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. The next sitting week begins on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

Below are the bills Parliament considered during the sitting week of 12 December 2017.

New Bills released

Audit Amendment Bill 2017

Extends and modernises the duties, powers and functions of the Auditor-General and the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), and clarifies the rights and obligations of agencies that are audited by VAGO.

Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Bill 2017

Alters and clarifies how tests for bail should be applied, allows police to remand an accused adult until a court is available, requires certain people to be brought before a court for bail decisions, and provides an express power for a court to bail or remand a person appearing on summons.

Children Legislation Amendment (Information Sharing) Bill 2017

Establishes a scheme for certain entities to share information to promote the wellbeing and safety of children, and establishes a register of children in Victoria to improve wellbeing and safety outcomes for those children, and monitor participation in government-funded programs and services.

Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017

Makes a number of changes to legislation relating to sexual offences and the conditions under which certain evidence used in criminal proceedings is retained.

Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017

Establishes a licensing system and associated civil penalties for labour hire services, establishes the Labour Hire Licensing Authority and the office of the Labour Hire Licensing Commissioner (the Commissioner), provides for the development of a voluntary industry code of practice, and provides for the appointment of inspectors within in the office of the Commissioner.

Marine and Coastal Bill 2017

Provides for integrated and coordinated planning and management of Victoria’s marine and coastal environment.

Planning and Environment Amendment (Distinctive Areas and Landscapes) Bill 2017

Provides for the declaration of distinctive areas and landscapes, and provides for the preparation and implementation of a Statement of Planning Policy for declared areas.

Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary

Standards Bill 2017

Establishes a remuneration tribunal determine salaries, allowances and budgets for members of Parliament, and determine remuneration bands for executives employed in public services bodies and prescribed public entities.


Passed the Assembly (will now go to the Council)

Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Major Events Legislation Amendment (Ticket Scalping and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment Bill 2017

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Bill 2017


Passed Parliament (will now go to the Governor for royal assent)

Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Amendment (Further Reforms) Bill 2017

Corrections Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2017

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Protection of Emergency Workers and Others) Bill 2017

State Taxation Acts Further Amendment Bill 2017

Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety, Rail and Other Matters) Bill 2017

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Medically Supervised Injecting Centre) Bill 2017

Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016