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


Bail Act 1980 No. 35

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
14 December 1993 23 December 1993 1993 Act No. 76
18 December 1995 02 May 1996 1995 Act No. 58
23 December 1996 24 January 1997 1996 Act No. 22
01 July 1997 01 July 1997 1997 Act No. 9
01 July 1997 28 August 1998 1997 Act No. 9
22 April 1999 30 April 1999 1999 Act No. 16
30 April 1999 23 July 1999 1999 Act No. 19
01 July 2000 07 July 2000 2000 Act No. 16
27 October 2000 27 October 2000 2000 Act No. 43
27 October 2000 16 November 2000 2000 Act No. 43
27 November 2000 01 December 2000 2000 Act No. 63
01 July 2001 07 September 2001 2000 Act No. 63
28 February 2002 01 March 2002 2000 Act No. 63
19 July 2002 2002 Act No. 23
16 August 2002 2002 Act No. 34
04 March 2003 2003 Act No. 3
01 July 2003 1992 Act No. 44(amd 2002 Act No. 39)2002 Act No. 39
03 December 2003 2003 Act No. 92
08 December 2003 2003 Act No. 77
05 January 2004 2003 Act No. 55
01 July 2004 2004 Act No. 11
18 November 2004 2004 Act No. 43
03 December 2004 2004 Act No. 43
01 January 2005 2004 Act No. 43
03 July 2006 2005 Act No. 70
21 July 2006 2000 Act No. 5(amd 2006 Act No. 26)
28 August 2006 2006 Act No. 29
30 April 2007 2007 Act No. 3
28 September 2007 2007 Act No. 37
30 November 2007 2007 Act No. 37
17 December 2007 2007 Act No. 37
15 March 2008 2007 Act No. 59
25 November 2008 2008 Act No. 59
01 December 2008 2008 Act No. 55
29 March 2010 2009 Act No. 34
15 April 2010 2009 Act No. 53
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 November 2010 2010 Act No. 262010 Act No. 42
01 December 2010 2010 Act No. 51
01 July 2011 2011 Act No. 13
01 September 2012 1991 Act No. 68(amd 2011 Act No. 45)
27 September 2013 2013 Act No. 31

revised version

17 October 2013 2013 Act No. 45
27 November 2013 2013 Act No. 64

RA ss 35, 44A

15 August 2014 2014 Act No. 39

RA s 44

01 October 2014 2014 Act No. 42
01 December 2014 29 February 2016 2014 Act No. 42
04 March 2016 15 April 2016 2016 Act No. 4
01 July 2016 30 June 2016 2016 Act No. 12
09 December 2016 15 December 2016 2016 Act No. 62
05 March 2017 06 March 2017 2016 Act No. 5
30 March 2017 04 April 2017 2017 Act No. 9
01 December 2017 22 January 2018 2017 Act No. 8
12 February 2018 24 January 2018 2016 Act No. 58
31 March 2018 29 January 2019 2017 Act No. 9
11 April 2019 19 July 2019 2019 Act No. 10

Bail Act 1980 No. 35

date of assent 14 May 1980

commenced 1 July 1980 (proc pubd gaz 28 June 1980 p 1634)

Bail Act Amendment Act 1982 No. 56

date of assent 03 December 1982

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 April 1983 (proc pubd gaz 9 April 1983 p 1689)

Bail Act Amendment Act 1984 No. 11

date of assent 27 February 1984

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Bail Act Amendment Act 1984 No. 32 pt 3

date of assent 12 April 1984

commenced on date of assent

Drugs Misuse Act 1986 No. 36 s 60(2) sch 6 pt 2

date of assent 05 September 1986

commenced 27 October 1986 (proc pubd gaz 25 October 1986 p 1242)

Family Services Act 1987 No. 32 s 69(1), (11) sch (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 30 April 1987

commenced 9 June 1987 (proc pubd gaz 30 May 1987 p 846)

Amending legislation

Acts Amendment and Construction Act 1988 No. 47 s 3 sch 1 (amends 1987 No. 32 above)

date of assent 12 May 1988

commenced on date of assent

Corrective Services (Consequential Amendments) Act 1988 No. 88 s 3 sch 1

date of assent 01 December 1988

commenced 15 December 1988 (see s 2 (2) and order pubd gaz 10 December 1988 p 1675)

Bail Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1988 No. 105 pt 2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 14 December 1988

s 8 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 4 December 1989 (proc pubd gaz 11 November 1989 p 1961)

Amending legislation

Bail Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1989 No. 38 pt 3 (amends 1988 No. 105 above)

date of assent 05 May 1989

commenced on date of assent

Bail Act and Another Act Amendment Act 1989 No. 38 pt 2

date of assent 05 May 1989

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice Act 1992 No. 44 s 235 sch 3

date of assent 19 August 1992

commenced 1 September 1993 (1993 SL No. 313)

Bail Amendment Act 1993 No. 34

date of assent 23 July 1993

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Attorney-General Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No. 68 s 12 sch

date of assent 23 November 1993

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1993 No. 76 s 3 sch 1

date of assent 14 December 1993

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995 No. 54 ss 1–2, 45 sch 2

date of assent 22 November 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 1995 (1995 SL No. 383)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice Legislation Amendment Act 1996 No. 22 pts 1, 4 sch 3

date of assent 15 August 1996

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 23 December 1996 (1996 SL No. 395)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1997 No. 3 ss 1, 2(2), 122 sch 2

date of assent 03 April 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 152)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 No. 9 ss 1–2(1) pt 3

date of assent 15 May 1997

commenced on date of assent

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 16 s 1 pt 2

date of assent 22 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

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

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1999 No. 66 ss 1, 2(2) pt 2

date of assent 06 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 15)

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 3) 1999 No. 67 pts 1–2

date of assent 06 December 1999

commenced on date of assent

Note— s 5 could not be given effect on date of assent but commenced 1 March 2000 (on the commencement of 1999 No. 66 s 5)

State Penalties Enforcement Act 1999 No. 70 ss 1–2, 166 sch 1

date of assent 06 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 November 2000 (2000 SL No. 274)

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)

Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 No. 8 ss 1–2, 263 sch 3

date of assent 20 April 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (2000 SL No. 125)

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)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2000 No. 43 pts 1–2

date of assent 13 October 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 October 2000 (2000 SL No. 270)

Corrective Services Act 2000 No. 63 ss 1, 2(2), 276 sch 2

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2001 (2001 SL No. 88)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 23 ss 1–2(1), (3), pt 2, s 3 sch

date of assent 23 May 2002

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

remaining provisions commenced 19 July 2002 (2002 SL No. 157)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 No. 34 ss 1, 74 sch 6

date of assent 16 August 2002

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice Amendment Act 2002 No. 39 pts 1, 4

date of assent 29 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2002 SL No. 350)

Juvenile Justice Act 1992 No. 44 s 341(3) (prev s 262(3)) sch 3 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 19 August 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 1993 (1993 SL No. 313)

Amending legislation

Juvenile Justice Amendment Act 2002 No. 39 ss 1, 2, 115, 118 (amends 1992 No. 44 above)

date of assent 29 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2002 SL No. 350)

Sexual Offences (Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2003 No. 3 ss 1–2(1), pt 1A

date of assent 04 March 2003

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

Evidence (Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2003 No. 55 pts 1–2

date of assent 18 September 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 January 2004 (2003 SL No. 280)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 77 ss 1, 2(3), pt 6

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 8 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 310)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 92 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 03 December 2003

commenced on date of assent

Legal Profession Act 2004 No. 11 ss 1, 2(2), 596 sch 1

date of assent 31 May 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2004 (2004 SL No. 106)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 43 pts 1–2, s 3 sch

date of assent 18 November 2004

ss 1–2, 6 (2) commenced on date of assent (see s 2)

s 3 sch commenced 3 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 263)

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2005 (2004 SL No. 298)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 70 pts 1, 5

date of assent 08 December 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 150)

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)

Corrective Services Act 2006 No. 29 ss 1, 2(2), 518 sch 3

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 August 2006 (2006 SL No. 213)

State Penalties Enforcement and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 3 pts 1, 3

date of assent 16 February 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 April 2007 (2007 SL No. 51)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 37 pts 1, 4, s 8 sch

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 9(1), (2) (to the extent it ins def court), 13, 17 commenced 30 November 2007 (2007 SL No. 295)

s 15 (1)–(2) commenced 17 December 2007 (2007 SL No. 295)

remaining provisions commenced 28 September 2007 (2007 SL No. 241)

Local Government and Other Legislation (Indigenous Regional Councils) Amendment Act 2007 No. 59 pts 1, 4

date of assent 22 November 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Criminal Code and Other Acts Amendment Act 2008 No. 55 pts 1, 3

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2008 (2008 SL No. 386)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 59 ss 1, 139 sch

date of assent 25 November 2008

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), 45(1) sch pt 1 amdt 3

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 March 2010 (2010 SL No. 37)

Criminal Organisation Act 2009 No. 53 ss 1–2, pt 11 div 1

date of assent 03 December 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 April 2010 (2010 SL No. 61)

Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010 No. 26 pts 1–2

date of assent 13 August 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 236)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 ss 1–2(1), pt 5, s 15 sch

date of assent 14 October 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 17 commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 301)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Liquor and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 51 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 01 December 2010

commenced on date of assent

Forensic Disability Act 2011 No. 13 ch 1 pt 1, ch 14 pt 1

date of assent 19 May 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 121 item 1)

Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991 No. 68 s 122 sch 1C (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 24 October 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 14 December 1991 (1991 SL No. 173)

Amending legislation

Civil Proceedings Act 2011 No. 45 ss 1–2, 207, 209 (amends 1991 No. 68 above)

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

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

Criminal Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 31 ss 1–2(1)(a), pt 2

date of assent 13 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 September 2013 (2013 SL No. 187)

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) Amendment Act 2013 No. 45 pts 1–2

date of assent 17 October 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 64 ss 1–2(1)(a), pt 2

date of assent 27 November 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2014 No. 39 s 1, pt 4

date of assent 15 August 2014

commenced on date of assent

Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 42 ss 1, 2(4)–(5), pt 2

date of assent 05 September 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

pt 2 (other than ss 4(3), 5, 7) commenced 1 October 2014 (see s 2 (4))

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2014 (see s 2 (5))

Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 4

date of assent 04 March 2016

ss 12, pts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 comm on date of assent

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

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))

Racing Integrity Act 2016 No. 12

date of assent 27 April 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ch 1 (to the extent it has not previously been commenced) (other than s 3(2)(b)), ch 2 pt 1, ch 2 pt 2 (other than ss 10–11), ch 2 pt 3, ss 301, 308–310, 312–313, 387 (to the extent it ins ch 11 hdg, ch 11 pt 1, ch 11 pt 2 hdg, ss 467–468), 388 (to the extent it ins defs non-industry member, racing-industry member), ch 9 pt 4, sch 1, sch 2 pt 2 (to the extent it amds the Public Service Act 2008) commenced 1 May 2016 (2016 SL No. 41)

s 389, sch 2 pt 2 commenced 1 May 2016 (2016 SL No. 41)

ss 3(2)(b), 10–11, ch 2 pts 4–7, chs 3–8, ch 9 pts 1–2, ss 302–307, 311, 314–386, 387 (other than to the extent it ins ch 11 hdg, ch 11 pt 1, ch 11 pt 2 hdg, ss 467, 468), 388 (other than to the extent it ins defs non-industry member and racing-industry member), sch 2 pt 1, sch 2 pt 2 (other than to the extent it amds the Public Service Act 2008) commence 1 July 2016 (2016 SL No. 95)

sch 2 pt 2 commences 1 July 2016 (2016 SL No. 95)

Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Act 2016 No. 58

date of assent 11 November 2016

pt 2–3, sch 1 comm 12 February 2018 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2017 SL No. 189 s 2))

Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 62

date of assent 09 December 2016

pts 1–6, 7 divs 1–2, pts 8–16, 19–20, 21 divs 1–2, pts 23–27, ss 395396(1)–(3), pts 29, 30 divs 1–2, pts 31–37, sch 1 pt 1, sch 2 comm on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2017 No. 6

date of assent 30 March 2017

comm on date of assent

Bail (Domestic Violence) and Another Act Amendment Act 2017 No. 9

date of assent 30 March 2017

pt 1, pt 2 hdg, ss 2, 5, 6(1), (3)-(4), 7–9A, pt 3 comm on date of assent

ss 4, 6(2) comm 31 March 2018 (automatic comm under AIA s 15DA(2))

Victims of Crime Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 8

date of assent 30 March 2017

pt 2, ss 7, 9, 10, 101 sch 1 amdts of Bail Act 1980, Criminal Code, Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and Justices Act 1886 comm 1 December 2017 (2017 SL No. 215)

Justice Legislation (Links to Terrorist Activity) Amendment Act 2019 No. 10

date of assent 11 April 2019

comm on date of assent

Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No. 23

date of assent 05 September 2019

pt 2 div 3, pts 3–4, sch 1 pt 2 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 No. 26

date of assent 26 September 2019

chs 1 (other than pt 1), 2–9, schs 1–2 not yet proclaimed into force (see s 2)

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