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Queensland laws and regulatory instruments

Below you will find comprehensive and up-to-date links to Queensland laws and subordinate statutory instruments. If you find any gaps or out-of-date information please send us an email.

The list below includes all legislation administered by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and various Acts and regulations administered by other agencies.

The official database of Queensland legislation and statutory instruments is available here.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Queensland) Act 1994

Biodiscovery Act 2004

Biological Control Act 1987

Biosecurity Act 2014

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries resource documents are available here.

Building Act 1975

Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007

Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988

Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995

Disaster Management Act 2003

Environmental Offsets Act 2014

Guidance documents on the Act, including the Queensland Environmental Offsets Policy, the Significant Impact Guideline and offset calculators, are available here.

Environmental Protection Act 1994

Explosives Act 1999

Forestry Act 1959

Gene Technology Act 2001

Geothermal Energy Act 2010

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009

Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Act 2001

Marine Parks Act 2004

Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014

Mineral Resources Act 1989

National Environment Protection Council (Queensland) Act 1994

National Trust of Queensland Act 1963

Nature Conservation Act 1992

Nuclear Facilities Prohibition Act 2007

Offshore Minerals Act 1998

Pest Management Act 2001

Petroleum Act 1923

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982

Plant Protection Act 1989

Public Health Act 2005

Queensland Heritage Act 1992

Radiation Safety Act 1999

Regional Planning Interests Act 2014

Soil Conservation Act 1986

Sustainable Planning Act 2009

Vegetation Management Act 1999

Guidance documents on land clearing, including links to vegetation maps and self-assessable clearing codes, are available here.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011

Water Act 2000

For a list of water resource plans issued under the Act see here.

Water (Commonwealth Powers) Act 2008

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008

Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993

Wild Rivers Act 2005

Special agreement and precinct-specific legislation

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