Minister: Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy


Electricity Act 1994 No. 64

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 January 1995 13 January 1995
28 November 1995 01 February 1996 1995 Act No. 57
15 August 1996 28 August 1996 1996 Act No. 28
01 July 1997 25 July 1997 1997 Act No. 26
01 October 1997 03 October 1997 1997 Act No. 50
01 January 1998 19 June 1998 1997 Act No. 77
13 December 1998 18 December 1998 1997 Act No. 77
22 February 1999 05 March 1999 1997 Act No. 77
01 July 1999 07 March 2000 1999 Act No. 33
01 July 2000 13 July 2000 2000 Act No. 20
13 October 2000 18 October 2000 2000 Act No. 39
28 June 2001 11 July 2001 2001 Act No. 47
01 January 2002 18 January 2002 2001 Act No. 69
01 February 2002 01 February 2002 2001 Act No. 82
01 July 2002 2001 Act No. 82
01 October 2002 2001 Act No. 1002002 Act No. 42
01 November 2002 2002 Act No. 56
20 December 2002

provs exp 19 December 2002

29 May 2003 2003 Act No. 34
01 July 2003 2003 Act No. 282003 Act No. 29
29 November 2004 2004 Act No. 512004 Act No. 53
10 December 2004 2004 Act No. 50
02 November 2005 2005 Act No. 51
15 March 2006 2006 Act No. 9
01 April 2006 2005 Act No. 51
01 September 2006 2004 Act No. 51
13 October 2006 2006 Act No. 42
07 December 2006 2006 Act No. 60
23 April 2007 2007 Act No. 17
15 June 2007 2007 Act No. 29
17 June 2007

prov exp end of 16 June 2007

01 July 2007 2006 Act No. 60(amd 2007 Act No. 17; 2007 Act No. 29)
01 July 2008 2008 Act No. 33
01 October 2008 2007 Act No. 10
05 November 2008 2008 Act No. 56
01 December 2008 2008 Act No. 67
11 December 2008 2008 Act No. 75
23 February 2009 2009 Act No. 3
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 132009 Act No. 16
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
10 December 2009 2009 Act No. 49
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
21 April 2010 2010 Act No. 17
23 May 2010 2010 Act No. 19
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 16
01 September 2010 2010 Act No. 31
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 53
01 January 2011 2010 Act No. 54
01 February 2011 2010 Act No. 17
14 April 2011 2011 Act No. 12
08 June 2011 2011 Act No. 29
01 July 2011 2011 Act No. 20
13 September 2011 2011 Act No. 29
01 January 2012 2011 Act No. 18
30 January 2012 2010 Act No. 44
27 June 2012 2012 Act No. 8
19 July 2012 2012 Act No. 15
23 November 2012 2012 Act No. 29
01 February 2013 2012 Act No. 43
03 May 2013 2013 Act No. 19
12 June 2013 2013 Act No. 28
02 July 2013

prov exp 1 July 2013

23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 392013 Act No. 42
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 July 2014 2013 Act No. 422014 Act No. 31

provs exp 30 June 2014

RA ss 21A, 27, 43, 44, 44A

02 July 2014

prov exp 1 July 2014

26 September 2014 2014 Act No. 48

RA s 44

01 July 2015 20 July 2016 2014 Act No. 48

RA s 44

20 June 2016 28 July 2016 2016 Act No. 36
01 July 2016 02 August 2016 2014 Act No. 48
01 March 2017 03 March 2017 2016 Act No. 63
03 July 2017 22 January 2018 2016 Act No. 27
15 February 2018 02 October 2018 2018 Act No. 22

RA s 35

retrospective amendments

28 September 2018 24 January 2019 2018 Act No. 22

revised version

Electricity Act 1994 No. 64

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2, 287 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1995 (1994 SL No. 467)

Note—The approval day is 1 July 1995 (see s 280 (1) and 1994 SL No. 468 s 351A).

Statutory Authorities Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No. 36 pts 1–2

date of assent 16 June 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1994 (see s 2)

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

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Electricity Amendment Act 1996 No. 28

date of assent 15 August 1996

commenced on date of assent

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)

Electricity Amendment Act 1997 No. 26 pt 1

date of assent 22 May 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 53 (other than for ins ss 289–298, 300–303) commenced 26 June 1997 (1997 SL No. 177)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 177)

Electricity Amendment Act (No. 2) 1997 No. 50

date of assent 08 September 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 1997 (1997 SL No. 312)

Electricity Amendment Act (No. 3) 1997 No. 77 pts 1–2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 05 December 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3–4, 6, 8 (except to the extent it commences s 27 (b) (iii)), 9 (except to the extent it commences s 31 (a) (ii)), 10–12, 14–19, 20 (except to the extent it commences s 42 (a) (i)), 21–22, 24–29, 30 (except to the extent it commences s 55D (c)), 31 (except to the extent it commences s 60 (a) (ii)), 32(2), 35–38, 40–43, 45–65, 66 (except to the extent it commences s 254 (1) (c)), 66A–72, 74–82, 83(1) (except to the extent it commences the om of the defs code participant, Market Code, pool and power system), 83(2) (except to the extent it commences the ins of the defs code participant, dispute, Market Code, National Electricity (Queensland) Law, National Electricity Tribunal, NECA, NEMMCO and Office and the ins of para (c) in the def electricity entity) commenced 19 December 1997 (1997 SL No. 472)

s 79 commenced 1 January 1998 (1997 SL No. 472)

ss 5, 7, 8(2), 9(2), 13, 20(2), 23, 30(2), 31(2), 34, 44, 73, 83(1) (to the extent the subsections of ss 8(2), 9(2), 20(2), 30(2), 83(1) have not already commenced) and 83(2) (except to the extent it commences the ins of the defs dispute, electricity entity, para (c) and Office) commenced 13 December 1998 (1998 SL No. 328)

s 39 (to the extent it ins pt 1A) commenced 22 February 1999 (1999 SL No. 9)

remaining provisions (ss 32(1), 33, 39 (to the extent it ins ch 5, pt 1B), 66(2) (to the extent it ins s 254 (1) (c), s 83 (2) (to the extent it ins defs dispute, electricity entity para (c) and Office)) never proclaimed into force and rep 2001 No. 82 s 21

Amending legislation

Electricity and Gas Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 82 pts 1–2 (amends 1997 No. 77 above)

date of assent 14 December 1999

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 46 ss 1, 3 sch (amends 1997 No. 77 above)

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Relations Act 1999 No. 33 ss 1, 2(2), 747 sch 3

date of assent 18 June 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1999 (1999 SL No. 159)

GST and Related Matters Act 2000 No. 20 ss 1, 2(4), 29 sch 3

date of assent 23 June 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (4))

Electricity Amendment Act 2000 No. 39

date of assent 13 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Electricity Amendment Act 2001 No. 47

date of assent 28 June 2001

commenced on date of assent

State Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 46 ss 1, 2(2)–(4), pt 3

date of assent 28 June 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 June 2001 (2001 SL No. 101)

Crime and Misconduct Act 2001 No. 69 ss 1–2, 378 sch 1

date of assent 08 November 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2002 (2001 SL No. 221)

Electricity Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2001 No. 82 pts 1–2, sch

date of assent 03 December 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 2 (other than ss 4 and 5), sch (other than item 1) commenced 1 February 2002 (2002 SL No. 2)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2002 (2002 SL No. 2)

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 100 ss 1, 2(2)–(3), pt 4

date of assent 19 December 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2002 (2002 SL No. 258)

Electrical Safety Act 2002 No. 42 ss 1–2, 242 sch 1

date of assent 12 September 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2002 (2002 SL No. 259)

Treasury Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 56 ss 1–2(1), pt 3

date of assent 01 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

Gas Supply Act 2003 No. 29 ss 1–2, ch 8 pt 2

date of assent 23 May 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 121)

Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 28 pts 1–2, ss 3, 33, schs 1–2

date of assent 23 May 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 120)

Community Ambulance Cover Act 2003 No. 34 ss 1–2, pt 13

date of assent 29 May 2003

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 No. 53

date of assent 29 November 2004

commenced on date of assent

Electricity Amendment Act (No. 2) 2004 No. 51

date of assent 29 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 4–13, 26 (3)–(7), 27, sch amdts 7–8, 13–15 commenced 1 September 2006 (2006 SL No. 199)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

Electricity Amendment Act 2004 No. 50

date of assent 29 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 278)

Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 51 pts 1–2, s 3 sch

date of assent 02 November 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 4 commenced 1 April 2006 (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Audit Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 9 pts 1, 8

date of assent 15 March 2006

commenced on date of assent

Energy Assets (Restructuring and Disposal) Act 2006 No. 42 s 1, pt 8 div 2

date of assent 13 October 2006

commenced on date of assent

Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 60 pts 1–2, s 3 sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 07 December 2006

ss 1–2, pt 2 hdg, s 3 (to the extent it relates to the amdts under s 51), 51 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2007 (2007 SL No. 15)

Government Owned Corporations Amendment Act 2007 No. 10 ss 1–2, 62 sch

date of assent 20 March 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2008 (2008 SL No. 316)

Community Ambulance Cover and Other Acts Amendment Act 2007 No. 17 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3

date of assent 23 April 2007

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

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 29 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 15 June 2007

commenced on date of assent

Clean Energy Act 2008 No. 33 ss 1–2, pt 12, s 125 sch 1

date of assent 21 May 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 191)

Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 56 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 05 November 2008

s 12 (1) commenced on date of assent (amdt could not be given effect)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 67 s 1, pt 3 div 5

date of assent 01 December 2008

commenced on date of assent

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008 No. 75 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 11 December 2008

commenced on date of assent

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 No. 3 s 1, ch 9 pt 6

date of assent 23 February 2009

commenced on date of assent

Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 16 pts 1, 3

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 15, 25, 26(1) commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 109)

Right to Information Act 2009 No. 13 ss 1–2, 213 sch 5

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 132)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 5 pt 20

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Sustainable Planning Act 2009 No. 36 ss 1–2, 872 sch 2

date of assent 22 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 281)

Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Act 2009 No. 49 ss 1–2, pt 3 div 5

date of assent 19 November 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 289)

Mines and Energy Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 17 ss 1–2(1), pt 4

date of assent 21 April 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 37–39 commenced 1 February 2011 (2010 SL No. 352)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2010 No. 19 s 1, ch 2 pt 7

date of assent 23 May 2010

commenced on date of assent

Geothermal Energy Act 2010 No. 31 ss 1, 2(2)(b), ch 10 pt 1 div 1

date of assent 01 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2) (b))

Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010 No. 44 ss 1–2, ch 4 pt 18

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 54 ss 1–2, 67 sch

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2011 (2010 SL No. 359)

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 53 ss 1, 258 sch 2

date of assent 01 December 2010

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 12 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 14 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No. 18 ss 1–2, 404 sch 4 pt 2 div 1

date of assent 06 June 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 238)

Community Ambulance Cover Levy Repeal and Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 20 ss 1, 2(2)(c), 2(3)(b), pt 6 div 1

date of assent 27 June 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 6 div 1 sdiv 3 commenced 2 July 2011 (see s 2 (3) (b))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (see s 2 (2) (c))

Electricity Price Reform Amendment Act 2011 No. 29 pts 1–2

date of assent 13 September 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3–4, 12 (other than to the extent it ins new ss 329–330), 13(1) commenced 8 June 2011 (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Treasury (Cost of Living) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 8 s 1, pt 5

date of assent 27 June 2012

commenced on date of assent

Electricity (Early Termination) Amendment Act 2012 No. 15

date of assent 19 July 2012

commenced on date of assent

Water Legislation (Dam Safety and Water Supply Enhancement) Amendment Act 2012 No. 29 pts 1–2

date of assent 08 November 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 23 November 2012 (2012 SL No. 210)

Economic Development Act 2012 No. 43 ss 1, 2(c), 325 sch 2

date of assent 11 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 325 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (c))

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

Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 No. 19 ss 1, 120 sch 1

date of assent 03 May 2013

commenced on date of assent

Revenue Amendment and Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013 No. 28 s 1, ch 2 pt 2

date of assent 12 June 2013

commenced on date of assent

Energy and Water Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 42 ss 1, 2(2)(a)–(c), pt 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 4, 34 (to the extent it ins pt 15 div 3), 36–37 commenced 1 July 2014 (see s 2 (2) (a)–(c))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 43 sch 1, s 109 sch 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 15, s 229 sch 1

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 31 pts 1–2

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 93)

Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 48 pts 1, 3, s 183 sch 1

date of assent 26 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 31 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

ss 29A(2), 44, 45, 50, 50A(2) (to the extent it ins def prescribed retailer), (3), 97(1) (to the extent it om def prescribed retail entity), (2) (to the extent it ins defs designated retail market area and prescribed retailer) not yet proclaimed into force (proposed automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) deferred to 1 July 2016 (2015 SL No. 33))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2015 (2014 SL No. 335 (as amended by 2015 SL No. 32))

Planning (Consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 27

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 2–69 comm 3 July 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Electricity and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 36

date of assent 20 June 2016

pts 1, 3, 4, 5 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)

Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Act 2018 No. 22

date of assent 28 September 2018

pt 1, ss 4, 7, pts 3–5 comm on date of assent

pt 2 (other than ss 4 and 7) comm 15 February 2018 (see s 2)

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 17

date of assent 24 May 2019

chs 1–2, 4, 6–7, sch 1 comm on date of assent

Retrospective amendments that have been consolidated are noted in the list of legislation and list of annotations. From mid-2013 any retrospective amendment that has not been consolidated is noted on the cover page.

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