The Statutory rules made by parliament or by bodies the parliament delegates power to, for example a local council or a registration authority. See delegated legislation; statute. and rules relating to owners corporations include:
- the Owners Corporations A written law made by parliament. Also called an ‘Act of parliament’, ‘statute’ or legislation. 2006 (Vic) (‘OC Act’);
- the Owners Corporations Regulations 2018 (Vic) (‘OC Regulations’);
- the Subdivision Act 1988 (Vic) (‘Subdivision Act’);
- the Subdivision (Registrarx Requirements) Regulations 2011 (Vic) (‘SRR Regulations’);
- the Australian Under the Australian Consumer Law, a person who buys goods or services for less than $40 000 or for personal or home use. Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 (Vic);
- the Victorian Civil and Administrative A body set up to hear and decide disputes, usually with less formality and less strict rules of evidence than in a court proceeding. Act 1998 (Vic) (‘VCAT Act’); and
- the registered rules of the A body corporate created by registration of a plan of subdivision or a plan of strata or cluster subdivision. See also prescribed owners corporation..
Note that the day-to-day running of an owners corporation is declared by the Subdivision Act (s 29) to be excluded from the operation of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Consumer Affairs Victoria (see ‘Contacts’ at the end of this chapter) administers the OC Act and the OC Regulations.
All section references in this chapter are references to the OC Act, unless otherwise stated.