Victorian Government Ministry
On 5 December 2022, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the portfolio allocations of the new Victorian Ministry, following the Labor Party’s victory at the state election in November.
There are two new faces in Cabinet, Enver Erdogan, who will serve as Minister for Corrections, Youth Justice, and Victim Support, and Natalie Suleyman, who will be responsible for Veterans, Small Business, and Youth.
Lizzie Blandthorn, who first entered the ministry in the June 2022 reshuffle, will become Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, with the portfolios of Disability, Ageing and Carers, and Child Protection and Family Services, leading the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Sonya Kilkenny will replace Blandthorn as Minister for Planning, and will also serve as Minister for Outdoor Recreation.
Danny Pearson will be continuing to serve as Assistant Treasurer, however will also become Minister for Government Services, overseeing the new Department of Government Services to be established by the Machinery of Government changes effective 1 January 2023. Pearson will also become Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC, and Minister for Consumer Affairs.
Lily D’Ambrosio will be adding Minister for the State Electricity Commission, as well as serving as Minister for Climate Action and Minister for Energy and Resources. Resources was previously held by Jaala Pulford, who retired at the recent state election.
Ingrid Stitt will become Minister for the Environment, and will continue as Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep.
Continuing as Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas will take on Leader of the House, and the portfolios of Health Infrastructure and Medical Research.
Gabrielle Williams is picking up responsibility for Ambulance Services, on top of her existing portfolios of Mental Health, and Treaty and First Peoples.
Collin Brooks will serve as Minister for Housing, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.
See below for a full list of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries.
Hawker Britton’s brief on the 2022 Victorian State Election results and policy commitments can be read here.
For more information, please contact your Hawker Britton Victorian Directors JP Blandthorn on +61 3 9034 3021 and Emma Webster on +61 3 9034 3020.
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|Premier of Victoria||The Hon. Daniel Andrews|
|Deputy Premier Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery||The Hon. Jacinta Allan|
|Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Services||The Hon. Jaclyn Symes|
|Treasurer Minister for Industrial Relations Minister for Trade and Investment||The Hon. Tim Pallas|
|Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Minister for Child Protection and Family Services||The Hon. Lizzie Blandthorn|
|Minister for Housing Minister for Multicultural Affairs||The Hon. Colin Brooks|
|Minister for Police Minister for Crime Prevention Minister for Racing||The Hon. Anthony Carbines|
|Minister for Industry and Innovation [CM] Minister for Manufacturing Sovereignty Minister for Employment Minister for Public Transport||The Hon. Ben Carroll|
|Minister for Climate Action Minister for Energy and Resources Minister for the State Electricity Commission||The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio|
|Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Minister for Creative Industries||The Hon. Steve Dimopoulos|
|Minister for Corrections Minister for Youth Justice Minister for Victim Support||The Hon. Enver Erdogan|
|Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister for Local Government Minister for Ports and Freight Minister for Roads and Road Safety||The Hon. Melissa Horne|
|Minister for Education Minister for Women||The Hon. Natalie Hutchins|
|Minister for Planning Minister for Outdoor Recreation||The Hon. Sonya Kilkenny|
|Minister for Government Services Assistant Treasurer Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC Minister for Consumer Affairs||The Hon. Danny Pearson|
|Minister for Water Minister for Regional Development Minister for Commonwealth Games Legacy Minister for Equality||The Hon. Harriet Shing|
|Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Minister for Community Sport Minister for Suburban Development||The Hon. Ros Spence|
|Minister for Early Childhood & Pre-Prep Minister for Environment||The Hon. Ingrid Stitt|
|Minister for Veterans Minister for Small Business Minister for Youth||The Hon. Natalie Suleyman|
|Leader of the House Minister for Health Minister for Health Infrastructure Minister for Medical Research||The Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas|
|Minister for Training and Skills Minister for Higher Education Minister for Agriculture||The Hon. Gayle Tierney|
|Minister for Mental Health Minister for Ambulance Services Minister for Treaty and First Peoples||The Hon. Gabrielle Williams|
|Cabinet Secretary||Mr. Steve McGhie|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier||Mr. Nick Staikos MP|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer||Mr. Paul Edbrooke|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Level Crossing Removals Parliamentary Secretary for Transport||Mr. Josh Bull|
|Parliamentary Secretary for the Commonwealth Games||Mr. Darren Cheeseman|
|Parliamentary Secretary for First Peoples||Ms. Christine Couzens|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs||Ms. Bronwyn Halfpenny|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood||Ms. Katie Hall|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs||Mr. Nathan Lambert|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Health Infrastructure Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention||Mr. Tim Richardson|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture||Ms. Michaela Settle|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Training and Skills||Ms. Nina Taylor|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Women’s Health||Ms. Kat Theophanous|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Education||Ms. Vicki Ward|
|Parliamentary Secretary for Housing Parliamentary Secretary for Volunteers||Ms. Sheena Watt|