Legislation

    Administrative Arrangements Order

    The responsibilities of ministers and their portfolios are set out in Administrative Arrangements Orders. For each Minister, they detail the principal responsibilities, the Acts they administer, and the departments, agencies and office holders responsible for them. Read the latest Administrative Arrangements Orders.

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    Copies of primary and subordinate legislation can be found on the Queensland Legislation website.

    Primary legislation

    • Aboriginal Land Act 1991 (to the extent that it is relevant to the transfer of land as Aboriginal land prior to the dedication of national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and associated transfers of land as Aboriginal land)
    • Biodiscovery Act 2004 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Cape York Peninsula Heritage Act 2007 (except to the extent administered by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
    • Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Environmental Offsets Act 2014 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Environmental Protection Act 1994 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Fisheries Act 1994 (as it relates to fish habitat areas) (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Forestry Act 1959 (jointly administered with the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries; and except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Gene Technology (Queensland) Act 2016
    • Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Act 2001 (to the extent that it is relevant to environmental matters)
    • Land Act 1994 (to the extent that it is relevant to dealing with land associated with the dedication of national parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal land) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, associated transfers of land as Aboriginal land and actions agreed in Indigenous Land Use Agreements for those lands)
    • Libraries Act 1988
    • Marine Parks Act 2004 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • National Environment Protection Council (Queensland) Act 1994
    • Nature Conservation Act 1992 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Newstead House Trust Act 1939
    • North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987
    • Queensland Heritage Act 1992
    • Queensland Museum Act 1970
    • Queensland Performing Arts Trust Act 1977
    • Queensland Theatre Company Act 1970
    • Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 (except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project Agreement Act 1998
    • Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011
    • Water Act 2000 (Chapter 3, and to the extent relevant to Chapter 3, Chapters 5, 6 and 7, except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development; Chapter 8, Part 5, jointly administered with the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; and except to the extent jointly administered with the Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development)
    • Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993

    Subordinate legislation

    • Aboriginal Land Regulation 2011
    • Coastal Protection and Management Regulation 2017
    • Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014
    • Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2019
    • Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2019
    • Environmental Protection Regulation 2019
    • Environmental Protection (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Policy 2019
    • Fisheries (General) Regulation 2019
    • Forestry Regulation 2015
    • Forestry (State Forests) Regulation 1987
    • Marine Parks (Declaration) Regulation 2006
    • Marine Parks (Great Barrier Reef Coast) Zoning Plan 2004
    • Marine Parks (Great Sandy) Zoning Plan 2017
    • Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2019
    • Marine Parks Regulation 2017
    • Nature Conservation (Animals) Regulation 2020
    • Nature Conservation (Estuarine Crocodile) Conservation Plan 2018
    • Nature Conservation (Forest Reserves) Regulation 2000
    • Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017
    • Nature Conservation (Macropod) Conservation Plan 2017
    • Nature Conservation (Macropod Harvest Period 2020) Notice 2019
    • Nature Conservation (Plants) Regulation 2020
    • Nature Conservation (Protected Areas Management) Regulation 2017
    • Nature Conservation (Protected Areas) Regulation 1994
    • Queensland Heritage Regulation 2015
    • Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2017
    • Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011
    • Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998