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Victorian laws and regulatory instruments

Below you will find comprehensive and up-to-date links to Victorian laws and subordinate statutory instruments. If you find any gaps or out-of-date information please send us an email.

The list below includes all EPA-administered legislation and various Acts and regulations administered by other agencies.

Guidance to much of the legislation administered by EPA Victoria is available on its website here. The official list of Victorian legislation and statutory instruments is available here.

Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Victoria) Act 1994

Building Act 1993

Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994

Climate Change Act 2010

Climate Change and Environment Protection Amendment Act 2012

Coastal Management Act 1995

Dangerous Goods Act 1985

There are several regulations under the Act. Check under 'D' in the official database of legislation and statutory instruments.

Environment Conservation Council Act 1997

Environment Effects Act 1978

Environment Protection Act 1970

An EPA guide to the Act is available here.

Flora and Fauna Guarentee Act 1998

Forestry Rights Act 1996

Forests Act 1958

There are several related acts that deal with the forestry rights of specific companies, including ANM, Bowater Scott and Laminex. There are also various regulations under the Act. Check under 'F' in the official database of legislation.

Gene Technology Act 2001

Geothermal Energy Resources Act 2005

Greenhouse Gas Geological Sequestration Act 2008

Groundwater (Border Agreement) Act 1985

Marine Act 1988

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990

Murray Darling Basin Act 1993

National Environment Protection Council (Victoria) Act 1995

Nuclear Activities (Prohibitions) Act 1983

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2010

Parks Victoria Act 1998

Petroleum Act 1998

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982

Planning and Environment Act 1987

Planning and Environment (Planning Schemes) Act 1996

Plant Biosecurity Act 2010

Pollution of Waters by Oils and Noxious Substances Act 1986

Radiation Act 2005

Safe Drinking Water Act 2003

Official guidance on the Act and regulations is available here.

Sustainability Victoria Act 2005

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Act 2007

Victorian Environmental Assessment Council Act 2001

Victorian Renewable Energy Act 2006

Water Act 1989

There are several regulations under the Act. Check under 'W' in the official database of legislation and statutory instruments.

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

Water (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2008

Wildlife Act 1975

There are several regulations under the Act. Check under 'W' in the official database of legislation and statutory instruments.

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