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Guidance and Resources for preparing a RIS or LIA

The OCBR is available to provide advice and guidance for Departmental and agency staff preparing impact assessments – whether a regulatory impact statement (RIS) for a statutory rule/legislative instrument or a legislative impact assessment (LIA) for a Bill.

As experts in the preparation and assessment of impact analysis, the OCBR offers clear, simple and practical advice on the Victorian Government’s requirements.

A new edition of the Victorian Guide to Regulation was released in November 2016.  The Guide explains the Government's overall approach and requirements for impact analysis, and is presented in an accessible and easy-to-use format for Departmental and agency staff.

Victorian Guide to Regulation (PDF 5.48mb)

Victorian Guide to Regulation (DOCX 5.78mb)

The Guide is supported by a range of toolkits that provide more practical advice on how to analyse policy issues, prepare a RIS or LIA and on other requirements for making legislation and regulation.  Further toolkits will be published here 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 additional guidance to assist with the preparation and analysis of a RIS or LIA:

Other guidance

Other relevant guidance material is: