Divisional owners and entities

Agriculture and fisheries

Agriculture Victoria Services

Agriculture Victoria Services is the commercial interface between the department and private industry. It protects, manages and commercialises new technologies generated by the agriculture research and development divisions of the department.

Entities

Other entities include:

Cultural and creative economy

Creative Victoria

Creative Victoria is a division within the department and is responsible for overseeing Victoria's state-owned creative organisations.

Entities

Employment programs

Employment, Investment and Trade

The Sector Development and Programs division is responsible for employment programs. It is part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Events and tourism

Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch

The Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Branch undertakes research and provides policy, strategy and industry development advice to the government and industry on the visitor economy. The branch also provides governance support and advice on a number of entities that market the state, secure events, and manage large scale tourist attractions, precincts, facilities and entertainment venues in Victoria.

Entities

Entities include:

Mining and resources

Earth Resources Policy and Programs branch

Earth Resources has an economic and industry development focus, supporting and promoting investment opportunities in the earth resources sector.

Earth Resources Regulation branch

Earth Resources Regulation has a regulatory and compliance emphasis, with responsibilities including licensing, risk management and community engagement.

Low Emission Resources branch

Low Emission Resources is investigating and promoting the development of low carbon gas-emitting energy sources and carbon sequestration technologies.

Regional development

Regional Development Victoria

Regional Development Victoria is the government's lead agency in developing rural and regional Victoria

Small business

Small Business Victoria

Small Business Victoria is part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Office of the Small Business Commissioner

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner provides quick, effective, neutral and low cost mediation services to small businesses.

Trade and investment

Invest Victoria

Invest Victoria is the Victorian Government's investment promotion agency, providing confidential services and professional advice to international and domestic investors looking to set up in Victoria. It is part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Trade Victoria

Trade Victoria helps Victorian businesses go global with access to overseas markets and connections to international businesses. The branch also provides high level market intelligence, insights and guidance to help businesses be competitive in international markets. It is also part of the Employment, Investment and Trade group within the department.

Major Projects Victoria

Major Projects Victoria acts as interface between government and industry in the development and delivery of projects that facilitate investment, generate jobs, and promote innovation in Victoria. Through the development, management and delivery of these projects, the department supports business investment in Victoria.

Victorian Government Business Offices

The Victorian Government has business offices in key international trade markets - including China, India, UK and Europe, the US, Indonesia, the Middle East, Japan and South Korea - to assist businesses in-market, including connecting businesses with overseas buyers and industry partners.

LaunchVic for startups 

LaunchVic will accelerate startups, drive new ideas and create jobs in Victoria. It has been launched by the Victorian Government in conjunction with Victoria's startup community and the successful Melbourne-grown firm, 99designs.

The $60 million fund will be provided over four years to strengthen Victoria's entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem.

Transport and infrastructure