Welcome to the Victorian Law Reform Commission

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is an independent, government-funded organisation that develops, reviews and recommends reform of Victoria's state laws. The Commission has a charter to consult with the community and advise the Attorney-General on how to improve and update Victorian laws.

Family Violence and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: Consultation Paper

The Commission has been asked to review and report on the provision of state-funded financial assistance to victims of family violence under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996. Download the consultation paper.

Make a submission by 28 July 2017.

 

Funeral and Burial Instructions Report

Funeral and Burial Instructions Report

The Commission's report on funeral and burial instructions, recommending that people should have the right to leave legally binding instructions, has been tabled in the Victorian Parliament. Download the Funeral and Burial Instructions report.

Media release: 'People should have the right to leave funeral and burial instructions'

 

 

 

Adoption report

Adoption report available now

The Commission's report on its review of the Adoption Act was tabled in Parliament on 7 June 2017. Download the report here.

Media release: 'Victoria needs a new Adoption Act'

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