About the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) provides responsive legal advice and services exclusively for the Victorian Government and its statutory authorities. Our reputation across government is strong and our legal expertise is diverse.

We are part of the Victorian Public Service, share your values and act with public value outcomes in mind. With our unique blend of government expertise and commercial know how, we are able to meet your complete legal needs. We understand the wider context of government:

  • its constraints
  • issues
  • legislative, policy and accountability regimes.

We appreciate the different problem solving options, their implications and reputational impact.

We see the big picture and provide tailored and independent advice to help you serve the State of Victoria, while understanding your individual needs.

Our people are fundamental to the quality and extent of our legal services. Our team of over 180 lawyers has what it takes to help government with its diverse legal requirements. With a wealth of government knowledge, commercial acumen and skills extending across all areas of law, partnered with a desire to contribute to public interest issues.

VGSO values

Our instructions and clients may change, our teams and how we do our work may evolve but our values will remain constant.

Reviewed 07 July 2021

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