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 sitting this week. Watch this page for updates on bills debated during the week. 

New Bills released

Building Amendment (Registration and Other Matters) Bill 2021

Enables retail landlords to recover costs associated with the maintenance of essential safety measures from tenants under a retail lease located within a retail shopping centre and makes changes to the registration and licensing scheme for building trades and subcontractors.

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Bill 2021

Enables the making of regulations to reintroduce a Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to provide rent relief for eligible commercial tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of COVID-19.

Judicial Proceedings Reports Amendment Bill 2021

Allows the families of deceased victims and others, including media, to legally publish details that identify a deceased person as a victim of sexual offending. It also introduces a victim privacy order scheme, which allows persons close to a deceased sexual offence victim, such as a family member, to apply for a court order restricting or prohibiting the publication of identifying details about the deceased victim.

Members of Parliament (Standards) Amendment Bill 2021

Amends the Members of Parliament (Standards) Act 1978 to prevent Members of Parliament from employing family members and other persons in certain positions, to require Members of Parliament to reimburse the State for such employment.

Social Services Regulation Bill 2021

Establishes a Social Services Regulator, requiring social service providers to be registered and comply with a new set of Social Services Standards. It also creates the Worker and Carer Exclusion Scheme under which workers and carers can be excluded from performing certain roles for if they pose an unjustifiable risk of harm to service users.

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

Energy Legislation Amendment (Energy Fairness) Bill 2021

Transport Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2021

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Other Acts Amendment (Federal Jurisdiction and Other Matters) Bill 2021