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.

Neighbourhood Tree Disputes

The Commission is reviewing the law of neighbourhood tree disputes on private land, to make it easier and fairer for people to resolve their disputes. Submissions have now closed.

If you have an problem with your neighbour involving a tree, what can you legally do? To find out, watch our tree disputes video.


Litigation Funding and Group Proceedings

The VLRC report Access to Justice: Litigation Funding and Group Proceedings was tabled in Parliament on 19 June 2018. Download the litigation funding report here. 

The Commission's Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 19 September 2019. Download the Victims of Crime Assistance Act report.

Media release: VLRC recommends a new scheme to support victims of crime

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