As the State’s lead agency promoting and delivering sustainable development in Victoria, we are uniquely positioned to provide leadership across Victoria and contribute to global sustainability.

Our support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is demonstrated in individual policies or programs (for example, Plan Melbourne or Biodiversity 2037). Achieving the goals will require everyone to play their part.

The SDG framework is credible, transparent and connects us to the international sustainability agenda. It allows us to see how our work contributes to Victoria’s sustainability and provides guidance on where we should be focusing our future efforts to contribute to sustainable development.

Find out more about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

No poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Zero hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Good health and wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Quality education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Decent work and economic growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduced inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Page last updated: 02/09/21