Who is responsible for services in VIC?

The Victorian State Government, Victorian councils and the Australian Government all work to support Victorians with disability. This section tells you who does what.

Key Victorian disability information

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) delivers and regulates disability services and leads whole of Victorian Government disability inclusion reform work in partnership with people with disability, their families and carers. DFFH works closely with the key stakeholders, including the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, to drive greater inclusion across Victorian Government policies, programs and services. Victorian councils also work to promote and improve the inclusion of local communities.

Learn about the Victorian Disability Minister

Visit the disability section of the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Visit the Victorian State Government website

Learn more about local councils in Victoria

Learn about the Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Victoria State Disability Plan

Other Services the Victorian State Government provides

Public, social and community housing

Public hospitals

Community health services

Home and Community Care programs for under 65s

Public transport services

Public primary and secondary schools


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Kindergartens and pre-schools

Jurisdictional court systems

Correctional centres and prisons

State/Territory Police

Guardianship, Public trustees

The Ombudsman

Child protection

Community visitors programs for disability*

Domestic and family violence services

Major sporting facilities

State and territory human rights/anti-discrimination bodies

Services Victorian local councils provides

Victorian local councils provide the following supports and services:

  • Urban planning/design of the built environment
  • Accessible buildings
  • Local development planning
  • Local roads, bikeways and footpaths
  • Local parks and recreational facilities
  • Local sports grounds
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds
  • Council run childcare and aged care centres
  • Municipal services
  • Parking regulation
  • Public libraries, community halls

Find out more about Local Government in Victoria.

The Australian Local Government Association is the national voice of local government, representing and providing a range of services to 537 councils across Australia.

Australian Government and shared services

Find out what services the Australian Government provides and those services all governments do together