Legislative Assembly

Guides for departments

This page includes guides for government department and agency staff. 


Second reading speeches and statements of compatibility — delivering to Parliamentpdf

When a minister moves that a bill be read a second time, the minister must have copies of the second reading speech and the statement of compatibility ready to circulate in the Chamber. This document explains how to deliver a second reading speech to Parliament and answers several frequently asked questions about the process.


See our tabling guides for departments page for infomation about tabling documents in Parliament — providing copies, tabling by leave, correcting errors etc.

Contact Details

Legislative Assembly Procedure Office 
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: 03 9651 8563

Legislative Council Chamber Support Office
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: 03 9651 8678

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Tabling guides for departments

Tabling guides for departments

This page includes guides for government department and agency staff on tabling documents in Parliament.

Members of the public may not table documents. However, members of the public can contact their local member if they would like a petition tabled in Parliament. For information on petitions, visit the Assembly petitions page and the Council petitions page.

Temporary arrangements for tabling

We have made the following arrangements for tabling in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):

  • You can send us documents for tabling by emailing the PDF of the document and tabling letters to tabling@parliament.vic.gov.au 
  • Letters can be digitally signed, or signed and scanned
  • Hard copies are not required (except for parliamentary papers — contact us for more information)

The Council and Assembly will print your document for tabling. After it is tabled we’ll publish it in the database.

Annual reports — FAQs

See the temporary arrangements above. Hard copies are not required this year.

Sitting days
The sitting dates might change if Parliament needs to sit additional days or if the sittings need to be delayed on the basis of health advice. Remember that the sitting calendar is a guide only. Each sitting week (or day) the Assembly and Council decide when they will sit next. Therefore you should use this calendar as a guide only. The Houses might make further changes.

Delivery deadlines
For Tuesday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Monday
For Wednesday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Tuesday
For Thursday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Wednesday

The Clerks are:
Andrew Young, Clerk of the Legislative Council
Bridget Noonan, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly


Tabling of reportspdf

Use this guide for an overview of tabling including the authorities for tabling, stock requirements and tabling procedure.

We publish annual reports, committee reports, reports by independent officers of Parliament etc in the tabled documents database once they are tabled in Parliament.

Tabling by leavepdf

If there is no Act requiring a document to be tabled, the document can still be tabled by leave. Use this guide for an explanation of ‘leave’ and the procedure for tabling by leave. 

Parliamentary paperspdf

Parliamentary papers are protected from legal action. Use this guide for an explanation of parliamentary privilege, a list of documents automatically accepted as parliamentary papers and how other documents can get parliamentary paper status. It also includes the text that must be printed in a parliamentary paper and the printing requirements.

Government responses to parliamentary committee reportspdf

When a parliamentary committee report makes recommendations to the Government, a minister must table a government response addressing those recommendations. This guide sets out how to table the government response in Parliament. What you need to do depends on what type of committee it is.

Tabling on a non-sitting daypdf

Some documents can be tabled on a non-sitting day. Use this guide to help you work out if your document can be tabled on a non-sitting day and the procedure for tabling on a non-sitting day.

Errors in tabled reportspdf

If you want to correct an error in your document after it has been tabled, use this guide for details of who to contact at Parliament for advice. Once Parliament approves the correction, use this guide for the procedure for correction by erratum slip, the procedure for tabling documents in lieu and an example of an erratum slip.

You can also use this guide if there is an error in the pdf copy only.

Lodging under the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1994pdf

Use this guide if you need to ‘lodge’ a document with the Clerk of the Parliaments under section 32(3) of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984.

Contact Details

Legislative Assembly Procedure Office 
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: 03 9651 8563

Legislative Council Chamber Support Office
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: 03 9651 8678

  *Send PDF copies of reports or documents to tabling@parliament.vic.gov.au



Legislative Assembly Statistics 2017

Assembly Statistics 2017


12-14 December 2017 pdfPDF225.99 KB docxDOCX37.99 KB
28-30 November 2017 pdfPDF212.34 KB docxDOCX38.18 KB
14-16 November 2017 pdfPDF227.69 KB docxDOCX38.34 KB
31 October-2 November 2017 pdfPDF227.03 KB docxDOCX38.03 KB
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5-7 September 2017 pdfPDF226.54 KB docxDOCX38.64 KB
22-24 August 2017 pdfPDF211.91 KB docxDOCX38.50 KB
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20-22 June 2017 pdfPDF226.91 KB docxDOCX38.96 KB
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2 May 2017 pdfPDF210.71 KB docxDOCX38.3 KB
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7-9 March 2017 pdfPDF212.61 KB docxDOCX37.95 KB
21-23 February 2017 pdfPDF211.89 KB docxDOCX37.92 KB
 7-9 February 2017 pdfPDF212.55 KB docxDOCX37.79 KB


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Legislative Assembly Statistics 2018

Assembly Statistics 2018


59th Parliament    
19 December 2018 pdfPDF489.36 KB docxDOCX39 KB
58th Parliament    
18-20 September 2018 pdfPDF229.33 KB docxDOCX39.06 KB
4-6 September 2018 pdfPDF231.13 KB docxDOCX39.15 KB
21-23 August 2018 pdfPDF230.88 KB docxDOCX39.27 KB
7-9 August 2018 pdfPDF230.21 KB docxDOCX39.05 KB
24-26 July 2018 pdfPDF230.96 KB docxDOCX39.14 KB
19-21 June 2018 pdfPDF231.81 KB docxDOCX39.14 KB
5-7 June 2018 pdfPDF229.79 KB docxDOCX38.78 KB
22-24 May 2018 pdfPDF229.27 KB docxDOCX39.01 KB
8-10 May 2018 pdfPDF227.99 KB docxDOCX38.49 KB
1 May 2018 pdfPDF226.60 KB docxDOCX38.42 KB
27-29 March 2018 pdfPDF212.06 KB docxDOCX38.24 KB
6-8 March 2018 pdfPDF212.03 KB docxDOCX38.09 KB
20-22 February 2018 pdfPDF211.73 KB docxDOCX38.14 KB
6-8 February 2018 pdfPDF211.66 KB docxDOCX37.96 KB


Breakdown of business pdfPDF126.08 KB 

Statitical analysis pdfPDF160.57 KB

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