3 May 2023
Victorian Law Week is a week-long program of events to improve Victorians’ understanding of the law and legal system.
4 April 2023
We're rolling out new mobile phone and seatbelt detection cameras across the Victorian road network. Laws covering how you are allowed to use electronic devices while driving changed on 31 March 2023.
31 March 2023
Coinciding with International Transgender Day of Visibility, Fitzroy Legal Service was awarded a contract to establish and run a specialist legal service Q+ Law with $1.6 million from the Victorian Budget 2022/23.
8 February 2023
Victoria Police has seized cash and property from criminals worth more than $37.3 million in 12 months, a record haul that highlights the effectiveness of seizures in combating organized, profit-motivated crime.
31 January 2023
Women barristers will have greater opportunities through a new Victorian Government Legal Services Panel.
27 January 2023
Five DJCS staff members received awards recognising their distinguished service as part of the 2023 Australia Day Honours.
16 January 2023
DJCS is in the process of retendering the Whole of Victorian Government Legal Services Panel to appoint a panel of experienced and capable law firms to provide legal services to the Victorian Government
9 December 2022
From 12 December 2022, the road safety cameras at the intersection of Nepean Highway and Davey Street in Frankston are enforcing the 40 km/h speed limit.
15 November 2022
Congratulations to DJCS staff member Darcy McGauley-Bartlett, who has been announced as Victoria’s 2023 Young Australian of the Year.
20 September 2022
The 2021-22 Annual Report for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Victoria) has been released.
12 September 2022
A dedicated taskforce will target unfair practices in the property market, including underquoting, ensuring Victorians have fair and easier access to purchasing property.
6 September 2022
In preparation for this year’s Show, inspectors examined more than 200 showbags in line with safety standards under the Australian Consumer Law, which included checking more than 1480 individual items.
31 August 2022
The Victorian Government’s reforms to change the way sexual violence is dealt with in Victoria have passed Parliament, sending a clear message to Victorians that there’s no room for this inexcusable behaviour.
26 August 2022
On June 23 2022, a community forum was held with the West Metro Aboriginal community.
25 August 2022
Have your say how we can improve defamation law to better encourage victim-survivors to report criminal and unlawful behaviour without the fear of being sued.
17 August 2022
Our promise, Your future: Victoria’s youth strategy 2022 – 2027 marks the start of a new chapter in how government will work with young people and the youth and community sectors to improve young people’s outcomes.
11 July 2022
Victorians will be better protected from sexual harassment in the workplace under leading reforms which will change the way employers must deal with this disgraceful behaviour. The recommendations from the Ministerial Taskforce on Workplace Sexual Harassment, along with the Government’s response are now released.
11 July 2022
Our new death certificate package gives families a choice when managing their loved one’s estate, helping keep sensitive information private where possible.
14 June 2022
Five Department of Justice and Community Safety staff are among those recognised for their outstanding and distinguished contribution to the community in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours.
31 March 2022
The statement is another step in the transformation of Youth Justice and highlights efforts to provide more young people with pathways out of the justice system and support to get their lives back on track.
31 March 2022
The Stolen Generations Reparations Package is to help address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, community, culture, identity and language.
2 March 2022
The Department of Justice and Community Safety’s four-year plan to make sure people of all genders experience safety, respect and inclusion within our workforce and justice system.
25 February 2022
The land will be the home of the new Dja Dja Wurrung Corporate and Community Centre.
28 October 2021
The 2020-21 Annual Report for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Victoria) has been released.
18 October 2021
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for small multicultural and Aboriginal clubs and community organisations to support projects to engage young people.
10 September 2021
Mama Veronica is a participant in an innovative project designed to strengthen connections between young people, their families and their communities in Melbourne’s south-east and west. Learn more about her story.
13 August 2021
Contribute to the Engage Victoria consultation on the implementation of the sex work decriminalisation reforms.
21 June 2021
Read more about the new strategy to tackle the causes of crime and improve community safety for all Victorians.
16 June 2021
The Workplace Incidents Consultative Committee will strengthen the voice of Victorians who have been affected by a serious workplace incident and help make Victorian workplaces safer for everyone.
26 February 2021
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check has started. All people who work in an 'risk-assessed' role within the NDIS need a check.
22 January 2021
Applications are open for scholarships for Victorians with a disability in law, criminology, para-legal, psychology, social work and other justice related fields.
28 November 2020
The Victorian Government welcomes the report of the Expert Reference Group on Public Drunkenness (ERG), ‘Seeing the Clear Light of Day’.
12 November 2020
Find out more about recent reforms and express your interest in further consultation on how the law applies to deceased victims
29 October 2020
The 2019-20 Annual Report for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (Victoria) has been released.
8 September 2020
Youth Justice's responding to the potential risk of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of staff, young people and visitors
25 August 2020
An independent review is being conducted into Victoria's workers compensation system and you're invited to have your say.
4 August 2020
The Victorian Government welcomes the Contempt of Court Report 2020 by the Victorian Law Reform Commission
1 November 2019
Follow the progress of a review of the Retirements Villages Act 1986.
17 October 2019
The Department of Justice and Community Safety has released its Annual Report for 2018-19.