Department of Transport
The Department of Transport aims to build a safer, fairer and greener transport system for all Victorians to create a more prosperous and connected community.
The Department of Transport (DoT) was established on 1 January 2019, bringing all our valuable experts together to design, plan, build and run transport so it works well today and in the future.
Our work supports three ministers, spans seven portfolios and operates across metropolitan and regional offices.
We are responsible for delivering the biggest infrastructure program Victoria has ever seen.
We are making communities safer by removing dangerous level crossings, upgrading major roads across Victoria, building the Metro Tunnel to unlock the bottleneck in the city loop, working to upgrade every regional rail line, building the West Gate Tunnel and developing the Airport Rail Link.
We also bring together agencies from ports to fisheries and the operators and regulators of public transport and roads to make sure we are getting more out of existing infrastructure.
Victoria is facing unprecedented growth and change and our job is to integrate the transport network so everyone's journeys can be safer, simpler and quicker - whether they drive, catch trains, trams, buses, taxis or on-demand rideshare services, cycle or walk, or move freight.
We are putting people at the centre of everything we do.
By having one place for designing, building and running transport, we can give people a common picture of what's going on, and more actively operate the network to improve everyone's journeys.
The Department of Transport brings the Transport Integration Act to life.
It ensures that transport agencies work together towards a common goal of an integrated, sustainable transport system that contributes to an inclusive, prosperous and environmentally responsible state.
The establishment of Transport for Victoria in 2017 was an important reform to integrate operations and strategic thinking.
The Department continues the organisational maturity needed to successfully deliver an integrated transport system for Victorians and the Victorian Government's transport agenda.
It was widely reported in April 2019 that the Department of Transport was going to incorporate VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria merging the state's agencies.
Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the new department would focus on the entire network as a whole. Rail Tram and Bus Union state secretary Luba Grigorovitch said it was a step in the right direction.
Our transport future
High Capacity Metro Trains
New and upgraded trains, trams
Working with communities
Regional Rail Revival
Plan your journey
Taxis, hire cars and ridesharing
Walking and cycling
Ports and freight
Key freight projects
Port Rail Shuttle
Freight-Passenger Rail Separation
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