Suggest community law reform

Any member of the public, community group, or organisation can suggest areas of Victorian law which need reform. 

Your idea must be a reasonably small project related to Victorian law that will deliver clear community benefits. Each suggestion is assessed against the criteria for community law reform projects. Please read the criteria before you make a submission. You can also call us on Freecall 1300 666 555 (within Victoria) to discuss your idea first.

The Commission takes on a new community law reform project every one to two years.

If the Commission takes on your suggestion, we will research and make recommendations to the Attorney-General if the suggestion involves minor changes to the law. 

Your community law reform suggestion

Please fill in the questions below to help us assess your suggestion. You do not have to answer all the questions or provide lengthy answers. You can attach extra information or prepared documents at the bottom.

1. What is the problem with the law that you think needs to be corrected?

2. The Commission can only recommend changes to Victorian laws. Is the law you think should be changed a Victorian law?

3. What aspect of the law does the problem relate to? For example, a specific piece of legislation, the process of the courts or how the law works in practice.

4. Who do you think is affected by this problem with the law? How are they affected?

5. Do you have any research about or evidence of the problem? Please detail it here, or attach any relevant documents below.

6. How do you think the law should be improved, updated or simplified to fix the problem? Please be as specific as you can in describing the change to the law that you would like to see happen.

7. Do you know if the legal change you are suggesting has been considered by the government, parliament or any other body in the recent past?

8. If you are a community group putting forward a law reform idea, how does your proposal meet the needs of people you represent? Please also tell us how you will keep people informed and involved if the law reform idea is accepted as a community law reform project by the Commission.

9. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.

We need your contact details to let you know about the progress of your suggestion. Your contact details are private and will not be used for any other purpose. For more information, please see the Commission's privacy statement. Please provide a phone number in the box below.

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