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Western Australian laws and regulatory instruments

Below you will find comprehensive and up-to-date links to Western Australian 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 If you find any gaps or out-of-date information please send us an email.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 Regulation and various Acts and regulations administered by other agencies.

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

Aboriginal Heritage (Marandoo) Act 1992

Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

Aerial Spraying Control Act 1966

Aerial Spraying Control Regulations 1971

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Western Australia) Act 1995

Biological Control Act 1986

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 2007

See here for regulations under the Act.

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007

See here for regulations under the Act.

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Rates and Charges Act 2007

Building Act 2011

Carbon Rights Act 2003

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984

Contaminated Sites Act 2003

See here for Department of Environment Regulation guidance on the Act.

Environmental Protection Act 1986

The Act is Western Australia's framework environmental law. The EPA issues statutory Environmental Protection Policies under the Act, as well as non-statutory guidance. See here for a list of EPA EPPs.

Environmental Protection (Landfill) Levy Act 1998

Forest Products Act 2000

Gene Technology Act 2006

Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas 2003

Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990

Litter Act 1979

Maritime Archeology Act 1973

Mining Rehabilitation Fund Act 2012

National Environment Protection Council (Western Australia) Act 1996

Nuclear Activities Regulation Act 1978

Nuclear Waste Storage and Transportation (Prohibition) Act 1999)

Offshore Minerals Act 2003

Petroleum Act 1936

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967

See here for regulations under the Act.

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Registration Fees) Act 1967

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982

See here for regulations under the Act.

Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Registration Fees Act 1990

Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987

Radiation Safety Act 1975

See here for regulations under the Act.

Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007

Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act Levy Act 2007

Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984

See here for regulations under the Act.

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2006

Water Resources Legislation Amendment Act 2007

Water Services Act 2012

See here for regulations and codes issued under the Act.

Waterways Conservation Act 1976

Wildlife Conservation Act 1950

See here for regulations under the Act.

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