The Government of Western Australia

Reprinted Acts

A collection of official reprinted versions of Acts produced before 1 July 2023. The layout and pagination in the PDF versions reflect the original hard copy reprints.

A reprint of legislation is an authorised consolidation of legislation printed by the Government Printer under the authority of the Reprints Act 1984. It incorporates all amendments in operation at the date shown on the reprint.

On 1 July 2023, the Reprints Act 1984 is repealed by the Legislation Act 2021 s. 45. Reprints produced under the Reprints Act 1984 continue to have official status. See Legislation Act 2021 s. 46.

After 1 July 2023, official versions of laws with their amendments incorporated are produced and published by the Parliamentary Counsel under the authority of the Legislation Act 2021.

From 1 July 2023, the Legislation Act 2021 Part 3 authorises the Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial changes to keep laws up-to-date with contemporary drafting practice, simplify laws, and correct errors. This power to make editorial changes cannot, however, be used to change the effect of a law. The editorial powers are more extensive than those that were conferred by the Reprints Act 1984.

The Legislation Act 2021 section 17(2) provides that an official version of a law with amendments incorporated as at a stated date is taken to correctly set out the text of the law as at that date, unless the contrary is proved. Section 40 of the Act provides that, if an editorial change is made to a law, the law has effect as if the change had been made by another law that amended the law and commenced on the day on which the change is made.