The term legislation refers to Acts of Parliament. The term delegated legislation refers to regulations and rules created pursuant to an Act of Parliament. The term legislation can refer to a single law (also known as a statute) or to a collection of laws. Members of the Parliament are referred to as legislators, persons who make laws. Collectively they constitute a legislature, a body that makes laws.
You can find legislation in the databases and government websites listed below:
The Commonwealth and every State and Territory in Australia maintain a website that contains their legislation.
The How a Law is Made in Victoria flow chart describes the key stages in law making in Victoria.
Progress of a Bill
Follow the progression of a Bill through a Parliament by reading the official Records of Parliamentary debates, also known as Hansard.
Access Hansard here:
Parliament of Australia - Hansard online from 1901
Parliament of Victoria - Hansard online from 1999
Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory - Hansard online from 1989
Parliament of New South Wales - Hansard online from 1856
Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory - Hansard online from 1974
Parliament of Queensland - Hansard online from 1981
Parliament of South Australia - Hansard online from 1981
Parliament of Tasmania - Hansard online from 1979
Parliament of Western Australia - Hansard online from 1870
Organisations and resources dedicated to law reform in Australia and Victoria.