Australian Capital Territory Acts
Sessional Acts from 1989 are available from the ACT Legislation Register.
Acts currently in force are available from the ACT Legislation Register.
Current and historical consolidated versions of Acts are available under the list of current Acts from the ACT Legislation Register.
All repealed Acts (including ordinances) are available from the ACT Legislation Register.
The commencement date is the date on which an Act comes into effect. This can be specified in the Act itself, notified through the Government Gazette, or specified in general in an Interpretation Act.
Relevant sections of legislation include:
Commencement notices from 1989 to current are available from the ACT Legislation Register.
Tracking the history and currency of ACT legislation
The Legislation Update for each year contains information about ACT legislation notified, amended or repealed in that year. This update is available for every year from 2000. Prior to this, the information was compiled in a publication known as the Red Book. This is also available on the ACT Legislation Register.
Tables of ACT Law include listings of legislation as notified (including information about commencements and repeals). The tables are divided into Acts tables, Ordinance tables, Subordinate Laws tables and Disallowable Instruments tables. They are available on the ACT Legislation Register.
Australian Capital Territory Bills
The ACT Legislation Register holds the following information on bills:
Australian Capital Territory Explanatory Statements
Since 1989, ACT explanatory statements have been issued as separate documents along with the bills since 1989. Where available, explanatory statements can be found with the corresponding bill on the ACT Legislation Register.
From 1975 to 1981, a form of explanatory memorandum was attached to “Messages from the Minister” [for the Capital Territory] and was included in ACT Hansard.
Australian Capital Territory Parliamentary Debates
Hansard records and publishes the debates of the Legislative Assembly and the evidence taken during hearings of the Assembly committees.
Documents from previous Assemblies (1989 - ) are available here. This includes minutes of proceedings, notice papers and bills lists.
Australian Capital Territory Government Gazettes
Australian Capital Territory Statutory Rules
The following are available on the ACT Legislation Register: