Bills this Week


This page lists bills Parliament is working on during a sitting week. You can access all Victorian bills and laws on the legislation website. To learn more about the legislative process, go to how a law is made.

Parliament is not sitting this week. Parliament next sits Tuesday 7 February 2017.

See bills Parliament acted on last sitting week below.

New Bills introduced

Justice Legislation Amendment (Parole Reform and Other Matters) Bill 2016

Amends the Corrections Act 1991 to introduce parole reforms for offenders who murder a police officer, and changes parole and sentencing arrangements for fatal offences where no body or remains have been located.

Corrections Amendment (Parole) Bill 2016

Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Youth Offenders) Bill 2016

Summary Offences Amendment (Begging or Gathering Alms) Bill 2016

Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Amendment Bill 2016

Amends the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 to reflect some changes recommended in the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of the Act.

Victorian Planning Authority Bill 2016

Establishes the Victorian Planning Authority as a principal advisory body to Government on strategic planning issues, and abolishes the Growth Areas Authority.

Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016

Makes arrangements for a registration scheme for building practitioners, amends the building permit levy scheme, sets out penalties in cases of illegal works or demolitions, and related offences in those cases.

Children Legislation Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Bill 2016

Establishes a scheme whereby allegations of misconduct involving a child by an employee of, or connected to, particular entities with care of or contact with children, must be reported to relevant authorities.


Bills passed the Assembly (go to the Council next)

Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Amendment (Development Victoria) Bill 2016

Creative Victoria Bill 2016

Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Amendment Bill 2016

Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Bill 2016

Climate Change Bill 2016


Bills passed Parliament (go to the Governor for royal assent next)

Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

Housing Amendment (Victorian Housing Register and Other Matters) Bill 2016

Justice Legislation Amendment (Parole Reform and Other Matters) Bill 2016

Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Bill 2016


Bills defeated

Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Amendment Bill 2016