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Australian Legislation

Authoritative Western Australian Acts


 

The Western Australian Legislation website by the Parliamentary Council Office is the authoritative source for Western Australian legislation.

Western Australian Acts


 

Acts in force

Current compilations including all amendments (also includes links to all previous versions, reprints, history of the Act and all current delegated legislation made under the Act) available through the WA Legislation website.

Acts as passed

Acts in their original form from 1832 to current are available through the WA Legislation website.

Repealed Acts

Acts that have been repealed, expired or otherwise ceased to be in force since 1 January 1996 are available through the WA Legislation website.

Consolidated versions

Official reprinted versions of all Acts currently in force and a limited number of Acts no longer in force are available through the WA Legislation website.

Legislative information

Information about Acts is available through the WA Legislation website, including:

  • assent, commencement and ceasing information
  • Acts amended by Acts passed in the current year
  • Acts that have ceased to be in force
  • Acts with administering portfolios and public sector agencies

Western Australian Bills


 

All Bills that have been considered since the 35th Parliament in 1997 are available through the Parliament of WA website.

Bills considered before 1997 are held in hard copy by a number of Australian libraries.

Information about legislation amended by bills before the current Parliament is available through the Parliament of WA website.

An explanation of the bills process is available through the Parliament of WA website.

Western Australian Explanatory Memoranda


 

Prior to 2000, Explanatory Memoranda were produced on an ad hoc basis. A list of these EMs is available through the Parliament of WA website.

After 2000, Explanatory Memoranda were more regularly produced and tabled with every bill. These EMs can be found on each bill's homepage on the Parliament of WA website.

Explanatory memoranda from 1999 are also available through AustLII.

Western Australian Parliamentary Debates


 

Hansard for both Houses of Parliament (Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly) from 1996 to current is available through the WA State Law Publisher.

The Hansard Archive contains documents from 1870 to 1995.

Reports of Parliamentary Committees

All Parliamentary Committee reports tabled in Parliament since 1998 are available through the WA Parliament website.

Western Australian Government Gazette


 

Gazettes and indexes from 1836 to current are available on the WA State Law Publisher website.

Western Australian Statutory Rules


 

The following are available on the WA Legislation website:

  • Current and historical consolidated versions of subsidiary legislation currently in force
  • Subsidiary legislation that has ceased to be in force
  • Official reprinted versions of current subsidiary legislation and some no longer in force
  • Commencement and gazettal information for subsidiary legislation currently in force
  • Information on principal regulations, rules, by-laws and codes that have been repealed or have otherwise ceased to be in force