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Victorian Legislation has the same structure as other Australian jurisdictions, however specific requirements set out mainly in the regulations does differ from other Australian jurisdictions.
The following information courtesy of WorkSafe Victoria.
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
The Act is the law passed by Parliament that set out the overriding occupational health and safety obligations of duty holders, along with powers of inspectors, compliance requirements and administrative issues.
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2007
Regulations are designed to set out specific safety requirements. Compliance with Regulations is mandatory. Regulations are more detailed and prescriptive than the Act.
Codes of Practice
An approved code of practice (COP) provides practical guidance to meeting legislative obligations.
It should always be followed unless there is another solution which achieves the same or a better standard of health and safety in your workplace.
A code of practice is not law, but it should be followed unless there is an alternative course of action that achieves the same or better standards.
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