The management and conduct of Owners Corporations is essentially governed by the Owners Corporations Act 2006, Subdivision Act 1988, associated Regulations 2007, Model Rules, Standard Rules and other Rules (as determined by each Owners Corporation).
All Owners Corporations have rules for the purpose of controlling, administering, managing, using and/or enjoying common property and Lots.
If an Owners Corporation does not make its own rules, a set of model rules outlined in the Owners Corporations Regulations 2007 apply.
Whilst an owner will receive the rules at the time of the purchase of a Lot, by law, each and every tenant must receive a copy of the rules at the time they move in.
Owners Corporations collectively and owners individually can apply to VCAT to enforce rules and the tribunal can impose penalties for breaches of rules (refer to Part 10 and 11 of the Owners Corporations Act 2006 respectively).