Regulation reviews

The Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 provides that all regulations have a sunset (or expiry) date, which is generally 10 years from the date on which the regulations are made. This is to ensure that regulations are regularly reviewed to remain efficient and effective.

Before remaking regulations, the responsible Minister is required to ensure that consultation occurs with affected parties, and that the impacts of the regulations on individuals or groups are adequately assessed.


Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Regulations Sunset Review

The Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Registration and Standards) Regulations 2010 are due to sunset on 27 June 2020.  The Victorian Government is in the process of reviewing the current regulations. Options for change will be developed in consultation with affected stakeholders and assessed through a Regulatory Impact Statement process in late 2019.

The Regulations are made under part 14 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. They set out the requirements for caravan parks and movable dwellings, including health and wellbeing, fire safety and emergency management, registration, and construction standards.

The review process will run throughout 2019 with the new Regulations coming into effect by June 2020. Consultation with stakeholders from across the sector is a crucial part of this process. This will include preliminary public consultation to better understand issues with the current framework, and public consultation on the Regulatory Impact Statement and draft regulations.

For more information about the Caravan Parks and Movable Dwellings Regulations Sunset Review, contact building.policy@delwp.vic.gov.au.


Building Regulations Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the review. The Building Regulations 2018 have been made and commenced on 2 June 2018.

As part of the review, the Victorian Government held a public consultation on a regulatory impact statement and the Draft Building Regulations 2017.

A Notice of Decision, which explains the issues raised in the submissions and the reasons for the final decision, is available at Outcomes of the Building Regulations Sunset Review.

The new Building Regulations 2018, which commenced on 2 June 2018, are available at legislation.vic.gov.au

For more information about the Building Regulations Sunset Review, contact building.policy@delwp.vic.gov.au.


Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the sunset review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008. The Plumbing Regulations 2018 were made on 2 October 2018.

As part of the review, the Victorian Government held a public consultation on a Regulatory Impact Statement and the draft Plumbing Regulations 2018.

A Notice of Decision, which explains the issues raised in the submissions and the reasons for the final decision, is available at the Outcomes of the Plumbing Regulations Sunset Review web page.

The Plumbing Regulations 2018 commenced on 18 November 2018, except for certain regulations that will commence in 2019. The Regulations are available at legislation.vic.gov.au.

For more information on the review, email the review team at building.policy@delwp.vic.gov.au. or go to Engage Victoria.


Outcomes of the Building Regulation Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the review of the Building Regulations 2006 in accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994. The Building Regulations 2018 have been made and commenced on 2 June 2018.

Outcomes of the Plumbing Regulation Sunset Review

The Victorian Government has completed the review of the Plumbing Regulations 2008 in accordance with the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994. The Plumbing Regulations 2018 were made on 2 October 2018.

Page last updated: 12/09/19