Minister: Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Agency: Department of Environment and Science

Minister: Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
Agency: Department of Environment and Science


Environmental Protection Act 1994 No. 62

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 March 1995 28 April 1995
01 June 1996 06 June 1996 1996 Act No. 10
01 June 1997 28 July 1997 1997 Act No. 7
06 July 1998 06 July 1998 1998 Act No. 19
03 September 1998 18 September 1998 1998 Act No. 31
01 January 2000 04 January 2000 1999 Act No. 20
01 July 2000 14 July 2000 2000 Act No. 5
01 January 2001 01 January 2001 2000 Act No. 64
28 June 2001 28 June 2001 2001 Act No. 46
25 November 2001 25 November 2001 2001 Act No. 46
03 December 2001 03 December 2001 2001 Act No. 86
19 April 2002 19 April 2002 2002 Act No. 10
01 January 2003 2002 Act No. 45
28 March 2003 2003 Act No. 10
27 August 2003 2003 Act No. 46
03 December 2003 2003 Act No. 95
31 March 2004 2003 Act No. 91
13 May 2004 2004 Act No. 5
03 October 2004 2003 Act No. 96
04 October 2004 2003 Act No. 95
29 November 2004 2004 Act No. 53
31 December 2004 2004 Act No. 252004 Act No. 26
01 January 2005 2004 Act No. 48
03 March 2005 2005 Act No. 3
18 November 2005 2005 Act No. 53
02 December 2005 2005 Act No. 42
01 January 2006 2005 Act No. 53
02 January 2006

prov exp 1 January 2006

30 March 2006 2006 Act No. 11
07 December 2006 2006 Act No. 59
28 February 2007 2007 Act No. 8
29 August 2007 2007 Act No. 36
21 September 2007 2007 Act No. 39
25 October 2007 2007 Act No. 46
09 November 2007 2007 Act No. 56
11 February 2008 2007 Act No. 44
18 April 2008 2007 Act No. 56
21 May 2008 2008 Act No. 37
10 November 2008 2007 Act No. 56
01 January 2009 2008 Act No. 52(amd 2008 Act No. 65)
23 February 2009 2009 Act No. 3
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 13
15 October 2009 2009 Act No. 42
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
01 January 2010 2009 Act No. 42
26 March 2010 2010 Act No. 12
05 July 2010 2010 Act No. 20
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 53
10 December 2010 2010 Act No. 52
04 April 2011 2011 Act No. 6
14 April 2011 2011 Act No. 12
05 May 2011 2011 Act No. 32011 Act No. 6
10 June 2011 2010 Act No. 53
29 July 2011 2010 Act No. 52
09 September 2011 2011 Act No. 26
01 December 2011 2011 Act No. 31
02 December 2011 2010 Act No. 522011 Act No. 6
01 January 2012 2011 Act No. 18
30 January 2012 2011 Act No. 47
03 February 2012 2011 Act No. 6
02 March 2012 2010 Act No. 31
05 April 2012 2011 Act No. 6
14 August 2012 2012 Act No. 16
07 December 2012 2012 Act No. 20
11 December 2012 2012 Act No. 43
14 March 2013 2013 Act No. 6
31 March 2013 2012 Act No. 16(amd 2012 Act No. 43;2013 Act No. 6;2013 Act No. 10)2012 Act No. 202012 Act No. 432013 Act No. 10
03 May 2013 2013 Act No. 19
01 July 2013 2013 Act No. 27
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
07 November 2013 2013 Act No. 55
01 December 2013 2013 Act No. 38
20 February 2014 2013 Act No. 2
28 March 2014 2013 Act No. 55
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17
28 May 2014 2014 Act No. 33
13 June 2014 2014 Act No. 11
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 252014 Act No. 33

RA ss 27, 35, 43, 44, 44A

26 September 2014 2014 Act No. 33
01 October 2014 2014 Act No. 40
07 November 2014 2014 Act No. 59

RA ss 27, 30, 44

12 December 2014 2014 Act No. 47

RA s 44

01 January 2015 2014 Act No. 452014 Act No. 60
02 July 2015

prov exp 1 July 2015

RA s 44

10 July 2015 2015 Act No. 4
30 September 2015 2014 Act No. 59

RA s 27

02 October 2015 20 July 2018

provs exp 1 October 2015

revised version

01 April 2016 23 July 2018

revised version

prov exp 31 March 2016

27 April 2016 07 June 2016 2016 Act No. 14
14 June 2016 29 June 2016 2016 Act No. 32
01 July 2016 11 July 2016 2014 Act No. 72016 Act No. 22
27 September 2016 29 September 2016 2014 Act No. 47(amd 2015 Act No. 8;2016 Act No. 30)
08 November 2016 09 November 2016 2014 Act No. 59
22 November 2016 24 November 2016 2016 Act No. 61
06 December 2016 08 December 2016 2016 Act No. 61
03 July 2017 03 July 2017 2016 Act No. 27

RA s 35

01 January 2018 21 February 2019 2017 Act No. 24
29 March 2019 10 April 2019 2019 Act No. 8
01 April 2019 30 April 2019 2018 Act No. 30

RA ss 27, 44

11 April 2019 16 September 2019 2019 Act No. 11

Environmental Protection Act 1994 No. 62

date of assent 01 December 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 42, 43(2), 45(1)(d), (2), 47(2)(d), 48(2) (so far as it relates to interested parties), 49(3)–(6), (8), (9)(b), (10)(b), (11) (so far as it related to interested parties), 64, 65(2) (so far as it relates to interested parties), 66 never proclaimed into force and om 2000 No. 64 s 8

ch 4, pt 4 (ss 147–155), s 222 sch 2 pt B (except so far as it relates to the Litter Act 1971 and the Litter Act Amendment Act 1978) commenced 1 December 1997 (1997 SL No. 343)

s 200 (2) (a)–(b) never proclaimed into force and om 2000 No. 64 s 37 (5)

s 222 sch 2 pt B (to the extent it relates to the Litter Act 1971 and the Litter Act Amendment Act 1978) commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 182)

s 223 sch 3 (so far as it amends the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993) commenced 1 November 1994 (see s 2 (2))

s 226 (8) never proclaimed into force and exp 1 March 1996 (see ss 224, 228)

s 227 (2) never proclaimed into force and exp 1 March 1996 (see ss 224, 228)

s 233 (5) never proclaimed into force and exp 1 March 1996 (see ss 224, 234)

s 236 (4) never proclaimed into force and exp 1 March 1996 (see s 236 (6))

sch 4 (paragraph (a) of definition interested party) never proclaimed into force and om 2000 No. 64 s 65 (2)

sch 4 (paragraph (f) of definition standard criteria(so far as it relates to interested parties for an environmental authority)) never proclaimed into force and om 2000 No. 64 s 56 (7)

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 1995 (1995 SL No. 47)

Environmental Legislation Amendment Act 1995 No. 40 pts 1–2

date of assent 27 October 1995

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 52 pts 1–2

date of assent 22 November 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 24, 27 commenced 22 November 1996 (1996 SL No. 339)

remaining provisions commenced 2 February 1996 (1996 SL No. 16)

Environmental Protection Amendment Act 1996 No. 10

date of assent 23 May 1996

ss 13 and 24 commenced 1 June 1996 (see s 3)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection Amendment Act 1997 No. 7

date of assent 15 May 1997

s 13 commenced 1 June 1997 (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Environmental and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1997 No. 80 pts 1–2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 05 December 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3–4, 29 (2)–(3), 34, 39(2) (so far as it relates to the def approved code of practice) commenced 12 December 1997 (1997 SL No. 432)

ss 5–11, 14–15, 18, 28(1), 37 (so far as it relates to the entry for ss 60A, 60C(2) and 60E(5)(b)), 39(1) and 39(2) (so far as it relates to the def level 2 approval) commenced 1 July 1998 (1998 SL No. 52)

ss 12–13, 26, 31, 35 (so far as it relates to the om of s 220 (2) (k) and the ins of new s 220 (1) (k)) commenced 30 March 1998 (1998 SL No. 52)

s 20 never proclaimed into force and om 2001 No. 86 s 15

s 39 (2) (to the extent it ins defs approval and level 1 approval) never proclaimed into force and om 1998 No. 13 s 67

remaining provisions commenced 6 July 1998 (1998 SL No. 52)

Amending legislation

Building and Integrated Planning Amendment Act 1998 No. 13 , ss 1–2(1), pt 5 (amends 1997 No. 80 above)

date of assent 23 March 1998

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1998 (see s 2 (1) and 1998 SL No. 52)

Local Government and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999 No. 59 , ss 1, 2(7), pt 7 (amends 1997 No. 80 above)

date of assent 29 November 1999

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 30 (amends 1997 No. 80 above)

date of assent 31 May 2001

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2001 No. 86 pts 1, 3 (amends 1997 No. 80 above)

date of assent 03 December 2001

commenced on date of assent

Building and Integrated Planning Amendment Act 1998 No. 13 ss 1, 2(3), pt 4

date of assent 23 March 1998

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 35, 38–41, 61 commenced 30 March 1998 (1998 SL No. 55)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1998 (1998 SL No. 55)

Police and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 No. 19 ss 1–2, pt 5

date of assent 26 March 1998

commenced on date of assent

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 1998 No. 31 ss 1, 2(3)–(4), pt 5

date of assent 03 September 1998

ss 69, 76, 78–79 commenced 1 July 1998 (see s 2 (4))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (3))

Explosives Act 1999 No. 15 ss 1–2, 137 sch 1

date of assent 22 April 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 11 June 1999 (1999 SL No. 108)

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, 232

date of assent 30 April 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 461 (prev s 373) sch 3 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

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)

Amending legislation

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2000 No. 22 ss 1, 28(4) (amends 2000 No. 5 above)

date of assent 23 June 2000

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2000 No. 64 ss 1–2, pt 2, ss 3(2), 174 sch

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2, 46 (to the extent it ins the Environmental Protection Act 1994 s 219AA), 47, 56 commenced on date of assent

ss 6 (to the extent it ins ss 34BZ definition submission period), 34CB–34CH, 34CI(b)–(c), 34CJ(b)(iv), 34CO(a)(ii), 34CX(d), 34CZ(2), 34DD(2)(b)(iv), 34DH(2), 34DK, 34DL(b), 34DO(1)(d), 34DO(2) the words ‘and any submitter’, 34DP(c), 34EH), s 37 (5) (to the extent it ins s 200 (2) (a)–(b)), s 46 (to the extent that it ins the words ‘and any submitters’ in s 219AG (2)), s 53 (to the extent it ins sch 1, pt 2, div 1, entries for ss 34CF(1)–(2)), (3)(b)(i)) commenced 25 November 2001 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2001 (2000 SL No. 350)

State Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 46 ss 1, 2(2)–(4), pt 4 s 7(2) sch 2

date of assent 28 June 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 June 2001 (2001 SL No. 101)

Environmental Protection Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2001 No. 86 pts 1–2

date of assent 03 December 2001

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Another Act Amendment Act 2002 No. 10 pts 1–2

date of assent 19 April 2002

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2002 No. 45 ss 1, 2(2), pt 2, s 3(2) sch

date of assent 24 September 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 15 commenced 1 January 2003 (2002 SL No. 323) (amdt could not be given effect)

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2003 (2002 SL No. 323)

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 10 pts 1–2

date of assent 28 March 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 ss 1–2, 175 sch 1

date of assent 18 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Environmental Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 95 pts 1–2, s 3 sch

date of assent 03 December 2003

ss 1–2, 42–44 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 4 October 2004 (2004 SL No. 207)

Environmental Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 96 pt 1, s 28 sch

date of assent 03 December 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 28 commenced 19 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 363)

remaining provisions commenced 3 October 2004 (2004 SL No. 206)

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

date of assent 13 May 2004

commenced on date of assent

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 No. 25 ss 1, 2(2), ch 16 pt 7

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 26 ss 1, 2(2) pt 4

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 31 December 2004 (see s 2 (2) and 2004 SL No. 308)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 48 pts 1, 3

date of assent 18 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2005 (2004 SL No. 315)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 No. 53

date of assent 29 November 2004

s 2 sch amdts 1, 17, 19 commenced on date of assent (amdts could not be given effect)

commenced on date of assent

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 3 ss 1, 105 sch

date of assent 03 March 2005

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers Act 2005 No. 42 ss 1–2, 52 sch 1

date of assent 14 October 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 2 December 2005 (2005 SL No. 287)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 53 pts 1, 4, s 159 sch

date of assent 18 November 2005

ss 1–2, 159 sch commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2006 (2005 SL No. 318)

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 11 s 1, pt 6

date of assent 30 March 2006

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 59 pts 1, 5

date of assent 07 December 2006

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 8 pts 1, 3

date of assent 28 February 2007

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007 No. 36

date of assent 29 August 2007

commenced on date of assent

Land Court and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 39 ss 1–2, 41 sch

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 September 2007 (2007 SL No. 236)

Environmental Protection Amendment Act 2007 No. 44

date of assent 25 October 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 11 February 2008 (2008 SL No. 14)

Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 46 s 1, pt 3A

date of assent 25 October 2007

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 56 pts 1, 3, s 6 sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 09 November 2007

s 6 sch amdt 3 (amdt of ss 338, 358, 551) commenced on date of assent (amdt could not be given effect)

s 6 sch amdt 5 (amdt of s 73O) commenced on date of assent (amdt could not be given effect)

s 26 (1) commenced 18 April 2008 (2008 SL No. 100)

s 26 (2) commenced 10 November 2008 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008 No. 52 pts 1, 4 (amends 2007 No. 56 above)

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2009 (2008 SL No. 388) (amdt could not be given effect)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 37 pts 1–2

date of assent 21 May 2008

commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008 No. 52 pts 1–2, s 3 sch 1 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2009 (2008 SL No. 388)

Amending legislation

Summary Offences and Other Acts Amendment Act 2008 No. 65 ss 1, 8–9 (amends 2008 No. 52 above)

date of assent 01 December 2008

commenced on date of assent

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009 No. 3 s 1, ch 9 pt 7

date of assent 23 February 2009

commenced on date of assent

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)

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)

Great Barrier Reef Protection Amendment Act 2009 No. 42 pts 1–2

date of assent 15 October 2009

ss 1–2, 19 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2010 (2009 SL No. 273)

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

date of assent 26 March 2010

commenced on date of assent

South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 20 ss 1, 2(2)(a), pt 4

date of assent 23 May 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 163)

Geothermal Energy Act 2010 No. 31 ss 1–2(1), ch 10 pt 3 div 2, s 496 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))

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2010 No. 52 pts 1, 4

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 15, 19–23 commenced 10 December 2010 (2010 SL No. 351)

s 16 commenced 29 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 144)

remaining provisions commenced 2 December 2011 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 53 ss 1, 2(4)(c), pt 3

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 51 commenced 10 June 2011 (2011 SL No. 81)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Environmental Protection and Other Acts Amendment Act 2011 No. 3 pts 1–2

date of assent 04 April 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 May 2011 (2011 SL No. 49)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 6 ss 1, 2(a), (d), pt 4, s 142 sch

date of assent 04 April 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 59 commenced 2 December 2011 (2011 SL No. 247)

s 64 commenced 5 April 2012 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

s 87 commenced 5 May 2011 (2011 SL No. 50)

s 93 (to the extent it ins new s 667) commenced 3 February 2012 (2012 SL No. 1)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 12 s 1, pt 7

date of assent 14 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

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)

Aboriginal Land and Torres Strait Islander Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 26 pt 1, 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)

Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 No. 31 ss 1–2(1), ch 16 pt 2

date of assent 28 October 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2011 (see s 2 (1))

Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011 No. 47 ch 1 pt 1, ch 10 pt 1

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 January 2012 (see s 2 (b))

Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 16 pts 1–2, s 78 sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 14 August 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 41–42 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced 31 March 2013 (2013 SL No. 24)

Mines Legislation (Streamlining) Amendment Act 2012 No. 20 chs 1, 3 pt 1, s 281 sch 2, s 323 sch 3

date of assent 29 August 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

chs 1, 3 pt 1, s 281 sch 2 commenced 7 December 2012 (2012 SL No. 225)

remaining provisions commenced 31 March 2013 immediately before 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. 35 and 2013 SL No. 24)

Note— Section 127 is taken to have commenced 31 March 2013 immediately after the commencement of the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 16, section 8. See section 579D.

Economic Development Act 2012 No. 43 ss 1–2, ch 8 pt 2, s 221 sch 1, s 325 sch 2

date of assent 11 December 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ch 8 pt 2, s 325 sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

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

Note—Insertion of s 221 sch 1 took effect when the provision it amended commenced on 31 March 2013.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Act 2013 No. 2 ss 1–2, pt 12 div 3

date of assent 19 February 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Waste Reduction and Recycling and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 6 s 1, pt 3, s 50 sch

date of assent 14 March 2013

commenced on date of assent

Mining and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 10 ss 1–2(a), (e)–(f), pt 2, s 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)

Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 No. 19 ss 1, 120 sch 1

date of assent 03 May 2013

commenced on date of assent

TAFE Queensland Act 2013 No. 27 ss 1–2, 70 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 03 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2013 (2013 SL No. 108)

Queensland Building Services Authority Amendment Act 2013 No. 38 ss 1–2, 14 sch 1

date of assent 29 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2013 (2013 SL No. 240)

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 pt 1, s 175 sch 1 pts 1–3

date of assent 07 November 2013

ss 1–2, 175 sch 1 pt 1 commenced on date of assent

sch 1 pt 2 commenced 28 March 2014 (2014 SL No. 34)

remaining provisions commence 7 November 2015 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) (2014 SL No. 252 s 2))

Biosecurity Act 2014 No. 7 ss 1–2, 578 sch 4 pt 2

date of assent 13 March 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2 (1)–(2))

Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 No. 11 ss 1–2, pt 10

date of assent 28 March 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 13 June 2014 (2014 SL No. 86)

Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 No. 17 ss 1, 184 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

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)

Environmental Offsets Act 2014 No. 33 pts 1, 17

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 12 commenced on date of assent

ss 106111, 114 commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

ss 112113, 115 commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 144)

remaining provision commenced 26 September 2014 (2014 SL No. 222)

State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 40 chs 1, 3, 4 pt 2 div 1, s 154 sch 1 pt 1

date of assent 15 August 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2014 (2014 SL No. 209)

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

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 provision commenced 1 January 2015 (see s 2 (1))

Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 No. 47 chs 1 pt 1, 9 pt 3

date of assent 26 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ch 9 pt 3 divs 1 and 4 commenced 12 December 2014 (2014 SL No. 306)

ch 9 pt 3 divs 2–3, 6, ss 258, 260, 262, 274–277, 279–282(1), (3)–(4) commenced 27September 2016 (2015 SL No. 70 s 2)

ss 259, 261, 263–273, 278, 282(2), 283–284 never commenced and om 2016 No. 30ss 74–75, 77–78, 81

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 59 ss 1, 2(ab), (a), (d)(i), pt 5, s 174 sch 1

date of assent 07 November 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 62(1), 63, 99–100, 102, 103(5), 104, 120–139, 140 (other than to the extent it ins new ch 13 pt 23 div 3 sdiv 1), 141–142, 174 sch 1 commenced 30 September 2015 (2015 SL No. 128)

ss 109–119, 140 (to the extent it ins new ch 13 pt 23 div 3 sdiv 1) commenced 8November 2016 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2015 SL No.153 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Major Events Act 2014 No. 60 ss 1–2, pt 12 div 3

date of assent 07 November 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2015 (see s 2)

Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 4 ss 1, 2(2), pt 4

date of assent 11 June 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 July 2015 (2015 SL No. 73)

Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Act 2016 No. 14

date of assent 27 April 2016

comm on date of assent

Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 22

date of assent 25 May 2016

pt 1, ss 3–5, 27, 27A, 29, pts 3, 5, 6, 7 comm on date of assent

pt 2 (other than ss 3–5, 27, 27A and 29, s 48 sch 1 comm 1 July 2016 (see s 2)

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))

Note—The Planning Act 2016 was renumbered in the first reprint—see 2016 Act No. 26 s 320A. Cross-references to the Planning Act 2016 have been updated to reflect the renumbering.

North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Act 2016 No. 32

date of assent 14 June 2016

comm on date of assent

Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 61

date of assent 22 November 2016

pt 1, ss 9, 10 (to the extent it ins new pt 26 hdg, s 749), pt 5 comm on date of assent

pt 2 hdg, ss 38, 10 (to the extent it ins new s 748), pt 4 comm 6 December 2016 immediately after the commencement of the Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015, s 11 (see s 2(1))

Education (Accreditation of Non-State Schools) Act 2017 No. 24

date of assent 25 August 2017

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, pt 2–3, chs 2–7, sch 1 comm 1 January 2018 (2017 SL No. 196)

Mineral and Energy Resources (Financial Provisioning) Act 2018 No. 30

date of assent 30 November 2018

pts 1 (other than ss 1–2), 2–8, sch 1 comm 1 April 2019 (2019 SL No. 15)

Nature Conservation (Special Wildlife Reserves) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 8

date of assent 29 March 2019

comm on date of assent

Economic Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 11

date of assent 11 April 2019

pts 1–2, pt 4–5, 6 divs 1–2, 7 divs 1–2, 8–9, 11, 13, 14 divs 1–2, 15–20, sch 1 pt 1 comm on date of assent

pts 3, 6 div 3, 7 div 3, 10, 12, sch 1 pt 2 (other than amdt of the Dispute Resolution Centres Act 1990) not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 28

date of assent 26 September 2019

pts 2–8, sch 1 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

under the Reprints Act 1992 s 43 as required by the Environmental Protection Act 1994 s 272

Previous

Renumbered as

sdiv 3A hdg

sdiv 4 hdg

17A

18

17B

19

17C

20

sdiv 4 hdg

sdiv 5 hdg

18

21

19

22

20

23

21

24

22

25

23

26

24

27

25

28

26

29

27

30

28

231

29

32

30

33

31

34

32

35

33

36

ch 2A hdg

ch 3 hdg

34

37

34AA

38

34AB

39

34AC

40

34AD

41

34AE

42

34AF

43

34AG

44

34AH

45

34AI

46

34AJ

47

34AK

48

34AL

49

34AM

50

34AN

51

34AO

52

34AP

53

34AQ

54

34AR

55

34AS

56

34AT

57

34AU

58

34AV

59

34AW

60

34AX

61

34AY

62

34AZ

63

34BA

64

34BC

65

34BD

66

34BE

67

34BF

68

34BG

69

34BH

70

34BI

71

34BJ

72

ch 2B hdg

ch 4 hdg

34BK

73

34BL

74

34BM

75

34BN

76

34BO

77

34BP

78

34BQ

79

34BR

80

34BS

81

34BT

82

34BU

83

34BV

84

34BW

85

34BX

86

34BY

87

34BZ

88

34CA

89

34CI

90

34CJ

91

34CJ(a)(v)

91(a)(iv)

34CK

92

34CL

93

34CM

94

34CN

95

34CO

96

34CP

97

34CQ

98

34CR

99

34CS

100

34CT

101

34CU

102

34CV

103

34CW

104

34CX

105

34CY

106

34CZ

107

34DA

108

34DB

109

34DC

110

34DD

111

34DD(2)(a)(v)

111(2)(a)(iv)

34DE

112

34DF

113

34DG

114

34DH

115

34DI

116

34DJ

117

34DL

118

34DM

119

34DN

120

34DO

121

34DP

122

34DP(d)

122(c)

34DQ

123

34DR

124

34DS

125

34DT

126

34DU

127

34DV

128

34DW

129

34DX

130

34DY

131

34DZ

132

34EA

133

34EB

134

34EC

135

34ED

136

34EE

137

34EF

138

34EG

139

34EGA

140

34EI

141

34EJ

142

34EK

143

34EL

144

34EM

145

ch 2C hdg

ch 5 hdg

34EN

146

34EO

147

34EP

148

34EQ

149

34ER

150

34ES

151

34ET

152

34EU

153

34EV

154

34EW

155

34EX

156

34EY

157

34EZ

158

34FA

159

34FB

160

34FC

161

34FD

162

34FE

163

34FF

164

34FG

165

34FH

166

34FI

167

34FJ

168

34FK

169

34FL

170

34FM

171

34FN

172

34FO

173

34FP

174

34FQ

175

34FR

176

34FS

177

34FT

178

34FU

179

34FV

180

34FW

181

34FX

182

34FY

183

34FZ

184

34GA

185

34GB

186

34GC

187

34GD

188

34GE

189

34GF

190

34GG

191

34GH

192

34GI

193

34GJ

194

34GK

195

34GL

196

34GM

197

34GN

198

34GO

199

34GP

200

34GQ

201

34GR

202

34GS

203

34GT

204

34GU

205

34GV

206

34GW

207

34GX

208

34GY

209

34GZ

210

34HA

211

34HB

212

34HC

213

34HD

214

34HE

215

34HF

216

34HG

217

34HH

218

34HI

219

34HJ

220

34HK

221

34HL

222

34HM

223

34HN

224

34HO

225

34HP

226

34HQ

227

34HR

228

34HS

229

34HT

230

34HU

231

34HV

232

34HW

233

34HX

234

34HY

235

34HZ

236

34IA

237

34IB

238

34IC

239

34ID

240

34IE

241

34IF

242

34IG

243

34IH

244

34II

245

34IJ

246

34IK

247

34IL

248

34IM

249

34IN

250

34IO

251

34IP

252

34IQ

253

34IR

254

34IS

255

34IT

256

34IU

257

34IV

258

34IW

259

34IX

260

34IY

261

34IZ

262

34JA

263

34JB

264

34JC

265

34JD

266

34JE

267

34JF

268

34JG

269

34JH

270

34JI

271

34JJ

272

34JK

273

34JL

274

34JM

275

34JN

276

34JO

277

34JP

278

34JQ

279

34JR

280

34JS

281

34JT

282

34JU

283

34JV

284

34JW

285

34JX

286

34JY

287

34JZ

288

34KA

289

34KB

290

34KC

291

34KD

292

34KE

293

34KF

294

34KG

295

34KH

296

34KI

297

34KJ

298

34KK

299

34KL

300

34KM

301

34KN

302

34KO

303

34KP

304

34KQ

305

34KR

306

34KS

307

34KT

308

34KU

309

34KV

310

34KW

311

ch 2D hdg

ch 6 hdg

34KX

312

34KY

313

34KZ

314

34LA

315

34LB

316

34LC

317

34LD

318

ch 3 hdg

ch 7 hdg

pt 2 hdg

pt 1 hdg

36

319

37

320

pt 5 hdg

pt 2 hdg

71 321

321

72

322

72(1A)

322(2)

72(2)

322(3)

73 323

323

73(1A)

323(2)

73(2)

323(3)

73(3)

323(4)

73(4)

323(5)

74

324

75

325

76

326

77

327

78

328

79

329

pt 6 hdg

pt 3 hdg

80

330

81

331

82

332

83

333

84

334

85

335

87

336

88

337

89

338

90

339

91

340

92

341

93

342

94

343

94A

344

95

345

97

346

98

347

99

348

100

349

pt 7 hdg

pt 4 hdg

101

350

102

351

103

352

104

353

105

354

106

355

107

356

108

357

pt 8 hdg

pt 5 hdg

109

358

109(d)(vi)

358(d)(vii)

110

359

111

360

112

361

113

362

114

363

pt 9 hdg

pt 6 hdg

115

364

116

365

117

366

117(1A)

366(2)

117(2)

366(3)

117(2A)

366(4)

117(2B)

366(5)

117(3)

366(6)

118

367

pt 9A hdg

pt 7 hdg

118A

368

118B

369

pt 9B hdg

pt 8 hdg

118C

370

118E

371

118F

372

118G

373

118H

374

118I

375

118J

376

118K

377

118L

378

118M

379

118N

380

118O

381

118P

382

118Q

383

118R

384

118S

385

118T

386

118U

387

118V

388

118W

389

118X

390

118Y

391

118Z

392

118ZA

393

118ZB

394

118ZC

395

118ZD

396

118ZE

397

118ZF

398

118ZG

399

118ZH

400

118ZI

401

118ZJ

402

118ZK

403

118ZL

404

118ZM

405

118ZN

406

118ZO

407

118ZP

408

118ZQ

409

118ZR

410

118ZS

411

118ZT

412

118ZU

413

118ZV

414

118ZW

415

118ZX

416

118ZY

417

118ZZ

418

118ZZA

419

118ZZB

420

118ZZC

421

118ZZD

422

118ZZE

423

118ZZE(4)

423(3)

118ZZE(5)

423(4)

118ZZE(6)

423(5)

118ZZF

424

118ZZG

425

ch 3A hdg

ch 8 hdg

118ZZH

426

118ZZI

427

118ZZJ

428

118ZZK

429

118ZZL

430

118ZZM

431

118ZZN

432

118ZZO

433

118ZZP

434

118ZZQ

435

119

436

120

437

121

438

122

439

123

440

124

441

125

442

126

443

127

444

ch 4 hdg

ch 9 hdg

128

445

129

446

130

447

131

448

132

449

132(3)

449(2)

133

450

134

451

135

452

135(1A)

452(2)

135(2)

452(3)

136

453

136A

454

136B

455

137

456

138

457

138A

458

138A(1)(ab)

458(1)(b)

138A(1)(b)

458(1)(c)

138A(5)(aa)

458(5)(a)

138A(5)(a)

458(5)(b)

138A(5)(b)

458(5)(c)

139

459

140

460

140(1A)

460(2)

140(2)

460(3)

140(3)

460(4)

140(4)

460(5)

140(5)

460(6)

140(6)

460(7)

140(7)

460(8)

141

461

142

462

143

463

144

464

145

465

146

466

156

467

157

468

158

469

159

470

160

471

161

472

162

473

163

474

164

475

165

476

166

477

169

478

170

479

171

480

172

481

173

482

174

483

175

484

176

485

177

486

178

487

179

488

179A

489

ch 5 hdg

ch 10 hdg

180

490

181

491

182

492

183

493

184

494

185

495

186

496

187

497

188

498

189

499

190

500

191

501

192

502

193

503

193A

504

194

505

195

506

pt 4A hdg

pt 5 hdg

195A

507

195B

508

195C

509

195D

510

195E

511

195F

512

195G

513

ch 6 hdg

ch 11 hdg

196

514

196(1A)

514(2)

196(2)

514(3)

196(2A)

514(4)

196(3)

514(5)

196(4)

514(6)

196(5)

514(7)

197

515

198

516

198A

517

199

518

200

519

201

520

201(1)(aa)

520(1)(a)

201(1)(a)

520(1)(b)

201(1)(ab)

520(1)(c)

201(1)(ac)

520(1)(d)

201(1)(b)

520(1)(e)

201(1)(c)

520(1)(f)

201(1)(d)

520(1)(g)

201(1)(e)

520(1)(h)

201(1)(f)

520(1)(i)

201(1)(g)

520(1)(j)

201(1)(h)

520(1)(k)

201(1)(ha)

520(1)(l)

201(1)(i)

520(1)(m)

201(1)(j)

520(1)(n)

201(1)(k)

520(1)(o)

201(1)(l)

520(1)(p)

201(1)(m)

520(1)(q)

202

521

203

522

203A

523

203B

524

203C

525

203D

526

203E

527

203F

528

203G

529

203H

530

204

531

205

532

206

533

207

534

208

535

209

536

210

537

211

538

212

539

213

540

213A

541

214

542

214A

543

215

544

216

545

217

546

218

547

ch 7 hdg

ch 12 hdg

219

548

219AA

549

219AB

550

219AC

551

219AD

552

219AE

553

219AF

554

219AG

555

219AH

556

219AI

557

219AJ

558

219AK

559

219AL

560

219AM

561

219AN

562

219AO

563

219AP

564

219AQ

565

219AR

566

219AS

567

219AT

568

219AU

569

219AV

570

219AW

571

219AX

572

219AY

573

219AZ

574

219BA

575

219BB

576

219BC

577

219BD

578

219BE

579

220

580

220(2)(ja)

580(2)(k)

220(2)(k)

580(2)(l)

220(2)(l)

580(2)(m)

220(2)(m)

580(2)(n)

220(2)(n)

580(2)(o)

220(2)(o)

580(2)(p)

220(2)(p)

580(2)(q)

220(2)(q)

580(2)(r)

220(2)(r)

580(2)(s)

220(3A)

580(4)

220(3B)

580(5)

220(4)

580(6)

221

581

ch 8 hdg

ch 13 hdg

237

582

238

583

239

584

240

585

241

586

242

587

243

588

244

589

245

590

246

591

247

592

248

593

249

594

250

595

251

596

252

597

253

598

254

599

255

600

256

601

257

602

258

603

259

604

260

605

261

606

262

607

263

608

264

609

265

610

266

611

267

612

268

613

269

614

270

615

272

616

sch 3

sch 2

sch 4

sch 3

sch 4, def standard criteria, para (ja)

sch 3, def standard criteria, para (k)

sch 4, def standard criteria, para (k)

sch 3, def standard criteria, para (l)

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