Minister: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Agency: Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Minister: Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
Agency: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


Drugs Misuse Act 1986 No. 36

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
19 August 1992 23 April 1993 1992 Act No. 44
12 April 1996 05 July 1996 1995 Act No. 18
15 November 1996 06 December 1996 1996 Act No. 49
20 December 1996 06 February 1997 1996 Act No. 79
28 February 1997 14 March 1997 1996 Act No. 79
01 July 1997 04 July 1997 1997 Act No. 17
14 November 1997 21 November 1997 1997 Act No. 48
26 March 1998 08 April 1998 1998 Act No. 19
21 December 1998 02 March 1999 1998 Act No. 41
30 April 1999 06 November 1999 1999 Act No. 19
23 March 2000 24 March 2000 1999 Act No. 19
23 March 2000 07 April 2000 2000 Act No. 5
01 July 2000 14 July 2000 2000 Act No. 22
27 July 2000 11 August 2000 2000 Act No. 28
01 July 2001 07 September 2001 2001 Act No. 12
01 February 2002 01 February 2002 2001 Act No. 78
01 March 2002 08 March 2002 2001 Act No. 78
01 August 2002 2001 Act No. 78
16 August 2002 2002 Act No. 34
27 September 2002 2002 Act No. 35
01 January 2003 2002 Act No. 68
07 November 2004 2003 Act No. 83
27 April 2006 2006 Act No. 8
21 July 2006 2006 Act No. 262000 Act No. 5(amd 2006 Act No. 26)
28 August 2006 2006 Act No. 29
30 October 2006 2006 Act No. 39
01 December 2006 2006 Act No. 48
28 September 2007 2007 Act No. 37
01 June 2008 2008 Act No. 4
07 November 2008 2008 Act No. 53
01 December 2008 2008 Act No. 55
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
29 March 2010 2009 Act No. 34
01 July 2010 2010 Act No. 14
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 November 2010 2010 Act No. 26
30 January 2012 2010 Act No. 44
29 April 2013 2013 Act No. 14
13 August 2013 2013 Act No. 31
29 August 2013 2013 Act No. 35
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17
15 August 2014 2014 Act No. 39

RA s 44

05 September 2014 2014 Act No. 42
07 November 2014 04 January 2017 2014 Act No. 62

revised version

RA s 35

09 December 2016 09 January 2017 2016 Act No. 62
30 March 2017 06 April 2017 2017 Act No. 62017 Act No. 7
27 October 2017 27 October 2017 2017 Act No. 41
29 January 2018 10 January 2018 2017 Act No. 41
12 February 2018 30 January 2018 2016 Act No. 58
29 March 2018 12 August 2019 2018 Act No. 5

Drugs Misuse Act 1986 No. 36

date of assent 05 September 1986

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 October 1986 (proc pubd gaz 25 October 1986 p 1242)

Note—This Act was to have been repealed by the Criminal Code No. 37 of 1995 s 460 (1) sch 4  but the 1995 Code was never proclaimed into force and was repealed by 1997 No. 3 s 121

Drugs Misuse Act Amendment Act 1987 No. 53

date of assent 01 October 1987

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 10 (a) (iii) commenced 6 May 1989 (proc pubd gaz 6 May 1989 p 213)

remaining provisions commenced 31 October 1987 (proc pubd gaz 31 October 1987 p 819)

Corrective Services (Consequential Amendments) Act 1988 No. 88 s 3 sch 1

date of assent 01 December 1988

commenced 15 December 1988 (see s 2 (2) and order pubd gaz 10 December 1988 p 1675)

Bail Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1988 No. 105 pt 5

date of assent 14 December 1988

commenced 4 December 1989 (proc pubd gaz 11 November 1989 p 1961)

Drugs Misuse Act Amendment Act 1989 No. 34

date of assent 28 April 1989

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 May 1989 (proc pubd gaz 6 May 1989 p 213)

Drugs Misuse Act Amendment Act 1990 No. 9

date of assent 25 May 1990

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 10 never proclaimed into force and om 1995 No. 18 s 9

remaining provisions commenced 11 August 1990 (proc pubd gaz 11 August 1990 p 2249)

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

date of assent 06 December 1990

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice Act 1992 No. 44 ss 1–2, 235 sch 3

date of assent 19 August 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 1993 (1993 SL No. 313)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No. 32 ss 1–3 sch 2

date of assent 03 June 1993

commenced on date of assent

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 1995 No. 18

date of assent 11 April 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 6 commenced 8 December 1995 (1995 SL No. 358)

remaining provisions commenced 12 April 1996 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 1996 No. 49

date of assent 15 November 1996

commenced on date of assent

Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996 No. 61 ss 1–2, 15 sch

date of assent 09 December 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 December 1996 (1996 SL No. 402)

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 No. 79 pts 1, 11

date of assent 12 December 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 February 1997 (1997 SL No. 35)

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)

Weapons and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 48 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3

date of assent 29 August 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 14 November 1997 (1997 SL No. 381)

Police and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 No. 19 ss 1, 2(2)–(3) pt 3

date of assent 26 March 1998

s 18 commenced 25 January 1995 (see s 2 (2))

s 19 commenced 18 December 1998 (1998 SL No. 373)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No. 41 ss 1, 2(2), 14(1) sch 1

date of assent 27 November 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 December 1998 (1998 SL No. 346)

Child Protection Act 1999 No. 10 ss 1–2(2), 205 sch 3

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 s 810 sch 4 (prev s 459A sch 3A) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2, 373 sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Amending legislation

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 26 ss 1–2, 84, 86 (amends 2000 No. 5 above)

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 185)

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 373 sch 2, 461 (prev s 373) sch 3

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2, 373 sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2000 No. 22 pts 1, 3

date of assent 23 June 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2)

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 2000 No. 28 pts 1–2

date of assent 27 July 2000

commenced on date of assent

Corrective Services Act 2000 No. 63 ss 1, 2(2), 276 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. 88)

Pharmacists Registration Act 2001 No. 12 ss 1–2, 245 sch 2

date of assent 11 May 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 2002 (2001 SL No. 261)

Duties Act 2001 No. 71 ss 1–2(1), 551 sch 1

date of assent 13 November 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2002 (2002 SL No. 10)

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 78 ss 1–2, 237 sch 4

date of assent 15 November 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 August 2002 (2002 SL No. 183)

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 2002 No. 35 ss 1–12

date of assent 16 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 September 2002 (2002 SL No. 253)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 No. 34 ss 1, 74 sch 6

date of assent 16 August 2002

commenced on date of assent

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))

Australian Crime Commission (Queensland) Act 2003 No. 83 ss 1–2, 68 sch 1

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 7 November 2004 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Drug Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 8 pts 1, 3

date of assent 15 March 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 April 2006 (2006 SL No. 70)

Corrective Services Act 2006 No. 29 ss 1, 2(2), 518 sch 3

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 August 2006 (2006 SL No. 213)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 26 ss 1, 2(1), pt 6

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 185)

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)

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 48 pts 1, 5, s 22 sch

date of assent 10 November 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2006 (2006 SL No. 292)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 37 ss 1, 162 sch

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 September 2007 (2007 SL No. 241)

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 2008 No. 4 pts 1–2

date of assent 20 February 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 2008 (2008 SL No. 143)

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)

Corrective Services and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 53 pts 1, 3

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 7 November 2008 (2008 SL No. 363)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 5 pt 19

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), 45(1) sch pt 1 amdt 16

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 14 pt 1, s 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)

Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010 No. 26 pts 1, 8

date of assent 13 August 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 236)

Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010 No. 44 ss 1–2, ch 4 pt 45

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 s 1, pt 10, s 37 sch

date of assent 14 October 2010

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Act 2013 No. 14 pts 1, 5

date of assent 29 April 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 31 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 13 August 2013

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 35 s 1, pt 15A

date of assent 29 August 2013

commenced on date of assent

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

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 13

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 No. 17 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2014 No. 39 s 1, pt 9

date of assent 15 August 2014

commenced on date of assent

Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 42 ss 1, 2(2), pt 5

date of assent 05 September 2014

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

Education and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 62 ss 1, 140 sch 1

date of assent 07 November 2014

commenced on date of assent

Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Act 2016 No. 58

date of assent 11 November 2016

pt 2–3, sch 1 comm 12 February 2018 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2017 SL No. 189 s 2))

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

Farm Business Debt Mediation Act 2017 No. 7

date of assent 30 March 2017

ss 12, pt 9 divs 2–4 comm on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2017 No. 6

date of assent 30 March 2017

comm on date of assent

Penalties and Sentences (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 41

date of assent 27 October 2017

ss 12, pt 3, pt 4 hdg, ss 1013, pt 5, pt 7 hdg, ss 31, 33, 14, pt 8 comm on date of assent

pt 2, ss 1416, pt 6, ss 32, 35 comm 29 January 2018 (2017 SL No. 231)

Hospital Foundations Act 2018 No. 5

date of assent 29 March 2018

ss 12, pt 10 div 2 sdivs 1–2, div 3 sdivs 1–2 and divs 5–8 comm on date of assent

pt 10 divs 1, 2 sdiv 3, 3 sdiv 3 not yet proclaimed into force (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) postponed to 30 March 2020 (2019 SL No. 38))

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

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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