Minister: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Agency: Public Trust Office


Public Trustee Act 1978 No. 73

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
30 May 1994 20 June 1994 1994 Act No. 24
28 November 1995 22 July 1996 1995 Act No. 57
28 February 1997 03 March 1997 1996 Act No. 79
05 December 1997 17 December 1997 1997 Act No. 82
01 June 1998 01 June 1998 1998 Act No. 22
01 June 1998 07 August 1998 1998 Act No. 22
01 May 1999 26 October 1999 1999 Act No. 19
14 February 2000 14 February 2000 1999 Act No. 87
01 July 2000 01 September 2000 2000 Act No. 8
17 November 2000 29 November 2000 2000 Act No. 63
30 November 2000 08 December 2000 2000 Act No. 63
15 July 2001 02 November 2001 2001 Act No. 45
10 December 2001 20 December 2001 2001 Act No. 95
21 April 2002 26 April 2002 2001 Act No. 95
16 August 2002 2002 Act No. 34
01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74
18 September 2003 2003 Act No. 57
08 December 2003 2003 Act No. 77
01 February 2004 2003 Act No. 31
03 December 2004 2004 Act No. 43
28 August 2006 2006 Act No. 29
28 August 2006

Minor correction to section 138 (3)

28 September 2007 2007 Act No. 37
25 November 2008 2008 Act No. 59
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 9
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 September 2010 2010 Act No. 26
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 September 2011 2011 Act No. 27
30 January 2012 2011 Act No. 27
23 February 2012 2011 Act No. 46
27 June 2012 2012 Act No. 12
01 July 2012 2011 Act No. 32(amd 2012 Act No. 9)
31 March 2013 2013 Act No. 10
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 26

RA s 44

01 December 2014 16 March 2016 2014 Act No. 20
22 March 2016 10 September 2019 2015 Act No. 33

revised version

Public Trustee Act 1978 No. 73

date of assent 08 December 1978

commenced 1 January 1979 (proc pubd gaz 23 December 1978 p 1970)

Succession Act 1981 No. 69 s 3(1) sch 1

date of assent 07 October 1981

commenced 1 January 1982 (proc pubd gaz 19 December 1981 p 1622)

Intellectually Handicapped Citizens Act 1985 No. 11 s 3(2) sch

date of assent 25 March 1985

commenced 1 January 1986 (proc pubd gaz 28 September 1985 p 391)

Public Trustee Act Amendment Act 1988 No. 73

date of assent 28 October 1988

commenced on date of assent

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 o in c pubd gaz 10 December 1988 p 1675)

Intellectually Handicapped Citizens Act Amendment Act 1989 No. 33 s 45

date of assent 28 April 1989

commenced 1 July 1989 (proc pubd gaz 24 June 1989 p 1822)

Public Service (Administrative Arrangements) Act 1990 (No. 2) No. 80 s 3 sch 1

date of assent 14 November 1990

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 06 December 1990

commenced on date of assent

Health Services Act 1991 No. 24 s 7.3 sch 3

date of assent 05 June 1991

commenced 1 July 1991 (proc pubd gaz 22 June 1991 p 974)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991 No. 97 ss 1–3 sch 2

date of assent 17 December 1991

commenced on date of assent

Land Title Act 1994 No. 11 ss 1–2, 194 sch 2

date of assent 07 March 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 24 April 1994 (1994 SL No. 132)

Justice and Attorney-General (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 No. 24 ss 1–3 sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 10 May 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 4 commenced 31 May 1994

remaining provisions commenced 30 May 1994 (1994 SL No. 168)

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1994 No. 87 ss 1–3 sch 2 (amends 1994 No. 24 above)

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–3 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 May 1994 (see s 2 sch 2)

Statute Law Revision Act 1995 No. 57 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1 (amends 1995 No. 57 above)

date of assent 28 November 1995

ss 1–2, 4 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 November 1995 (see s 2 (1)  sch 1)

Public Service Act 1996 No. 37 ss 1–2, 147 sch 2

date of assent 22 October 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1996 (1996 SL No. 361)

Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996 No. 61 pts 1, 4, 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, 27

date of assent 12 December 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 No. 9 ss 1, 2(5) pt 18

date of assent 15 May 1997

ss 1, 2(5) commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 June 1997 (1997 SL No. 155)

Miscellaneous Acts (Non-bank Financial Institutions) Amendment Act 1997 No. 17 ss 1–2 pt 6

date of assent 15 May 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 163)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1997 No. 82 ss 1–2, pt 21

date of assent 05 December 1997

commenced on date of assent

Powers of Attorney Act 1998 No. 22 ss 1–2 ch 9 pt 6

date of assent 14 May 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 1998 (1998 SL No. 123)

Corrective Services Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 9 pt 1 sch

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 1999 (1999 SL No. 72)

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Private Health Facilities Act 1999 No. 60 ss 1–2, 165 sch 2

date of assent 29 November 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 November 2000 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1999 No. 87 pt 1, s 11 sch

date of assent 14 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 14 February 2000 (2000 SL No. 23)

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 461 (prev s 363) sch 3

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 No. 8 ss 1–2, 263 sch 3

date of assent 20 April 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

sch 3 amdt 5 commenced 21 April 2002 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2001 SL No. 34 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 125)

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

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)

Corporations (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2001 No. 45 ss 1–2, 29 sch 3

date of assent 28 June 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

sch 3 commenced 15 July 2001 (see s 2 (2) of Act 2001 No. 45 (Qld) and Corporations Act 2001 No. 50 (Cwlth) and proc pubd Cwlth of Australia gaz 13 July 2001, No. S285)

remaining provision commenced immediately before 15 July 2001 (see s 2 (1) of Act 2001 No. 45 (Qld) and Corporations Act 2001 No. 50 (Cwlth) and proc pubd Cwlth of Australia gaz 13 July 2001, No. S285)

Guardianship and Administration and Other Acts Amendment Act 2001 No. 95 ss 1, 2(1), pt 4

date of assent 10 December 2001

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 No. 34 ss 1, 2(3), pt 13, s 43 sch 4

date of assent 16 August 2002

s 45 commenced 1 July 1999 (see s 2 (3))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Discrimination Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 74 pts 1, 9

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 No. 31 ss 1–2, 59 sch 1

date of assent 23 May 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 2004 (2003 SL No. 360)

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

date of assent 18 September 2003

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 77 ss 1, 2(3), pt 22

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 8 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 310)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 43 ss 1–2, pt 21

date of assent 18 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 263)

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)

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)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 59 s 1, pt 25

date of assent 25 November 2008

commenced on date of assent

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)

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)

Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010 No. 26 pts 1, 17

date of assent 13 August 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 s 1, pt 28

date of assent 14 October 2010

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Electoral Act 2011 No. 27 ss 1, 2(2), pt 12 div 13

date of assent 01 September 2011

s 315 commenced 30 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 302)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

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))

Civil Partnerships Act 2011 No. 46 ss 1–2, pt 6 div 17

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 23 February 2012 (2012 SL No. 15)

Civil Partnerships and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 12 ss 1, 59(3) sch pt 3

date of assent 27 June 2012

commenced on date of assent

Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 10 ss 1, 2(e)–(f), 193 sch 1

date of assent 22 March 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 March 2013 immediately after the commencement of the provisions of the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 16 commencing on that day (see 2013 SL No. 36 and 2013 SL No. 24)

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014 No. 20 ss 1–2, 238 sch 3 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2014 (2014 SL No. 248)

Public Guardian Act 2014 No. 26 ss 1–2(1), ch 8 pt 16

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2015 No. 33

date of assent 17 December 2015

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 1–6, s 52  sch 1 comm 22 March 2016 (2016 SL No. 14)

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