List of legislation 2020

Commonwealth legislation

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Regulation 2015

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Age Discrimination Act 2004

Aged Care Act 1997

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

Archives Act 1983

Australian Citizenship Act 1948

Australian Citizenship Act 2007

Australian Citizenship Amendment Act 1984

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Act 2015

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Testing) Act 2007

Australian Citizenship (Transitionals and Consequentials) Act 2007

Australian Consumer Law

Australian Federal Police Act 1979

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

Australian Human Rights Commission Regulations 1989

Australian Information Commissioner Act 2010

Australian Passports Act 2005

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Regulations 2001

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Bankruptcy Act 1966

Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Act 2010

Bankruptcy Regulations 1996

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

Building Code of Australia

Business Names Registration Act 2011

Carer Recognition Act 2010

Charities Act 2013

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Regulations 1988

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988

Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010

Consumer Credit Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Act 2012 see also Co-operatives National Law

Copyright Act 1968

Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017

Copyright (International Protection) Regulations 1969

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

Corporations Act 2001

Crimes Act 1914

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990

Criminal Code Act 1995

Criminal Code Regulations 2002

Customs Act 1901

Data-matching Program (Assistance and Tax) Act 1990

Defence Force Regulations 1952

Defence Service Homes Act 1918

Designs Act 2003

Disability (Access to Premises–Buildings) Standards 2010

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Disability Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2009

Disability Services Act 1986

Do Not Call Register Act 2006

Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Act 2010

Domicile Act 1982

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

Electronic Transactions Act 1999

Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Extradition Act 1988

Fair Entitlements Guarantee Act 2012

Fair Work Act 2009

Fair Work (Building Industry) Act 2012

Family Law Act 1975

Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other measures) Act 2008

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Act 2018

Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006

Family Law Reform Act 1995

Family Law Regulations 1984

Family Law Rules 2004

Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016

Financial Services Reform Act 2001

Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information (Charges) Regulations 1982

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010

Healthcare Identifiers Regulations 2010

Higher Education Funding Act 1988

Higher Education Support Act 2003

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Act 1986

Immigration (Guardianship and Children) Act 1946

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

Income Tax Rates Act 1986

Industry Research and Development Act 1986

Insurance Contracts Act 1984

Insurance Contracts Regulations 1985

Interactive Gambling Act 2001

International Transfer of Prisoners Act 1997

Judiciary Act 1903

Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Serious Drug Offences and Other Measures) Act 2005

Life Insurance Act 1995

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 2018

Marriage Act 1961

Matrimonial Causes Act 1959

Migration Act 1958

Migration Regulations 1994

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

Mutual Recognition Act 1992

My Health Records Act 2012

My Health Records Regulation 2012

My Health Records Rule 2016

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

National Consumer Credit Protection Regulations 2010

National Consumer Credit Protection (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009 see also National Credit Code

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

National Health Act 1953

National Health (Privacy) Rules 2018

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

Native Title Act 1993

Native Title Amendment Act 1998

Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulations 1999

Ombudsman Act 1976

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

Personal Property Securities Act 2009

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012

Privacy Act 1988

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012

Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017

Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000

Privacy (Credit Reporting) Code 2014

Privacy (Market and Social Research) Code 2014

Privacy Regulation 2013

Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971

Racial Discrimination Act 1975

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-­related Claims) Act 1988

Same-sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws – General Law Reform) Act 2008

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992

Service and Execution of Process Act 1992

Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Social Security Act 1991

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999

Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999

Spam Act 2003

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994

Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1994

Surveillance Devices Act 2004

Taxation Administration Act 1953

Telecommunications Act 1997

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Trade Marks Act 1995

Trade Practices Act 1974 see also Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Unit pricing) Regulations 2009

Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Act 2018

Uniform Credit Code

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

Work, Health and Safety Act 2011

Workplace Relations Act 1996

State legislation

Australian Capital Territory

Freedom of Information Act 2016

Human Rights Act 2004

Information Privacy Act 2014

Integrity Commission Act 2018

Ombudsman Act 1989

New South Wales

Civil Liability Act 2002

Constitution Act 1902

Contracts Review Act 1980

Status of Children Act 1996


Cooperatives Act 1997

Human Rights Act 2019

South Australia

Constitution Act 1934


Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006

Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007

Abortion Law Reform Act 2008

Accident Compensation Act 1985

Administration and Probate Act 1958

Administration and Probate and Other Acts Amendment (Succession and Related Matters) Act 2017

Administrative Law Act 1978

Adoption Act 1984

Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-­Sex Couples) Act 2015

Adoption (Intercountry Fees) Regulations 2012

Adoption Regulations 2019

Advancing the Treaty Process with Aboriginal Victorians Act 2018

Age of Majority Act 1977

Appeal Costs Act 1998

Appeal Costs and Penalty Interest Rates Act (Amendment) Act 2004

Architects Act 1991

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008

Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012

Associations Incorporation Reform Regulations 2012

Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012

Bail Act 1977

Bail Amendment (Stage One) Act 2017

Bail Amendment (Stage Two) Act 2017

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 1997

Building Act 1993

Building Regulations 2006

Bus Safety Act 2009

Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003

Cemeteries and Crematoria Regulations 2015

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Child Employment Act 2003

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005

Civil Procedure Act 2010

Cluster Titles Act 1974

Coastal Management Act 1995

Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017

Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security Act 2005

Commonwealth Powers (Family Law–Children) Act 1986

Commonwealth Powers (Industrial Relations) Act 1996

Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987

Constitution Act 1975

Consumer Credit (Victoria) Act 1995

Control of Weapons Act 1990

Control of Weapons Regulations 2000

Conveyancers Act 2006

Co-operatives Act 1996

Co-operatives National Law Application Act 2013

Coroners Act 2008

Corrections Act 1986

Corrections Regulations 2019

County Court Act 1958

Crimes Act 1958

Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997

Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Regulations 2009

Crimes (Sexual Offences) Act 2006

Criminal Procedure Act 2009

Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978

Crown Proceedings Act 1958

Defamation Act 2005

Disability Act 2006

Disability Amendment Act 2012

Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018

Disability Services Act 1991

Domestic Animals Act 1994

Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995

Drugs, Poisons, and Controlled Substances Act 1981

Duties Act 2000

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Training Reform Act 2006

Education and Training Reform Amendment (School Age) Act 2009

Education and Training Reform Regulations 2007

Education and Training Reform Regulations 2017

Electoral Act 2002

Electricity Industry Act 2000

Electronic Transactions Act (Victoria) 2000

Environment Effects Act 1978

Environment Protection Act 1970

Environment Protection Act 2017

Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018

Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations 2018

Environment Protection (Scheduled Premises) Regulations 2017

Environment Protection (Vehicle Emissions) Regulations 2013

Equal Opportunity Act 2010

Estate Agents Act 1980

Evidence Act 2008

Fair Trading Act 1999

Fair Trading (Amendment) Act 2003

Fair Trading Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act 2010

Fair Trading Amendment (Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2010

Fair Trading (Unconscionable Conduct) Act 2001

Family Violence Protection Act 2008

Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017

Fences Act 1968

Fences Regulations 2014

Fines Reform Act 2014

Fines Reform Amendment Act 2017

Fines Reform Regulations 2017

Firearms Act 1996

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Amendment Act 2019

Forests Act 1958

Freedom of Information (Access Charges) Regulations 2014

Freedom of Information Act 1982

Freedom of Information Amendment (Freedom of Information Commissioner) Act 2012

Freedom of Information Amendment (Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner) Act 2017

Freedom of Information Regulations 2009

Fundraising Act 1998

Fundraising Regulations 2009

Gas Industry Act 2001

Goods Act 1958

Graffiti Prevention Act 2007

Guardianship and Administration Act 1986

Guardianship and Administration Act 2019

Health Complaints Act 2016

Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009

Health Records Act 2001

Health Services Act 1988

Health Services (Conciliation and Review) Act 1987

Heritage Act 1995

Honorary Justices Act 2014

Human Services (Complex Needs) Act 2009

Human Tissue Act 1982

Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011

Infertility Treatment Act 1995

Information Privacy Act 2000 [rep]

Infringements Act 2006

Infringements (General) Regulations 2006

Instruments Act 1958

Intellectually Disabled Persons Services Act 1986 [rep]

International Transfer of Prisoners (Victoria) Act 1998

Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984

Judgment Debt Recovery Act 1984

Judicial Commission of Victoria Act 2016

Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958

Juries Act 2000

Juries (Fees, Remuneration and Allowances) Regulations 2001

Justice Legislation Amendment (Succession and Surrogacy) Act 2014

Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986

Land Act 1958

Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Act 1972

Land Conservation (Vehicle Control) Regulations 2013

Land Tax Act 2005

Landlord and Tenant Act 1958

Legal Aid Act 1978

Legal Identity of Defendants (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2018

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014

Limitation of Actions Act 1958

Limitation of Actions (Amendment) Act 2002

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

Local Government Act 1989

Magistrates’ Court Act 1989

Magistrates’ Court General Civil Procedure Rules 2010

Magistrates’ Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2010

Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004

Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009

Marine and Coastal Act 2018

Medical Treatment Act 1988

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

Mental Health Act 1986

Mental Health Act 2014

Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990

Motor Car Traders Act 1986

Motor Car Traders Regulations 2008

National Parks Act 1975

Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 [rep]

Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017

Ombudsman Act 1973

Owners Corporations Act 2006

Owners Corporations Regulations 2018

Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1983

Payroll Tax Act 2007

Penalty Interest Rates Act 1983

Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010

Pipelines Act 1967

Planning and Environment Act 1987

Planning and Environment Regulations 2015

Poisons Act 1962

Police Assistance Compensation Act 1968

Powers of Attorney Act 2014

Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014

Private Security Act 2004

Property Law Act 1958

Protected Disclosure Act 2012

Public Administration Act 2004

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009

Public Notaries Act 2001

Public Records Act 1973

Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001

Racing Act 1958

Relationships Act 2008

Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Residential Tenancies Regulations 2019

Residential Tenancies (Rooming House Standards) Regulations 2012

Retirement Villages Act 1986

Road Safety Act 1986

Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 2009

Road Safety (General) Regulations 2009

Road Safety Road Rules 2017

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009

Rooming House Operators Act 2016

Safety on Public Land Act 2004

Sale of Land Act 1962

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1989

Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Regulations 2008

Sentencing Act 1991

Serious Offenders Act 2018

Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009

Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act 2005 [rep]

Settled Land Act 1958

Severe Substance Dependence Treatment Act 2010

Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004

Sex Work Act 1994

Sex Work Regulations 2016

Sheriff Act 2009

Small Claims Act 1973

State Superannuation Act 1988

State Trustees (State Owned Company) Act 1994

Status of Children Act 1974

Statute Law Amendment (Relationships) Act 2001

Statute Law Further Amendment (Relationships) Act 2001

Strata Titles Act 1967

Subdivision Act 1988

Subdivision (Registrar’s Requirements) Regulations 2011

Subordinate Legislation Act 1994

Summary Offences Act 1966

Superannuation (Portability) Act 1989

Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010

Supreme Court Act 1986

Supreme Court (Administration and Probate) Rules 2014

Supreme Court (Adoption) Rules 2015

Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015

Supreme Court (Miscellaneous Civil Proceedings) Rules 2008

Surveillance Devices Act 1999

Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004

Telecommunications (Interception) (State Provisions) Act 1988

Tobacco Act 1987

Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010

Transport Accident Act 1986

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983

Transport Legislation Amendment (Road Safety, Rail and Other Matters) Act 2017

Trustee Act 1958

Unlawful Assemblies and Processions Act 1958

Valuation of Land Act 1960

Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014

Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996

Victims of Crime Assistance (Amendment) Act 2000

Victims of Crime Assistance Amendment Act 2007

Victims of Crime Assistance (Special Financial Assistance) Regulations 2000

Victoria Police Act 2013

Victoria Police Regulations 2014

Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Fees) Regulations 2013

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2018

Water Act 1989

Water and Catchment Legislation Amendment Act 2019

Wildlife Act 1975

Wills Act 1958

Wills Act 1997

Working with Children Act 2005

Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013

Wrongs Act 1958

Wrongs Amendment Act 2015

Wrongs and Limitation of Actions Acts (Insurance Reform) Act 2003

Wrongs and Other Acts (Law of Negligence) Act 2003

Wrongs and Other Acts (Public Liability Insurance Reform) Act 2002

Wrongs (Part VBA Claims) Regulations 2005


Berne Convention

Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (1983)

Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption

Madrid Protocol

Nice Convention

Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2002)

Paris Convention

UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (1951)

UN Covenant against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)

UN Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons

UN Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons (1971)

UN International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (1966)

UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care

UN Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (1967)

UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (1957)

UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1993)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)