Minister: Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development
Agency: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Minister: Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Agency: Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing


Forestry Act 1959 No. 58

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
19 December 1994 27 May 1994 1993 Act No. 70
01 July 1995 07 July 1995 1994 Act No. 81
28 November 1995 25 June 1996 1995 Act No. 57
01 December 1996 21 March 1997 1996 Act No. 37
01 July 1997 31 October 1997 1997 Act No. 20
05 December 1997 10 February 1998 1997 Act No. 78
27 November 1998 02 December 1998 1998 Act No. 50
30 April 1999 13 May 1999 1999 Act No. 19
14 December 1999 31 January 2000 1999 Act No. 79
23 March 2000 30 March 2000 2000 Act No. 5
13 September 2000 06 October 2000 2000 Act No. 34
25 October 2000 10 November 2000 2000 Act No. 44
01 July 2001 01 July 2001 2000 Act No. 62
01 July 2001 24 August 2001 2001 Act No. 57
01 October 2001 12 October 2001 2001 Act No. 57
13 December 2002 2000 Act No. 162002 Act No. 72
01 January 2003 2002 Act No. 68
01 July 2003 2002 Act No. 12
01 December 2003 1994 Act No. 8(amd 2003 Act No. 54)
14 December 2003 2002 Act No. 72
16 April 2004 2003 Act No. 79
06 May 2004 2004 Act No. 4
12 November 2004 2004 Act No. 19
31 December 2004 2004 Act No. 252004 Act No. 26
03 March 2005 2005 Act No. 3
18 November 2005 2005 Act No. 53
02 December 2005 2005 Act No. 42
01 May 2006 2006 Act No. 16
19 November 2006 2005 Act No. 53
07 December 2006 2006 Act No. 59
02 May 2007

prov exp 1 May 2007

29 August 2007 2007 Act No. 36
23 February 2009 2009 Act No. 3
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
28 November 2009

provs exp 27 November 2009

26 March 2010 2010 Act No. 12
30 June 2010 2010 Act No. 12
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 16
30 November 2010 2010 Act No. 12
27 March 2011

provs exp 26 March 2011

04 April 2011 2011 Act No. 6
30 January 2012 2010 Act No. 44
02 March 2012 2010 Act No. 31
01 September 2012 2011 Act No. 45
29 October 2012 2011 Act No. 31
01 February 2013 2012 Act No. 43
29 April 2013 2013 Act No. 18
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 392013 Act No. 41
29 October 2013 2011 Act No. 31
07 November 2013 2013 Act No. 55
10 February 2014 2013 Act No. 26

RA ss 35, 43

28 March 2014 2013 Act No. 55
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 29

RA s 44A

15 August 2014 2014 Act No. 41
01 October 2014 2014 Act No. 40

RA s 35

01 December 2014 2014 Act No. 20
16 August 2015 2014 Act No. 41

RA ss 27, 35, 44

28 August 2015 2014 Act No. 63
22 October 2015 07 September 2016 2015 Act No. 15
01 July 2016 21 September 2016 2014 Act No. 72015 Act No. 152016 Act No. 22
29 March 2019 02 October 2019 2019 Act No. 8

RA s 44

Forestry Act 1959 No. 58  [8 Eliz 2 No. 58]

date of assent 22 December 1959

commenced 1 August 1960 (proc pubd gaz 16 July 1960 p 1613)

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1964 No. 15

date of assent 06 April 1964

commenced on date of assent

Acquisition of Land Act 1967 No. 48 s 3(2) sch 1

date of assent 22 December 1967

commenced 23 March 1968 (proc pubd gaz 23 March 1968 p 1206)

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1968 No. 33

date of assent 19 November 1968

commenced on date of assent

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1971 No. 25

date of assent 22 April 1971

commenced on date of assent

Metric Conversion Act 1972 No. 31 pt 2 sch 1

date of assent 21 December 1972

commenced 1 February 1974 (proc pubd gaz 19 January 1974 p 228)

Land Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1973 No. 41 pt 3

date of assent 26 April 1973

commenced on date of assent

Forestry Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1974 No. 33

date of assent 02 May 1974

commenced on date of assent

Land Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1975 No. 12 s 12

date of assent 15 May 1975

commenced on date of assent

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1976 No. 9

date of assent 02 April 1976

commenced on date of assent

Fisheries Act 1976 No. 80 s 93

date of assent 16 December 1976

commenced 1 January 1978 (proc pubd gaz 10 December 1977 p 1305)

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1979 No. 10

date of assent 30 April 1979

commenced 1 June 1979 (proc pubd gaz 2 June 1979 p 851)

Land Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1981 No. 21 s 87

date of assent 14 May 1981

commenced on date of assent

Land Act (Aboriginal and Islander Land Grants) Amendment Act 1982 No. 17 pt 3

date of assent 23 April 1982

commenced 15 June 1985 (proc pubd gaz 15 June 1985 p 1247)

Mining Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1982 No. 23 pt 3

date of assent 29 April 1982

commenced 1 August 1982 (proc pubd gaz 24 July 1982 p 2422)

National Parks and Wildlife Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1982 No. 73 pt 3

date of assent 14 December 1982

commenced 12 March 1983 (proc pubd gaz 12 March 1983 p 1007)

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1984 No. 86

date of assent 02 November 1984

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 8–16 commenced 1 July 1985 (proc pubd gaz 1 June 1985 p 1001)

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 1985 (proc pubd gaz 26 January 1985 p 308)

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1987 No. 44

date of assent 21 August 1987

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1988 (proc pubd gaz 19 December 1987 p 1657)

Fire Service Act 1990 No. 10 s 4 sch 2

date of assent 25 May 1990

commenced 1 July 1990 (proc pubd gaz 16 June 1990 p 964)

Public Service (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1990 (No. 2) No. 80 s 3 sch 7

date of assent 14 November 1990

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1990 No. 88 s 3 sch

date of assent 06 December 1990

commenced on date of assent

Forestry Act Amendment Act 1991 No. 13

date of assent 01 May 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1991 (proc pubd gaz 22 June 1991 p 975)

Lands Legislation Amendment Act 1991 No. 83 pts 1, 6 s 89 sch 5

date of assent 09 December 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 December 1991 (1991 SL No. 227)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991 No. 97 ss 1–3 sch 2

date of assent 17 December 1991

commenced on date of assent

Primary Industries Corporation Act 1992 No. 15 ss 1–2, 13 sch

date of assent 13 May 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 September 1992 (1992 SL No. 271)

Nature Conservation Act 1992 No. 20 ss 1–2, 159 sch 2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 22 May 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 December 1994 (1994 SL No. 472)

Amending legislation

Nature Conservation Amendment Act 1994 No. 42 ss 1–2 sch (amends 1992 No. 20 above)

date of assent 14 September 1994

commenced on date of assent

Lands Legislation Amendment Act 1992 No. 64 ss 1–2, ch 4 pt 1, s 3 sch 1

date of assent 07 December 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 January 1993 (1992 SL No. 448)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1992 No. 68 ss 1–2, 3 sch 1

date of assent 07 December 1992

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Act 1993 No. 70 ss 1–2, 804 sch

date of assent 07 December 1993

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 December 1994 (see s 2 (3), 1994 SL No. 472)

Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 No. 8 s 491(3) sch 5 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 07 March 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 132  sch 3 amdts of the Harbours Act 1955 never proclaimed into force and om 1994 No. 32 s 13 (1) (as from 1 July 1994)

ss 86, 122, 132 sch 3 amdts of the State Transport (People-movers) Act 1989 and the Urban Public Passenger Transport Act 1984 and sch 3 amdt 5 of the Transport Infrastructure (Roads) Act 1991 commenced 7 November 1994 (1994 SL No. 378)

remaining provisions commenced 15 April 1994 (1994 SL No. 128)

Amending legislation

Transport Infrastructure and Another Act Amendment Act 2003 No. 54 ss 1–2, 34, 39 (amends 1994 No. 8 above)

date of assent 18 September 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 294)

Fisheries Act 1994 No. 37 ss 1–2, 244 sch 2

date of assent 08 September 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 January 1995 (1995 SL No. 9)

Fossicking Act 1994 No. 63 ss 1–2, 110(2) sch

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 1995 (1994 SL No. 465)

Land Act 1994 No. 81 ss 1–2, 527 sch 5

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1995 (1995 SL No. 185)

Statute Law Revision Act 1995 No. 57 ss 1–2, 4 sch 2

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Public Service Act 1996 No. 37 ss 1–2, 147 sch 2

date of assent 22 October 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1996 (1996 SL No. 361)

Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Amendment Act 1996 No. 54 ss 1–2, 9 sch

date of assent 20 November 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 1997 (1997 SL No. 128)

Miscellaneous Acts (Non-bank Financial Institutions) Amendment Act 1997 No. 17 ss 1–2, 74 sch

date of assent 15 May 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 163)

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 20 pts 1–2

date of assent 15 May 1997

commenced on date of assent

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 78 s 1 pt 5

date of assent 05 December 1997

commenced on date of assent

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No. 50 pts 1, 5

date of assent 27 November 1998

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 19 ss 1–3 sch

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 No. 39 ss 1–2, 299 sch 1

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 16 March 2001 (2001 SL No. 14)

Road Transport Reform Act 1999 No. 42 ss 1–2(1), 54(3) sch pt 3

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1999 (see s 2 (1))

Forestry Amendment Act 1999 No. 79

date of assent 14 December 1999

commenced on date of assent

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2(1)–(2), 373 sch 2

date of assent 23 March 2000

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1)–(2))

Mental Health Act 2000 No. 16 ss 1–2, 590 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 08 June 2000

ss 1–2, 590 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 28 February 2002 (2002 SL No. 27)

Primary Industries and Natural Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2000 No. 26 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3, s 12 sch 1

date of assent 27 June 2000

ss 7, 8 (to the extent it ins pt 9 div 3) commenced 30 June 2000 (2000 SL No. 181)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Water Act 2000 No. 34 ss 1–2, 1145 sch 3

date of assent 13 September 2000

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000 No. 44 ss 1, 42 sch

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 No. 62 ss 1–2, 601 sch 2

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2001 (2001 SL No. 54)

Forestry and Land Title Amendment Act 2001 No. 57 pts 1–2, s 3 sch

date of assent 16 August 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2001 (2001 SL No. 171)

Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 No. 12 ss 1–2, 329 sch 2

date of assent 24 April 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 116)

Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 No. 68 ss 1–2(1), 339 sch 4

date of assent 29 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2003 (see s 2 (1))

Environmental Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 72 pts 1, 3

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 12, 16–17 commenced 14 December 2003 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 No. 79 ss 1–2, 170 sch 1

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 16 April 2004 (2004 SL No. 36)

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 4 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 06 May 2004

commenced on date of assent

Biodiscovery Act 2004 No. 19 ss 1–2, 128–129

date of assent 24 August 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 12 November 2004 (2004 SL No. 244)

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 No. 25 ss 1, 2(2), 964–965 (prev ss 904–905)

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 308)

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 26 ss 1, 2(2), pt 5

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 December 2004 (see s 2 (2) and 2004 SL No. 308)

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 3 ss 1, 105 sch

date of assent 03 March 2005

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers Act 2005 No. 42 ss 1–2, 52 sch 1

date of assent 14 October 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 December 2005 (2005 SL No. 287)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 53 pts 1, 5, s 159 sch

date of assent 18 November 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 101 commenced 19 November 2006 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Forestry Plantations Queensland Act 2006 No. 16 ss 1–2, 68 sch 1

date of assent 24 April 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 2006 (2006 SL No. 77)

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 59 pts 1, 6, s 85 sch

date of assent 07 December 2006

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No. 36

date of assent 29 August 2007

commenced on date of assent

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 No. 3 s 1, ch 9 pt 10

date of assent 23 February 2009

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Act 2009 No. 17 ss 1–2(4), 331 sch 1

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 122)

Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Misconduct, Breaches of Discipline and Public Sector Ethics) Amendment Act 2009 No. 25 pt 1, s 83 sch

date of assent 11 August 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 November 2009 (2009 SL No. 241)

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 12 ss 1–2, pt 7

date of assent 26 March 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 19(5), 25, 32, 33, 44, 55, 66, 72 (other than to the extent it ins ss 118, 121, 131, 132), 73, 74(1) commenced 30 June 2010 (see 2010 No. 12 ss 2(2)–(3) and Minister’s gaz notice pubd Qld gov gaz 30 June 2010 p 919)

s 72 (to the extent it inserts s 131) commenced 30 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 318)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Credit (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2010 No. 16 ss 1–2, 35 sch

date of assent 21 April 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 112)

Geothermal Energy Act 2010 No. 31 ss 1–2(1), s 585 sch 2 pt 4

date of assent 01 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 March 2012 (automatic commencement under

AIA s 15DA (2) (2011 SL No. 156 s 2))

Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010 No. 44 ss 1–2, ch 4 pt 39

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 262)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 6 ss 1, 142 sch

date of assent 04 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 No. 31 ss 1, 2(2), ch 16 pt 4

date of assent 28 October 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 317 commenced 29 October 2013 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2012 SL No. 183 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced 29 October 2012 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Civil Proceedings Act 2011 No. 45 ss 1–2, 217 sch 1A

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2012 (2012 SL No. 146)

Economic Development Act 2012 No. 43 ss 1–2, 221 sch 1

date of assent 11 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 2013 (2013 SL No. 1)

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 18 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 29 April 2013

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation (Heavy Vehicle National Law) Amendment Act 2013 No. 26 ss 1–2, 105 sch 1

date of assent 03 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 February 2014 on the commencement of the provisions of the Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012 commenced on that day (2014 SL No. 6)

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Agriculture and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 41 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013 No. 55 pts 1, 2 div 3, 3 div 1, 4 div 1, s 175 sch 1 pt 2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)n

date of assent 07 November 2013

ss 1–2, pt 2 div 3 commenced on date of assent

pt 3 div 1, s 175  sch 1 pt 2 commenced 28 March 2014 (2014 SL No. 34)

pt 4 div 1 never proclaimed into force and om 2015 No. 15 s 95

Amending legislation

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 15 ss 1, 95 (amends 2013 No. 55 above)

date of assent 22 October 2015

commenced on date of assent

Biosecurity Act 2014 No. 7 ss 1–2, 578 sch 4 pt 2

date of assent 13 March 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2016 (see s 2(1)–(2))

Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 No. 17 ss 1, 184 sch 1 pts 2, 4

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 No. 20 ss 1–2, 238 sch 3 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2014 (2014 SL No. 248)

Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 29 ss 1–2(a), pt 3

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 116)

State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 40 ss 1–2, 154 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 15 August 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2014 (2014 SL No. 209)

Forestry and Another Act Amendment Act 2014 No. 41 pts 1–2

date of assent 15 August 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 14(4), 36A, 41(3) commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced 16 August 2015 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Recreation Areas Management and Another Act Amendment Act 2014 No. 63 pts 1–2

date of assent 05 December 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 August 2015 (2015 SL No. 109)

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 15 ss 1, 2(4)–(5), pt 10

date of assent 22 October 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 86–88 commenced 1 July 2016 on the commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2014, s 9 (see s 2 (4))

ss 89, 91 commenced on date of assent (amdts could not be given effect)

s 93 (2) commenced 1 July 2016 on the commencement of the Biosecurity Act 2014, s 21 (see s 2 (5))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 8

date of assent 29 March 2019

comm on date of assent

Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 No. 26

date of assent 26 September 2019

chs 1 (other than pt 1), 2–9, schs 1–2 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019