The Government of Western Australia
 

Acts in force

Current and historical consolidated versions of all Acts in force in Western Australia.
Consolidated versions incorporating all amendments to the Acts.
Provisions not yet in force: see below.

 

This website:

Contains

Acts currently in force in Western Australia

Imperial Acts (UK) adopted and currently in force in Western Australia

(includes previous versions (where available)).

 

Does not contain

Acts enacted by other Parliaments (such as federal legislation) that may be applicable in Western Australia

Treasury Acts, i.e. Appropriation Acts, Loan Acts, Supply Acts, Treasurer's Advance Authorisation Acts

Reserves Acts, Road Closure Acts and some Railway Acts.

 

Changes to this website are consolidated within 2 working days of commencement of the amending provision/s.

Acts ceased

This database contains Acts that have been repealed, have expired or otherwise ceased to be in force since 1 January 1996 (where available)

 

This website:

Contains

Principal (non amending) Acts of the Parliament of Western Australia

Imperial Acts (UK) adopted in Western Australia

(includes previous versions (where available)).

 

Does not contain

Treasury Acts, i.e. Appropriation Acts, Loan Acts, Supply Acts, Treasurer's Advance Authorisation Acts

Reserves Acts, Road Closure Acts and some Railway Acts.

 

Changes to this website are consolidated within 2 working days of commencement of the amending provision/s.

Provisions not yet in force

There has been a change to the way uncommenced provisions (including uncommenced amendments) in WA legislation are shown on this website. The changes have been made in response to feedback that the way uncommenced amendments have been shown may not make it clear enough that the amendments have not in fact commenced.

 

Principal legislation with uncommenced provisions

In the case of principal legislation, past practice was to indicate in the body of the legislation that certain provisions have not come into operation, and include in a note to the legislation the text of the uncommenced provisions. The text of the uncommenced provisions is no longer included in a note. Instead an “Uncommenced provisions table” is included that lists the uncommenced provisions and where they can be viewed. See, for example, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2019, most of the provisions of which are yet to commence. To see the text of the uncommenced provisions of this Act, the user simply needs to look at the “as passed” version of the Act on this website.

 

Principal legislation with uncommenced amendments

In the case of principal legislation where amendments have yet to commence, past practice was to include a table listing the amending legislation (or the provisions of the amending legislation) that have yet to commence, and also include in a note to the legislation the text of the amending provisions. The text of uncommenced amendments is no longer included in a note. Instead, an “Uncommenced provisions table” is included that lists the uncommenced amendments.