Welcome to Sentencing Advisory Council

Latest News

Aug 15

97% of all sentences imposed in the higher courts in 2013–14 were unchallenged or unchanged on appeal.

Jun 28

Our latest Sentencing Snapshots examine aggravated burglary, armed robbery and cause injury offences.

Latest Publications

Sentence Appeals in Victoria: Second Statistical Research Report

The Council has released new research on sentence appeals in the higher courts of Victoria.

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.

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.