Minister: Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
Agency: Queensland Health


Public Health Act 2005 No. 48

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
01 December 2005

certain provs commenced

16 January 2006 2009 Act No. 44

certain provs commenced

01 March 2006

certain provs commenced

01 July 2006 2006 Act No. 25
21 July 2006 2000 Act No. 5(amd 2006 Act No. 26)
30 October 2006 2006 Act No. 39
15 December 2006

ch 4 commenced

01 January 2007 2006 Act No. 39
18 June 2007

certain provs commenced

01 July 2007

ch 11 pt 1 commenced

09 November 2007 2007 Act No. 54
01 July 2008 2008 Act No. 34
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 9
30 October 2009 2008 Act No. 57
02 November 2009 2009 Act No. 25
03 November 2009 2009 Act No. 44
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 24
01 April 2010 2010 Act No. 5
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 172010 Act No. 14
24 November 2011 2011 Act No. 41
01 January 2012 2011 Act No. 182011 Act No. 38
01 July 2012 2011 Act No. 32(amd 2012 Act No. 9)
01 September 2012 2011 Act No. 45
12 November 2012 2012 Act No. 25
25 November 2012 2011 Act No. 41
20 May 2013 2013 Act No. 13
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
01 November 2013 2013 Act No. 51
01 January 2014 2013 Act No. 44

RA s 44

01 March 2014 2013 Act No. 57
21 May 2014 2014 Act No. 17
01 July 2014 2013 Act No. 362014 Act No. 21

RA s 44A

19 January 2015 2014 Act No. 28
01 September 2015 13 April 2016 2014 Act No. 65
01 January 2016 15 April 2016 2015 Act No. 24
24 March 2016 26 May 2016 2016 Act No. 8
01 July 2016 30 June 2016 2014 Act No. 7
23 September 2016 25 October 2016 2016 Act No. 50
01 February 2017 02 February 2017 2016 Act No. 33

RA s 27

05 March 2017 14 March 2017 2016 Act No. 5(amd 2017 Act No. 3)
01 September 2017 01 September 2017 2017 Act No. 16

RA s 35

01 January 2018 18 December 2017 2017 Act No. 24
01 December 2018 20 May 2019 2017 Act No. 32
11 April 2019 17 May 2019 2019 Act No. 13
01 July 2019 01 July 2019 2019 Act No. 13

Public Health Act 2005 No. 48

date of assent 02 November 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ch 2 pts 1–3, 6–8, ch 5 ss 159(1), 160, pt 2, ch 12 ss 465, 466, 469, 470, 488, sch 1 Health Act 1937 amdts 2 (to the extent it oms defs air cushion vehicle, analyst, authorised person, British pharmaceutical codex, British veterinary codex, daily penalty, district, house, inspector, licence, Local Government Act ,manager, medical officer of health, officer, owner, paint, person, pesticide, prescribed, private hospital, school, shoes, stormwater drain, vessel), 4, 5, 6, 8 (to the extent it om s 9), 9 (to the extent it oms ss 16, 18), 10, 11 (to the extent it om pt 3 divs 7–9), 13 (to the extent it om pt 4 divs 3, 3A), 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, Liquor Act 1992 commenced 18 June 2007 (2007 SL No. 85)

ch 4 commenced 15 December 2006 (2006 SL No. 311)

ch 5 pt 1 ss 158, 159(2)–(3), pt 3, ch 12 ss 467–468, sch 1 amdts of the Child Protection Act 1999, Commonwealth Powers (Family Law—Children) Act 1990, Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 amdts 1–2, Health Act 1937 amdts 3, 11 (to the extent it om pt 3 div 6) commenced 1 March 2006 (2006 SL No. 21)

ch 6 pt 4, ch 12 s 489, sch 1 amdts of the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 amdt 3, Coroners Act 2003 amdt 2, Health Act 1937 amdt 16, Private Health Facilities Act 1999 amdts 1–4 commenced 16 January 2006 (2005 SL No. 280)

ch 11 pt 1 commenced 1 July 2007 (2007 SL No. 85)

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2005 (2005 SL No. 280)

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 s 810 sch 4 (prev s 459A sch 3A) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2, 373–377, sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

s 211 commenced 24 March 2001 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2))

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 2006 No. 26 ss 1–2, 84, 86 (amends 2000 No. 5 above)

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 185)

Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006 No. 25 ss 1–2(1), 241 schs 3–4

date of assent 29 May 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2006 (see s 2 (1))

Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 No. 39 ss 1–2(1), (3), 512(1)–(2) schs 1–2

date of assent 11 August 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 512 (2) sch 2 commenced 1 January 2007 (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 30 October 2006 (2006 SL No. 247)

Mental Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 54 s 1, pt 10

date of assent 09 November 2007

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 21 May 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Health Legislation (Restriction on Use of Cosmetic Surgery for Children and Another Measure) Amendment Act 2008 No. 57 pts 1–2

date of assent 05 November 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 October 2009 (2009 SL No. 235)

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 7 pt 23

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)

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2009 No. 44 ss 1–2(1)–(2), pt 19

date of assent 03 November 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 163, 165(2) commenced 16 January 2006 (see s 2 (1))

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

Criminal History Screening Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 5 pt 1, s 248 sch 3

date of assent 04 March 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 April 2010 (2010 SL No. 53)

Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010 No. 14 pt 1, s 124 sch

date of assent 21 April 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (see s 2)

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

Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 No. 32 ss 1–2, 332 sch 1 pt 2 (prev Health and Hospitals Network Act 2011) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 28 October 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (2012 SL No. 61 item 3) (previous proclamation 2012 SL No. 23 item 3 was rep (2012 SL No. 61))

Amending legislation

Health and Hospitals Network and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 9 ss 1–2(1), 47 (amends 2011 No. 32 above)

date of assent 27 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2 (1))

Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 No. 38 ss 1–2, pt 5 div 12

date of assent 24 November 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2012 (2011 SL No. 277)

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 41 ss 1, 2(c), pt 6

date of assent 24 November 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 52–63 commenced 25 November 2012 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Civil Proceedings Act 2011 No. 45 ss 1–2, 217 sch 1A

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2012 (2012 SL No. 146)

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

date of assent 21 September 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Health Practitioner Registration and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 13 ss 1–2(1), pt 13

date of assent 27 March 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 May 2013 (2013 SL No. 69 item 1)

Health Ombudsman Act 2013 No. 36 ss 1–2, 331 sch 1

date of assent 29 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 15)

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 110(3) sch 3 pt 3

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Education and Care Services Act 2013 No. 44 ss 1–2, 269 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 23 September 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2014 (2013 SL No. 264)

Directors’ Liability Reform Amendment Act 2013 No. 51 ss 1–2(1), pt 54, 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))

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 57 pts 1, 4

date of assent 07 November 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2014 (2014 SL No. 18)

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 commenced 1 July 2016 (see s 2 (1)–(2))

Public Safety Business Agency Act 2014 No. 17 ss 1, 184 sch 1 pt 3

date of assent 21 May 2014

commenced on date of assent

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

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2014 No. 28 ss 1, 2(3)(c), pt 7

date of assent 28 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 January 2015 (2014 SL No. 284)

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 65 ss 1–2(1), pt 6

date of assent 05 December 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2015 (2015 SL No. 94)

Public Health (Childcare Vaccination) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No. 24 pts 1–2

date of assent 06 November 2015

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2016 (see s 2)

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5(this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 04 March 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3—4, pts 2–4, chs 2—21 schs 1—4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Amending legislation

Mental Health Amendment Act 2017 No. 3  (amends 2016 Act No. 5 above)

date of assent 03 March 2017

pt 1, pt 2 hdg, ss 3–50, 50A (to the extent it ins ch 18, pts 1–2), s 51, pts 3–4 comm on date of assent

s 50A (to the extent it ins ch 18A, pts 3–4) comm 28 April 2017 (2017 SL No. 58)

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 8

date of assent 24 March 2016

commenced on date of assent

Public Health (Water Risk Management) Amendment Act 2016 No. 33

date of assent 14 June 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 37comm 1 February 2017 (2016 SL No. 226)

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 50

date of assent 23 September 2016

pts 1–6 sch 1 comm on date of assent

Public Health (Infection Control) Amendment Act 2017 No. 16

date of assent 05 June 2017

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 316 comm 1 September 2017 (2017 SL No. 149)

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)

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 32

date of assent 13 September 2017

ss 4(2), (4), (6)–(7), 5–7, 13–15, 27, 30(2)–(3), 31, 40–42, 44–49, 51, 52 (to the extent it ins ss 320, 322–323), 53–54, 57(1)–(3), 78(2), pts 4–5, sch 1 comm 1 December 2018 (2018 SL No. 175) (proposed commencement 14 September 2019 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2)(2018 SL No. 129))

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 13

date of assent 11 April 2019

pts 1–5, 7 divs 1–2, 9–10 comm on date of assent

pts 6, 7 div 3, 8, 11 comm 1 July 2019 (2019 SL No. 116)

Health Transparency Bill 2019

Public Health Act 2005