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

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

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


Water Act 2000 No. 34

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 October 2000 04 May 2001
15 July 2001 20 July 2001 2001 Act No. 45
13 November 2001 11 January 2002 2001 Act No. 100

Revised version

01 March 2002 01 March 2002 2001 Act No. 100

Revised version

19 April 2002 01 May 2002 2001 Act No. 100

Revised version

13 September 2002 2002 Act No. 45

Revised version

14 September 2002 2002 Act No. 45

Revised version

01 October 2002 2002 Act No. 42

Revised version

13 December 2002 2002 Act No. 77

Revised version

01 January 2003 2002 Act No. 68

Revised version

01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74

Revised version

13 April 2003

Revised version

provs exp 12 April 2003

09 May 2003 2003 Act No. 19

Revised version

16 May 2003 2003 Act No. 25

Revised version

01 July 2003 2002 Act No. 12

Revised version

02 October 2003

Revised version

provs exp 1 October 2003

06 May 2004 2004 Act No. 4

Revised version

04 October 2004 2003 Act No. 64

Revised version

31 December 2004 2004 Act No. 25(amd 2004 Act No. 26)

Revised version

03 March 2005 2005 Act No. 3

Revised version

25 March 2005 2004 Act No. 12

Revised version

19 May 2005 2005 Act No. 19

Revised version

01 July 2005 2005 Act No. 192005 Act No. 56

Revised version

01 October 2005 2005 Act No. 19

Revised version

14 October 2005 2005 Act No. 19

Revised version

18 November 2005 2005 Act No. 192005 Act No. 56
25 November 2005 2005 Act No. 19
02 December 2005 2005 Act No. 42
06 February 2006 2005 Act No. 68
01 March 2006 2005 Act No. 39
17 May 2006 2006 Act No. 23
07 December 2006 2006 Act No. 542006 Act No. 59
28 February 2007 2007 Act No. 8
23 April 2007 2007 Act No. 20
20 May 2007 2005 Act No. 19
21 September 2007 2007 Act No. 39
16 November 2007 2007 Act No. 572007 Act No. 58
18 November 2007

prov exp at the end of 17 November 2007

19 November 2007 2005 Act No. 56(amd 2007 Act No. 57)
01 January 2008 2007 Act No. 57
15 March 2008 2007 Act No. 59
21 May 2008 2008 Act No. 34
01 July 2008 2008 Act No. 34
01 August 2008 2008 Act No. 34
01 October 2008 2007 Act No. 10
13 November 2008 2008 Act No. 58
15 December 2008 2008 Act No. 58
01 January 2009 2008 Act No. 52
19 June 2009 2009 Act No. 18
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 92009 Act No. 13
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
03 November 2009 2009 Act No. 46
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
18 December 2009 2009 Act No. 36
12 March 2010 2010 Act No. 7
26 March 2010 2010 Act No. 12
07 May 2010 2010 Act No. 12
23 May 2010 2010 Act No. 20
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 20
20 September 2010 2010 Act No. 39
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 53
10 December 2010 2010 Act No. 52
08 April 2011 2011 Act No. 8
24 May 2011 2010 Act No. 20
27 June 2011 2011 Act No. 21
28 October 2011 2011 Act No. 312011 Act No. 33
24 November 2011 2011 Act No. 40
02 March 2012 2010 Act No. 31
30 June 2012 2012 Act No. 1
08 November 2012 2012 Act No. 29
12 November 2012 2012 Act No. 25
22 November 2012 2012 Act No. 34
05 December 2012 2012 Act No. 39
01 January 2013 2012 Act No. 39
02 January 2013 2012 Act No. 39
31 March 2013 2012 Act No. 16
14 May 2013 2013 Act No. 23
01 July 2013 2013 Act No. 23
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
27 September 2013 2013 Act No. 23

RA s 44

01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
02 December 2013 2013 Act No. 23
02 January 2014

provs exp 1 January 2014

15 May 2014 2013 Act No. 23

RA s 44

28 May 2014 2014 Act No. 29
01 July 2014 2014 Act No. 21

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

26 September 2014 2014 Act No. 51
01 October 2014 2014 Act No. 40
18 February 2015 2014 Act No. 64
11 September 2015 2014 Act No. 64

RA s 44

02 October 2015 26 April 2016

provs exp 1 October 2015

01 July 2016 2014 Act No. 7
22 November 2016 23 November 2016 2016 Act No. 60
06 December 2016 13 December 2016 2016 Act No. 64(amd 2016 Act No. 60;2016 Act No. 61)2016 Act No. 61
01 March 2017 06 April 2017 2016 Act No. 63
30 June 2017 30 June 2017 2016 Act No. 64

RA ss 35, 44

01 July 2017 11 July 2017 2017 Act No. 22017 Act No. 11
03 July 2017 10 July 2018 2016 Act No. 27

revised version

07 December 2017 10 July 2018

revised version

s 1281 exp 6 December 2017

09 May 2018 10 July 2018 2018 Act No. 7

revised version

02 July 2018 10 July 2018

revised version

prov exp 1 July 2018

25 October 2018 18 February 2019 2018 Act No. 24

RA s 44

19 April 2019 29 May 2019 2018 Act No. 24
24 May 2019 10 June 2019 2019 Act No. 17

RA s 5(d)

Water Act 2000 No. 34

date of assent 13 September 2000

ch 1, ch 2 pts 1–2 (except s 20 (3)) pt 3 divs 1–2, ch 5 pts 1–2, 3 div 3, ch 6 pts 1–3, ch 7, ch 8 ss 1006–1007, 1009–1014, ch 9 pt 1 ss 1037–1045, 1051–1052, 1054, 1108, pt 5 (except s 1132(as ins 2001 No. 75 s 114)), sch 2amdts 1 and 14 of the Integrated Planning Act 1997, sch 3amdts of the Aboriginal Land Act 1991, Forestry Act 1959, State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991, amdts 1–6 and 11 of the Water Resources Act 1989 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

ch 2 pt 3 div 3, pts 4–5, 7, ch 3 pts 1–3, 6 div 2, pt 7, ch 4, ch 5 pt 3 ss 808–813, div 2, ch 6 pt 4, ch 8 pts 1, 3–4, ss 1004–1005, 1008, ch 9 ss 1046–1047, 1049, 1053, 1056, 1060–1062, 1071, pt 3, pt 4 (other than s 1108), s 1137 (a), ch 10 s 1144, sch 2to the extent sch 2amdts the Local Government Act 1993 amdt 1, ch 10 s 1145, sch 3to the extent sch 3amdts the Freedom of Information Act 1992, the Queensland Competition Authority Act 1997, the Townsville/Thuringowa Water Supply Board Act 1987 and the Water Resources Act 1989 amdts 7–8, schs 1 and 4 commenced 1 October 2000 (2000 SL No. 257)

sch 2amdts 19–20 (prev amdts 18–19) of the Integrated Planning Act 1997, amdt 2 of the Local Government Act 1993 commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1)as amd 2001 No. 75 s 4 (1))

sch 2amdts 1–3 of the Vegetation Management Act 1999 never proclaimed into force and om 2001 No. 75 s 115 (13)

s 1063commenced 1 October 2000 (see s 2 (3))

ss 37, 40A, 42A, 49A, 78A, 107, 111A, 120A, 122A, 128A, 129–130, 184A, 189A–189B, 190, 195–197, 382, 583, 598–598A, 959, 1004A, 1010A, 1013A, ch 9 pt 4A commenced 13 November 2001 (see s 2 (4)as ins 2001 No. 75 s 4 (3))

s 1132commenced 12 April 2002 (2002 SL No. 64)

ss 970, 1065 commenced 14 September 2002 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2)(2001 SL No. 158 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced 19 April 2002 (2002 SL No. 69)

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

date of assent 28 June 2001

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

sch 3commenced 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)

Water Amendment Act 2001 No. 75 ss 1–116, sch 2

date of assent 13 November 2001

s 4 (1)commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1))

ss 4(2), 106 commenced 13 September 2000 (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 13 November 2001

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No. 100 ss 1, 2(2)–(3), pt 7

date of assent 19 December 2001

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 April 2002 (2002 SL No. 71)

Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 No. 12 ss 1–2, 329 sch 2

date of assent 24 April 2002

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2003 SL No. 116)

Electrical Safety Act 2002 No. 42 ss 1–2, 242 sch 1

date of assent 12 September 2002

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 2002 (2002 SL No. 259)

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

date of assent 24 September 2002

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 13 September 2002 (see s 2 (1))

Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 No. 68 ss 1–2(1), 339 sch 4

date of assent 29 November 2002

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2003 (see s 2 (1))

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

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

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

Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002 No. 77 ss 1–2, pt 15

date of assent 13 December 2002

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 09 May 2003

commenced on date of assent

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 25 pts 1, 6

date of assent 16 May 2003

commenced on date of assent

Integrated Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 64 ss 1, 2(4), pt 12

date of assent 16 October 2003

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 4 October 2004 (2004 SL No. 199)

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

Geothermal Exploration Act 2004 No. 12 ss 1–2 ch 8 pt 9

date of assent 31 May 2004

ss 1–2commenced 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), 1044–1053 (prev ss 984–993) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Amending legislation

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 26 ss 1–2(1), 264–265, 69(2) sch (amends 2004 No. 25 above)

date of assent 12 October 2004

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 13 October 2004 (see s 2 (1))

Petroleum and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 3 s 1, pt 5

date of assent 03 March 2005

commenced on date of assent

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 19 pts 1–2

date of assent 19 May 2005

ss 16, 52, 61, 172 (to the extent it ins s 1136B) commenced 1 July 2005 (2005 SL No. 148)

ss 99–109, 135, 172(to the extent it ins ss 1136F and 1136G) commenced 1 October 2005 (see s 2 (1))

ss 13–15, 51, 56–59, 85, 87–91, 94, 140–141 commenced 14 October 2005 (2005 SL No. 255)

ss 48–49commenced 18 November 2005 (2005 SL No. 272)

ss 78, 146 commenced 25 November 2005 (2005 SL No. 272)

ss 157(1), 159–160, 172 (to the extent it ins s 1136H) commenced 20 May 2007 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2)(2006 SL No. 86 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Plumbing and Drainage and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 39 pts 1, 5

date of assent 01 September 2005

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2006 (see s 2)

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

date of assent 14 October 2005

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Water Amendment Act 2005 No. 56 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 18 November 2005

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

s 15commenced 1 July 2005 (see s 2 (1))

s 7commenced 19 November 2007 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2)(2006 SL No. 281 s 2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 57 s 1, pt 12 (amends 2005 No. 56 above)

date of assent 16 November 2007

commenced on date of assent

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 68 pt 1, s 150 sch

date of assent 08 December 2005

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 February 2006 (2006 SL No. 6)

Water Amendment Act 2006 No. 23

date of assent 17 May 2006

commenced on date of assent

State Development and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 54 pts 1, 7

date of assent 07 December 2006

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 59 pts 1, 11, s 85 sch

date of assent 07 December 2006

commenced on date of assent

Wild Rivers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 8 pts 1, 5

date of assent 28 February 2007

commenced on date of assent

Government Owned Corporations Amendment Act 2007 No. 10 ss 1–2, 62 sch

date of assent 20 March 2007

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commence 1 October 2008 (2008 SL No. 316)

Statutory Bodies Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 20 pts 1, 11

date of assent 23 April 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 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 57 pts 1, 11 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 16 November 2007

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

ss 92, 103 (to the extent it ins s 1152) never proclaimed into force and om 2008 No. 34 ss 749–750

s 93(to the extent it ins ch 3 pt 3 div 2C sdiv 2) commenced 1 January 2008 (2007 SL No. 345)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), ch 10 pt 5 (amends 2007 No. 57 above)

date of assent 21 May 2008

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 202)

South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) Act 2007 No. 58 ss 1, 117 sch 2

date of assent 16 November 2007

commenced on date of assent

Local Government and Other Legislation (Indigenous Regional Councils) Amendment Act 2007 No. 59 pts 1, 15

date of assent 22 November 2007

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 March 2008 (2007 SL No. 336)

Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), ch 10 pt 4, s 666 sch 2

date of assent 21 May 2008

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

ss 666, 674–676, 680–682, 684–692, 695–696, 715(1), (3)–(4), 716–721, 735(1)–(3), 736, 738 (to the extent it ins pt 3A), 739, 743–744, 745 (to the extent it ins div 11 hdg and ss 1166–1167), 747(3) commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

s 715 (2)commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2)) (amdt could not be given effect)

ss 677–679commenced 1 August 2008 (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 202)

Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2008 No. 52 ss 1–2, 98 sch 2

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Water (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2008 No. 58 pts 1, 3

date of assent 13 November 2008

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

s 17commenced 15 December 2008 (2008 SL No. 452)

remaining provisions 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 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 80)

Right to Information Act 2009 No. 13 ss 1–2, 213 sch 5

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 132)

Local Government Act 2009 No. 17 ss 1, 2(4), 331 sch 1

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 122)

Water and Another Act Amendment Act 2009 No. 18 ss 1–2, 3(1), 3A, 4–7, sch

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 June 2009 (see s 2 (b))

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Jurisdiction Provisions) Amendment Act 2009 No. 24 ss 1–2, ch 6 pt 11

date of assent 26 June 2009

ss 1–2commenced 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 1–2commenced 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 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 281)

South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Natural Resources Provisions Act 2009 No. 46 s 1, ch 7 pt 7

date of assent 03 November 2009

commenced on date of assent

Valuation of Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 7 pts 1, 4

date of assent 12 March 2010

commenced on date of assent

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 12 ss 1, 2(1), pt 21, s 251 sch

date of assent 26 March 2010

ss 1–2, 237, 243, 251sch commenced on date of assent

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

South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 20 ss 1, 2(1)(b), (2)(b)–(d), pt 11

date of assent 23 May 2010

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

s 78commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2 (1) (b))

ss 101, 102, 117 (to the extent it ins s 1178), 118 (to the extent it ins the defs default grid contract, mandatory term, negotiated grid contractand non-market contract) never proclaimed into force and om 2011 No. 21 ss 19–22

s 118(to the extent it ins the def rules administrator) commenced 24 May 2011 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Amending legislation

Fairer Water Prices for SEQ Amendment Act 2011 No. 21 ss 1, 2(f), pt 4 (amends 2010 No. 20 above)

date of assent 27 June 2011

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (see s 2 (f))

Geothermal Energy Act 2010 No. 31 ss 1–2(1), ch 10 pt 3 div 11

date of assent 01 September 2010

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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 ss 1, 325 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 20 September 2010

commenced on date of assent

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2010 No. 52 pts 1, 13

date of assent 01 December 2010

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 10 December 2010 (2010 SL No. 351)

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 53 s 1, pt 14

date of assent 01 December 2010

commenced on date of assent

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 8 s 1, pt 14

date of assent 08 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

Fairer Water Prices for SEQ Amendment Act 2011 No. 21 s 1 pt 5

date of assent 27 June 2011

commenced on date of assent

Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 No. 31 s 1, ch 16 pt 9

date of assent 28 October 2011

commenced on date of assent

Disaster Readiness Amendment Act 2011 No. 33 pts 1, 7

date of assent 28 October 2011

commenced on date of assent

Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 40 pts 1, 4

date of assent 24 November 2011

commenced on date of assent

South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 1 ss 1–2(1), pt 7

date of assent 17 February 2012

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced at the end of 30 June 2012 (see s 2 (1))

Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 16 pt 1, s 78 sch

date of assent 14 August 2012

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

Fiscal Repair Amendment Act 2012 No. 25 ss 1, 2(6)(b), 195 sch

date of assent 21 September 2012

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 12 November 2012 (2012 SL No. 192)

Water Legislation (Dam Safety and Water Supply Enhancement) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 29 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 08 November 2012

commenced on date of assent

Sustainable Planning and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2012 No. 34 s 1, pt 9

date of assent 22 November 2012

commenced on date of assent

South East Queensland Water (Restructuring) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 39 pts 1, 4, s 102 sch pt 2

date of assent 05 December 2012

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

pt 4 (other than to the extent it ins ch 9, pt 5, div 19, sdivs 1 and 3) commenced 1 January 2013 (2012 SL No. 239)

sch pt 2 amdt 1 commenced 2 January 2013 (2012 SL No. 239) (amdt could not be given effect)

sch pt 2 amdts 2–9 commenced 2 January 2013 (2012 SL No. 239)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 23 ss 1, 2(c)–(d), pt 19, s 352(1) sch 1

date of assent 14 May 2013

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

ss 289A, 292, 293–300, 303, 304, 305 (to the extent it ins new ch 9 pt 6 div 2) and 352(1) sch 1pt 2 amdts 1AA–1AF, 2A, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 9–13B and 14A commenced 27 September 2013 (2013 SL No. 189)

ss 290 and 352(1) sch 1pt 2 amdt 1 commenced 27 September 2013 immediately after the commencement of certain provisions (2013 SL No. 189)

ss 291, 301, 302, 305 (to the extent it ins new ch 9, pt 6, div 3), 306(1) (to the extent it om def referral agency), (2)–(6), 352(1) sch 1pt 2 amdts 1, 2, 4 (other than to the extent it amds s 259), 8 and 14 commenced 15 May 2014 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

ss 292A–292C, 303A, s 352 (1) sch 1pt 2 amdt 3 of Water Act 2000 commenced 1 July 2013 (2013 SL No. 126)

ss 292D, 300A, 306(1) (to the extent it om def declared catchment area) commenced 2 December 2013 (2013 SL No. 253)

s 352 (1) sch 1pt 2 amdt 4 (to the extent it amds s 259) commenced 15 May 2014 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2)(amdt could not be given effect))

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 109 sch 2, s 110(2)–(3) sch 3 pts 2–3

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 78, s 229 sch 1

date of assent 24 October 2013

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2013 (see s 2 (1))

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

date of assent 13 March 2014

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

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

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 1–2commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 107)

Land and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 29 s 1, pt 11

date of assent 28 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 40 chs 1, 4 pt 2 div 6

date of assent 15 August 2014

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

s 133 (3)–(4) commenced 1 October 2014 (2014 SL No. 209) (amdt could not be given effect)

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

Water Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act 2014 No. 51 pts 1–2

date of assent 26 September 2014

commenced on date of assent

Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 64 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 05 December 2014

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 57, 60–63, 64 (other than to the extent it ins new s 5AA(1)(b) and (4)), 138, 140, 172, 174, 176–178, 180–184, 187(1)–(3), 189–191, 193 (to the extent it om s 1014(2)(h)), 195–200, 201 (to the extent it ins new ch 9, pt 8, hdg and s 1280), 202(1) (to the extent it oms defs accredited ERMP, corporatised entity, declared pest, downstream limit, drainagefeature, employee of the employing office, employing office, establishment regulation, executive officer, lake, proposed Barlil Weir, publish, ratepayer, specified conditions, spring, threshold limit, upstream limit, Wenlock Basin wild river area and Wenlock Basin Wild River Declaration), 202(2) (to the extent it ins def approved payment method, corporatised entity, downstream limit, drainage feature, establishment regulation, executive officer, lake, lateral limits, publish, ratepayer, special agreement, specified conditions, para (a), spring, watercourse identification map and Wenlock Basin), (8), 254 sch 1 amdts 24–51 commenced 11 September 2015 (2015 SL No. 122 )

ss 5859, 64 (to the extent it ins new s 5AA(1)(b) and (4)), 64–137, 139, 171, 173, 175, 179, 185–186, 187(4), 188, 192, 193 (other than to the extent it om s 1014(2)(h)), 194, 201 (to the extent it ins ss 12501279, 1280A, 1281), 202(1) (to the extent it om defs cumulative management area, deferred aspect, domestic purposes, ecological outcome, environmental flow objective, environmental management rules, final report, full supply level, incoming owner, interim resource operations licence, interim water allocation, nominator, nominee, operator, process, relevant company, relevant dam, resource operations plan, seasonal water assignment notice, special agreement Act, sustainable management, underground water, underground water impact report, underground water rights, volumetric limit, water allocation, water allocation change rules, water allocation group, water allocation security objective, water monitoring authority, water resource plan, water sharing rules, water supply scheme and water year), (2) (to the extent it ins defs acknowledgement notice, affected person, Alcan agreement Act, aquifer, closing CMA tenure, CMA tenure, Comalco agreement Act, coordinated project, cumulative management area, dealing, designated watercourse, domestic purposes, element of a water allocation, environmental flow objective, environmental management rules, environmental outcome, final report, full supply level, incoming owner, interference, maximum rate, Mineral Resources Act, mining tenure, mining tenure holder, nominator, nominee, operations manual, Petroleum and Gas Act, plan area, process, relevant company, resource tenure, resource tenure holder, riverine protection permit, seasonal water assignment notice, special agreement Act, specified conditions (para (b)), statutory authorisation to take or interfere with water, underground water, underground water impact report, underground water rights, volumetric limit, water allocation, water allocation dealing, water allocation dealing rules, water allocation group, water allocation security objective, water entitlement notice, water management protocol, water monitoring authority, water plan, water planning instrument, water plan outcomes, water sharing rules, water supply scheme, water use plan, water year), (3)–(7), (9)–(21), s 254 sch 1, s 255 sch 2comm 6 December 2016 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2)

Amending legislation

Water Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 60 (amends 2014 Act No. 64 above)

date of assent 22 November 2016

comm on date of assent

Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 61 (amends 2014 Act No. 64 above)

date of assent 22 November 2016

ss 1–2commenced on date of assent

pt 2 hdg, ss 3–8, 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))

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.

Water Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 60

date of assent 22 November 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

ss 1–2commenced 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))

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)

Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 64

date of assent 09 December 2016

pts 2, 5, 7–8, 11, s 79 sch 1 comm 30 June 2017 (2017 SL No. 100)

Water (Local Management Arrangements) Amendment Act 2017 No. 2

date of assent 27 February 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 3–5 comm 1 July 2017 (2017 SL No. 80)

Water Legislation (Dam Safety) Amendment Act 2017 No. 11

date of assent 19 May 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

pts 2–3 comm 1 July 2017 (see s 2)

Vegetation Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 7

date of assent 09 May 2018

pt 1, pt 2 hdg, ss 35, 7–13, 15, 16(1)–(10), (12), 17–34, 36, 37 (to the extent it ins s 144), 38, pt 3 hdg, 39–44 and pts 4–5 comm on date of assent

Mineral, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 24

date of assent 25 October 2018

pts 1–2, ss 8–9,15–16, 17(1), 18–24, 30, 31(1) (to the extent it om def pipeline land), (2) (to the extent it ins new def pipeline land), 32, 36, 56–62, 66, 67(2) (to the extent it ins new def party), 68–141, 148–163, 164(2) (other than to the extent it ins new defs conference election notice, owner, transfer), (3), pt 7, ss 179, 180 (1) (other than to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (other than to the extent it ins new def conference election notice), 181–187, 189–191, 197–198, 199–207, 209–217, 219–222, 228–234, 235(1) (other than to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (other than to the extent it ins def conference election notice), 236–261, 270–279, 280 (other than to the extent it ins s 1290), 281(1) (other than to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (other than to the extent it ins new defs ADR election notice, arbitration election notice, conference election notice), (3)–(4), s 282 sch 1 comm on date of assent

ss 10–14, 17 (2), 25–29, 31 (1) (to the extent it om defs election notice, first and second occurring), (2) (to the extent it ins new def conference election notice), 33–35, 37–55, 63–65, 67(1), (2) (other than to the extent it ins new def party), (3), 142–147, 164(1), (2) (to the extent it ins new defs conference election notice, owner, transfer), 180(1) (to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (to the extent it ins new def conference election notice), 188, 192-196, 208, 218, 223–227, 235(1) (to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (to the extent it ins new def def conference election notice), 262–269, 280 (to the extent it ins new s 1290), 281(1) (to the extent it om def election notice), (2) (to the extent it ins new defs ADR election notice, arbitration election notice, conference election notice) comm 19 April 2019 (2019 SL No. 52)

Land, Explosives and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 7

date of assent 29 March 2019

pt 9 div 3, sch 1 pt 2 comm 1 October 2019 (see s 2 (1))

Natural Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 17

date of assent 24 May 2019

chs 1–2, 4, 6–7, sch 1 comm on date of assent

Water Act 2000

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