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Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science

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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.

Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

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

Primary legislation

  • Biodiscovery Act 2004
  • 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
  • Environmental Offsets Act 2014
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994
  • Fisheries Act 1994 (as it relates to fish habitat areas)
  • Forestry Act 1959 (jointly administered with the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries)
  • Gene Technology (Queensland) Act 2016
  • Lake Eyre Basin Agreement Act 2001 (to the extent that it is relevant to environmental matters)
  • Libraries Act 1988
  • Marine Parks Act 2004
  • National Environment Protection Council (Queensland) Act 1994
  • Nature Conservation Act 1992 (except to the extent that it is relevant to demonstrated and exhibited native animals) (jointly administered with the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries)
  • Newstead House Trust Act 1939
  • North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011
  • 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
  • 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; Chapter 8, Part 5, jointly administered with the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy)
  • Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993

Legislation passed in 2017-18

  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Act 2017

Subordinate legislation

  • Coastal Protection and Management Regulation 2017
  • Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014
  • Environmental Protection (Air) Policy 2008
  • Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2008
  • Environmental Protection Regulation 2008
  • Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 2009
  • Fisheries Regulation 2008
  • Forestry Regulation 2015
  • Forestry (State Forests) Regulation 1987
  • Marine Parks (Declaration) Regulation 2006
  • Marine Parks (Great Sandy) Zoning Plan 2017
  • Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2008
  • Marine Parks Regulation 2017
  • Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017
  • Nature Conservation (Forest Reserves) Regulation 2000
  • Nature Conservation (Macropod Harvest Period 2018) Notice 2017
  • Nature Conservation (Protected Areas Management) Regulation 2017
  • Nature Conservation (Protected Areas) Regulation 1994
  • Nature Conservation (Wildlife Management) Regulation 2006
  • Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006
  • Nature Conservation (Estuarine Crocodile) Conservation Plan 2018
  • Nature Conservation (Koala) Conservation Plan 2017
  • Nature Conservation (Macropod) Conservation Plan 2017
  • Queensland Heritage Regulation 2015
  • Recreation Areas Management Regulation 2017
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011
  • Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998
Last updated
9 October 2018