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The full range of current Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents is available via the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents Home Page. This site 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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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.

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Acts and Regulations

Administered by the Minister for Ageing

  • Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010 (jointly administered with the Minister for Community Services)
    • Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Regulations 2012

Administered by the Minister for Health

  • Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 (jointly administered with the Minister for Women’s Affairs)
  • Ambulance Services Act 1986
  • Anglican Welfare Agency Act 1997
  • Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008
    • Assisted Reproductive Treatment Regulations 2009
  • Cancer Act 1958
    • Cancer (BreastScreen Victoria Registry) Regulations 2003
    • Cancer (Reporting) Regulations 2012
  • Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003
    • Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2005
  • Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 (provisions relating to specific Crown land)
  • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (jointly administered with the Ministers for Mental Health and Agriculture and Food Security)
    • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2006
    • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Commonwealth Standard) Regulations 2011
  • Epworth Foundation Act 1980
  • Food Act 1984
    • Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2005
  • Gene Technology Act 2001
    • Gene Technology Regulations 2011
  • Health (Commonwealth State Funding Arrangements) Act 2012
  • Health (Fluoridation) Act 1973
  • Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009
    • Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Regulation 2010
  • Health Practitioners (Special Events Exemption) Act 1999
  • Health Records Act 2001
    • Health Records Regulations 2012
  • Health Services Act 1988 (jointly administered with the Ministers for Community Services and Mental Health)
    • Health Services (Prescribed Regions Regulations) 2004
    • Health Services (Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres) Regulations 2002
  • Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987
  • Human Tissue Act 1982
    • Human Tissue Regulations 2006
  • Land Act 1958 (provisions relating to specific land)
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund Act 1996
  • Medical Treatment Act 1988
  • Non-Emergency Patient Transport Act 2003
    • Non-Emergency Patient Transport Regulations 2005
  • Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010
  • Prohibition on Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2008
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
    • Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009
  • Radiation Act 2005
    • Radiation Regulations 2007
  • Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2008
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital (Redevelopment) Act 1992
  • Safe Drinking Water Act 2003
    • Safe Drinking Water Regulations 2005
  • Therapeutic Goods (Victoria) Act 2010
  • Tobacco Act 1987
    • Tobacco Regulations 2007

Administered by the Minister for Mental Health

  • Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (jointly administered with the Attorney-General and the Minister for Community Services)
    • Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Regulations 2009
  • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (jointly administered with the Ministers for Health and Agriculture and Food Security)
    • Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances (Precursor Chemicals) Regulations 2007
  • Mental Health Act 1986
    • Mental Health Regulations 2008
  • Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010 (jointly administered with the Attorney-General)
    • Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Regulations 2011

Other relevant Acts and Regulations

  • Audit Act 1994
  • Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006
  • Coroners Act 2008
  • Crimes Act 1958
  • Financial Management Act 1994
  • Freedom of Information Act 1982
  • Guardianship and Administration Act 1986
  • Information Privacy Act 2000
  • Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Ombudsman Act 1973
  • Public Administration Act 2004
  • Public Records Act 1973
  • Sentencing Act 1991
  • Subordinate Legislation Act 1994
  • Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001

Contact

Louise Johnson
Director Legal Branch
Strategy & Policy Division
Department of Health
Ph: 9096 8309