The OHS Act

The main Act covering OHS in Victoria is the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004.  The Act came into effect on July 1, 2005. Click on the items below for a summary of the main sections of OHS Act of relevance to workers and OHS reps.

The latest authorised versions 2004 Act and Regs can be downloaded (in both pdf and word format) FREE on the Victorian government legislation repository website.

To purchase hard copied, go to this site as well. A 'Buy printed Act/SR' button is now located next to the latest authorised version, and when selected will take the user to the authorised printer's website (LitSupport/TIMG) to make the purchase. Note that users can still open and download the legislation for their own use

More information

WorkSafe Victoria has produced a series of publications on the OHS Act.  These include Information Sheets, Guides, and more.  All of these can be downloaded from the OHS Act page on their website. Four useful publications are:

Last amended October 2019