Changes to Victorian Sentencing Law from 2018 Summarised in New Overview

7 February 2019

The Sentencing Advisory Council has today released an overview of 12 legislative and judicial changes made to sentencing law in 2018.

The aim of the overview is to help criminal justice stakeholders and the wider community navigate recent changes to the way sentencing law operates in Victoria.

Key changes include the introduction of standard sentences, Category A and B serious youth offences and new sentencing orders. Other changes affect what a court can take into account when sentencing certain types of offences and offenders, such as offenders who put emergency workers at risk by driving.

Changes to Sentencing in Victoria: An Overview of 2018 is available for download from our website.