The sector and the Commission
The Victorian public sector comprises two key areas: public service bodies, such as government departments and administrative offices, and public entities, such as hospitals, TAFEs and water authorities.
In supporting the sector, the Victorian Public Sector Commission’s (VPSC) public administration program two-fold. The VPSC enhances capability and performance, and also promotes knowledge and understanding throughout government and the broader Victorian community.
The VPSC supports the sector in three ways. It:
- produces the annual the State of the Public Sector in Victoria report
- conducts commissioned reviews to improve the delivery and integration of government services
- undertakes research projects on critical challenges facing the future of the public sector.
The Victorian Public Sector
A high-level overview of the Victorian public sector and its public service bodies and public entities.
Register of instruments
The Public Administration Act 2004 requires the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) to establish and maintain a Register of Instruments.
List of public sector agencies
A searchable list of Victorian government employer agencies, their portfolio, industry and public sector body type.
Public Administration in Victoria
A brief history of public administration in Victoria, from 1855 to today.
Machinery of Government
Machinery of Government refers to the allocation of functions and responsibilities between departments and ministers. In Victoria, these matters are the sole responsibility of the Premier.