Bail Act: Final Report

The final report of the Commission's review of the Bail Act was launched in October 2007. The report makes 157 recommendations to ensure the Act operates clearly, simply and fairly.  

The major recommendations of the report include:

  • a plain English rewrite of the Bail Act
  • greater consideration of victims' safety and welfare
  • streamlining the bail decision-making process.

The entire report, and individual chapters, can be downloaded below.  Print versions of the report can be sent free within Victoria. To request a print version please call (03) 8608 7800 or email 


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Victorian Law Reform Commission
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01 Jan 2007
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