Minister: Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
Agency: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services


Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 No. 10

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
05 April 1995 26 April 1995 1995 Act No. 11
28 November 1995 03 April 1996 1995 Act No. 57
24 February 1997 10 March 1997 1996 Act No. 54
13 July 1997 01 August 1997 1997 Act No. 28
19 December 1997 08 January 1998 1997 Act No. 52
30 April 1998 01 May 1998 1998 Act No. 13
13 November 1998 03 December 1998 1998 Act No. 37
30 April 1999 27 May 1999 1999 Act No. 20
01 December 1999 01 December 1999 1999 Act No. 42
01 January 2000 12 January 2000 1999 Act No. 42
01 July 2000 21 July 2000 2000 Act No. 5
25 October 2000 03 November 2000 2000 Act No. 46
16 March 2001 30 March 2001 2000 Act No. 63
01 July 2001 13 July 2001 2001 Act No. 45
15 July 2001 27 July 2001 2001 Act No. 45
13 November 2001 27 November 2001 2001 Act No. 76
01 July 2002 2002 Act No. 7
14 November 2002

provs exp 13 November 2002

06 December 2002 2002 Act No. 60
01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74
09 May 2003 2003 Act No. 19
27 August 2003 2003 Act No. 46
01 December 2003 2003 Act No. 13
12 December 2003 2003 Act No. 91
31 March 2004 2003 Act No. 91
31 December 2004 2004 Act No. 25
28 August 2006 2006 Act No. 29
01 September 2006 1975 Act No. 11(amd 2006 Act No. 36)
10 November 2006 2006 Act No. 49
01 July 2007 2006 Act No. 49
13 March 2008 2008 Act No. 5
23 April 2008 2008 Act No. 13
01 January 2009 2008 Act No. 642008 Act No. 67
23 February 2009 2009 Act No. 3
02 March 2009 2008 Act No. 64
01 July 2009 2008 Act No. 732009 Act No. 9
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 242009 Act No. 51
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
26 March 2010 2010 Act No. 12
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 23
01 November 2010 2010 Act No. 37
01 January 2012 2011 Act No. 18
30 January 2012 2010 Act No. 44
02 March 2012 2010 Act No. 31
01 July 2013 2013 Act No. 28
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17

RA s 44

01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 21

RA s 44

01 December 2014 2014 Act No. 19
22 May 2015

prov exp 21 May 2015

20 November 2015 21 September 2016 2015 Act No. 27
23 September 2016 28 October 2016 2016 Act No. 48
01 January 2017 10 January 2017 2016 Act No. 45
01 March 2017 07 April 2017 2016 Act No. 63
03 July 2017 24 January 2018 2016 Act No. 27

RA s 35

09 November 2018 16 August 2019 2018 Act No. 29

RA s 44

Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 No. 10 (prev Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990; Fire and Rescue Authority Act 1990; orig Fire Service Act 1990)

date of assent 25 May 1990

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1990 (proc pubd gaz 16 June 1990 p 964)

Building Act 1975 No. 11 s 283(3)(a) (prev s 69(3)(a)) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 15 May 1975

pts 5–6 and 8 and sch commenced 1 April 1976 (proc pubd gaz 6 March 1976 p 886)

remaining provisions commenced 31 May 1975 (proc pubd gaz 31 May 1975 p 748)

Amending legislation

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 36 ss 1–2, 69 (amends 1975 No. 11 above)

date of assent 10 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 69 (3) (a) amdt to s 104FB commenced 1 September 2006 (2006 SL No. 226) (amdt could not be given effect)

remaining provision commenced 1 September 2006 (2006 SL No. 226)

Fire Service Act Amendment and Fire Safety Act Repeal Act 1991 No. 51 pts 1, 3

date of assent 10 September 1991

ss 1.1–1.2 commenced on date of assent (see s 1.2(1))

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1992 (see s 1.2(2) and 1991 SL No. 186)

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

date of assent 17 December 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 1992 (see s 3 sch 1 and 1991 SL No. 186)

Primary Industries Corporations Act 1992 No. 15 ss 1–2, 13 sch

date of assent 13 May 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 September 1992 (1992 SL No. 271)

Nature Conservation Act 1992 No. 20 ss 1–2, 159 sch 2

date of assent 22 May 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 December 1994 (1994 SL No. 472)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1992 No. 68 ss 1–3 sch 2

date of assent 07 December 1992

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 03 June 1993

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Act 1993 No. 70 ss 1–2, 804 sch

date of assent 07 December 1993

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 26 March 1994 (see s 2 (5))

Fire Service Legislation Amendment Act 1994 No. 71 pts 1–2

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 26 March 1994 (see s 2)

Building Units and Group Titles Act 1994 No. 69 ss 1–2, 229 sch 2

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions never proclaimed into force and rep 1995 No. 58 s 5 (1) sch 7

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

date of assent 01 December 1994

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No. 11 pts 1, 3

date of assent 05 April 1995

commenced on date of assent

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No. 55 pts 1–2

date of assent 22 November 1995

ss 7–10 and 41 (in so far as it inserts new ss 155–156) commenced 8 December 1995 (1995 SL No. 355)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act 1995 No. 57 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

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)

Fire Service Amendment Act 1996 No. 42

date of assent 07 November 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 24 February 1997 (1997 SL No. 34)

Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Amendment 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)

Superannuation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 21 ss 1, 2(3), pt 3

date of assent 15 May 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 June 1997 (see s 2 (3))

Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 No. 28 ss 1–2, 295 sch 3

date of assent 22 May 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 13 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 210)

Fire and Rescue Authority Amendment Act 1997 No. 52

date of assent 16 October 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 12 commenced 24 February 1997 (see s 2 (2))

s 8 commenced 1 July 1997 (see s 2 (3))

ss 7, 13 sch amdt 3 commenced 19 December 1997 (1997 SL No. 487)

remaining provisions commenced 28 November 1997 (1997 SL No. 411)

Building and Integrated Planning Amendment Act 1998 No. 13 ss 1, 2(3), 191 sch

date of assent 23 March 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 April 1998 (1998 SL No. 55)

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No. 37 pts 1, 3, s 9 sch

date of assent 13 November 1998

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Radiation Safety Act 1999 No. 20 ss 1–2, 233 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 30 April 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2000 (1999 SL No. 329)

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 46 ss 1, 2(2), 3 sch amdts 7–8 (amends 1999 No. 20 above)

date of assent 25 October 2000

amdts 7–8 commenced immediately before 1 January 2000 (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 30 ss 1, 2(4), pt 3

date of assent 16 June 1999

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

Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 No. 39 ss 1–2, 299 sch 1

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 16 March 2001 (2001 SL No. 14)

Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 No. 40 ss 1–2, 274 sch 1

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 16 March 2001 (2001 SL No. 16)

Road Transport Reform Act 1999 No. 42 ss 1–2(1), 54(3) sch pt 3

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1999 (see s 2 (1))

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

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 46 ss 1, 3 sch

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000 No. 62 ss 1–2, 601 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. 54)

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)

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 76 pts 1, 3 s 11 sch 2

date of assent 13 November 2001

commenced on date of assent

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 7 pts 1, 3

date of assent 19 April 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2002 (2002 SL No. 171)

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 60 pts 1, 3 s 23 sch

date of assent 14 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 December 2002 (2002 SL No. 333)

Discrimination Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 74 ss 1–2, 90 sch

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 90 commenced 31 March 2003 (2003 SL No. 51)

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

Coroners Act 2003 No. 13 ss 1, 2(2), 106 sch 1

date of assent 09 April 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 296)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 No. 19 ss 1, 3 sch

date of assent 09 May 2003

commenced on date of assent

Chemical, Biological and Radiological Emergency Powers Amendment Act 2003 No. 46 ss 1, 19 sch

date of assent 27 August 2003

commenced on date of assent

Disaster Management Act 2003 No. 91 pts 1, 15 div 1, s 175 sch 1

date of assent 18 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 15 div 1 commenced 12 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 341)

remaining provisions commenced 31 March 2004 (2004 SL No. 24)

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 No. 25 ss 1, 2(2), ch 16 pt 9

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 308)

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)

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 36 pt 1, s 101 sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 10 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions never proclaimed into force and om 2006 No. 49 s 56

Amending legislation

Fire and Rescue Service Amendment Act 2006 No. 49 ss 1, 2(2), pt 5 (amends 2006 No. 36 above)

date of assent 10 November 2006

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

Fire and Rescue Service Amendment Act 2006 No. 49 pts 1–2

date of assent 10 November 2006

ss 1–2, 49 (3)–(4) commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

ss 37, 38(1) commenced 1 July 2007 (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2007 (2007 SL No. 130)

Local Government and Industrial Relations Amendment Act 2008 No. 5 ss 1–2(1), pt 4 div 2

date of assent 06 March 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 13 March 2008 immediately after pt 3 commenced (see s 2 (1))

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 13 pts 1, 3

date of assent 23 April 2008

commenced on date of assent

Emergency Services Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 64 pts 1, 3

date of assent 27 November 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 14–17, 19, 24 commenced 1 January 2009 (2008 SL No. 438)

remaining provisions commenced 2 March 2009 (2008 SL No. 438)

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 67 ss 1, 2(3)(f), pt 12 div 4

date of assent 01 December 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2009 (2008 SL No. 424)

Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 No. 73 ss 1–2, 554 sch 1

date of assent 11 December 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 40)

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 No. 3 s 1, ch 9 pt 8

date of assent 23 February 2009

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)

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 3 pt 4

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 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)

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)

Building and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 51 ss 1, 2(2), pt 5

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 (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ch 3 pt 4 (see s 2 (2) and 2009 SL No. 252)

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 12 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 26 March 2010

commenced on date of assent

City of Brisbane Act 2010 No. 23 ss 1–2(1), 352 sch 1

date of assent 17 June 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2 (1))

Geothermal Energy Act 2010 No. 31 ss 1–2(1), 585 sch 2 pt 4

date of assent 01 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 March 2012 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2011 SL No. 156 s 2))

Integrity Reform (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2010 No. 37 pts 1, 5

date of assent 20 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Personal Property Securities (Ancillary Provisions) Act 2010 No. 44 ss 1–2, ch 4 pt 3

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No. 18 ss 1–2, 404 sch 4 pt 1

date of assent 06 June 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 238)

Revenue Amendment and Trade and Investment Queensland Act 2013 No. 28 ss 1, 2(5), ch 2 pt 4, s 51 sch 2

date of assent 12 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2013 (see s 2 (5))

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 18, s 229 sch 1

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 8 s 184 sch 1 pt 4

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

Debt Collectors (Field Agents and Collection Agents) Act 2014 No. 19 ss 1–2, 152 sch 1 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. 243)

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

Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 27 s 1, pt 2

date of assent 20 November 2015

commenced on date of assent

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))

Fire and Emergency Services (Domestic Smoke Alarms) Amendment Act 2016 No. 45

date of assent 08 September 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 3–13 comm 1 January 2017 (see s 2)

Australian Crime Commission (Queensland) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 48

date of assent 23 September 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 1, 3–5, s 18  sch 1 amdts of Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 amdts 1–7 comm on date of assent

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

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)

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

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