Our structure

Our divisions focus on a particular area of responsibility and oversee and coordinate the delivery and funding of services.


There are eight divisions within the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. They are: 

  • Community Operations and Practice Leadership
    • North Division 
    • South Division
    • East Division
    • West Division
  • Children and Families
  • Disability, Fairness and Emergency Management
  • Corporate and Delivery Services
  • Homes Victoria
  • System Reform, Workforce and Engagement
  • Aboriginal Self-determination and Outcomes
  • Family Safety Victoria


Each Community Operations and Practice Leadership division is split into four or five areas. There are 17 areas in total. By division the areas are:

West Division areas

  • Wimmera South West  
  • Barwon Colac Otway
  • Central Highlands
  • Western Melbourne  
  • Brimbank Melton  

North Division areas

  • Mallee  
  • Loddon  
  • Hume Merri-bek  
  • North Eastern Melbourne  

East Division areas  

  • Ovens Murray
  • Goulburn  
  • Outer Eastern Melbourne
  • Inner Eastern Melbourne

South Division areas

  • Outer Gippsland
  • Inner Gippsland
  • Southern Melbourne 
  • Bayside Peninsula

We have staff in offices across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Homes Victoria
Homes Victoria works across government, industry and the social housing sector to deliver the Big Housing Build and to manage existing social housing in Victoria.
Family Safety Victoria
Family Safety Victoria has been established to coordinate the delivery of response and support services by bringing organisations together to create new and better ways to respond to family violence. We ensure people with lived experience and people with specialist expertise inform and guide the reform.