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

Minister: Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
Agency: Department of Environment and Science


Fisheries Act 1994 No. 37

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
27 January 1995 23 February 1995 1994 Act No. 87
23 May 1996 19 July 1996 1996 Act No. 13
05 December 1996 04 April 1997 1996 Act No. 59
01 June 1997 27 June 1997 1996 Act No. 59
19 December 1997 10 February 1998 1997 Act No. 73
19 December 1997 29 May 1998 1997 Act No. 73
30 April 1999 21 May 1999 1999 Act No. 19
17 September 1999 27 October 1999 1999 Act No. 45
01 July 2000 21 July 2000 2000 Act No. 26
25 May 2001 01 June 2001 2001 Act No. 23
19 April 2002 19 April 2002 2001 Act No. 23
24 September 2002 2002 Act No. 49
01 October 2002 2002 Act No. 36
01 July 2003 2002 Act No. 12
25 September 2003 2002 Act No. 49
25 September 2003
06 November 2003 2003 Act No. 82
12 October 2004 2004 Act No. 27
12 November 2004 2004 Act No. 19
29 November 2004 2004 Act No. 53
01 March 2005 2003 Act No. 82
02 December 2005 2005 Act No. 42
30 March 2006 2006 Act No. 11
01 June 2006 2006 Act No. 28
31 August 2006 2004 Act No. 31
07 December 2006 2006 Act No. 59
07 December 2006
01 April 2008 2006 Act No. 28
06 October 2008 2008 Act No. 41
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 9
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 242009 Act No. 48
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172009 Act No. 50
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 53
05 May 2011 2011 Act No. 3
05 May 2011
22 November 2012 2012 Act No. 34
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 33

RA ss 44, 44A

01 October 2014 2014 Act No. 40

RA ss 22, 43, 44A

02 July 2015 12 July 2016

prov exp 1 July 2015

01 July 2016 26 July 2016
03 July 2017 29 January 2019 2016 Act No. 27
07 March 2019 08 March 2019 2019 Act No. 6

revised version

11 April 2019 20 May 2019 2019 Act No. 11
28 May 2019 16 August 2019 2019 Act No. 6

RA s 35

Fisheries Act 1994 No. 37

date of assent 08 September 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1994 No. 87 s 3 sch 2

date of assent 01 December 1994

commenced on date of assent

Statutory Authorities Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No. 36 ss 1–2, 9 sch 2

date of assent 16 June 1995

commenced on date of assent

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 1996 No. 13 pts 1, 6

date of assent 23 May 1996

commenced on date of assent

Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Amendments 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)

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996 No. 59 pts 1, 6

date of assent 05 December 1996

commenced on date of assent

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1997 No. 73 pts 1, 5

date of assent 01 December 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commence 19 December 1997 (1997 SL No. 475)

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Financial Administration Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 29 ss 1–2, 50 sch

date of assent 16 June 1999

ss 1–2, 50 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1999 (1999 SL No. 122 and see 1999 SL No. 119, 1999 SL No. 70 s 2 (3))

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 45 ss 1, 2(4) pt 5

date of assent 17 September 1999

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (4))

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 373 schs 2–3

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)

Primary Industries and Natural Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2000 No. 26 ss 1, 2(1) pt 2 s 13 sch 2

date of assent 27 June 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced at 6p.m. on 30 June 2000 (see s 2 (1))

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

date of assent 13 September 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 April 2002 (2002 SL No. 69)

Fisheries Amendment Act 2001 No. 23

date of assent 25 May 2001

commenced on date of assent

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)

Animal and Plant Health Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 36 pts 1, 4 s 45 sch 2

date of assent 29 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2002 (2002 SL No. 257)

Primary Industries Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 49 pts 1, 5, s 11(2) sch

date of assent 24 September 2002

ss 14, 21(2) commenced 25 September 2003 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Primary Industries and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 82 ss 1, 2(1)(b), (2), pt 5

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2, 14–15, 26–30, 35, 40, 42, 44 (to the extent it ins new div 4, sdiv 5), 45(2) (to the extent it ins def executive officer and transfer) commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1) (b) (i)–(iii))

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2005 (2004 SL No. 304)

Biodiscovery Act 2004 No. 19 ss 1–2, 126–127

date of assent 24 August 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Primary Industries and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 27 ss 1, 2(3), pt 3

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (3))

Marine Parks Act 2004 No. 31 ss 1, 2(2), 173–174

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 August 2006 (2006 SL No. 225)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 No. 53

date of assent 29 November 2004

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)

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 11 s 1, pt 7

date of assent 30 March 2006

commenced on date of assent

Fisheries Amendment Act 2006 No. 28

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 12–13, 18–22, 31, 33–34, 36, 38, 46(1) (to the extent it om defs closed season declaration, closed waters declaration), 46(2) (to the extent it ins defs emergency fisheries declaration, fisheries declaration, regulated fish declaration, regulated fishing apparatus declaration, regulated fishing method declaration and regulated waters declaration) commenced 1 April 2008 (2008 SL No. 82)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 59 ss 1, 85 sch

date of assent 07 December 2006

commenced on date of assent

Fisheries Amendment Act 2008 No. 41

date of assent 08 September 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 October 2008 (2008 SL No. 328)

Financial Accountability Act 2009 No. 9 ss 1, 2(2), 136 sch 1

date of assent 28 May 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 80)

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)

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 5 pt 27

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)

State Penalties Enforcement and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 48 ss 1, 2(5), ch 4 pt 7

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)

Trade Measurement Legislation Repeal Act 2009 No. 50 ss 1–2, 18 sch

date of assent 19 November 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 127)

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 53 s 1, pt 4

date of assent 01 December 2010

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2011 No. 3 pts 1, 3

date of assent 04 April 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 May 2011 (2011 SL No. 49)

Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012 No. 34 s 1, pt 5

date of assent 22 November 2012

commenced on date of assent

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 110 sch 3 pt 3

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 19

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Biosecurity Act 2014 No. 7 ss 1–2, ch 20 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))

Environmental Offsets Act 2014 No. 33 pts 1, 18

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 12 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 144)

State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 40 chs 1, 4 pt 2 div 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)

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))

Note—The Planning Act 2016 was renumbered in the first reprint—see 2016 Act No. 26 s 320A. Cross-references to the Planning Act 2016 have been updated to reflect the renumbering.

Fisheries (Sustainable Fisheries Strategy) Amendment Act 2019 No. 6

date of assent 07 March 2019

pt 1, pt 2 divs 1–2, pt 3 div 2 (other than s 71 (2)) comm on date of assent

pt 2 div 3, pt 3 div 1, s 71 (2), sch 1 (other than amendment 2 to section 82) comm 28 May 2019 (2019 SL No. 70)

sch 1 (amendment 2 to section 82) comm 28 May 2019 (amdt could not be given effect)

Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 11

date of assent 11 April 2019

pts 1–2, pt 4–5, 6 divs 1–2, 7 divs 1–2, 8–9, 11, 13, 14 divs 1–2, 15–20, sch 1 pt 1 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)

Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 28

date of assent 26 September 2019

pts 2–8, sch 1 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

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