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Guidance and Resources for preparing a RIS or LIA

The OCBR provides advice and guidance for departmental and agency staff preparing impact assessments. We can assist with both Regulatory Impact Statements (RISs) for statutory rules and legislative instruments as well as Legislative Impact Assessments (LIAs) for Bills.

Our staff are experts in the preparation and assessment of impact analysis. We offer clear, simple and practical advice on the Victorian Government’s requirements.

A new edition of the Victorian Guide to Regulation (the Guide) was released in November 2016.  The Guide explains the Government's approach and requirements for impact analysis.

Victorian Guide to Regulation (PDF 5.48mb)

Victorian Guide to Regulation (DOCX 5.78mb)

A range of toolkits support the Guide by providing more practical or detailed advice. These toolkits are being reviewed and will be published on this website as they are finalised.

Victorian Guide to Regulation - Toolkit: Requirements and processes for making subordinate legislation (PDF 563kb)

Victorian Guide to Regulation - Toolkit: Requirements and processes for making subordinate legislation (DOCX 855kb) 

The Guide and supporting toolkits should be read in conjunction with the Subordinate Legislation Act Guidelines (PDF 260kb) and the Government's Cost Recovery Guidelines

OCBR guidance

The OCBR has also prepared further guidance to assist with the preparation and analysis of a RIS or LIA, including:

Other guidance

Other relevant guidance material includes: