The Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy Framework sets minimum requirements and accountabilities for the Victorian public sector. The framework is designed to guide public sector organisations when they are reviewing and updating their own gifts, benefits and hospitality policies.

A publicly available policy helps remove uncertainty. It avoids the potential for misunderstandings and embarrassment amongst employees, clients and contractors.

The framework is flexible. It enables organisations to tailor it to suit their own unique organisational needs and operational requirements. It ensures minimum public sector requirements and accountabilities are met. It covers topics such as: when is it appropriate to accept or decline a gift; and how to declare, record and handle gifts once received.

The framework is supported by a set of tools:

  • GIFT test
  • HOST test
  • Gifts, benefits and hospitality Q&A
  • Model gifts declaration
  • Register
  • Model gifts, benefits and hospitality attestation.
This resource suite contains:

Available formats

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy Framework

Sets minimum requirements and accountabilities for the Victorian public sector and guides the development and review of policies.

Gifts Benefits and Hospitality Policy Framework Q&A

Answers common questions as to why the gifts, benefits and hospitality policy framework was introduced and its effect on organisations and individuals.

Attestation by Secretaries of Departments and Heads of Special Bodies

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