Past priorities

Reform of legislation governing associated incorporations
The Victorian government is in the process of replacing the Associations Incorporation Act with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. This legislation governs the management of many Victorian community organisations as a separate legal entity in the form of an...
Harmonisation of workplace safety laws
Occupational health and safety laws are in the process of being harmonised across all states and territories of Australia. Under new laws, many volunteer-involving organisations need to apply the same health and safety standards to volunteers as to...
Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission
The not-for-profit sector across Australia has long advocated for a single national not-for-profit regulator. The federal government has pledged to establish the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) as of 1 October 2012.
Volunteering Victoria Budget Submission 2013-14
Our 2013-14 State Budget Submission to the Victorian Government. In our submission we have urged the Government to invest in volunteering for the benefit of all Victorian communities.
ACNC Legislation Submission from volunteering peak bodies
Joint Submission
Volunteering peaks joined to provide a joint submission in a tight 5 day time frame on the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Legislation. It indicated support for the existence of the ACNC, and the prospect of changed Director’s liabilities...
Submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria on the Regulatory Impact Statement – Associations Incorporation Regulations 2012
Volunteering Victoria outlined four key points of concern about the the implications of the proposed regulations for our members and the impact of regulatory reform in enabling a thriving volunteering culture in Victoria.
Inquiry on Growing the Suburbs Infrastructure and Business Development in Outer Surburban Melbourne Volunteering Victoria Submission
Our submission to this Victorian government inquiry emphasised the importance of supporting and resourcing volunteering in emerging neighbourhoods.
Establishment of the Australian Not-for-Profit and Charities Commission (ACNC)
Volunteering Victoria, with Volunteering Australia, supported this submission by the Community Council for Australia on the establishment of a new national regulator for not-for-profits.