Drafting

OPC drafts proposed laws for introduction into either House of the Parliament, amendments to proposed laws that are being considered by either House of the Parliament and a range of subordinate legislation.

Under the Legal Services Directions 2017, certain drafting work is tied to OPC. Agencies must use OPC's drafting services for all Government Bills and regulations, Ordinances and regulations of non self governing Territories, and other legislative instruments made or approved by the Governor-General. 

There is generally no charge to agencies for this tied work.

Agencies may also use OPC’s specialist legislative drafting services for other legislative and notifiable instruments, as well as other instruments made under legislation. OPC undertakes this work on a fee for service basis.

Bills and Parliamentary amendments

Legislative, notifiable and other instruments, including instruments to be made by the Governor General in Council (ExCo instruments)