Engage Victoria is the Victorian Government's Online Consultation platform provided by the State of Victoria through the Department of Premier and Cabinet and supported by Harvest Digital Planning.

Content on Engage Victoria is moderated by Harvest Digital Planning on behalf of participating government agencies.

Moderation aims to create and maintain a productive and safe online environment for users so that they can participate in consultation topics or communicate with each other without feeling intimidated.

The site uses either:

(a) post-moderation where all content submitted by users on our site is immediately published and then reviewed by our moderators to ensure it complies with the site’s Moderation Policy or

(b) pre-moderation where all content must first be approved by our moderators before appearing on the site.

In the first case, the user’s content is immediately posted on the site and then reviewed by the moderators. If the content violates the Moderation Policies, the user’s content will be rejected and the user may be notified via email.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any content in our sole discretion that has been posted on our site.

In some cases, you may notice that your submitted content that was once posted no longer appears on the site. The content is only temporarily removed until it can be reviewed to ensure it complies with the Moderation Policy. If your content has been rejected, you may be notified by us via email.

With the pre-moderation tool, moderators must review and approve the user’s content before it is posted onto the site. This may mean the user’s content does not immediately appear on the site.

Think positively about your participation on the Engage Victoria site. Posting to the site is an opportunity for you to input your ideas and contribute to the projects or topics in which you have an interest in a way that is respectful and of value to others.

Participation Rules

We have the right to edit or remove any content submitted by a user. This can include, but not be limited to:

  • Personal attacks on other participants or staff
  • Personal information about any of the other participants or staff
  • Offensive language including profanity
  • Comments that are discriminatory of people’s gender, race, religion, culture, sexual preference, appearance or background
  • Links to any advertising or illegal material
  • Spamming of comments
  • Rude and dismissive comments

Participation Guidelines

  • Contribute constructive discussions and comments while respecting the views of other people
  • Only post content that suitable for anyone (including young children) to view
  • Ensure you have received permission to post any images or intellectual property of third parties
  • Do not spam either by posting irrelevant websites or by re-posting your comment


If you have any questions about this Moderation Policy, you can Contact us