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The Department of Magical Transportation is responsible for various aspects of magical transport. Madam Edgecombe was an employee of this department. It is located on the sixth level of the Ministry of Magic.

Offices

Floo Network Authority

The Floo Network Authority is responsible for setting up and maintaining the network. They also regulate the distribution of Floo powder.

The network is composed of the fireplaces of all the wizarding buildings, which are interconnected, and it allows the user, or "passenger", to transport themselves to any other fireplace on the network.

The Floo Network is subject to intense scrutiny by the Ministry. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry's fireplaces were at one time closely monitored for any "questionable activity."

The Floo Network may sometimes temporarily set up a connection between a wizarding building and a Muggle building. One such temporary connection was put in place between 4 Privet Drive and The Burrow.

Broom Regulatory Control

The Broom Regulatory Control has the authority to determine what factors allow an individual to use and ride a broom. If a broom has been determined to be dangerous or tampered with to cause damage, this office will confiscate the broom.

The broomstick regulations are presumably relevant to the work of the office.

Portkey Office

The Portkey Office regulates and authorises objects that are turned into portkeys as well as the network in which they are used. This would be slightly similar to the Floo Network Authority.

During the Quidditch World Cup, the Portkey Office was involved in regulating the thousands of portkeys used to bring witches and wizards to the game.

Apparition Test Centre

The Apparition Test Centre grants Apparition licences to qualified witches and wizards. One must be 17 to obtain such a licence. Licensure is required to prevent the likelihood of splinching. One is usually taught and tested by a qualified Ministry employee, such as is the case at Hogwarts. One such educator in the skill of Apparition was Wilkie Twycross. However, in the case of Side-Along Apparition, the accomplice does not require a licence provided they are taken by a licenced wizard.

Behind the scenes

  • The seal of this department features a Biohazard symbol, maybe in a nod to the dangers entailing each of the four types of transportation (broomstick, Floo powder, Apparition and Portkey.
  • Both the Hogwarts Express and the Knight Bus were the result of creative ideas from the Minister for Magic of the day, and the Ministry of Magic were as such likely to have been very much involved in bringing said ideas to life, meaning both of them would be likely to have their own subdivision at the Department of Magical Transportation, or at the very least subject to its authority.


Ministry of Magic Departments
Department of International Magical Cooperation Ministry of Magic Latin Logo Department of Magical Education logo Department of Magical Law Enforcement logo MinistryOfMagicLogo - Cursed Child DMAC clear MBRC clear Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures logo DMT clear
Level 1 Level 2
Minister for Magic and Support Staff Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Office of the Minister for Magic · Office of the Advisor to the Minister for Magic · Office of the Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic · Office of the Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic Auror Office · Department of Intoxicating Substances · Improper Use of Magic Office · Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office · Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects · Wizengamot Administration Services
Level 3 Level 4
Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures
Accidental Magic Reversal Squad · Invisibility Task Force · Muggle Liaison Office · Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee · Obliviator Headquarters Beast Division · Being Division · Centaur Liaison Office · Goblin Liaison Office · Office for House-Elf Relocation · Office of Misinformation · Pest Advisory Board · Spirit Division
Level 5 Level 6
Department of International Magical Cooperation Department of Magical Transportation
International Confederation of Wizards, British Seats · International Magical Office of Law · International Magical Trading Standards Body Apparition Test Centre · Broom Regulatory Control · Floo Network Authority · Portkey Office
Level 7 Level 8
Department of Magical Games and Sports The Atrium
British and Irish Quidditch League Headquarters · Official Gobstones Club · Ludicrous Patents Office Lobby and Reception Area · Fountain of Magical Brethren · Magic is Might monument · Ministry Munchies · Security Desk · Lifts · Magical Maintenance Office
Level 9 Level 10
Department of Mysteries Wizengamot Courtrooms
Hall of Prophecy · Death Chamber · Brain Room · Time Chamber · Space Chamber · Love Chamber Courtroom Ten