1. Preamble


Free and open access to the institutions of government is a vital element of our democracy.


Lobbyists and Government Affairs Directors can enhance the strength of our democracy by assisting individuals and organisations with advice on public policy processes and facilitating contact with relevant Government Representatives.


In performing this role, Lobbyists and Government Affairs Directors have a duty to act ethically, transparently, according to the highest standards of professional conduct and in accordance with probity requirements.


The Government has established the Victorian Government Professional Lobbyist Code of Conduct to ensure that contact between Lobbyists and certain Government Affairs Directors and Government Representatives is conducted in accordance with public expectations of transparency, integrity and honesty.