Parliamentary activity

Guides for departments

Tabling update

Everything received for tabling will now be tabled and then published on the first sitting day of the next Parliament.

Robert McDonald has been appointed as the Clerk of the Legislative Council and Bridget Noonan has been appointed as the Clerk of the Parliaments.

All guides for departments have been updated with this information. Please update your records with these details.

Guide to tabling

Use this guide for an overview of tabling including what you need to provide to parliament to table a document — letters, copies etc.

Guide to tabling

Tabling by leave

If there is no Act requiring a document to be tabled, the document can still be tabled by leave. Use this guide for an explanation of ‘leave’ and the procedure for tabling by leave. 

Tabling by leave

Documents requiring additional protection

Parliament can agree to give a document additional protection when it is tabled. When a document has this additional protection, it is covered by absolute privilege and the authors cannot be sued over the content.

Use this guide for an explanation of parliamentary privilege and how your document can receive that additional protection.

It also includes the text that must be printed in those documents.

Documents requiring additional protection

Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

When a parliamentary committee report makes recommendations to the Government, a minister must table a government response addressing those recommendations. This guide sets out how to table the government response in Parliament. What you need to do depends on what type of committee it is.

Government responses

Tabling when Parliament is not sitting

Some documents can be tabled on a non-sitting day. Use this guide to help you work out if your document can be tabled on a non-sitting day and the procedure for tabling on a non-sitting day.

Tabling when Parliament is not sitting

Errors in tabled documents

Use this guide if you need to correct an error in a document after your minister/agency has tabled the document in Parliament. The guide sets out who to contact initially, the types of errors, and the process for correcting an error.

Errors in tabled documents

Lodging under the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984

Use this guide if you need to ‘lodge’ a document with the Clerk of the Parliaments under section 32(3) and (4) of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984.

Lodging under the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984

Contact us

Send PDF reports and documents

tabling@parliament.vic.gov.au

Legislative Assembly

Procedure Office

Parliament House, Spring Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002

03 9651 8563

assembly@parliament.vic.gov.au

Legislative Council

Chamber Support Office

Parliament House, Spring Street, East Melbourne Vic 3002

03 9651 8678

council@parliament.vic.gov.au