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Organisational structure of the Housing Registrar

The Housing Registrar comprises of the Registrar of Housing Agencies, supported by the Office of the Housing Registrar.

The Registrar of Housing Agencies (Registrar) is established under Part VIII of the Housing Act 1983 (Vic) (Housing Act), to register and regulate registered agencies in Victoria.

The regulatory system was first established in 2005 through amendments to the Housing Act. The Registrar is responsible for administering the regulatory system to encourage the development of registered agencies and serve the housing needs of Victorians.

The Registrar is an independent regulatory function that is separated from other parts of government responsible for funding and housing policy. The Hon Danny Pearson, the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Regulatory Reform has portfolio responsibility for Part VIII of the Housing Act.

The Registrar is Bernard Gastin, a senior official within the Department of Treasury and Finance appointed under section 74 of the Housing Act by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister. The terms and conditions for appointment of the Registrar are set out in Division 2 of Part VIII of the Housing Act.

Office of the Housing Registrar

The Office of the Housing Registrar provides administrative support to the Registrar and is located as part of the Financial Assets and Liabilities Group within the Department of Treasury and Finance.

The Office of the Housing Registrar is led by a Director, David Schreuder, and consists of a team of multi-disciplined regulatory analysts. Each regulatory analyst has a portfolio of registered agencies for whom they play a lead regulator or lead financial analyst role. The Housing Registrar takes an integrated approach to regulation.

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Reviewed 25 February 2021

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