Resource Management Framework

The Resource Management Framework (RMF) serves to assist Victorian Government departments and agencies in understanding the legislative and policy framework for government and public sector planning, budgeting, service delivery, accountability and review.

The RMF includes mandatory requirements and guidance for departments on a range of topics including matters relating to the Department Funding Model, objectives and outputs, appropriation funding, trust accounts, carryovers, reporting and other topics.

All Victorian government departments, and specified agencies listed in the RMF, are required to apply the RMF under the Standing Directions 2018 under the Financial Management Act 1994.

From 1 July 2023

This version of the RMF should be used from 1 July 2023. It incorporates a number of changes to existing policies as directed by Government. 

This version contains amendments made in January 2024.

The complete list of changes are on page five of the main document. No changes were made to the attachments document.

Part 1

Part 2

Data Output Methodology Template

Prior to 1 July 2023

This previous version of the RMF should be used for the 2022-23 attestation year. 

Part 1

Part 2


Any questions related to the RMF should be emailed to

Reviewed 16/01/2024
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