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


Oaths Act 1867 No. 12

Oaths Act 1867 No. 12 31 Vic No. 12

date of assent 28 December 1867

commenced 31 December 1867 (see s 35)

Criminal Code Act 1899 No. 9 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

date of assent 28 November 1899

commenced on date of assent

Acts Citation Act 1903 No. 10 3 Edw 7 No. 10 s 8(2) sch 2, s 10 sch 3 (prev Acts Shortening Act Amendment Act 1903)

date of assent 13 November 1903

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act 1908 No. 18 8 Edw 7 No. 18 s 2 sch 1, s 5 sch 3

date of assent 23 December 1908

commenced on date of assent

Oaths Act Amendment Act 1924 No. 7 15 Geo 5 No. 7

date of assent 08 September 1924

commenced on date of assent

Oaths Acts Amendment Act 1959 No. 5 8 Eliz 2 No. 5

date of assent 25 March 1959

commenced on date of assent

Oaths Acts Amendment Act 1960 No. 16 9 Eliz 2 No. 16

date of assent 31 October 1960

commenced on date of assent

Oaths Acts Amendment Act 1981 No. 4

date of assent 30 March 1981

commenced on date of assent

Oaths Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1981 No. 61 pts 1–2

date of assent 14 September 1981

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1982 (proc pubd gaz 12 December 1981 p 1538)

Jury Act and Oaths Act Amendment Act 1988 No. 26 pts 1, 3

date of assent 11 April 1988

commenced on date of assent

Mineral Resources Act 1989 No. 110 s 1.6

date of assent 25 October 1989

commenced 1 September 1990 (proc pubd gaz 14 July 1990 p 1647)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 No. 36 s 2 sch 1, s 4 sch 4

date of assent 02 July 1992

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Attorney-General (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 No. 24 pts 1, 8, ss 6–7, 38, 41, 45–46

date of assent 11 April 1995

commenced on date of assent

Jury Act 1995 No. 42 ss 1–2, 76 sch 2

date of assent 09 November 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 February 1997 (1997 SL No. 13)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996 No. 79 pts 1, 24

date of assent 12 December 1996

pt 1 commenced on date of assent

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

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 58 ss 1–2 sch

date of assent 17 November 2000

commenced on date of assent

Constitution of Queensland 2001 No. 80 No. 80 ss 1–2, 94 sch 2

date of assent 03 December 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 June 2002 (see s 2)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 59 s 1, pt 21

date of assent 25 November 2008

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 ss 1, 214 sch

date of assent 14 October 2010

commenced on date of assent

Civil Proceedings Act 2011 No. 45 ss 1–2, 217 sch 1A

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2012 (2012 SL No. 146)

Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 28 pts 1, 4

date of assent 08 November 2012

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

Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 No. 32

date of assent 14 September 2020

pt 10 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2(2)(f))

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Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991, section 20(1) and (2) provides as follows—

20 Oath or affirmation of office

(1)

Before a person other than a Supreme Court judge or District Court judge performs any of the functions of office as a justice of the peace, the person is to—

(a)

take an oath of allegiance and office in the following form—

“I,   , do swear that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, in the office of justice of the peace and I will do right to all manner of people according to law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

SO HELP ME GOD!”; or

(b)

make an affirmation of allegiance and office in the following form—

“I,   , do solemnly, sincerely, declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors, in the office of justice of the peace and I will do right to all manner of people according to law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.”.

(2)

The oath or affirmation referred to in subsection (1) may be taken or made before, and administered or received by, a Supreme Court judge or a District Court judge, a Magistrate or any person authorised in that behalf by writ of dedimus potestatem.

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Preamble om 1908 8 Edw 7 No. 18 s 2 sch 1

pt 1 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 25

s 1A ins 1995 No. 24 s 25

s 1B ins 1995 No. 24 s 25

pt 2 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 25

hdg (prec s 1) om 1995 No. 24 s 25

s 2 amd 2011 No. 45 s 217 sch 1A

s 3 amd 1959 8 Eliz 2 No. 5 s 2; 1981 No. 4 s 2; 1989 No. 110 s 1.6; 2001 No. 80 s 94 sch 2; 2012 No. 28 s 9

s 5A (prev 1954 3 Eliz 2 No. 3 s 52(1), (2))

prev s 5A om 1970 No. 10 s 3(1)(b)

pres s 5A (prev 1954 3 Eliz 2 No. 3 s 31) renum 1991 No. 97 s 3 sch 1

amd 1995 No. 24 s 7(1); 11 April 1995 RA ss 5A, 23, 23A

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 7(2)

amd 2001 No. 80 s 94 sch 2

pt 3 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 26

hdg (prec s 6) om 1995 No. 24 s 26

s 11 om 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

s 12 om 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

pt 4 hdg sub 1995 No. 24 s 27

hdg (prec s 13) amd 1908 8 Edw 7 No. 18 s 5 sch 3

s 13 amd 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3; 1908 8 Edw 7 No. 18 s 2 sch 1; 1960 9 Eliz 2 No. 16 s 2; 1992 No. 36 s 2 sch 1

sub 1995 No. 24 s 28

hdg (prec s 14) om 1995 No. 24 s 29

hdg (prec s 15) om 1995 No. 24 s 29

s 16 om 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

pt 5 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 30

hdg (prec s 17) om 1995 No. 24 s 30

s 17 amd 1981 No. 61 s 5; 2000 No. 58 s 2 sch

hdg (prec s 18) om 1995 No. 24 s 31

s 18 amd 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3; 1995 No. 24 s 31

hdg (prec s 19) om 1995 No. 24 s 31

s 19 amd 1995 No. 24 s 31

s 20 om 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

pt 6 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 32

hdg (prec s 21) om 1995 No. 24 s 32

s 21 sub 1995 No. 42 s 76 sch 2

s 22 sub 1995 No. 42 s 76 sch 2

hdg (prec s 23) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

s 23 ins 1981 No. 61 s 7

s 23A ins 1981 No. 61 s 7

hdg (prec s 24) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

hdg (prec s 26) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

hdg (prec s 28) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

hdg (prec s 29) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

s 29 amd 1995 No. 24 s 34; 1996 No. 79 s 89

s 30 amd 1996 No. 79 s 90

hdg (prec s 31) sub 1988 No. 26 s 6

om 1995 No. 24 s 33

s 31 sub 1988 No. 26 s 6; 1995 No. 42 s 76 sch 2

s 31A ins 1988 No. 26 s 6

pt 7 hdg ins 1995 No. 24 s 35

hdg (prec s 32) om 1995 No. 24 s 35

s 33 prev s 33 om 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

pres s 33 ins 1924 15 Geo 5 No. 7 s 2

hdg (prec s 34) om 1995 No. 24 s 33

s 34 om 1995 No. 58 s 4 sch 1

hdg (prec s 35) om 1995 No. 24 s 36

s 35 (prev 1876 40 Vic No. 10 s 3)

prev s 35 om 1995 No. 24 s 36

pres s 35 reloc 1995 No. 24 s 38

s 36 (prev 1876 40 Vic No. 10 s 4)

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 38

s 37 (prev 1884 48 Vic No. 19 s 2)

amd 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 41

s 38 (prev 1884 48 No. 19 s 3)

amd 1995 No. 24 s 40

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 41

s 39 (prev 1891 55 Vic No. 14 s 1)

amd 1899 63 Vic No. 9 s 3(2) sch 3

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 45

s 40 (prev 1891 55 Vic No. 14 s 2)

amd 1995 No. 24 s 43

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 45

s 41 (prev 1891 55 Vic No. 14 s 3)

sub 1974 No. 23 s 2; 1995 No. 24 s 44

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 45

amd 2008 No. 59 s 91

s 42 (prev 1954 3 Eliz 2 No. 3 s 48)

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 6

s 43 ins 1995 No. 24 s 36

amd 1995 No. 58 s 4 sch 1

sch (prev 1891 55 Vic No. 14 sch)

amd 1981 No. 61 s 9

reloc 1995 No. 24 s 46

amd 2000 No. 58 s 2 sch; 2010 No. 42 s 214 sch