Committees

The committee system in a parliamentary democracy provides a way of achieving greater public input into issues being considered by Parliament. The Parliament of Victoria has an extensive system of committees which hold inquiries into particular issues and call for input from the wider community, including experts, individuals, business and government organisations, to express their views.

The 57th Parliament expired on 4 November 2014.  A general election will be held on 29 November 2014. All Committees of the 57th Parliament ceased to exist on 4 November 2014, and any incomplete inquiries lapsed from that date. New Committees will be established in the 58th Parliament.

For further information, please contact the Committee Services Office on 03 86822800 or cso@parliament.vic.gov.au; or see:

Elections fact sheet – link

Opening of Parliament fact sheet – link

Elections information – link


Current Inquiries
Inquiry into the establishment of an independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in Victoria
Investigation into the Improper Disclosure of a Committee Document
Investigation into the Improper Disclosure of Committee Deliberations
Complaint by the Member for Frankston
Inquiry into Recommendation 2 of the Ombudsman's report into Mr Geoff Shaw MP

Latest Reports
Report and Video - Inquiry into Community Pharmacy
Report - Inquiry into the 2014-15 Budget Estimates
Report - Inquiry into the establishment of an independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in Victoria