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Legislation

Copies of the below Acts – and the full range of current Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents – are available on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website (External link) This website provides access to documents, including Bills, which are under consideration by the Parliament of Victoria, Acts and Statutory Rules in operation in Victoria and Consolidated Principal Acts and Statutory Rules in operation in Victoria at a given point in time. 

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  3. Locate the Act or Regulations you require.

Note: Victorian Law Today does not include Acts or Statutory Rules that were created only to amend other Acts or Statutory rules or Acts and Regulations that have not yet commenced. These Acts or Statutory Rules can be found in the Victorian Statute Book.

Community consultation

When the department seeks community consultation on a new or amended regulation, it publishes a regulatory impact statement (RIS) and invites public comment. To view current consultations, refer to Engage Victoria (external link)

Acts and regulations listed by ministers 

The department and its Secretary are responsible to five ministers who cover the following portfolios:

  • Attorney-General
  • Minister for Racing
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Corrections
  • Minister for Emergency Services
  • Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Attorney-General

Acts Enumeration and Revision Act 1958

Administration and Probate Act 1958

Administrative Law Act 1978

Adoption Act 1984 –

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Families and Children

Age of Majority Act 1977

Appeal Costs Act 1998

Attorney-General and Solicitor-General Act 1972

Bail Act 1977

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996

Charities Act 1978

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 –

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Families and Children

Choice of Law (Limitation Periods) Act 1993

Civil Procedure Act 2010

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995

Commercial Arbitration Act 2011

Commonwealth Places (Administration of Laws) Act 1970

Commonwealth Powers (De Facto Relationships) Act 2004

Commonwealth Powers (Family Law-Children) Act 1986

Confiscation Act 1997

Constitution Act 1975 –

  • Part III
  • Section 88 in so far as it relates to the appointment of Crown Counsel and Crown Counsel (Advisings)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Training and Skills, the Premier, the Special Minister of State and the Treasurer)

Constitution (Supreme Court) Act 1989

Constitutional Powers (Coastal Waters) Act 1980

Constitutional Powers (Request) Act 1980

Co-operative Schemes (Administrative Actions) Act 2001

Coroners Act 2008

Corporations (Administrative Actions) Act 2001

Corporations (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2001

Corporations (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2001

Corporations (Victoria) Act 1990

Council of Law Reporting in Victoria Act 1967

County Court Act 1958

Court Security Act 1980

Court Services Victoria Act 2014

Courts (Case Transfer) Act 1991

Crimes (Assumed Identities) Act 2004

Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 – except:

  • Sections 48-55, 57A, 57B, 58, 58A and 60-63(1); Division 3 of Part 7; and Part 7A (these provisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health)
  • Part 5A (this Part is jointly administered with the Minister for Families and Children, the Minister for Mental Health and the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing)
  • Part 7C (this Part is jointly administered with the Minister for Mental Health)

Crimes Act 1958

Crimes at Sea Act 1999

Crimes (Controlled Operations) Act 2004

Criminal Organisations Control Act 2012

Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crown Proceedings Act 1958

Defamation Act 2005

Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 –

  • Part 5

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation)

Domicile Act 1978

Electoral Act 2002 –

  • Part 8

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Premier and the Special Minister of State)

Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000

Equal Opportunity Act 2010

Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958

Evidence Act 2008

Family Violence Protection Act 2008 –

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Federal Courts (State Jurisdiction) Act 1999

Fences Act 1968

Fines Reform Act 2014

Foreign Judgments Act 1962

Fortification Removal Act 2013

Guardianship and Administration Act 1986

Honorary Justices Act 2014

Imperial Acts Application Act 1980

Imprisonment of Fraudulent Debtors Act 1958

Infringements Act 2006

Instruments Act 1958 – except:

  • insofar as it relates to the functions of the Registrar-General and the management of the Office of the Registrar-General (insofar as it relates to those matters, the Act is administered by the Minister for Planning)

Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984

Judgment Debt Recovery Act 1984

Judicial College of Victoria Act 2001

Judicial Entitlements Act 2015

Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958

Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995

Judicial Salaries Act 2004

Juries Act 2000

Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987

Jury Directions Act 2015

Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986

Land Act 1958 –

  • insofar as it relates to the exercise of powers relating to leases and licences under Subdivisions 1 and 2 of Division 9 of Part I in respect of land described as Crown allotment 22D of section 30, Parish of Melbourne North being the site of the Victorian County Court
  • insofar as it relates to the land described as Crown Allotment 16 of Section 5, at Elwood, Parish of Prahran being the site of the former Elwood Police Station:
    • except Division 6 of Part I, Subdivision 3 of Division 9 of Part I, section 209 and the remainder of the Act where it relates to the sale and alienation of Crown Lands as set out in Administrative Arrangements Order No. 58 (which are administered by the Minister for Finance)
    • except sections 201, 201A and 399
  • Sections 22C-22E
  • Sections 201, 201A and 399 insofar as they relate to the land described as Crown Allotment 16 of Section 5, at Elwood, Parish of Prahran being the site of the former Elwood Police Station (in so far as they relate to that land, these provisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Finance)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Corrections, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Ports and the Minister for Roads and Road Safety)

Land Titles Validation Act 1994

Legal Aid Act 1978

Legal Profession Act 2004

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014

Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria)

Leo Cussen Institute (Registration as a Company) Act 2011

Limitation of Actions Act 1958

Local Government Act 1989 –

  • Sections 44-46, 48 and 49
  • Section 243 insofar as it relates to municipal electoral tribunals
  • Schedule 4

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Local Government, the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Special Minister of State)

Magistrates’ Court Act 1989

Maintenance Act 1965

Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004 – except:

  • Part 3 (this Part is jointly administered with the Minister for Police)

Marriage Act 1958

Open Courts Act 2013

Penalty Interest Rates Act 1983

Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 1968

Personal Property Securities (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2009

Personal Property Securities (Statute Law Revision and Implementation) Act 2010

Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010

Powers of Attorney Act 2014

Professional Standards Act 2003

Property Law Act 1958 – except:

  • insofar as it relates to the functions of the Registrar-General and the management of the Office of the Registrar-General (insofar as it relates to those matters, the Act is administered by the Minister for Planning)

Public Notaries Act 2001

Public Prosecutions Act 1994

Relationships Act 2008 –

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Equality

Religious and Successory Trusts Act 1958

Residential Tenancies Act 1997 –

  • Sections 446-448 (except subsection 447(1)), 452, 472, 473, 479 and 485

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Planning)

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind and other Agencies (Merger) Act 2005

Sentencing Act 1991 – except:

  • Subdivision 4 of Division 2 of Part 3 (this Subdivision is jointly administered with the Minister for Families and Children)
  • Division 2 of Part 3BA (this Division is jointly administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing
  • Divisions 3 to 6 of Part 3A (these Divisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Corrections)

Settled Land Act 1958

Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010 –

  • Sections 9-11 and 14-22

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Mental Health)

Sheriff Act 2009

St Andrew’s Foundation Act 1997

Status of Children Act 1974

Summary Offences Act 1966

Supreme Court Act 1986

Surveillance Devices Act 1999

Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988

Terrorism (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2003

Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003 – except:

  • Part 4 (this Part is administered by the Minister for Police)

Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010

Transfer of Land Act 1958 – Except:

  • insofar as it relates to the functions of the Registrar of Titles and the management of the Office of Titles (insofar as it relates to those matters, the Act is administered by the Minister for Planning)

Trustee Act 1958

Trustee Companies Act 1984 –

  • the Act is jointly administered with the Treasurer

Unauthorized Documents Act 1958

Valuation of Land Act 1960 –

  • Divisions 1 and 2 of Part III, Divisions 4 and 5 of Part III where they relate to the determination of appeals by a Land Valuation Division of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Part IV insofar as it relates to the administration of the above provisions

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Planning)

Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014

Victims’ Charter Act 2006

Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

Victims of Crime Commissioner Act 2015

Victoria Law Foundation Act 2009

Victoria Park Land Act 1992

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985

Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000

Vital State Projects Act 1976 –

  • Sections 5-16

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Premier)

Wills Act 1997

Working with Children Act 2005

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 –

  • Division 1 of Part 6

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Finance)

Wrongs Act 1958

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012

Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012

Business Licensing Authority Act 1998

Business Names (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2011

Casino Control Act 1991 – except:

  • Sections 128H-128L, except section 128K(2) (these provisions are administered by the Minister for Planning)
  • Section 128K(2) (this section is administered by the Minister for Finance)

Casino (Management Agreement) Act 1993

Chattel Securities Act 1987

Company Titles (Home Units) Act 2013

Consumer Credit (Victoria) Act 1995

Conveyancers Act 2006

Co-operatives National Law Application Act 2013

Co-operatives National Law (Victoria)

Credit Act 1984

Credit (Administration) Act 1984

Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2010

Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 – except:

  • Part 5 (this Part is administered by the Attorney-General)

Estate Agents Act 1980

Fundraising Act 1998

Funerals Act 2006

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 – except:

  • Section 2.2.6 (this section is administered by the Minister for Racing)
  • Section 3.4.33 (this section is administered by the Treasurer)
  • Division 1A and Division 2 of Part 2 of Chapter 4 (these Divisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Racing)
  • Section 4.3.12 (this section is administered by the Treasurer)
  • Part 5 of Chapter 4 (this Part is jointly administered with the Minister for Racing)
  • Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 10 (this Division is administered by the Treasurer)

Goods Act 1958

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

Motor Car Traders Act 1986

Owners Corporations Act 2006

Partnership Act 1958

Residential Tenancies Act 1997 –

  • Sections 23A-25, 27, 32, 33, 45-48, 74-77, 82, 90, 91, 91A, 102, 102A, 103, 104(1), 104(4), 104(5), 104(6), 105(2), 105(2A), 105(3), 124, 128, 130-134, 141-142B, 142D-212, 213AA-215, 230, 232-234, 241, 277, 289A, 291-327, 329-333, 335-339, 341, 343-366, 373-376, 385, 388, 388A, 390, 390A, 395-398, 399A-439M, 480, 486-499, 501-504, 505A-510C and 511
  • Section 66(1) (this section is jointly administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Planning)

Retirement Villages Act 1986

Sale of Land Act 1962

Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1989

Sex Work Act 1994

Subdivision Act 1988 –

  • Part 5
  • Section 43 (insofar as it relates to Part 5)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Planning)

Travel Agents Repeal Act 2014

Veterans Act 2005 –

  • Part 4

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Veterans)

Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation Act 2011

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Act 2011

Warehousemen’s Liens Act 1958

Minister for Corrections

Community Based Sentences (Transfer) Act 2012

Corrections Act 1986

Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 –

  • Sections 17B, 17BAA, 17BA, 17CA, 17D, 17DAA, 18A and 18B, insofar as they relate to the exercise of powers in relation to the land as shown as Crown Allotment 15 on Certified Plan 009176 and Crown Allotment 16 on Certified Plan 1, Section B1, Parish of Ararat, lodged with the Central Plan Office

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Minister for Finance, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Ports, the Minister for Sport and the Premier)

International Transfer of Prisoners (Victoria) Act 1998

Land Act 1958 –

  • Insofar as it relates to the exercise of powers relating to leases and licences under Subdivision 1 of Division 9 of Part I in respect of –
    • land identified in Certified Plan 114680-A dated 8 February 1995
    • land shown as Allotment 8B, section 13 on Certified Plan 116685 and Allotment 4A, section 17 on Certified Plan 116944 lodged in the Central Plan Office
    • land shown as hatched on the plan numbered LEGL./95-80 lodged in the Central Plan Office

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Ports and the Minister for Roads and Road Safety)

Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1983

Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983

Sentencing Act 1991 –

  • Divisions 3 to 6 of Part 3A (these Divisions are jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Families and Children and the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing)

Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009

Minister for Emergency Services

Country Fire Authority Act 1958

Emergency Management Act 1986

Emergency Management Act 2013

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority Act 2004

Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958

Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005

Minister for Police

Australian Crime Commission (State Provisions) Act 2003

Control of Weapons Act 1990

Crime Statistics Act 2014

Firearms Act 1996

Graffiti Prevention Act 2007

Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004 –

  • Part 3 (this Part is jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General)

Police Assistance Compensation Act 1968

Police Regulation (Pensions) Act 1958 – except:

  • Part III (this Part is administered by the Minister for Finance)

Private Security Act 2004

Road Safety Camera Commissioner Act 2011

Seamen’s Act 1958

Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004

Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003 –

  • Part 4

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General)

Unlawful Assemblies and Processions Act 1958

Victoria Police Act 2013

Witness Protection Act 1991

Minister for Racing

Gambling Regulation Act 2003 –

  • Section 2.2.6
  • Division 1A and Division 2 of Part 2 of Chapter 4 (these Divisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation)
  • Part 5 of Chapter 4 (this Part is jointly administered with the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation and the Treasurer)

Racing Act 1958

Victoria Racing Club Act 2006

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.