Minister: Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Agency: Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women


Child Protection Act 1999 No. 10

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
23 March 2000 23 March 2000
20 April 2000 28 April 2000 2000 Act No. 7
25 October 2000 03 November 2000 2000 Act No. 46
17 November 2000 01 December 2000 2000 Act No. 55
02 February 2001 02 February 2001 2000 Act No. 60
02 February 2001 06 April 2001 2000 Act No. 60
03 December 2001 10 December 2001 2001 Act No. 73
17 May 2002 28 May 2002 2002 Act No. 21
10 March 2003 2002 Act No. 6
01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74
18 September 2003 2003 Act No. 57
21 November 2003 2003 Act No. 57
01 April 2004 2003 Act No. 92
01 August 2004 2004 Act No. 13
01 September 2004 2004 Act No. 13
17 January 2005 2004 Act No. 49
29 April 2005 2005 Act No. 10
30 April 2005 2004 Act No. 36(amd 2005 Act No. 10)
01 September 2005 2005 Act No. 40
01 March 2006 2005 Act No. 48
31 May 2006 2005 Act No. 40(amd 2006 Act No. 17)2006 Act No. 17
30 October 2006 2006 Act No. 39
30 November 2007 2007 Act No. 38
02 June 2008 2008 Act No. 18
11 June 2008 2008 Act No. 40
03 November 2008 2000 Act No. 7(amd 2000 Act No. 46; 2003 Act No. 57; 2008 Act No. 17)
12 December 2008 2008 Act No. 60
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 242009 Act No. 48
01 February 2010 2009 Act No. 29
29 March 2010 2009 Act No. 34
01 April 2010 2010 Act No. 5
01 July 2010 2010 Act No. 14
01 October 2010 2009 Act No. 34(amd 2010 Act No. 33)2010 Act No. 33
29 November 2010 2010 Act No. 33
29 August 2011 2010 Act No. 33
04 November 2011 2011 Act No. 35
01 January 2012 2011 Act No. 38
01 July 2012 2011 Act No. 32(amd 2012 Act No. 9)2012 Act No. 10
17 September 2012 2012 Act No. 5
20 May 2013 2013 Act No. 13
01 January 2014 2013 Act No. 44
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 122014 Act No. 262014 Act No. 28

RA ss 27, 44, 44A

19 January 2015 14 June 2016 2014 Act No. 28
25 May 2016 23 June 2016 2016 Act No. 24
01 July 2016 06 July 2016 2016 Act No. 232016 Act No. 24
01 July 2017 03 July 2017 2016 Act No. 492017 Act No. 14

RA s 35

01 January 2018 19 December 2017 2017 Act No. 24
29 January 2018 30 January 2018 2017 Act No. 44
30 June 2018 28 June 2018 2017 Act No. 37
23 July 2018 24 July 2018 2017 Act No. 44
29 October 2018 30 October 2018 2017 Act No. 44
01 December 2018 28 November 2018 2017 Act No. 32

Child Protection Act 1999 No. 10

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2, 260 commenced on date of assent

ss 8–9, 11, ch 6 pt 5, ch 6 pt 6 div 1, s 189 (other than s (1)(c)), ch 10 and prev sch 3 (amdts of the Family Services Act 1987) commenced 10 September 1999 (1999 SL No. 205)

remaining provisions commenced 23 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 45)

Child Protection Amendment Act 2000 No. 7 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 20 April 2000

sch commenced 3 November 2008 (2008 SL No. 341 (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 46 ss 1, 3 sch (amends 2000 No. 7 above)

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 No. 57 ss 1–2, 39(1) sch 3 (amends 2000 No. 7 above)

date of assent 18 September 2003

ss 1–2, 39 (1) commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 November 2003 (2003 SL No. 288)

Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 No. 17 ss 1–2, pt 10 (amends 2000 No. 7 above)

date of assent 23 April 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 June 2008 (see s 2)

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

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Succession and Other Acts Amendment Act 2000 No. 55 pts 1, 4

date of assent 17 November 2000

commenced on date of assent

Children Services Tribunal Act 2000 No. 59 ss 1–2, 151 sch 1

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 February 2001 (2001 SL No. 2)

Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 No. 60 ss 1–2, 175 sch 3

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 February 2001 (2001 SL No. 1)

Ombudsman Act 2001 No. 73 ss 1–2, 96 sch 1

date of assent 13 November 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 December 2001 (2001 SL No. 224)

Domestic Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 6 ss 1–2, 53 sch 2

date of assent 13 March 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 March 2003 (2003 SL No. 17)

Adoption of Children Amendment Act 2002 No. 21 ss 1, 21 sch 2

date of assent 17 May 2002

commenced on date of assent

Discrimination Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 74 ss 1–2, 90 sch

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 90 commenced 31 March 2003 (2003 SL No. 51)

remaining provisions commenced 1 April 2003 (2003 SL No. 51)

Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 No. 57 ss 1–2, 39(1)–(2) schs 2–3

date of assent 18 September 2003

ss 1–2, 39 (1)–(2) sch 2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 November 2003 (2003 SL No. 288)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 92 ss 1–2(1), pt 4

date of assent 03 December 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 April 2004 (see s 2 (1))

Child Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 13 ss 1–2(1), pt 3, s 102 sch 2 pt 1

date of assent 24 June 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 9–10, 13, 15 (to the extent it ins s 194 (2)), 16 (to the extent it ins s 246A (1) (b) (ii)), 17 (to the extent it ins s 248) commenced 1 September 2004 (2004 SL No. 141)

remaining provisions commenced 1 August 2004 (2004 SL No. 141)

Child Safety Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2004 No. 36 pts 1, 4 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 27 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 April 2005 (2005 SL No. 62)

Amending legislation

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 10 pt 1, s 50 sch (amends 2004 No. 36 above)

date of assent 01 April 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 April 2005 (2005 SL No. 72)

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Amendment Act 2004 No. 49 ss 1–2, 53 sch

date of assent 29 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 January 2005 (2004 SL No. 282)

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 10 pt 1, s 50 sch

date of assent 01 April 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 April 2005 (2005 SL No. 72)

Child Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 40 pts 1–2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 01 September 2005

ss 1–2, pt 2 hdg, ss 3, 30(1)–(4), 31, 58 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

s 51 (to the extent it ins ss 141J–141K) never proclaimed into force and om 2006 No. 17 s 24 (2)

s 51 (to the extent it ins s 142D) never proclaimed into force and om 2006 No. 17 s 24 (6)

s 52 never proclaimed into force and om 2006 No. 17 s 25

s 68 (2) (to the extent it ins defs investigated person and investigative information) never proclaimed into force and om 2006 No. 17 s 28 (1)

remaining provisions commenced 31 May 2006 (2006 SL No. 97)

Amending legislation

Child Safety (Carers) Amendment Act 2006 No. 17 s 1, pt 3 (amends 2005 No. 40 above)

date of assent 02 May 2006

commenced on date of assent

Public Health Act 2005 No. 48 ss 1–2, 492 sch 1

date of assent 02 November 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provision commenced 1 March 2006 (2006 SL No. 21)

Child Safety (Carers) Amendment Act 2006 No. 17 ss 1, 2(2), pt 2, s 3 sch

date of assent 02 May 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 May 2006 (see s 2 (2))

Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 No. 39 ss 1, 2(3), 512(1) sch 1

date of assent 11 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 October 2006 (2006 SL No. 247)

Community Services Act 2007 No. 38 ss 1–2, 140–141

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 November 2007 (2007 SL No. 287)

Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian and Another Act Amendment Act 2008 No. 18 pt 1, s 51 sch

date of assent 23 April 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 June 2008 immediately after the commencement of the Child Protection (Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2008 No. 17 (see s 2)

Justice and Other Information Disclosure Act 2008 No. 40 ss 1, 18–19

date of assent 11 June 2008

commenced on date of assent

Mater Public Health Services Act 2008 No. 60 ss 1–2, pt 5

date of assent 25 November 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 12 December 2008 (2008 SL No. 447)

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

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)

Adoption Act 2009 No. 29 ss 1–2, pt 17 div 3, s 368 sch 2

date of assent 26 August 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 2010 (2009 SL No. 217)

Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3, s 45(1)–(2) sch pt 1 amdt 5, pt 2 amdt 36, pt 4 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

sch pt 4 commenced 29 March 2010 (2010 SL No. 37) (could not be given effect and om 2010 Act No. 33 s 126)

remaining provisions commenced 29 March 2010 (2010 SL No. 37)

Amending legislation

Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2010 No. 33 ss 1, 2(3), pt 7 (amends 2009 No. 34 above)

date of assent 08 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

State Penalties Enforcement and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 48 ss 1, 2(5), ch 4 pt 5

date of assent 19 November 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 immediately after the commencement of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 No. 23 ch 7 (see s 2 (5) and 2009 SL No. 251)

Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 5 pts 1, 3

date of assent 04 March 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 April 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(3), pt 2

date of assent 08 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 2 hdg, ss 3–9, 12, 18, 32, 37, 41–42, 47–48, 50–55, 58–61, 67–76, 80–84, 86, 89–91, 93(1) (to the extent it oms defs criminal history and member of a person’s household), 93(2) (to the extent it ins defs charge, criminal history, member, relevant child and spent conviction) 93(3), commenced 1 October 2010 (2010 SL No. 272)

ss 62–65, 93 (1) (to the extent it oms def disqualifying event), 93(2) (to the extent it ins def prohibiting event) commenced 29 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 272)

remaining provisions commenced 29 August 2011 (2011 SL No. 163)

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))

Family Responsibilities Commission and Other Acts Amendment Act 2011 No. 35 pts 1, 5

date of assent 04 November 2011

commenced on date of assent

Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 No. 38 ss 1–2, pt 5 div 2

date of assent 24 November 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 277)

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 No. 5 ss 1–2, 230 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 17 February 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 September 2012 (see s 2)

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2012 No. 10 pts 1, 3

date of assent 27 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2)

Health Practitioner Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 13 ss 1–2(1), pt 3

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)

Education and Care Services Act 2013 No. 44 ss 1–2, 269 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2014 (2013 SL No. 264)

Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Act 2014 No. 12 pts 1, 3

date of assent 09 April 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

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

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 Reform Amendment Act 2014 No. 28 ss 1, 2(2)–(3)(a)–(b), pt 2

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 5–6, 8, 16 (2), 22, 25 (1), 26 (1), 40 (2) (to the extent it ins new defs registered nurse, reportable suspicion, school, teacher) commenced 19 January 2015 (2014 SL No. 284)

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

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2016 No. 24

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–3, 5–8, 11–21, 23–26, 33 (other than to the extent it ins new s 273), 34(1), (2)(other than to the extent it ins def litigation director) commenced on date of assent

ss 4, 9, 10, 22, 27–32, 33 (to the extent it ins new s 273), 34(2) (to the extent it ins def litigation director) commenced 1 July 2016 (see s 2)

Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016 No. 23

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 8 div 1 comm 1 July 2016 (see s 2)

Child Protection (Mandatory Reporting—Mason's Law) Amendment Act 2016 No. 49

date of assent 23 September 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 3–5 comm 1 July 2017 (see s 2)

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)

Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 No. 24

date of assent 25 August 2017

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, pt 2–3, chs 2–7, sch 1 comm 1 January 2018 (2017 SL No. 196)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 32

date of assent 13 September 2017

ss 4(2), (4), (6)–(7), 5–7, 13–15, 27, 30(2)–(3), 31, 40–42, 44–49, 51, 52 (to the extent it ins ss 320, 322–323), 53–54, 57(1)–(3), 78(2), pts 4–5, sch 1 comm 1 December 2018 (2018 SL No. 175) (proposed commencement 14 September 2019 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2)(2018 SL No. 129))

Criminal Law (Historical Homosexual Convictions Expungement) Act 2017 No. 37

date of assent 23 October 2017

pt 1 div 1 hdgs, ss 35, div 2, pts 2–7, sch 1 comm 30 June 2018 (2018 SL No. 69)

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 No. 44

date of assent 10 November 2017

ss 68(3), 69(2) and 71–72 comm 29 January 2018 (2018 SL No. 2)

ss 1516, 28–29, 31(2), 47, 73–75, 80 (other than to the extent it ins new s 275) comm 23 July 2018 (2018 SL No. 104)

ss 314, 17–27, 30, 31(1), (3)–(4), 32–46, 48–67, 68(1)–(2), (4), 69(1), 70, 76–79, 80 (to the extent it ins new s 275), 81–82, pts 3–4 comm 29 October 2018 (2018 SL No. 160)

Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

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Child Protection Act 1999

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