Welcome to the Victorian Law Reform Commission

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is an independent, government-funded organisation that develops, reviews and recommends reform of Victoria's state laws. The Commission has a charter to consult with the community and advise the Attorney-General on how to improve and update Victorian laws.

Neighbourhood Tree Disputes

The Commission is reviewing the law of neighbourhood tree disputes on private land, to make it easier and fairer for people to resolve their disputes. Submissions have now closed.

If you have an problem with your neighbour involving a tree, what can you legally do? To find out, watch our tree disputes video.


Litigation Funding and Group Proceedings

The Victorian Law Reform Commission is reviewing a number of issues concerning access to justice by litigants who seek to enforce their rights using the services of litigation funders and/or through group proceedings (class actions).

Submissions have now closed. Read the submissions.




Submissions to the review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act are now closed. The Commission will report in July 2018.

View the submissions.

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