Welcome to Sentencing Advisory Council

Latest News

Jun 14

Methylamphetamine (ice) is now the most common drug type involved in minor drug offences, surpassing cannabis in 2016-17.

Jun 01

Brochures providing brief summaries of sentencing law for different groups of court users have been updated with new legal content.

Latest Publications

Trends in Minor Drug Offences Sentenced in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria

The Council has analysed minor drug offences for the 10 years to 30 June 2017.

How Courts Sentence Adult Offenders

Our brochure summarises what courts must consider when sentencing adult offenders.

Our Work

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 Our projects address a wide range of sentencing issues. 

You be the Judge

Lady Justice

You be the Judge

An important part of the Council's work involves educating the community about sentencing.