Minister: Premier and Minister for Trade
Agency: Public Service Commission


Public Service Act 2008 No. 38

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 July 2008
19 June 2009 2009 Act No. 18
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 92009 Act No. 13
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 242009 Act No. 25
01 January 2010 2009 Act No. 52
01 April 2010 2010 Act No. 5
23 May 2010 2010 Act No. 20
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 52010 Act No. 14
01 October 2010 2010 Act No. 33
01 November 2010 2010 Act No. 362010 Act No. 37
30 November 2010 2010 Act No. 12
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 53
20 December 2010 2010 Act No. 41
01 January 2011 2010 Act No. 38
21 February 2011 2011 Act No. 1
01 July 2012 2012 Act No. 7
01 December 2012 2012 Act No. 38
14 December 2012 2012 Act No. 33
01 January 2013 2012 Act No. 222012 Act No. 312012 Act No. 39
01 February 2013 2012 Act No. 43
20 May 2013 2013 Act No. 13
20 June 2013 2013 Act No. 29
01 July 2013 2013 Act No. 72013 Act No. 29
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
29 October 2013 2013 Act No. 52
22 November 2013 2013 Act No. 49
27 November 2013 2013 Act No. 61
31 March 2014 2014 Act No. 2
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17
01 July 2014 2013 Act No. 362014 Act No. 32014 Act No. 122014 Act No. 212014 Act No. 252014 Act No. 262014 Act No. 272014 Act No. 28
01 January 2015 2014 Act No. 45
03 December 2015 18 May 2016 2015 Act No. 22
22 April 2016 24 May 2016 2016 Act No. 7

RA s 30

01 May 2016 07 June 2016 2016 Act No. 12
01 July 2016 06 July 2016 2016 Act No. 23
08 September 2016 20 October 2016 2016 Act No. 43
09 December 2016 11 January 2017 2016 Act No. 63
01 March 2017 02 March 2017 2016 Act No. 63
05 March 2017 10 March 2017 2016 Act No. 5
05 June 2017 15 June 2017 2017 Act No. 17
20 July 2018 23 July 2018 2018 Act No. 8
31 August 2018 07 September 2018 2017 Act No. 34
09 November 2018 25 January 2019 2018 Act No. 29

RA s 44

01 July 2019 29 June 2019 2019 Act No. 52019 Act No. 162019 Act No. 18

Public Service Act 2008 No. 38

date of assent 11 June 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 208)

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)

Water and Another Act Amendment Act 2009 No. 18 ss 1–2, 3(2) sch

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 June 2009 (see s 2 (b))

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)

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 11 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 pts 1, 3

date of assent 11 August 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 32 commenced 1 December 2009 immediately after the commencement of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 No. 23 ch 7 (2009 SL No. 241 and 2009 SL No. 251))

remaining provisions commenced 2 November 2009 (2009 SL No. 241)

Integrity Act 2009 No. 52 ss 1–2, ch 9 pt 4

date of assent 03 December 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2010 (2009 SL No. 310)

Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 5 pts 1, 16

date of assent 04 March 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 240 (the extent it ins s 258 (1) (b)) commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 53)

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

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 12 ss 1, 2(1), 251 sch

date of assent 26 March 2010

ss 1–2, 251 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 318)

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)

South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 20 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 23 May 2010

commenced on date of assent

Child Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2010 No. 33 ss 1, 2(3), pt 8

date of assent 08 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 No. 38 ss 1–2, 78 sch 3

date of assent 20 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2011 (2010 SL No. 305)

Integrity Reform (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2010 No. 37 pts 1, 11

date of assent 20 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 303)

Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010 No. 36 ss 1–2, pt 6 div 5

date of assent 20 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 304)

Education and Training Legislation (Skills Queensland) Amendment Act 2010 No. 41 pts 1, 3 div 3

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 December 2010 (2010 SL No. 338)

Liquor and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 51 ss 1, 2(i), 57 sch

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 101) (amdt could not be given effect)

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

Queensland Reconstruction Authority Act 2011 No. 1 s 1, pt 12 div 6

date of assent 21 February 2011

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Relations (Fair Work Act Harmonisation) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 7 pts 1, 4, s 58 sch

date of assent 12 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2)

Public Service and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 22 pts 1–2

date of assent 29 August 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2013 (see s 2)

Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 31 pts 1, 4 sch

date of assent 08 November 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2013 (2012 SL No. 216)

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 33 pts 1, 7

date of assent 22 November 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 14 December 2012 (2012 SL No. 234)

Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 No. 38 ss 1–2(1), pt 13 div 2

date of assent 05 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 39 pt 1, s 102 sch pt 2

date of assent 05 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2013 (2012 SL No. 239)

Economic Development Act 2012 No. 43 ss 1–2, 221 sch 1

date of assent 11 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 No. 7 ss 1–2, pt 10

date of assent 14 March 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2013 (2013 SL No. 72)

Health Practitioner Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 13 ss 1–2(1), pt 14

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)

Industrial Relations (Transparency and Accountability of Industrial Organisations) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2013 No. 29 ss 1, 2(1)(b), pt 3

date of assent 20 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 60A, 62(5) commenced 1 July 2013 (2013 SL No. 132)

remaining provisions 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)

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2, 110(1) sch 3 pt 1

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Vocational Education, Training and Employment (Skills Queensland) and Another Act Amendment Act 2013 No. 49 ss 1–2, 28 sch 1

date of assent 29 October 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 22 November 2013 (2013 SL No. 227)

Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 52 ss 1, 114 sch 2

date of assent 29 October 2013

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Relations (Fair Work Act Harmonisation No. 2) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 61 ss 1, 117 sch 1 pt 1

date of assent 27 November 2013

commenced on date of assent

Public Service and Other Legislation (Civil Liability) Amendment Act 2014 No. 2 pts 1–2

date of assent 19 February 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 March 2014 (2014 SL No. 22)

Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014 No. 3 ss 1–2, 114 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 19 February 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 125)

Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Act 2014 No. 12 pt 1, s 77 sch 1

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 Safety Business Agency Act 2014 No. 17 s 1, pt 13, s 184 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 21 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3, s 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)

Further Education and Training Act 2014 No. 25 ss 1–2, 223 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 102)

Public Guardian Act 2014 No. 26 ss 1–2(1), ch 8 pt 15

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Family and Child Commission Act 2014 No. 27 ss 1–2, pt 7

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (see s 2)

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))

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Providing Freehold) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 45 ss 1–2(1), 58 sch 1 pt 1

date of assent 05 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2015 (see s 2 (1))

Building Queensland Act 2015 No. 22 ss 1–2, pt 9 div 3

date of assent 06 November 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 December 2015 (2015 SL No. 163)

Further Education and Training (Training Ombudsman) and Another Act Amendment Act 2016 - (B15_0302)

date of assent 04 March 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 3 comm 22 April 2016 (2016 SL No. 35)

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))

Racing Integrity Act 2016 No. 12

date of assent 27 April 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

s 389, sch 2 pt 2 commenced 1 May 2016 (2016 SL No. 41)

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 6 comm 1 July 2016 (see s 2)

Public Safety Business Agency and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 43

date of assent 08 September 2016

s 1, pt 3 div 5 comm on date of assent

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

ss 12, ch 19 pt 8 (other than ss 11181124, 1126–1128, 1151, 1152 (to the extent it ins new s 289) comm on date of assent (see s 2(1))

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)

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

Land Access Ombudsman Act 2017 No. 34

date of assent 13 September 2017

pts 1 (other than ss 1–2), 2, 6 (other than s 63), 8 divs 3, 7, sch 1 comm 31 August 2018 (2018 SL No. 134)

Local Government (Councillor Complaints) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 8

date of assent 21 May 2018

ss 34, 12 (to the extent it ins new ch 5A pt 1, pt 2 div 1 (other than new s 150G), pt 4 div 1, pt 5, pt 6, div 2), 27(1), (5), 30, 33(1), (3), pt 3 comm 20 July 2018 (2018 SL No. 103)

Crime and Corruption and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 29

date of assent 09 November 2018

pts 1, 2 (other than ss 5–6, 44), 3–9 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)

pts 1 (other than ss 1–3, 6), 2–3, s 61 (a), (c), (g), (i)), pt 4 divs 2–3, pt 5 (other than ss 104–105), s 108, pt 7 div 1, ss 113, 126, pt 7 div 7, ss 160, 168, pt 7 div 22–23 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Health and Wellbeing Queensland Act 2019 No. 16

date of assent 07 May 2019

pts 1 (other than ss 1–2), 2–6, 7 divs 1–3, sch 1 comm 1 July 2019 (2019 SL No. 118)

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)

Personalised Transport Ombudsman Act 2019 No. 24

date of assent 12 September 2019

pts 1 (other than ss 12), 2–6, 7 divs 1–3, 6 sdiv 3 (other than ss 117–121, 131(2)), sch 1 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Resources Safety and Health Queensland Bill 2019

Public Service Act 2008