In response to the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build (External link) – the largest single investment in social housing in the State’s history –  the Government has commissioned a Social Housing Regulation Review (External link) (the Review) to consider any need to modify the regulations governing social and affordable housing in Victoria so that they best support the long-term well-being of existing and prospective tenants and the growth of social housing.

The Review is being conducted by an independent review panel which includes the Commissioner for Residential Tenancies, and is supported by the Social Housing Regulation Review Secretariat. 

Several discussion papers will be released, each on a specific theme. The papers will contain discussion about current arrangements and issues. They will also ask questions about these arrangements and issues. The panel will provide its preliminary recommendations to the Government in late 2021 based on the results of consultation. The panel will then seek stakeholder feedback on these recommendations before providing a final report to the Government in early 2022. For more details on the reporting timeline, please visit the Engage Victoria consultation page (External link).

The independent review panel will be consulting widely throughout 2021 with public papers and other targeted consultation processes, including with Aboriginal housing tenants and stakeholders. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback on the Review, and organisations are invited to provide written submissions in response to the Review’s consultation papers and interim report.

Have your say (External link)

For further information on the Review, please visit the Social Housing Regulation Review website (External link), or contact the Secretariat via email info@shrr.vic.gov.au (External link).