The Directorate is responsible for reviewing and developing policy and legislation across the justice and community safety portfolio.
Our law enforcement regime maintains the public safety and social order of the community.
A variety of organisations and programs come together to identify and respond to crime, safety and justice priorities.
Information about the ways we promote, support and protect rights.
All about the Human Rights Act, how it works and the review process.
FOI gives members of the community a legally enforceable right to access documents held by government.
Access to a range of emergency response information.
Our emergency response framework.
Members of our community who respond in emergencies.
Safety considerations and information for personal and family wellbeing.
How we keep our community safe.
Information about the Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Program.
Business obligations for safe workplaces.
Keeping ACT Government assets and information secure.
A national approach to security preparedness and planning.
How we keep safe on ACT roads.
The Directorate is responsible for legislation dealing with commercial regulation in the ACT.
In the ACT there are rights and responsibilities that regulate how business owners, their staff and their customers interact.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes activities to ensure compliance to regulations.
The Directorate educates the ACT community and industry on regulatory functions and obligations.
The Directorate is responsible to the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and the Minister for Corrections.
The Directorate plays a vital role in providing information and advice to the Minister and supporting ACT representation in national fora.
The Directorate's responsibility for government activities of justice administration, rights protection, business regulation and emergency services.
ACT Corrective Services delivers adult correctional and detention services.
ACT Courts and Tribunal deliver justice through sentencing in criminal cases and rulings in civil cases.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency is responsible for emergency management planning and response.
The ACT Government Solicitor provides legal advice and services to the ACT Government and its agencies.
The Legislation and Policy Branch provides policy advice and research services to develop ACT policies and legislation.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes registration and business regulation functions.
The Parliamentary Counsel’s Office provides legislative drafting and publishing services for ACT legislation.
Policing services in the ACT are purchased from the Australian Federal Police.
The Security and Emergency Management Branch is responsible for protection and emergency planning for all hazards, including counter-terrorism.
A number of independent statutory agencies are administered under the portfolio umbrella of justice and community safety.
Victim Support ACT provides specialised assistance to help victims of crime participate in the justice process.
The Director of Public Prosecutions provides independent and effective criminal prosecution services.
Elections ACT is responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the ACT.
The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of people living in the ACT.
The Public Advocate protects the interests, rights and dignity of vulnerable people and those with a disability.
The Public Trustee provides independent, professional trustee and asset management services.
The Work Safety Commissioner promotes and educates stakeholders on matters relating to workplace safety in the ACT.
Media information relating to the justice and community safety portfolio.
This section details the ways to contact the Department as well as agency locations.
This section provides access to our searchable database of publications.
Feeling safe and feeling secure around the home are important contributing factors to personal wellbeing.
Personal safety refers to:
Our efforts to continually reduce crime rates and maintain safe environments presents challenges for government, enforcement agencies and everyone in our community.
Government services provide a wide range of information, education and access to assistance.
ACT Health DirectorateACT Health provides health information and details of health services.
healthdirect Australiahealthdirect Australia provides an efficient and expert source of health-related information and advice.
Department of HealthThe Australian Department of Health provides a range of topics covering ageing, health education, health conditions and diseases, products and medicines, healthcare systems, healthy workforces, rural health, health priorities, services, ethical issues, and gene technology.
Domestic Violence Crisis ServiceThe Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT provides crisis intervention, advocacy, referral, information, support and practical assistance for people subjected to or using violence and abuse in relationships.
HomeSafety ProgramThe HomeSafety Program supports ACT residents in reducing the risk of injury, fire or theft within their homes
ACT PolicingACT Policing provides comprehensive advise on home safety and securing property and possessions, as well as personal safety and protecting your family.
Protection against Technology Enabled Crime is also an AFP priority.
Emergency Services AgencyThe ACT Fire Brigade publishes Community Safety Bulletins providing information and guides to help you prevent or prepare for threats to your safety.
Stay Smart OnlineThe Stay Smart Online Program provides information on the simple steps you can take to secure your computer and your online transactions.