Government of Victoria
| Alex Chernov, Governor |
Ted Baillieu, Premier
The Government of Victoria, Australia, is a democratic parliamentary form of government. The State of Victoria is one of the six states of the Australian Commonwealth.
Application for New gTLD
In 2011, the State Government of Victoria announced its plan to submit an application for the .victoria and .melbourne geographical top level domain name via ICANN's New gTLD Program. On October 19, 2011, the government issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a partner to submit the application and to manage and operate the TLD under a revenue sharing agreement.  ARI Registry Services, a leading registry service provider based in Australia, won the contract to operate the .victoria and melbourne TLDs. The company hired Ernst & Young and Melbourne IT to help prepare the application for the TLD. ARI Registry Service will also serve as registry operator for the .sydney string for the Government of New South Wales.