VWA Compliance And Enforcement Policy

* NEW Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012
On 1 December 2012, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 (DG (S&H) Regulations 2012) replaced the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Interim Regulations 2011 (Interim Regulations) which expired on this date. The DG (S&H) Regulations 2012 have& retained most of the legal requirements contained in the Interim Regulations. There are only a small number of changes. This document has not yet been updated to reflect the changes introduced by the DG (S&H) Regulations 2012.

* New Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013
The Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (WIRC Act) commenced on 1 July 2014. Information on the new WIRC Act is available at vwa.vic.gov.au/laws-and-regulations. The VWA's Compliance and Enforcement Policy is currently being updated and consolidated with the Compensation Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

  • WorkSafe Compliance and Enforcement Policy (PDF 568kb)
    Document Type: Publication
    Keycode: VWA961/01/07.05 - web only
    Category: Laws and Regulations,
    Division Author: Enforcement
    Publication Date: 20 July 2005
    Date First Published: 20 July 2005
    Summary: This publication describes VWA's policy and approach to securing and enforcing compliance with Victoria's health and safety laws. It includes general guidelines for prosecution issued under the OHS Act 2004.

About this publication

The VWA Compliance and Enforcement Policy is a 44 page publication which provides an overview of the legislative framework within which VWA operates and sets out how VWA's 'Constructive Compliance Strategy' is applied to its enforcement and prosecution activities.