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Strategic Plan 2023-2027

The Summary of our Strategic Plan 2023-27 reflects our new Department and brings together our vision, purpose and mission, consistent with Government objectives, priorities, and budget decisions.

Annual reports

The DoT annual report outlines our work and achievements for 2021-22.

Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 

The Victorian Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 aims to halve deaths by 2030 and put us on a strong path to eliminate all road deaths by 2050. 

Road Safety Victoria – based within the Department of Transport and Planning – led development of the strategy in collaboration with the Victorian Road Safety Partnership – the Transport Accident Commission, Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and Community Safety, and the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Action plans for diversity and inclusion

Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan

The Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan is the framework for a whole-of-transport approach to embedding self-determination and ensuring our transport system is informed by the voices of Aboriginal Victorians. The plan formalises how the transport portfolio will work together as one in a coordinated, integrated fashion to deliver outcomes with, and for, Aboriginal Victorians.

Forward procurement activity plan 

Our procurement framework complies with the policies and directives of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board, established under the Financial Management Act 1994.

In accordance with the board’s governance policy, we publish a summary of our forecast procurement activities.

Our forward procurement activity plan 2020-21 is available to download below.

This information does not represent a solicitation or invitation to supply, or a commitment by the Department to purchase.

Forward Procurement Activity Plan 2020-21 [XLSX 152 Kb]

Public transport operator payments

Metro Trains and Yarra Trams receive regular payments from the Department of Transport and Planning to cover the delivery of services and the operation and development of the networks. The terms of these payments are outlined in operator franchise agreements.

On 30 November 2017, Metro Trains and Yarra Trams entered into seven-year contracts to operate Melbourne’s metropolitan train and tram networks respectively. Under the conditions of the contract, both operators will be held to new performance measures and will be accountable to deliver against these metrics in order to receive any incentive payments.

Incentive payments are based on a detailed measure of the passenger impact of service disruptions. These include delays, cancellations, short services, and a number of other disruption types, including trains that bypass the City and/or Westona loops.

Summary payments ($000s)


Metro Trains

Yarra Trams

Regional train and coach

Metropolitan, regional and school bus

Apr-Jun 23
114,489 248,596 309,924
Jan-Mar 23
306,839 116,882 244,669 293,339
Oct - Dec 2022  301,491  125,151  285,628  324,019 
Jul - Sep 2022  303,965  128,823 234,938  321,225 
Apr - Jun 2022  294,828 119,208 273,005  311,313 
Jan - Mar 2022  325,345 135,272 184,243  276,405 
Oct - Dec 2021 284,939 122,177 259,851 300,621 
Jul - Sep 2021 296,463 134,062  222,959  294,293 
Apr - Jun 2021 253,471 129,431  173,034  288,203 
Jan - Mar 2021  228,821 116,220 179,185 264,373

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* Includes COVID-19 Support Payments provided to Metro Trains and Yarra Trams by the Victorian Government between May and December 2020 to ensure they can remain viable and continue to operate and deliver essential transport services to Victorians.

DTP 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.

DTP 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.

Further information

For further policy information, email [email protected].

Reporting fraud or corruption

Statement of commitment 

The Department is committed to promoting a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour in the delivery of services it provides to the Victorian community, and in the governance of those services.  

If you have knowledge or reason to believe a departmental employee, agency employee of the department, contractor, or service provider is or has been involved in fraudulent or corrupt conduct, you should report it as a complaint or a public interest disclosure (PID). 

Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (Vic) (the PID Act) supports the Government's commitment to the principles of open, honest and accountable governance and is designed to protect the public interest by:

  • exposing serious public sector wrongdoing,
  • ensuring public organisations are responsible and accountable,
  • protecting people who make a public interest disclosure from detrimental action and ensuring their privacy.
You may wish to make a complaint using the PID process if your complaint is about improper conduct and you are concerned that detrimental action may be taken against you for making the complaint.

You receive the protection of the PID Act once your allegation has been fully assessed as being a public interest disclosure. 

Reporting suspected fraud or corruption to the Department 

The Department provides a number of channels for reporting suspected fraud or corruption. 

In writing:

Department of Transport and Planning
Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
60 Denmark Street,
Kew, VIC 3101

To PID Coordinator:

Mr. Eric Henderson
Director, Integrity and Ethical Behaviour
[email protected]
0475 836 256

By telephone:
Manager, Ethical Behaviour on 0448 919 825

By email:
[email protected]

External reporting service:
Stoppline Pty Ltd on 1800 290 609.  Stopline is an independent reporting service. 

Making a public interest disclosure

If you wish to make a PID about the actions of the Department or any of its employees or officers, you should contact the Department’s PID Coordinator at the details listed above. 

Alternatively, disclosures may also be made directly to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) at:

Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
1300 735 135
[email protected]

Relevant legislation

Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (Vic) (formerly known as the Protected Disclosures Act 2012) 

Environmental approvals for High Capacity Metro Trains

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act approval for the Pakenham East train stabling and maintenance depot works was issued on 8 November 2016. This was based on studies of the environmental and cultural heritage values. 
Early works commenced on this site in February 2017. 
A key requirement of the EPBC Act approval is the publication of annual EPBC Act compliance reports.  These are available to download below:

Model utility agreement guidelines

Notice of acquisition form for major transport projects 

This form applies for all compulsory acquisitions of land under section 112 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 on and after 1 December 2021.

Project area designation

Melbourne Underground Rail Loop Fire and Life Safety Upgrade Stage 2

On 18 March 2022, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act). 

The project area is as shown in the plans with reference LEGL./21-084 sheets 1 to 17 (inclusive).

The designation of the project area enables the project proponent (the Secretary to the Department of Transport and Planning) to use the project delivery powers under the MTPF Act. 

If you require assistance in accessing or understanding the report, please contact the Level Crossing Removal Project on 1800 105 105 or email [email protected]

North East Link notices 

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