Minister: Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Agencies: Queensland Treasury, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

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

Minister: Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
Agency: Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy


Aboriginal Land Act 1991 No. 32

Table of Reprints

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
02 July 1992 03 July 1992 1992 Act No. 36
27 January 1995 24 February 1995 1994 Act No. 81
01 July 1995 05 July 1995 1994 Act No. 81
28 November 1995 26 July 1996 1995 Act No. 57
01 December 1996 04 December 1996 1996 Act No. 37
01 December 1996 17 July 1998 1998 Act No. 24
30 September 1998 02 October 1998 1998 Act No. 30
30 April 1999 21 May 1999 1999 Act No. 19
13 September 2000 20 September 2000 2000 Act No. 34
07 June 2001 20 June 2001 2001 Act No. 33
28 February 2002 28 February 2002 2001 Act No. 16
01 March 2002 01 March 2002 2001 Act No. 71
28 March 2003 2003 Act No. 8
01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74
09 May 2003 2003 Act No. 20
06 November 2003 2003 Act No. 77
06 May 2004 2004 Act No. 4
13 May 2004 2004 Act No. 5
31 December 2004 2004 Act No. 25
01 January 2005 2004 Act No. 37
18 March 2005 2005 Act No. 8
25 March 2005 2004 Act No. 12
15 March 2006 2006 Act No. 9
29 August 2007 2007 Act No. 36
02 November 2007 2007 Act No. 48
18 July 2008 2008 Act No. 29
23 February 2009 2009 Act No. 3
01 July 2009 2008 Act No. 732009 Act No. 9
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
07 May 2010 2010 Act No. 12
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 23
20 September 2010 2010 Act No. 39
08 April 2011 2011 Act No. 8
14 April 2011 2011 Act No. 11
09 September 2011 2011 Act No. 26

Act renumbered

11 September 2011

provs exp 10 September 2011

02 March 2012 2010 Act No. 31
19 February 2013 2013 Act No. 2

RA s 44

14 May 2013 2013 Act No. 23

revised version uploaded 26 June 2013 at 11:25am AEST

23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
07 November 2013 2013 Act No. 55
20 February 2014 2013 Act No. 2
28 March 2014 2013 Act No. 55

revised version

RA s 44A

01 January 2015 27 June 2016 2014 Act No. 45
25 May 2016 11 July 2016 2016 Act No. 22

RA s 30

01 July 2016 27 July 2016 2016 Act No. 22
03 July 2017 17 January 2018 2016 Act No. 27

List of Legislation

Aboriginal Land Act 1991 No. 32

date of assent 12 June 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 December 1991 (1991 SL No. 221)

Amending legislation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land (Consequential Amendments) Act 1991 No. 76 pts 1–2

date of assent 21 November 1991

commenced on date of assent

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 1992 No. 36 ss 1–2 sch 2

date of assent 02 July 1992

commenced on date of assent

Lands Legislation Amendment Act 1992 No. 64 ss 1–3 sch 1

date of assent 07 December 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 1992 (1992 SL No. 448 )

Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 No. 85 ss 1–2(1)–(3), pt 13 div 1 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 17 December 1993

ss 1–2(1) and (2) commenced on date of assent

ss 2(3), 162A–162E, 163A and 164–164D commenced 28 November 1994 (1994 SL No. 408 )

ss 157–160, 161 and 162 commenced 21 December 1991 (see s 2(1), (3), 1994 SL No. 408 and 1991 SL No. 221)

s 163 never proclaimed into force and om 1998 No. 30 s 20

remaining provisions commenced 5 December 1994 (1994 SL No. 421 )

Amending legislation

Native Title Queensland Amendment Act 1994 No. 61 s 2 sch 2 (amends 1993 No. 85 above)

date of assent 24 November 1994

commenced on date of assent

Fisheries Act 1994 No. 37 ss 1–2, 244 sch 2

date of assent 08 September 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Transport Infrastructure Amendment Act (No. 2) 1994 No. 49 ss 1–2, 6 sch 2

date of assent 14 September 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 November 1994 (1994 SL No. 399 )

Land Act 1994 No. 81 ss 1–2, 527 sch 5

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1995 (1995 SL No. 185 )

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 )

Natural Resources Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No. 24 pts 1–2

date of assent 14 May 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 1998

Native Title (Queensland) State Provisions Act 1998 No. 30 ss 1–2, 21 sch

date of assent 03 September 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 September 1998 (see s 2(1) and 1998 SL No. 266 )

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Mental Health Act 2000 No. 16 ss 1–2, 590 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 08 June 2000

ss 1–2, 590 commenced on date of assent (see s 2(1))

remaining provisions commenced 28 February 2002 (2002 SL No. 27)

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

date of assent 13 September 2000

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

Natural Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 33 pts 1–2

date of assent 07 June 2001

commenced on date of assent

Duties Act 2001 No. 71 ss 1–2(1), 551 sch 1

date of assent 13 November 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2002 (2002 SL No. 10)

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 )

Parliament of Queensland Amendment Act 2003 No. 8 ss 1, 17 sch

date of assent 28 March 2003

commenced on date of assent

Land Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 20 s 1, pt 2

date of assent 09 May 2003

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 06 November 2003

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

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 4 ss 1, 57 sch

date of assent 06 May 2004

commenced on date of assent

Aurukun Associates Agreement Repeal Act 2004 No. 5 ss 1, 8 sch

date of assent 13 May 2004

commenced on date of assent

Geothermal Exploration Act 2004 No. 12 ss 1–2, ch 8 pt 1

date of assent 31 May 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 25 March 2005 (2005 SL No. 43 )

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 No. 25 ss 1, 2(2), 939–941 (prev ss 879–881)

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004 No. 37 ss 1–2, 86 sch 1

date of assent 27 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2005 (2004 SL No. 266 )

Mineral Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 8 pts 1, 3

date of assent 18 March 2005

commenced on date of assent

Audit Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 9 pt 1, s 53 sch

date of assent 15 March 2006

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No. 36

date of assent 29 August 2007

commenced on date of assent

Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 No. 48 ss 1–2, pt 7 div 1

date of assent 25 October 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 November 2007 (2007 SL No. 270 )

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Amendment Act 2008 No. 29 pts 1–2, s 3 sch

date of assent 21 May 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 233 )

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 1

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 )

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 )

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 12 ss 1, 2(1), pt 3

date of assent 26 March 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 7 May 2010 (2010 SL No. 78 )

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), ch 10 pt 3 div 1, s 493 sch 2 pt 4

date of assent 01 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

sch 2 pt 4 amdts 1–2 commenced 2 March 2012 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2011 SL No. 156 s 2)) (amdts could not be given effect)

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

Land Valuation Act 2010 No. 39 s 1, ch 11 pt 1

date of assent 20 September 2010

commenced on date of assent

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 8 s 1, pt 2

date of assent 08 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 No. 11 s 1, pt 4 div 1

date of assent 14 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 26 pts 1, 3, s 189 sch

date of assent 29 August 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 9 September 2011 (2011 SL No. 173 )

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Act 2013 No. 2 ss 1–2, pt 12 div 2

date of assent 19 February 2013

ss 1–2, pt 12 div 2 sdivs 1–2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

ss 104–106, 109–113 commenced 20 February 2014 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2)) (amdts could not be given effect)

remaining provisions commenced 20 February 2014 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 23 s 1, pt 2, s 352 sch 1 pt 1

date of assent 14 May 2013

commenced on date of assent

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2013 No. 55 pts 1–2 div 1, s 175 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 07 November 2013

ss 1–2, pt 2 div 1 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 March 2014 (2014 SL No. 34 )

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

date of assent 05 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

sch 1 pt 2 commenced 1 January 2015 (2014 SL No. 270 )

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

Planning (Consequential) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 27

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pt 3 comm 3 July 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 22

date of assent 25 May 2016

ss 1–2, 32–35 comm on date of assent

s 48 sch 1 comm 1 July 2016 (see s 2(b)–(c))

Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Tables of renumbered provisions

under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 s 148 [Reprint No. 7I]

Previous

Renumbered as

3

2

4

3

6

4

7

5

8

6

9

7

10

8

11

9

12

10

13

11

14

12

15

13

16

14

div 3A hdg

div 4 hdg

16A

15

16B

16

16C

17

16D

18

16G

19

16H

20

16I

21

div 4 hdg

div 5 hdg

17

22

18

23

div 5 hdg

div 6 hdg

19

24

19A

25

20

26

21

27

22

28

23

29

24

30

25

31

div 6 hdg

div 7 hdg

26

32

pt 2A hdg

pt 3 hdg

26A

33

26B

34

26C

35

26D

36

26E

37

pt 3 hdg

pt 4 hdg

27

38

27A

39

28

40

28A

41

29

42

30

43

32

44

33

45

34

46

35

47

36

48

38

49

39

50

40

51

41

52

41A

53

42

54

43

55

pt 4 hdg

pt 5 hdg

44

56

45

57

46

58

47

59

48

60

49

61

50

62

51

63

52

64

53

65

54

66

56

67

57

68

58

69

59

70

60

71

61

72

62

73

pt 5 hdg

pt 6 hdg

63

74

65

75

66

76

69

77

71

78

73

79

75

80

div 3 hdg

div 2 hdg

80

81

81

82

div 4 hdg

div 3 hdg

82

83

pt 5AAA hdg

pt 7 hdg

82AAA

84

82AAB

85

82AAC

86

pt 5AA hdg

pt 8 hdg

82AA

87

82AB

88

82AD

90

82AE

91

82AF

92

82AG

93

82AH

94

82AI

95

82AJ

96

pt 5A hdg

pt 9 hdg

82A

97

82B

98

82C

99

82D

100

82E

101

82F

102

82G

103

82H

104

82I

105

82J

106

82K

107

82L

108

82M

109

82N

110

82O

111

82P

112

82Q

113

82R

114

82S

115

82T

116

82U

117

82V

118

pt 5AB hdg

pt 10 hdg

82W

119

82X

120

82Y

121

82YA

122

82YB

123

82YC

124

82YD

125

82YE

126

82YF

127

82YG

128

82YH

129

82YI

130

82YJ

131

82YK

132

82YL

133

82YM

134

82YN

135

82YO

136

82YP

137

82YQ

138

82YR

139

82YS

140

82YT

141

82YU

142

82YV

143

82YW

144

82YX

145

82YY

146

82YZ

147

82Z

148

82ZA

149

82ZB

150

82ZC

151

82ZD

152

82ZE

153

82ZF

154

82ZG

155

82ZH

156

82ZI

157

82ZJ

158

82ZK

159

82ZL

160

82ZM

161

82ZN

162

82ZO

163

82ZP

164

82ZQ

165

82ZR

166

82ZS

167

82ZT

168

pt 5B hdg

pt 11 hdg

83F

169

83G

170

83H

171

83I

172

83J

173

83K

174

83KA

175

pt 5C hdg

pt 12 hdg

83L

176

83LA

177

pt 5D hdg

pt 13 hdg

83M

178

83N

179

pt 5E hdg

pt 14 hdg

83OA

180

83O

181

83P

182

83Q

183

pt 5F hdg

pt 15 hdg

83R

184

83S

185

83T

186

83U

187

83V

188

83W

189

83X

190

83Y

191

pt 5G hdg

pt 16 hdg

83Z

192

83ZA

193

83ZB

194

83ZC

195

83ZD

196

83ZE

197

83ZF

198

pt 6 hdg

pt 17 hdg

84

199

85

200

86

201

pt 7 hdg

pt 18 hdg

87

202

88

203

pt 8 hdg

pt 19 hdg

89

204

90

205

91

206

92

207

93

208

94

209

95

210

96

211

97

212

98

213

99

214

100

215

101

216

102

217

103

218

104

219

105

220

106

221

107

222

108

223

109

224

109(1A)

224(2)

109(2)

224(3)

109(5)

224(6)

110

225

111

226

112

227

113

228

114

229

114A

230

115

231

116

232

117

233

118

234

119

235

120

236

121

237

122

238

123

239

124

240

125

241

126

242

127

243

128

244

129

245

130

246

pt 8A hdg

pt 20 hdg

130AA

247

130AB

248

130AC

249

130AD

250

130AE

251

130AF

252

130AG

253

130AH

254

130AI

255

130AJ

256

130AK

257

130AL

258

130A

259

130B

260

130C

261

130D

262

130E

263

130F

264

130G

265

130H

266

pt 8B hdg

pt 21 hdg

130I

267

130J

268

130K

269

130L

270

130M

271

130E

263

130F

264

130G

265

130H

266

pt 8B hdg

pt 21 hdg

130I

267

130J

268

130K

269

130L

270

130M

271

130N

272

130O

273

130P

274

130Q

275

130R

276

pt 8C hdg

pt 22 hdg

130S

277

130T

278

130U

279

130V

280

130W

281

pt 9 hdg

pt 23 hdg

131

282

132

283

132A

284

133

285

134

286

136

287

136A

288

136B

289

137

290

137A

291

137AB

292

137B

293

138

294

pt 10 hdg

pt 24 hdg

139

295

139A

296

139B

297

pt 11 hdg

pt 25 hdg

140

298

141

299

142

300

143

301

144

302

145

303

146

304

147

305

pt 12 hdg

pt 26 hdg

148

306

149

307

sch hdg

sch 1 hdg

under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Aboriginal Land Act 1991 s 9.11 [Reprint No. 2]

Previous

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1.01

1

1.02

2

1.03

3

1.04

4

1.04A

5

1.05

6

2.01

7

2.02

8

2.03

9

2.04

10

2.05

11

2.06

12

2.07

13

2.08

14

2.09

15

2.10

16

2.11

17

2.12

18

2.13

19

2.13(1A)

19(2)

2.13(2)

19(3)

2.14

20

2.15

21

2.16

22

2.17

23

2.18

24

2.19

25

2.20

26

3.01

27

3.02

28

3.02(4A)

28(5)

3.02(5)

28(6)

3.03

29

3.04

30

3.04A

31

3.05

32

3.06

33

3.07

34

3.08

35

3.08A

36

3.09

37

3.10

38

3.11

39

3.12

40

3.13

41

3.14

42

3.15

43

4.01

44

4.02

45

4.03

46

4.04

47

4.05

48

4.06

49

4.07

50

4.08

51

4.08A

52

4.09

53

4.10

54

4.11

55

4.12

56

4.13

57

4.14

58

4.15

59

4.16

60

4.17

61

4.18

62

5.01

63

5.02

64

5.03

65

5.04

66

5.04A

67

5.05

68

5.06

69

5.07

70

5.08

71

5.09

72

5.10

73

5.11

74

5.12

75

5.13

76

5.14

77

5.15

78

5.16

79

5.17

80

5.18

81

5.19

82

5.20

83

6.01

84

6.02

85

6.03

86

7.01

87

7.02

88

8.01

89

8.02

90

8.03

91

8.04

92

8.05

93

8.06

94

8.07

95

8.08

96

8.09

97

8.10

98

8.11

99

8.12

100

8.13

101

8.14

102

8.15

103

8.16

104

8.17

105

8.18

106

8.19

107

8.20

108

8.21

109

8.22

110

8.23

111

8.24

112

8.25

113

8.26

114

8.27

115

8.28

116

8.29

117

8.29(3A)

117(4)

8.29(4)

117(5)

8.29(5)

117(6)

8.29(6)

117(7)

8.29(7))

117(8)

8.30

118

8.30A

119

8.31

120

8.31A

121

8.32

122

8.33

123

8.34

124

8.35

125

8.36

126

8.37

127

8.38

128

8.39

129

8.40

130

9.01

131

9.02

132

9.03

133

9.04

134

9.06

135

9.07

136

9.08

137

9.10

138

Information about retrospectivity

Retrospective amendments that have been consolidated are noted in the list of legislation and list of annotations. From mid-2013 any retrospective amendment that has not been consolidated is noted on the cover page.

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