Read our annual reports, FOI statements and other required reports
On this page:
- Annual reports
- Freedom of information
- Strategic plan
- DEDJTR gifts, benefits and hospitality policy
- Ministerial travel reports
The former DEDJTR annual report was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday 19 December 2018. It outlines the Department's work and achievements for 2017-18.
- DEDJTR annual report 2017-2018 (PDF 6253.64 KB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2017-2018 additional information (PDF 180 KB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2017-2018 disclosure of consultancy expenditure (59.6 KB)
The accessible version of the 2017-18 annual report has been divided into four documents which represent the four sections of the report. Additional information and disclosure of consultancy expenditure is also available below.
- Section 1: Overview (including the Secretary's foreword) (DOCX 1087.31 KB)
- Section 2: Financial performance (DOCX 219.6 KB)
- Section 3: Non-financial performance (DOCX 623.22 KB)
- Section 4: Appendices (DOCX 256.67 KB)
- Additional information (DOCX 83 KB)
- Disclosure of consultancy expenditure (DOCX 37 KB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2016-2017(PDF 2.04 MB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2016-2017 (DOCX 790 KB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2016-2017 additional information (PDF 298 KB)
- DEDJTR annual report 2016-2017 additional information (DOCX (443 KB)
Freedom of information
Victoria's Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives members of the public the right to apply for access to information held by ministers, State Government departments, local councils, public hospitals, most semi-government agencies and statutory authorities.
The Department complies with the FOI Act and has a dedicated Freedom of Information Unit which can answer any questions you may have relating to FOI and the Department.
How do I lodge a FOI request?
It is important to first contact the Department's FOI Unit to confirm whether a formal request for information is required as it may already be available in the annual report or on this website.
To lodge an online Freedom of Information (FOI) request for the department, visit the Victorian Government's Freedom of Information website which outlines the steps for making a request, from preparing an application to identifying where the request should be sent.
On that site you can also find out what type of document is covered by the Act, commonly asked questions and answers, suggested links to relevant legislative websites, and contact details for relevant government agencies.
What is the cost of lodging a request?
All FOI requests are subject to a $29.60 application fee (as at 1 July 2019).
This fee is subject to an increase on 1 July every year.
The fee may be waived in cases where payment would cause an applicant financial hardship.
Where an applicant seeks a waiver of this fee, the request should indicate the grounds on which a waiver is being sought (for example, low income or holder of Commonwealth health care card).
Access charges may also apply once documents have been processed and a decision on access made for example, 20c per A4 page photocopying charge and a $22.20 per hour search and retrieval charge.
It should be noted that, under certain circumstances, some of these charges can be waived.
What kind of information is available for request?
The FOI Act allows people to apply for access to all documents held by an agency, irrespective of the form in which the documents are stored. This includes, but is not limited to, paper and electronic documents.
Assistance in determining documents relevant to a request can be provided by the department's FOI Unit.
Are documents requested under FOI automatically released?
In assessing whether it is suitable to release documents, the FOI Officer considers whether any material requested is exempt from release under the FOI Act.
The FOI Act outlines general categories of information that are exempt.
These include information relating to the personal affairs of third parties, information provided in confidence, information which if released might endanger the lives or physical safety of individuals, cabinet documents, commercial-in-confidence information, internal working documents which if released would be contrary to the public interest and so on.
Who are the decision makers under the FOI Act?
Decisions are made under the FOI Act by the Secretary of the department, or in line with arrangements made by the Secretary as required under Sections 26 and 51 of the FOI Act.
Decision-making powers and other powers affecting members of the public are found in the legislation administered by the portfolio ministers.
Acts administered by the portfolio ministers are listed in General Orders available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
Where can I access information about specific areas of responsibility of the Department?
For the benefit of members of the public, the Department of Transport releases a large amount of information through online and print publishing.
In addition, Freedom of Information statements made under Part II of the FOI Act provide information about the Department and its functions and show how the Department is making information readily available to the public.
Members of the public can also call or write directly to the Department seeking information on any aspect of its operations, including unpublished material listed in appendix 16 of the Department's annual report.
The correspondence can be addressed to either the Secretary of the Department or the director of the relevant business unit.
Guidance on the relevant business unit can be taken from the department's organisation chart contained in the annual report.
To lodge a FOI request directly to the department in writing, or for information on completing and lodging a request under the FOI Act, contact:
Freedom of Information Officer
Department of Transport
GPO Box 2392
Melbourne, VIC, 3001, Australia
Tel: 1800 845 302
Email: [email protected]
A FOI request must be specific enough to allow an agency to identify documents considered relevant to a request.
Where the terms of a request are vague, assistance will be provided to applicants to help determine the type of documents being sought.
The application fee must accompany the request at the time of lodgement, otherwise the request will be invalid.
The former DEDJTR strategic plan outlines the story and strategies behind the work we deliver to build a productive, competitive and sustainable economy.
This plan covered the 18-month period from July 2017 to December 2018.
The plan includes priority actions for this 18 month period and outlines DEDJTR's strategies over the medium-term to 2022.
These four-year strategies are intended to help the department make progress on key indicators that are outlined in the 10-year outcomes.
Information about new initiatives established since this plan was finalised were determined through the 2018-19 Victorian Budget.
More detail about these initiatives can be found in the Budget papers.
The strategic plan is subject to periodic review by the Department's Secretary and executive board to ensure the plan remains aligned to current priorities.
DEDJTR gifts, benefits and hospitality policy
The acceptance of gifts, benefits and hospitality policy outlines the Department's position on responding to offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality.
DEDJTR gifts, benefits and hospitality register
The register includes offers of gifts, benefits and hospitality made to departmental staff with a value over $50, whether accepted or not.
- Gifts, benefits and hospitality register 2017-18 (DOCX 65KB)
- Gifts, benefits and hospitality register H1 2018-19 (DOCX 46KB)
For further policy information, email [email protected]
Ministerial travel reports
Travel reports will be displayed if there has been recent travel activity by a departmental minister.