Anna Cronin is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Better Regulation. In addition to this role, she was also appointed as Red Tape Commissioner in June 2018. This follows the Government's decision to merge the two roles and provide a more distinct focus on red tape reductions as part of Victoria's better regulation agenda.

Under the Commissioner’s leadership, the Office of the Commissioner for Better Regulation (OCBR), including the Red Tape Unit, provides practical advice and support to the Victorian Government on the impacts of regulatory change, especially through the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIS) and Legislative Impact Assessment (LIA) processes.

The OCBR works across Departments and agencies to advise on best practice regulatory design and regulator performance.

We also provide a “one-stop” shop for businesses and not-for-profit organisations with concerns about red tape issues and suggestions for regulatory improvements.


Review into Victoria’s building and planning approvals processes and early building works infrastructure

The Treasurer and the Minister for Planning have asked the Red Tape Commissioner to undertake a review of State and local government processes surrounding building and planning approvals, and early building works infrastructure approvals and to identify opportunities to streamline processes and reduce delays.

The review is be completed within 9 months with a draft report provided to the Treasurer and Minister for Planning within 6 months.

Visit the Planning and Building Approvals Process Review page for more information and to register your interest.

Proposed Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations released for consultation

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria is revising the sunsetting Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008 and proposes to split them into:

  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (Fees) Regulations 2019
  • Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2019

A Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) has been prepared to analyse and support the proposed Fees Regulations. The RIS, and both sets of proposed Regulations, are available for public submission until 5pm on Friday, 5 July 2019. Visit Engage Victoria to review the proposal and have your say.