Agriculture and fisheries

Fisheries consultations

Fisheries has a number of current fisheries consultations.

It also has an ongoing program of statutory consultations.

Code of practice for keeping of racing greyhounds

The Victorian Government is urging Victorians to provide their feedback on the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, which aims to improve animal welfare.

The draft code and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) are now open for public comment for 60 days. Improvements to the Code, reflecting community views, will be considered after all submissions are received.

To make a submission on the draft code and RIS visit the Agriculture website.

Regional development

Regional Partnerships

Nine Regional Partnerships have been established by the Victorian Government across the State to give regional communities greater say about what matters to them and ensure their voices reach the heart of government.

Be part of the conversation! Share ideas and have your say about what matters in regional Victoria. Share ideas about opportunities and issues online at the Engage Regions website.

Small business

Review of regulation impacting small business retailers

The Small Business Regulation Review was announced in 2016 as part of the Victorian Government’s new approach to regulation reform. The review recognises the essential contribution that small businesses make to Victoria. With around 556,000 small businesses in Victoria, small businesses make up approximately 97 per cent of the State’s business sector and nearly half of all private sector jobs.

Through the review, government is examining how regulation is impacting the state’s small businesses across a number of sectors of the state’s economy. The review looks through the eyes of small businesses at the myriad of regulations and processes they need to deal with to start and grow a business.

Submissions to the Draft Action Statement for the Small Business Regulation Review (Retail Sector) is now closed. The final reforms will be released later this year.

Find more information about the Small Business Regulation Review.