Advisory bodies

The department works with a range of ministerial advisory bodies across its portfolio areas of responsibility. It includes some of the following:

Advanced manufacturing advisory council

The Victorian Government has established the Advanced manufacturing advisory council to help shape the future of manufacturing in Victoria.

Animal welfare advisory committee

The Victorian Government has established the Animal welfare advisory committee (AWAC) to provide the minister with expert and strategic advice on animal welfare related issues.

Building industry consultative council (BICC)

The Building Industry Consultative Council is a forum for dialogue between the members on significant economic and industrial relations issues in the building and construction industry.

Creative state advisory board

The Creative state advisory board has been appointed to provide advice on aspects of strategy and implementation in support of Victoria's new Creative Industries Strategy, Creative State.

Defence council Victoria

The Defence council Victoria advises and guides the government on strategies and initiatives to develop and sustain unique capabilities within Victoria's defence industry. Its members represent a broad range of experience across defence operations, equipment acquisitions and business and commercial practice.

Earth resources ministerial advisory council

A reformed Earth resources ministerial advisory council will provide strategic advice on the sustainable development of Victoria's mining and resources industry.

Equal workplaces advisory council

The Equal workplaces advisory council currently reports to and advises the Minister of Industrial Relations, about initiatives that will tackle the gap in women's pay and workforce participation, including gendered occupational segregation.

Forestry industry council

The Victorian Forestry Industry Council is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting forestry contractors.

Multicultural Business Ministerial Council

The Multicultural Business Ministerial Council as established to advise the Minister for Small Business on issues affecting the multicultural business sector and help Victoria be the best state to do business.

Regional development advisory committee

The Regional development advisory committee is an independent committee established to provide advice to the minister, undertake research and consult stakeholders on the development of rural and regional Victoria.

Small Business Ministerial Council

The Small Business Ministerial Council was established to advise the Minister for Small Business on issues affecting the sector and help Victoria be the best state to do business. 

Technical review board

The Technical review board is a team of experts with international mining experience. The Technical review board provides strategic advice to the government in the areas of mine and quarry stability, rehabilitation and other strategic risks, specifically in relation to reducing risks to the environment, public safety and infrastructure.

Transport industry council

The Victorian Transport Industry Council is responsible for making recommendations to the Minister for Industrial Relations on commercial practices affecting owner drivers.

Young farmers ministerial advisory council

The Victorian Government has established the Young farmers ministerial advisory council to give young people a strong voice in agriculture.

Wine industry ministerial advisory committee

The Victorian Government established a Wine industry ministerial advisory committee to advise the minister on opportunities for and issues affecting the long term performance and sustainability of the Victorian wine industry.

Victorian international education ministerial advisory roundtable

The Victorian international education ministerial advisory roundtable was established to provide a regular opportunity for international providers, peak bodies, student representatives and the state government to share information and discuss strategic issues related to the international education sector.

Page last updated: 22 November 2018