Who the code applies to

This Code applies to and is binding on all Directors of public entities and statutory office holders, as defined in section 4 of the Act, other than the statutory office holders of a special body, or unless excluded by a specific declaration issued by the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner.

Purpose of the Code

This Code of Conduct is based on the Victorian public sector values and sets the standard of behaviour expected of Directors and statutory office holders from the date of their appointment. The behaviours are essential to how Directors and statutory office holders perform their duties and to the relationship they have with their portfolio Minister, departmental and public entity staff, and the community.

The Commission has developed a sample presentation that departments and public entities can adapt to their audience and use to induct new directors. The presentation is available on request at info@vpsc.vic.gov.au.

Additional resources

Code of conduct for directors - Easy read version

Code of conduct for directors - Text-only version

The code