Guide to Sentencing Schemes in Victoria

2021 Edition
Date of Publication

This guide provides an overview of sentencing schemes that apply to particular offences in Victoria. It includes all Category 1 and 2 offences, standard sentence offences, statutory minimum sentences and Category A and B serious youth offences as at 1 January 2021.

The accompanying tables include a list of relevant offences, statutory references and applicable schemes.

Note: This guide is not exhaustive. Caution should be exercised when using this guide, to ensure that amendments to sentencing law (subsequent to publication of the guide) have not affected the applicability of a sentencing scheme to an offence.

Authored and published by the Sentencing Advisory Council
© State of Victoria, Sentencing Advisory Council, 2021