Transport for Victoria

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Transport for Victoria
Office overview
FormedApril 2017
TypeStatutory office
Ministers responsible
  • Melissa Horne, Minister for Public Transport, Minister for Ports and Freight
  • Jaala Pulford, Minister for Roads, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC
Office executive
  • (Acting) Paul Younis, Secretary of the Department for Transport
Parent departmentDepartment of Transport
Child agencies
Key document

Transport for Victoria is a statutory office of the Department of Transport that is responsible for the planning and coordination of all transport systems in Victoria, Australia.

It acts as an umbrella agency for Public Transport Victoria (PTV, the statutory authority that manages all public transit in Victoria, including trains, trams and buses) and VicRoads (the statutory authority that manages Victoria's roads).[1]


The formation of Transport for Victoria was jointly announced on 27 June 2016, by Jacinta Allan, Minister for Public Transport, and Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads.[2][3]

At the time, the government anticipated that TFV would eventually become a single point of information for travel within Victoria, as well as a coordinating agency for the planning of transport infrastructure.[4]

Adam Carey, writing in The Age, suggested that the new authority would only undermine the role of the then recently established PTV as an umbrella agency.[5]

The organization became operational in April 2017[2][3] to realise the principal objectives of the Transport Integration Act 2010.

At the start of 2019, TFV became part of the newly established Department of Transport.

Head, Transport for Victoria[edit]

The office for the head of Transport for Victoria, officially Head, Transport for Victoria, is a statutory office established under section 64A of the Transport Integration Act 2010. The head plays a key strategic role in ensuring Victoria's growing transport system is integrated and coordinated. After the establishment of Department of Transport, the secretary of Department of Transport, currently Paul Younis, also holds the position of acting head of TfV.[6]


  1. ^ "New one-stop shop for Vic roads, transport". 27 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "A Simpler, More Coordinated Transport System For Victoria". State Government of Victoria. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Victorian government announces consolidated transport agency". Railway Digest. August 2016. p. 22.
  4. ^ Pollock, Michael (27 June 2016). "New body to co-ordinate VicRoads, PTV". The Courier. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ Carey, Adam (14 December 2016). "Like dominoes, one part of train system falls over and everything collapses". The Age. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Governance". Department of Transport. Archived from the original on 18 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020. CC BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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