The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 to achieve a range of legislative functions.

The Victorian Public Sector Commission (the VPSC) was established on 1 April 2014 through an amendment to the Public Administration Act 2004. The VPSC is headed by a single Commissioner and has a range of legislated functions to achieve its objectives. These are to:

  • Strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector in order to meet existing and emerging needs and deliver high quality services
  • Maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity.

The VPSC helps strengthen public sector efficiency, effectiveness and capability by:

  • assessing, researching and providing advice and support on issues relevant to public sector administration, governance, service delivery and workforce management and development
  • collecting and reporting on whole of government data
  • conducting enquiries as directed under the Act by the Premier

It helps maintain public sector integrity by:

  • advocating for an apolitical and professional public sector
  • issuing and applying codes of conduct and standards
  • monitoring and reporting to public sector body Heads on compliance with the public sector values, codes of conduct and public sector employment principles and standards
  • reviewing employment related actions and making relevant recommendations
  • maintaining a register of lobbyists

The VPSC also maintains a register of instruments made under the Act, which is published on this website.

A number of programs continue to be administered by the VPSC on behalf of and for public sector bodies. These include:

Organisational Structure

The VPSC has two divisions and five branches, per the below structure:

  • Leadership and Workforce
    • Programs and Delivery
    • Strategy and Advice
  • Performance and Integrity
    • Analytics and Performance
    • Integrity and Advisory
  • Corporate


The Victorian Public Sector Commission’s Annual Report highlights the achievements of VPSC, as well as the annual work program and financial statements.

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Sign up to our newsletter subscription list, for updates on VPSC events, new programs and resource releases.

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The biography of the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner Belinda Clark.

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The role and composition of the Victorian Public Sector Commission Advisory Board.

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The Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) implements procedures for making and handling protected disclosures.

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​The Public Administration Act 2004 establishes the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) and creates the role of the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

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Overview of accessing Victorian Acts and other key documents

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