Approval of a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - Victoria


You will require this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association. The scheme aims to help improve the standards of professionals that are a part of occupational associations.

An occupational association is a body corporate:

  • representing the interests of persons who are members of the same or related occupational groups, including a professional group and trade group
  • where membership is limited to members of that occupational group

Occupational liability is a civil liability, payment of damages or potential lawsuit arising directly or vicariously from anything done or omitted by a member of an occupational association in the performance of their occupation.

The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in Victoria only, or Victoria and another State or Territory.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for approval you must:

  • be an Occupational Association
  • pay the prescribed fee

Please consult directly with the responsible agency for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


As specified on the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5000.00

Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Licence All $50.00

Annual fee for each member of the association subject to the scheme and ordinarily a resident in Victoria.

Act(s) name

Professional Standards Act 2003 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Professional Standards Regulations 2017 Victoria

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Professional Standards Council

Operating address: St James Centre
Level 2
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4021
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 8315 0800
Phone: 1300 555 772
Website: Professional Standards Council (Opens in new window)