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Acts and regulations listed by ministers 

The department and its Secretary are responsible to six 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
  • Minister for Families and Children

The following is a list of acts administered by the Justice Portfolio as at 30 June 2017. In some cases an Act may be administered by more than one minister.

Attorney-General

Acts solely administered by the Attorney-General

Name of Act
Acts Enumeration and Revision Act 1958
Administration and Probate Act 1958
Administrative Law Act 1978
Age of Majority Act 1977
Appeal Costs Act 1998
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996
Charities Act 1978
Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
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
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 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
Domicile Act 1978
Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000
Equal Opportunity Act 2010
Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958
Evidence Act 2008
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
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 Salaries Act 2004
Juries Act 2000
Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987
Jury Directions Act 2015
Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986
Land Titles Validation Act 1994
Legal Aid Act 1978
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
Magistrates’ Court Act 1989
Maintenance Act 1965
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
Public Notaries Act 2001
Public Prosecutions Act 1994
Religious and Successory Trusts Act 1958
Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind and other Agencies (Merger) Act 2005
Settled Land Act 1958
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
Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010
Trustee Act 1958
Unauthorized Documents Act 1958
Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014
Victims’ Charter Act 2006
Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996
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
Wills Act 1997
Working with Children Act 2005

Acts jointly administered by the Attorney-General

Name of Act Notes regarding administration
Adoption Act 1984 The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Families and Children.
Bail Act 1977 Section 3B of the Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Families and Children.
Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Families and Children.
Constitution Act 1975  The Attorney-General administers Part III, Section 88 of the Act in so far as it relates to the appointment of the 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.
Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 

The following sections of the act are jointly administered:

  • 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)
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 Part 5 only - The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.
Electoral Act 2002 Part 8 only - The Act is otherwise administered by the Premier and the Special Minister of State
Family Violence Protection Act 2008 The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
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).

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.

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 and the Minister for Roads)

Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004

 Part 3 of this Act is jointly administered with the Minister for Police

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)

Relationships Act 2008

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

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.

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).
Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010

Sections 9-11 and 14-22 - The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Mental Health.

Terrorism (Community Protection) Act 2003 Except for Part 4 (which is administered by the Minister for Police)
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 Companies Act 1984 The Act is jointly administered with the Treasurer
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.

Vital State Projects Act 1976

Sections 5-16 - The Act is otherwise administered by the Premier.

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 Except Part VI (jointly administered with the Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry).

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Acts jointly administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Name of Act
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 (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
Estate Agents Act 1980
Fundraising Act 1998
Funerals Act 2006
Goods Act 1958
Liquor Control Reform Act 1998
Motor Car Traders Act 1986
Owners Corporations Act 2006
Partnership Act 1958
Retirement Villages Act 1986
Rooming House Operations Act 2016
Sale of Land Act 1962
Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1989
Sex Work Act 1994
Travel Agents Repeal Act 2014
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation Act 2011
Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Act 2011
Warehousemen’s Liens Act 1958

Acts jointly administered by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Name of Act Notes regarding administration
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).
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 Except Part 5 (administered by the Attorney-General).
Gambling Regulation Act 2003 

Except:

  • Section 2.2.6 (this section is administered by the Minister for Racing)
  • Section 2.2.9 (this section is administered by the Minister for Racing)
  • Division 5A of Part 5 of Chapter 2 (this Division is jointly administered with 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).
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.

Subdivision Act 1988

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

The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Planning.

Veterans Act 2005

Part 4 - The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Veterans.

Minister for Corrections

Acts solely administered by the Minister for Corrections

Name of Act
Community Based Sentences (Transfer) Act 2012
Corrections Act 1986
International Transfer of Prisoners (Victoria) Act 1998
Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1983
Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983
Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009

 

Acts jointly administered by the Attorney-General

Name of Act  Notes regarding administration
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.

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 Finance, the Minister for Health, the Minister for Ports and the Minister for Roads and Road Safety and the Special Minister of State.

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.

Minister for Emergency Services

Name of Act
Country Fire Authority Act 1958
Emergency Management Act 2013
Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority Act 2004
Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act 1958
Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005

Minister for Families and Children

Acts solely administered by the Minister for Families and Children

Name of Act
Commission for Children and Young People Act 2012

 

Acts jointly administered by the Minister for Families and Children

Name of Act Notes regarding administration
Bail Act 1977

Section 3B (this section is jointly and severally administered with the Attorney-General)

The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General.

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Attorney-General
Crimes (Mental Health Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997

Part 5A is jointly administered with the Attorney-General, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health.

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

Sentencing Act 1991

Subdivision 4 of Division 2 of Part 3 (these provisions are jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Corrections and the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing.

 

Minister for Police

Name of Act
Australian Crime Commission (State Provisions) Act 2003
Control of Weapons Act 1990
Crime Statistics Act 2014
Firearms Act 1996
Graffiti Prevention Act 2007
Police Assistance Compensation Act 1968
Private Security Act 2004
Road Safety Camera Commissioner Act 2011
Seamen’s Act 1958
Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004
Unlawful Assemblies and Processions Act 1958
Victoria Police Act 2013
Witness Protection Act 1991

 

Minister for Racing

Acts solely administered by the Minister for Racing

Name of Act
Racing Act 1958
Victorian Amateur Turf Club (Incorporating the Melbourne Racing Club) Act 1963
Victoria Racing Club Act 2006

Acts jointly administered by the Minister for Racing

Name of Act  Notes regarding administration
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