Latest News

June 2018

14 June 2018

Report Published on Trends in Minor Drug Offences Sentenced in the Magistrates' Court

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

1 June 2018

Sentencing Information Brochures Updated

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

May 2018

25 May 2018

Report Released on a Sentencing Guidelines Council for Victoria

The Council has released its advice to government on the creation of a sentencing guidelines council in Victoria.

4 May 2018

Report Examines Serious Offending on a Community Correction Order

The Council has released a report on serious offending on community correction orders.

2 May 2018

Victorian Court of Appeal Says Inadequate Sentencing Practices Should Change Immediately, Not Incrementally

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that sentencing for offences with inadequate sentencing practices can increase immediately.

March 2018

13 March 2018

Issues and Options Paper Examines Restitution and Compensation Orders in Victoria

The Council has released an issues and options paper examining restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.

February 2018

1 February 2018

New Sentencing Trends Data Released

The Council has updated its statistics on broad sentencing trends.

January 2018

29 January 2018

Teaching and Study Materials on Sentencing Refreshed and Updated

We’ve updated our educational resources for the new school year.

19 January 2018

Are Kids Really Breaching More Court Orders?

A recent article citing the Council’s findings may be misleading.