Last updated:

June 10, 2020

Why is governance required to manage information?

Having in place a strong central governance framework within Victorian Government (VG) agencies helps to achieve coordination, visibility and appropriate funding of information management activities.

Senior level leadership and cooperation across business units significantly contributes to the efficient management of information assets, in accordance with VG principles, standards and statutory requirements.


What is an information management governance committee?

An Information Management Governance Committee (IMGC) leads, monitors and reports on information management activities within VG agencies.

The IMGC is responsible for:

  • providing leadership in information management
  • building capability in information management within their agency
  • monitoring and reporting compliance with VG information-based standards
  • ensuring coordination across information-based functions including privacy, freedom of information and information security
  • providing input into VG information priorities via other leadership and reference groups.
It is a requirement for agencies to establish and maintain an IMGC. An existing governance body may adopt the functions of the IMGC if they meet the requirements.


See IM STD 03 Information Management Governance Standard for further information.