Minister: Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
Agency: Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors


Disability Services Act 2006 No. 12

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 July 2006 2006 Act No. 25
01 July 2008 2008 Act No. 23
01 December 2008 2008 Act No. 55
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
19 November 2009 2009 Act No. 48
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
04 March 2010 2010 Act No. 5
01 April 2010 2010 Act No. 5
01 July 2010 2010 Act No. 52010 Act No. 14
08 September 2010 2010 Act No. 33
30 September 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 October 2010 2010 Act No. 33
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
18 March 2011 2010 Act No. 42
01 July 2011 2011 Act No. 13
01 July 2012 2011 Act No. 32(amd 2012 Act No. 9)2012 Act No. 10
19 April 2013 2012 Act No. 36
29 April 2013 2013 Act No. 14
20 May 2013 2013 Act No. 13
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 July 2014 2007 Act No. 38(amd 2014 Act No. 12)2013 Act No. 362014 Act No. 5(amd 2014 Act No. 26)2014 Act No. 122014 Act No. 212014 Act No. 262014 Act No. 28

RA ss 43, 44

Act renumbered

03 July 2014

RA s 43

provs exp 2 July 2014

22 September 2014 08 August 2018 2014 Act No. 34

revised version

RA s 43

01 April 2016 09 August 2018 2016 Act No. 9

revised version

23 September 2016 09 August 2018 2016 Act No. 50

revised version

09 December 2016 09 August 2018 2016 Act No. 62

revised version

01 March 2017 13 August 2018 2016 Act No. 63

revised version

05 March 2017 13 August 2018 2016 Act No. 5

revised version

05 June 2017 14 August 2018 2017 Act No. 17

revised version

RA s 44

01 July 2017 07 August 2018 2017 Act No. 14

revised version

RA s 35

11 September 2018 18 September 2018 2018 Act No. 19

RA s 35

17 June 2019 18 June 2019 2019 Act No. 19
01 July 2019 02 July 2019 2019 Act No. 52019 Act No. 182019 Act No. 19

Disability Services Act 2006 No. 12

date of assent 04 April 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 160)

Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006 No. 25 ss 1–2(1), 241(1) sch 3

date of assent 29 May 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2006 (see s 2 (1))

Community Services Act 2007 No. 38 ss 1–2, 155 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 95)

Amending legislation

Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Act 2014 No. 12 ss 1–2, pt 2 (amends 2007 No. 38 above)

date of assent 09 April 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 95)

Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 23 pts 1–2

date of assent 09 May 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 201)

Criminal Code and Other Acts Amendment Act 2008 No. 55 ss 1–2, 150 sch

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2008 (2008 SL No. 386)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 2 pt 6

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 252)

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)

State Penalties Enforcement and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 48 s 1, ch 5 pt 4

date of assent 19 November 2009

commenced on date of assent

Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 5 pts 1, 7

date of assent 04 March 2010

ss 1–2, 82, 149, 152–155 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (a))

ss 81, 83–85, 87–89, 92, 94(1), (4), 95, 96(1), 97(1)–(2), (4)–(5), 98(1)–(2), 99, 103, 108(6)–(7), 114, 116(4), 120(1), (3), (5), 124(3)–(4), 125(1)–(5), 126 (to the extent it ins s 105D), 131–132, 134–135, 137, 139, 140(1)–(2), (4), 141 (other than to the extent it ins s 114B), 142(1), (3)–(4), (7), 143, 144(3), (5), 145(2)–(4), 148, 150–151, 156 (to the extent it ins pt 16 div 5 sdivs 1–3, 5), 157, 159, 160(1)–(3) commenced 1 April 2010 (2010 SL No. 53)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 53)

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 14 ss 1, 124 sch

date of assent 21 April 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2)

Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2010 No. 33 ss 1–2, pt 5

date of assent 08 September 2010

ss 1–2, 119, 121, 122 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1) (a), (2) (a))

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2010 (2010 SL No. 272)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 pts 1, 8

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 25–26 commenced 18 March 2011 (2011 SL No. 19)

s 28 commenced 30 September 2010 (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Forensic Disability Act 2011 No. 13 ch 1 pt 1, ch 14 pt 7

date of assent 19 May 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 121 item 1)

Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 No. 32 ss 1–2, 332 sch 1 pt 2 (prev Health and Hospitals Network Act 2011) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 28 October 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (2012 SL No. 61 item 3) (previous proclamation 2012 SL No. 23 item 3 was rep (2012 SL No. 61))

Amending legislation

Health and Hospitals Network and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 9 ss 1–2(1), 47 (amends 2011 No. 32 above)

date of assent 27 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2 (1))

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2012 No. 10 pts 1, 6

date of assent 27 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2)

Disability Services (Your Life Your Choice) Amendment Act 2012 No. 36

date of assent 22 November 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 April 2013 (2013 SL No. 52)

Health Practitioner Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 13 ss 1–2(1), pt 5

date of assent 27 March 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 May 2013 (2013 SL No. 69 item 1)

Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Act 2013 No. 14 pts 1, 4, s 54 sch

date of assent 29 April 2013

commenced on date of assent

Health Ombudsman Act 2013 No. 36 ss 1–2, 331 sch 1

date of assent 29 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 15)

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 11

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2013 (see s 2 (1))

Disability Services (Restrictive Practices) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 5 pts 1–2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 13 March 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 96)

Amending legislation

Public Guardian Act 2014 No. 26 ss 1–2, 223–226 (amends 2014 No. 5 above)

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (see s 2 (1))

Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Act 2014 No. 12 pts 1, 4

date of assent 09 April 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 95)

Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 21 ss 1, 2(2), 94(2) sch 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 107)

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2014 No. 28 ss 1, 2(2), 105 sch 1

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (see s 2 (2))

Public Guardian Act 2014 No. 26 ss 1–2(1), ch 8 pt 5

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (see s 2 (1))

Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 34 ss 1–2, 35 sch 1

date of assent 12 June 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 22 September 2014 (2014 SL No. 207)

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

date of assent 04 March 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3—4, pts 2–4, chs 2—21 schs 1—4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Disability Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 9

date of assent 24 March 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 2–7 comm 1 April 2016 (see s 2)

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 50

date of assent 23 September 2016

pts 1–6 sch 1 comm on date of assent

Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 62

date of assent 09 December 2016

pts 1–6, 7 divs 1–2, pts 8–16, 19–20, 21 divs 1–2, pts 23–27, ss 395396(1)–(3), pts 29, 30 divs 1–2, pts 31–37, sch 1 pt 1, sch 2 comm on date of assent

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 35, pts 2–3, chs 2–18, ch 19 pts 1–7, ss 11181124, 1126–1128, 1151, 1152 (to the extent it ins new s 289), ch 19 pts 9–10, schs 1–6 comm 1 March 2017 (2017 SL No. 24)

Child Protection (Offender Reporting) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 14

date of assent 19 May 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 2–4, s 50 sch 1 comm 1 July 2017 (see s 2)

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 17

date of assent 05 June 2017

pts 1, 3–16, 17 (except ss 149151, 153, 155), 18–23, 24 (except s 203), 25–26, 27 (except s 220), 28–34, sch 1 comm on date of assent

Disability Services and Other Legislation (Worker Screening) Amendment Act 2018 No. 19

date of assent 11 September 2018

pt 2 comm on date of assent

Human Rights Act 2019 No. 5

date of assent 07 March 2019

ss 3, 6, pt 4 div 1 (other than s 61 (a),(c), (g), (i)), ss 104–105, pt 6 (other than s 108), pt 7 (other than div 1, ss 113, 126, div 7, ss 160, 168, divs 22–23), sch 1 comm 1 July 2019 (2019 SL No. 97)

Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 18

date of assent 24 May 2019

ss 3, 13, 14, 26A–26B, 37A–37B, 39A–39B, 46A–46B, 58, 60 (to the extent it ins new ch 8A hdg, pt 1), 66 (to the extent it ins new ch 11 pt 19 hdg, divs 1–3), 67, 69A–70A, 71(3), (5), (7)–(8), pt 3 div 1, div 2 hdg, ss 74, 75(3)–(4), 76(2)–(3), 77(2)–(3), 85(3)–(4), div 3, sch 2 (amendments 10, 21 of the Education and Care Services Act 2013, amendment 8 of the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011) comm 1 July 2019 (2019 SL No. 115)

pt 2 (other than ss 3, 6, 13, 14, 26A–26B, 37A–37B, 39A–39B, 46A–46B, 58, 60, 65, 66 (to the extent it ins new ch 11 pt 19 hdg, divs 1–3), 67, 69A–70A, 71(3), (5), (7)–(8), pt 3 div 2 (other than div 2 hdg, ss 74, 75(3)–(4), 76(2)–(3), 77(2)–(3), 85(3)–(4)), schs 1, 2 (other than amendments 10, 21 of the Education and Care Services Act 2013, amendment 8 of the Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011) not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Disability Services and Other Legislation (NDIS) Amendment Act 2019 No. 19

date of assent 17 June 2019

ss 1–2, 44–45, 46 (other than to the extent it ins new pt 9 div 12 sdivs 2–3, 5) comm on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

pts 2 (other than ss 44–45, 46 (to the extent it ins new pt 9 div 12 hdg, sdivs 1, 4), 3–7, sch 1 comm 1 July 2019 (see s (2))

under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Disability Services Act 2006 , s 333

Previous

Renumbered as

17

16

18

17

19

18

20

19

21

20

22

21

23

22

24

23

25

24

26

25

27

26

28

27

29

28

30

29

31

30

32

31

33

32

pt 5 hdg

pt 3 hdg

41

33

42

34

43

35

pt 5A hdg

pt 4 hdg

43A

36

43B

37

43C

38

43D

39

pt 10 hdg

pt 5 hdg

75

40

76

41

76A

42

76B

43

77

44

77A

45

78

46

79

47

81

48

82

49

div 3A hdg

div 4 hdg

82A

50

div 4 hdg

div 5 hdg

82B

51

83

52

84

53

85

54

86

55

87

56

88

57

89

58

div 4A hdg

div 6 hdg

89A

59

89B

60

89C

61

89D

62

89E

63

89F

64

div 5 hdg

div 7 hdg

90

65

90A

66

90B

67

90C

68

90D

69

91

70

92

71

92A

72

93

73

94

74

95

75

95A

76

96

77

97

78

98

79

99

80

99A

81

div 6 hdg

div 8 hdg

100

82

100(1A)

82(2)

100(2)

82(3)

100(3)

82(4)

100(4)

82(5)

100(5)

82(6)

100(6)

82(7)

100(7)

82(8)

100(8)

82(9)

101

83

101A

84

102

85

104

86

105

87

105A

88

105B

89

105C

90

105D 9

91

106

92

107

93

107A

94

div 6A hdg

div 9 hdg

107B

95

107C

96

div 6B hdg

div 10 hdg

107D

97

107E

98

107F

99

107G

100

107H

101

107I

102

107J

103

107K

104

107L

105

107M

106

107N7

107

div 7 hdg

div 11 hdg

108A

109

108B

110

109

111

110

112

111

113

112

114

113

115

113A

116

114

117

114(6A)

117(7)

114(6B)

117(8)

114(7)

117(9)

114(8)

117(10)

114(9)

117(11)

114(10)

117(12)

114(11)

117(13)

114(12)

117(14)

114(13)

117(15)

114A

118

114B

119

114C

120

114D

121

114E

122

114F

123

114G

124

114H

125

114I

126

114J

127

114K

128

114L

129

115

130

116

131

117

132

117(3A)

132(4)

117(4)

132(5)

117(5)

132(6)

117(5A)

132(7)

117(6)

132(8)

117(7)

132(9)

117(8)

132(10)

118

133

119

134

120

135

121

136

122

137

123

138

pt 10A hdg

pt 6 hdg

123A

139

123B

140

123C

141

123CA

142

123D

143

123E

144

123F

145

123G

146

123H

147

123J

148

123K

149

123L

150

123M

151

123N

152

123O

153

123OA

154

123P

155

123Q

156

123R

157

123S

158

123T

159

123U

160

123V

161

123W

162

123X

163

123X(3A)

163(4)

123X(4)

163(5)

123Y

164

123Z

165

123ZA

166

123ZB

167

123ZC

168

123ZCA

169

123ZD

170

123ZDA

171

123ZE

172

123ZF

173

123ZF(2)(ba)

173(2)(c)

123ZF(2)(c)

173(2)(d)

123ZF(2)(d)

173(2)(e)

123ZG

174

123ZH

175

123ZI

176

123ZJ

177

123ZK

178

123ZL

179

123ZO

180

123ZP

181

123ZQ

182

123ZR

183

123ZS

184

div 7 hdg

div 6 hdg

123ZX

185

123ZY

186

123ZZ

187

123ZZA

188

div 8 hdg

div 7 hdg

123ZZB

189

123ZZC

190

123ZZCA

191

123ZZD

192

123ZZDA

193

123ZZE

194

123ZZF

195

123ZZG

196

123ZZH

197

123ZZI

198

123ZZJ

199

123ZZK

200

pt 13 hdg

pt 7 hdg

192

201

193

202

194

203

195

204

196

205

197

206

198

207

199

208

200

209

201

210

202

211

203

212

204

213

205

214

pt 15 hdg

pt 8 hdg

214

215

div 1A hdg

div 2 hdg

214A

216

214B

217

214C

218

214D

219

214E

220

div 2 hdg

div 3 hdg

215

221

216

222

217

223

218

224

219

225

220

226

221

227

222

228

223

229

224

230

225

231

226

232

226A

233

227

234

228

235

229

236

230

237

231

238

232

239

233

240

233A

241

pt 16 hdg

pt 9 hdg

234

242

235

243

236

244

237

245

238

246

239

247

240

248

241

249

241A

250

242

251

243

252

244

253

245

254

246

255

247

256

248

257

249

258

250

259

251

260

252

261

253

262

254

263

255

264

256

265

257

266

258

267

259

268

260

269

261

270

262

271

263

272

264

273

265

274

266

275

267

276

268

277

269

278

270

279

271

280

272

281

273

282

274

283

275

284

276

285

277

286

278

287

279

288

280

289

281

290

282

291

283

292

284

293

285

294

286

295

287

296

288

297

289

298

290

299

div 7 hdg

div 6 hdg

294

300

div 8 hdg

div 7 hdg

295

301

296

302

297

303

298

304

299

305

300

306

301

307

302

308

303

309

304

310

305

311

306

312

307

313

308

314

309

315

310

316

311

317

312

318

313

319

314

320

315

321

316

322

317

323

318

324

319

325

320

326

321

327

322

328

323

329

324

330

div 9 hdg

div 8 hdg

325

331

div 10 hdg

div 9 hdg

326

332

327

333

328

334

329

335

330

336

331

337

332

338

333

339

sch 2

sch 1

sch 3

sch 2

sch 4

sch 3

sch 5

sch 4

sch 6

sch 5

sch 6A

sch 6

sch 6B

sch 7

sch 7

sch 8

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