Legislation and regulation

We play a key role across agriculture sectors in Victoria, either directly, through statutory agencies or with partner agencies across the Victorian Government. We administer various legislation and regulations to support these activities.

In addition, we also administer legislation regulating:

  • animal welfare
  • biosecurity
  • food safety
  • forestry

Administered legislation

These are the legislation and regulations that we administer:

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Victoria) Act 1994

Agricultural Industry Development Act 1990

Biological Control Act 1986

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987

Control of Genetically Modified Crops Act 2004

Dairy Act 2000

Domestic Animals Act 1994

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981

Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Food Act 1984

Forests Act 1958

Forests (Wood Pulp Agreements) Act 1974

Forests (Wood Pulp Agreement) Act 1996

Grain Handling and Storage Act 1995

Impounding of Livestock Act 1994

Livestock Disease Control Act 1994

Livestock Management Act 2010

Meat Industry Act 1993

Melbourne Market Authority Act 1977

Plant Biosecurity Act 2010

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

Rural Assistance Schemes Act 2016

Seafood Safety Act 2003

Stock (Seller Liability and Declarations) Act 1993

Sustainable Forest (Timber) Act 2004

Veterinary Practice Act 1997

Wildlife Act 1975

All Victorian legislation and statutory rules are listed on Legislation Victoria.

If you're looking for Federal legislation and statutory rules, see the Federal Register of Legislation.

Page last updated: 17 Jul 2024