Legislation Administered by the Minister for Families and Children

The following Acts of Parliament are administered by the Minister for Families and Children:

Adoption Act 1984

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Attorney-General

Carers Recognition Act 2012

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health

Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005
Children’s Services Act 1996
Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Attorney-General

Commission for Children and Young People Act 2012
Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997

  • Part 5A (this Part is jointly administered with the Attorney-General, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health)

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
Education and Care Services National Law (Victoria)
Education and Training Reform Act 2006

  • Section 1.1.3(1) (this section is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Education, the Minister for Training and Skills and the Minister for International Education))
  • Sections 2.5.3(2)(ab), (ib), (ic), (p)(ii) and (tb) and section 2.5.3(5) (these provisions are jointly administered with the Minister for Education)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Minister for Education, the Minister for Training and Skills and the Minister for International Education)

MacKillop Family Services Act 1998
Pre-school Teachers and Assistants (Leave) Act 1984
Sentencing Act 1991

  • Subdivision 4 of Division 2 of Part 3 (these provisions are jointly administered with the Attorney-General)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Attorney-General, the Minister for Corrections and the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing)

State Concessions Act 2004

  • The Act is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

State Trustees (State Owned Company) Act 1994

  • Part 4 (this Part is jointly and severally administered with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing)

(The Act is otherwise administered by the Treasurer)

Source: Administration of Acts - General Order of 23 May 2016

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Amended Legislation

Childrens Legislation Amendment Act 2008

A new Act, amending the Children’s Services Act 1996, has been passed by the Victorian Parliament and received Royal Assent on 3 June, 2008. The new Act has significant implications for children’s services, and it is important that all providers and staff understand the changes.

Some of these provisions apply immediately, and the remaining new provisions will come into effect no later than 25 May, 2009.

The changes which have commenced (introduced by the new Act), are explained in Children’s Services Legislation Fact Sheet No 1 and the Information for Staff of Licensed Children's Services leaflet. Copies of these publications will be sent to all licensed children's services. See:

Children’s Services Legislation Fact Sheet No 1 (pdf - 2.03mb)
Information for Staff of Licensed Children's Services (pdf - 158.94kb)