Authority Update - Consumer Property Law Review

Estate agents and conveyancers: Options for reform

The Victorian Government is seeking your views on potential changes to legislation governing estate agents and conveyancers.

An options paper has been released setting out a range of possible reforms to the Estate Agents Act 1980 and the Conveyancers Act 2006.

View the options paper here

The paper presents a package of reform options, including in the following areas:

  • the definitions of 'estate agent' and 'conveyancing business
  • training, work experience and professional development requirements for estate agents and conveyancer
  • conduct requirements for estate agents and conveyancers
  • compliance measures
  • trust account provisions
  • administrative and institutional arrangements, and
  • general modernisations.

For many issues, alternative options are presented. In other cases, a stand-alone option (or options) dealing with a single issue is presented. You can provide your views on the options paper until 16 May 2017.

For more information please visit the consumer affairs webpage at

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