How laws are made and regulated, and which legislative issues the department is currently addressing
Interpreting the law, resolving disputes and imposing penalties on those who have broken the law
Advice and mediation services as alternatives to court in resolving disputes.
Systems and processes for infringements (fines), penalties and values, fine enforcement and asset confiscation.
The correctional process, from community corrections to prison, parole and release
Find a lawyer or organisation to assist you with legal matters
Sheriff’s officers take action against people who do not comply with their debt-related court orders.
Preventing, investigating and solving crime
Youth justice supervises and provides programs for young people in the criminal justice system.
Planning, managing and delivering Victoria’s emergency services.
Crime prevention campaigns, initiatives, programs and grants
Victoria's road safety strategy and road safety camera program
Gambling policy, regulation, licensing, education and research, and support for problem gambling
Play it safe at the beach, at the river, by the pool and while boating and fishing
Sustaining and improving outcomes for vulnerable children and their families
Certificates and registries for births, deaths and relationships, and family history resources
Checks for people in paid or voluntary child-related work.
Licensing, registration and regulation of businesses and industries.
Non-business licences, certificates and registers, including birth certificates and Working with Children Checks
Victoria's consumer affairs regulator oversees the rights and responsibilities of businesses and consumers
Privacy law regulates how personal information is obtained, used and disposed of.
Advocacy, services and support for people with a disability or mental illness
Equal opportunity, sexual harassment, racial and religious vilification, and related dispute resolution
A partnership between the Victorian Government and the Victorian Koori community to improve justice outcomes.
How to request access to documents held by Department of Justice and Regulation business units
History and legislation behind the recognition and protection of native title
The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.