Welcome to the Victorian Law Reform Commission

The office of the Victorian Law Reform Commission will be closed until further notice due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can still contact the VLRC by email law.reform@lawreform.vic.gov.au or by phone: (03) 8608 7800.


VLRC presentations online

Our staff are no longer able to make in person visits to schools and community organisations during the COVID-19 crisis. Our presentation for schools is now available as a video.

Find out about our resources for students and teachers.


Contempt of Court

Contempt of court report available now

4 August 2020: The Commission's report on Contempt of court and the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958  has been tabled in Parliament. Download it here.



Committals logo

Committals report published

Our report on Committals was tabled in Parliament on 16 September 2020. In this report we recommend that the committal test be abolished, and other reforms to make the pre-trial process more efficient, fairer and better for victims. Download the Committals report.

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