Red tape unit

Identifies opportunities to improve regulation and cut red tape.

Better Regulation Victoria (BRV) works with businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Victoria to identify opportunities to improve regulation and cut red tape.

We look for opportunities to:

  • improve regulators' interaction with business, including compliance and enforcement
  • cut duplicated requirements and regulatory overlap
  • identify "hotspots" for regulatory reform
  • improve the way regulators administer regulations

Some examples of unnecessary red tape include:

  • too much paperwork
  • slow approvals processes
  • requests for unnecessary information
  • the same information being requested by multiple regulators
  • unreasonable rules or processes
  • multiple regulators overseeing the same activity

Tell us your red tape issue

If you are experiencing an issue with red tape, please make a submission using the online form below.

We can work with you to engage regulators at a senior level, and request further information or clarity. We will advise them of the issue and discuss ways to resolve it.

We won't share your personal details with other government agencies without your permission.

Before making a submission, please ensure that:

  • you are, or work for, a business directly experiencing the issue
  • you are experiencing a red tape issue with a Victorian regulator (Government department or agency)
  • you have already tried to resolve the issue by contacting the regulator directly
  • the issue is not subject to any current legal proceedings
Please tell us which regulations or requirements are the issue. What government bodies are responsible?
Please tell us in general terms what impacts these regulations or requirements have on your business. For example, do they require extra reporting, cause delays, or prevent you from doing things in your business?
For example, local city, town, council area or region. If issue affects all areas of the state, enter ‘State-wide’
For example, Local council area or region
What changes do you suggest? How would changes impact your business?

Reviewed 06 March 2020

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