This list is not exhaustive. It is recommended that agencies take care to consider legislation relevant to their portfolio.
Audit Act 1994 (Vic)67
The Audit Act establishes the legislative framework governing the ongoing role and functions of the Auditor General.
Copyright Act 1968 (Cwlth)68
The Copyright Act defines the legally enforceable rights of creators of creative and artistic works under Australian law.
Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 200069
The Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act gives electronic transactions and communications the same status, for legal purposes, as paper based transactions and documents.
Evidence Act 2008 (Vic)70
The Evidence Act sets out the State rules of evidence. Generally speaking, the Act applies to proceedings in State courts and before other persons or bodies required to apply the laws of evidence.
Financial Management Act 1994 (Vic)71
The Financial Management Act lists agencies requirements in keeping proper financial accounts, risk management, audit requirements, financial reporting, annual reporting to Parliament and responding to Ministerial requests for information.
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic)72
The Freedom of Information Act lists agencies requirements in giving the public access to requested information held by public sector entities.
Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)73
The Health Records Act is a framework designed to protect the privacy of individuals' health information. It also regulates the collection and handling of health information.
Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)74
The Privacy and Data Protection Act provides for the responsible collection and handling of personal information in the Victorian public sector, and for the establishment of a protective data security regime.
Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic)75
The Public Administration Act reflects the State Government’s belief that the fundamental role of the public service is to serve the public interest and defines a comprehensive approach to supporting good public administration.
Public Records Act 1973 (Vic)76
The Public Records Act details the procedures to manage the holding, disposal and transfer of public records.
Reviewed 18 May 2020