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

Energy Legislation Amendment (Victorian Default Offer) Bill 2019

Amends retail contract pricing laws to facilitate the introduction of a default offer for electricity and gas for Victorian households and small businesses. The Bill also gives the Essential Services Commission a new function to report on the competitiveness of the Victorian retail markets for electricity and gas.

Essential Services Commission Amendment (Governance, Procedural and Administrative Improvements) Bill 2019

Makes a number of changes to the operation of the Essential Services Commission (ESC) following the 2016 Review of the Essential Services Commission Act 2001. The changes include replacing appeals panels with a review jurisdiction conferred on the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), changing the process for appointing an Acting Chairperson, enabling the ESC to publicly report on the market structure and performance of a regulated industry, and requiring a further review of the Act by the end of 2026.

Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2019

Makes a range of changes to the Open Courts Act 2013 in response to the 2017 Open Courts Act Review, including changes to suppression orders and the publication of juvenile convictions.

Statute Law Revision Bill 2018

Makes a range of minor amendments to a number of Acts to correct grammatical and typographical errors, to update references and for other similar purposes.

West Gate Tunnel (Truck Bans and Traffic Management) Bill 2019

Establishes the framework for the operation of the West Gate Tunnel, including provisions covering toll collection, toll enforcement reform and truck bans.


Passed Assembly (will now go to the Council)

Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2018

Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2019

Parliamentary Committees Amendment Bill 2019

Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Bill 2019


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

Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2018

Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures, Oversight and Independence) Bill 2018