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About the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) is responsible for drafting all Queensland Acts, and subordinate legislation made under Queensland Acts.

In addition to its legislative drafting and advisory role, OQPC is responsible for preparing reprints (consolidated versions) of Queensland legislation. OQPC also produces other publications containing information about legislation.

This website contains the Queensland legislation collection created and maintained by OQPC since 1991. The collection provides electronic access to reprints of Queensland Acts and subordinate legislation, as well as to Queensland Acts as passed from 1963 and all subordinate legislation published in the subordinate legislation series from 1 July 1991. Bills introduced to Parliament from 1992 are also included.

The legislation collection provides a convenient reference and research tool for lawyers, public servants and all those who use legislation. Legislation published from 2013 and current reprints are authorised by the Parliamentary Counsel.

Also available on the website are a range of other publications about legislation, including the Queensland Legislation Annotations, explanatory notes (for Bills and subordinate legislation) and regulatory impact statements (for subordinate legislation) and a number of handbooks published by OQPC.

Our vision

Committed to excellence in Queensland legislation


Our role

Support government and democracy by drafting and publishing legislation for Queensland


Our objectives


Our Clients



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Office profile

The Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel (OQPC) was established as a statutory office by the Legislative Standards Act 1992 on 1 June 1992. OQPC was established to ensure:

OQPC consists of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel and the staff of OQPC. Subject to the Minister (the Honourable the Premier), the parliamentary counsel controls OQPC and is its chief executive.


Our organisation chart

OQPC's Corporate Structure

The organisation charts for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (including OQPC) can be located here.

Legislation relating to OQPC and its services

Acts Interpretation Act 1954
Reprints Act 1992
Statutory Instruments Act 1992
Statutory Instruments Regulation 1992
Legislative Standards Act 1992

Other OQPC Documents

Annual Reports

The materials presented on this site are provided by the Queensland Government for information purposes only. Users should note that the electronic version of the annual report on this site is not recognised as the official or authorised version. The official copy of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament's tabled papers website database:

Current Annual Report
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Annual Report 2015-2016 [PDF 3.58MB] [Additional formats]

Previous Annual Reports
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Annual Report 2014-2015
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Annual Report 2013-2014
Department of the Premier and Cabinet Annual Report 2012-2013
OQPC Annual Report 2011-2012
[PDF 1.65MB]
OQPC Annual Report 2011-2012 [HTML 167KB]
Additional Online Information 2011-2012 [PDF 280KB]
OQPC Annual Report 2010-2011 [PDF] [RTF version]
OQPC Annual Report 2009-2010 [PDF] [RTF version]
OQPC Annual Report 2008-2009 [PDF]
OQPC Annual Report 2007-2008 [PDF]
OQPC Annual Report 2006-2007 [PDF]

Other Documents

Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service [PDF 454k]
OQPC Privacy Plan [PDF 71k]
OQPC Strategic Plan 2017–2021 [PDF 254k]
Queensland Legislation Handbook

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OQPC services

Drafting services


Publishing and information services


The drafting of legislation

OQPC drafts all legislation using Adobe FrameMaker and Acrobat with customised programming modules to allow for the automation of most drafting procedures.


The website

OQPC is responsible for the development, content creation, and administration of this web site.


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This page last updated: 30 June, 2017