General Orders and Supplements
Summary of New Versions Lodged to this Website for the Week
Victorian Legislation Update (VLU)
Commencement Information Acts
Commencement Information Statutory Rules
Current year Acts
Current year Statutory Rules
Acts currently in force
Statutory Rules (SRs) currently in force
These lists are updated every Thursday (resources permitting) if changes have occurred during the previous week.
Current Principal Statutory Rules and Amendment History
Reprints of Principal Statutory Rules as at 31 December 2018
Authorising Acts for Principal Statutory Rules
Cumulative Acts and Statutory Rules Tables (Hard Copy)
Cumulative Acts Tables are published annually as at 1 January. This publication includes:
- an alphabetical and chronological listing of all current and repealed Acts, including repealing information
- a list of unrepealed Principal Acts, including information about Ministerial responsibility
- an alphabetical listing of Acts according to Ministerial responsibility, and
- an alphabetical list of current Acts and their amendment history as at 1 January.
Cumulative Statutory Rules Tables are published annually as at 1 January. This publication includes:
- an alphabetical listing of unrevoked Principal Statutory Rules providing details of reprint status (note that reprints ceased from 1 January 2019 with the introduction of print on demand for all latest, current, authorised Principal public Acts and Statutory Rules).
- an alphabetical listing of current Statutory Rules, their authorising Acts and their amendments as at 1 January.
To purchase Cumulative Tables, please contact LitSupport/TIMG, Level 10, 575 Bourke Street, Melbourne Vic. 3000. Telephone (03) 8621 6767 or email VicLegislation@timg.com.
Legislative Process Handbook
Guide to Preparing an Explanatory Memorandum and Template
The guide has been designed to assist the preparation of the explanatory memorandum for a Bill. It describes the process for preparing and finalising an explanatory memorandum and the purpose of an explanatory memorandum. It also sets out examples, information and tips about how to write clause notes, including information about how much detail is required and the expectations of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee.
The guide contains a template that instructors should use to prepare an explanatory memorandum in the correct format and style.
Guide to preparing an explanatory memorandum July 2014.pdf
Notes for guidance for the preparation of Statutory Rules
Penalty and Fee Units
Change in service provider and introduction of print on demand services
As a result of a recent procurement process, LitSupport/TIMG has been appointed as the authorised printer for hard copy Victorian legislation. The change from SAI Global to LitSupport/TIMG takes effect from 1 January 2019.
From 1 January 2019 copies of the latest authorised version of current principal, public Acts and Statutory Rules will be available to purchase online via print on demand through the Victorian Legislation website, which will then direct the user to the LitSupport/TIMG website to prepare the order. Reprints will no longer be produced, as the latest, current versions of authorised legislation will be available to print in hard copy.
Customers can also order and purchase legislation in person at the TIMG Bookshop, Level 10, 575 Bourke St, Melbourne Vic. 3000. Free delivery is provided in the Melbourne central business district.
Queries can be directed to:
LitSupport/TIMG service desk: (03) 8621 6767 or
What does 'latest authorised version of current principal, public Acts and Statutory Rules' mean?
Latest version = only the latest authorised version is available for purchase; when a new version is uploaded, the previous versions will no longer be available for purchase (however they can still be viewed and downloaded).
Authorised version = the authorised PDF of legislation can be purchased, but not the unauthorised version (Microsoft Word version).
Current = only current legislation can be purchased. This is due to the limitations of the website (only authorised versions have the 'Buy printed copy' button) and the large number of older files that are not print-ready and thereby unsuitable to print on demand.
Principal, public Acts and Statutory Rules = Principal public Acts and Statutory Rules in the Law Today database are available to purchase, but not the majority of local and personal Acts. This is because the majority of local and personal Acts are not yet authorised (authorising is progressively undertaken as resources allow).