptions for Advisory Entities
Section 92 – Power to make Public Entities subject to specified whole of government policies
Section 96 – Documents required to be kept by Small Entities – exemptions
Section 104 – Declared Authorities

S2 Orders relating to when parts of the Act come into Operation
Proclamation of Commencements relating to when parts of the Act come into Operation are defined in section 2 of the Public Administration Act.
S233
Proclamation of Commencement (Fixing the date on which Part 2 of the Public Administration Act comes into operation)
Act: Public Administration Act Amendment Act 2009
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 7 July 2009
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G13
Proclamation of Commencement (Parts of the Act come into Operation)
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 602
Issue Date: 31 March 2005
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S275
Proclamation of Commencement (Fix 21 December which Sections 1, 2 and Part 9 come into Operation)
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 3
Issue Date: 21 December 2004
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S5 Orders relating to Public Entities definition
No instruments to date.
S6 Orders relating to Special Bodies
Special Bodies are defined in section 6 of the Act
To date; no instruments have been made that amend the number of special bodies contained in the Public Administration Act.
S10 Orders relating to Departments Departments are established and abolished through an Order in Council made under section 10 of the Public Administration Act.
S432
Order abolishing and renaming departments
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 4 December 2014
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S228
Abolition of Departments
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 43
Issue Date: 25 June 2013
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S124
Changing the Name of Departments (Departments of Business and Innovation, Transport, and Sustainability and Environment)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 9 April 2013
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S485
Order Changing the Name of a Department (Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2
Issue Date: 2 December 2010
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S277
Order Establishing a Department (Department of Health)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 12 August 2009
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S114
Order Changing the Name of a Department (Department of Infrastructure)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 30 April 2008
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S189
Establishment, Abolition or Change of name of Departments (Departments of Education and  Victorian Communities)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 14 August 2007
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S317
Change of Name of a Department effective on 5 April 2006 (Department of Education and Training)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 5 December 2006
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G13
Departments & Administrative Offices (Establishment of ten Departments and  four Administrative Offices)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 633
Issue Date: 31 March 2005
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S11 Orders relating to Administrative Offices
Administrative Offices are established and abolished through an Order in Council made under section 11 of the Public Administration Act.
G42
Order Establishing an Administrative Office (Safer Care Victoria)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2683
Issue Date: 20 October 2016
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G26
Order Establishing an Administrative Office (Office of Projects Victoria)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1664
Issue Date: 30 June 2016
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G24
Order Establishing an Administrative Office (Western Distributor Authority)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1476
Issue Date: 16 June 2016
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G22
Order Abolishing an Administrative Office (Regional Rail Link Authority)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1318
Issue Date: 2 June 2016
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S110
Order Changing Department in Relation to which an Administrative Office is Established (Office of the Victorian Government Architect).
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 15 May 2015
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G18
Change of Name of Administrative Offices  (Moving Victoria – Rail Office, Moving Victoria – Road Office)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 980
Issue Date: 7 May 2015
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  S231
Establishment of Administrative Office (Moving Victoria- Rail Office, Moving Victoria – Road Office).
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 1 July 2014
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S231
Order Abolishing an Administrative Office (Office of the Environmental Monitor and Victorian Bushfire,  Reconstruction and Recovery Authority)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 1 July 2014
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S231
Order Abolishing an Administrative Office (Office of Living Victoria)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2
Issue Date: 1 July 2014
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S228
Change of Name of Administrative Offices
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 43
Issue Date: 25 June 2013
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S166
Establishment the Administrative Office (Office of Living Victoria)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 22 May 2012
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G42
Establishment of an Administrative Office (Office of the Victorian Government Architect)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2415
Issue Date: 20 October 2011
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G35
Order Abolishing an Administrative Office (Victorian Multicultural Commission)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act 2004
Page Number: 2056
Issue Date: 1 September 2011
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S127
Abolition of an Administrative Office (Implementation Monitor)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act 2004
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 19 April 2011
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S436
Establishment of Administrative Office (Implementation Monitor)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 26 October 2010
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G34
Establishment of Administrative Office (Regional Rail Link Authority)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1886
Issue Date: 26 August 2010
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S277
Establishment of Administrative Office (Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 6
Issue Date: 12 August 2009
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G15
Declaration of Office to which Part 4 Applies (Establishment of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority)
Act: Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994
Page Number: 892
Issue Date: 9 April 2009
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G12
Abolition of Administrative Office (Office of the Shared Services Centre)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 700
Issue Date: 19 March 2009
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G51
Establishment of Administrative Office (Victorian Multicultural Commission)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 3057
Issue Date: 18 December 2008
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G51
Establishment of an Administrative Office (Office of the Environment Monitor)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 3192
Issue Date: 20 December 2007
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S27
Establishment of and Change of Name of Administrative Office (Public Records Office)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 13 February 2007
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S317
Change of Name of a Department (Department of Education and Training)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 5 December 2006
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G43
Establishment of Administrative Office (Office of the Shared Services Centre)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2389
Issue Date: 27 October 2005
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G15
Establishment of an Administrative Office (Office of Child Safety Commissioner)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 741
Issue Date: 14 April 2005
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G13
Departments & Administrative Offices (Establishment of ten Departments and four Administrative Offices)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 633
Issue Date: 31 March 2005
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S16 Orders relating to Persons with functions of public service body Head
Persons other than Heads of Departments and Administrative Offices with the functions of a public service body Head in relation to employees are listed in section 16 of the Public Administration Act.
S215
Order Specifying Officer Holder with Functions of Public Service Body Head (the Chairperson of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 28 June 2012
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G37
Order Specifying Office Holder with Functions of Public Service Body Head (the Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission in relation to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2427
Issue Date: 10 September 2009
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S28
Order Specifying Office Holder with Functions of Public Service Body Head (the Chairperson of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation in relation to the office of the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 7 February 2012
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S23 Orders relating to Executive Employment
Orders under section 23(1)(d) and (2) are for the purpose of declaring certain employees in declared authorities to be executives under Part 3 of the Public Administration Act.
G13
Executive Employment (Schedule)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 638
Issue Date: 31 March 2005
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S75 Orders relating to the operation of Public Entities
Part 5 may also have been made to apply to bodies in existence prior to 1 July 2005 by way of amendments to the legislation under which they were established.
S229
Application of Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 5 of the Public Administrations Act 2004 to Public Entities
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 25 June 2013
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G37
Application of Division 2 of Part 5 (Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2427
Issue Date: 10 September 2009
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G34
Application of Division 2 of Part 5 (Centre for Adult Education and Adult Multicultural Education Service)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 2260
Issue Date: 20 August 2009
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S81 Orders relating to duties of entities – exceptions for Advisory Entities
No instruments to date.
S92 Orders relating to the power to make Public Entities to subject to specified whole of government policies
No instruments to date.
S96 Orders relating to documents required to be kept by Small Entities – exemptions
No instruments to date.
S104 Orders relating to Declared Authorities
Declared Authorities are established and abolished through an Order in Council made under section 104 of the Public Administration Act.
S201
Order Declaring the State Owned Enterprise for Irrigation Modernisation in Northern Victoria to be a Declared Authority and Specifying Other Matters
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 1
Issue Date: 18 June 2012
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S200
Declaration of Cenitex to be a Declared Authority
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 13
Issue Date: 16 July 2008
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G15
Declared Authorities (Schedule)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 741
Issue Date: 14 April 2005
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G13
Declared Authorities (Schedule)
Order in Council
Act: Public Administration Act
Page Number: 634
Issue Date: 31 March 2005
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