Let’s celebrate World Public Service Day 2024.

This year United Nations Public Service Day is on June 23.

You may not have known this special day existed and I am very keen to change that.

In my role as Commissioner I’m privileged every day to see the incredible work being done across our service and the dedicated people responsible for it.

There are more than 50,000 of us working in the Victorian public service. Each of us puts our values into action to deliver for the community. Our most recent People matter survey showed more than 90% of sector employees feel they can make a worthwhile contribution and achieve something important. You can find some inspiring examples of these contributions here.

My 20-year career in the public service has been so fulfilling. It has given me opportunities I’m grateful for; to meet interesting people and to do work that really matters and improves lives. Our work will always present challenges but we always rise to meet them.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to pause to reflect on and celebrate achievements. You should all feel a strong sense of pride to have the roles you do.

So I encourage you all to mark the day in some way. Whether it’s a team morning tea or divisional get-together, take some time out to acknowledge your work.

I’m also pleased to invite you all to the VPSC’s Public Service Day online event. I will be in conversation with Tim Ada, Secretary of the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions, discussing the real impact and rewards of public service careers are and what the future of our work looks like. We will be taking questions from the audience so please do come along.

Register here.

Public Service Day is also a perfect moment for me to say thank you for your invaluable work. Our public service helps make Victoria the wonderful place it is.

Brigid Monagle


Victorian Public Sector Commission