Divisional owners and entities

Aboriginal economic development

  • Aboriginal Economic Development branch
  • Economic Policy, Projects and Coordination Group

Cultural and creative economy

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of State-owned agencies that play a leading role in Victoria’s creative industries and cultural life.

Victoria's public cultural institutions

Screen agencies

Employment and small business

Employment and Small Business

The Skills and Employment Group is responsible for Jobs Victoria (including Inclusion and Partnerships).

Small Business Victoria is responsible for Business Victoria and is part of the Industry, Trade and Investment Group.

Victorian Small Business Commission

The Victorian Small Business Commission provides quick, effective, neutral and low-cost mediation services to small businesses.

Industry and innovation

Outdoor recreation

Regional development


Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation branch oversees the work of Sport and Recreation Victoria. The branch provides policy, strategy, grants administration, investment development and industry support.

The Office of Women in Sport and Recreation

The Office of Women in Sport and Recreation works alongside the Sport and Recreation branch. The Office provides policy, strategy and industry support to increase the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.


Tourism and events

Tourism and Events

Tourism and Events provides governance and strategic support for major Victorian tourism entities. The group oversees and manages the government’s relationship with these entities to ensure they deliver on strategic objectives and contribute significantly to Victoria’s visitor economy. Collectively, these entities play a key role in positioning Victoria as a world-leading tourism destination


Trade and investment

Global Victoria

Global Victoria works with businesses to build their export capabilities and connect them to international opportunities through tailored programs, trade missions and a network of over 20 trade and investment offices around the world. The group advocates for the best policy settings so that Victorian companies can be competitive in the global arena. It also promotes Victoria as the best place for further study and skills development through the state's world-class universities and training institutions.

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria fosters long term economic prosperity by enabling business opportunities and job creation for Victoria. Responsible for leading new entrant Foreign Direct Investment and investment opportunities of significance as well as enhancing the business investment environment, developing and providing whole-of-government levers and strengthening the governance of investment attraction activities.

Training, skills and higher education