Limitation Act 1969 No 31

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
01 July 2021 01 July 2021 2020 No 16
01 July 2018 01 July 2018 2017 No 17
17 March 2016 17 March 2016 2016 No 5
06 July 2012 06 July 2012 2012 No 42
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
01 July 2009 01 July 2009 2009 No 49
01 March 2008 01 March 2008 2006 No 80
01 January 2006 01 January 2006 2005 No 77
24 November 2005 24 November 2005 2005 No 98
15 August 2005 15 August 2005 2005 No 28
17 February 2003 17 February 2003 2002 No 136
06 December 2002 06 December 2002 2002 No 92
03 December 1999 03 December 1999 1999 No 85

This Act has also been amended pursuant to an order under secs 8 (2) and 9 (3) of the Reprints Act 1972 (previously Acts Reprinting Act 1972). Assented to 9.10.1972. Order dated 29.12.1973, and published in GG No 114 of 31.8.1973, p 3760, declaring that the Limitation Act 1969 is an enactment to which sec 8 (2) and sec 9 (3) of the Acts Reprinting Act 1972 apply.

Limitation Act 1969 No 31

Assented to 09.04.1969.

Date of commencement, 1.1.1971, sec 1 (2) and GG No 106 of 21.8.1970, p 3331.

Defamation Amendment Act 2020 No 16

Assented to 11.08.2020.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2021, sec 2 and 2021 (303) LW 25.6.2021.

Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No 17

Assented to 17.05.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (225) LW 1.6.2018.

Limitation Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2016 No 5

Assented to 17.03.2016.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 No 42

Assented to 21.06.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1).

NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 No 49

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.60, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Succession Act 2006 No 80

Assented to 27.10.2006.

Date of commencement, 1.3.2008, sec 2 and GG No 16 of 15.2.2008, p 707.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005 No 98

Assented to 24.11.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

Defamation Act 2005 No 77

Assented to 26.10.2005.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2.

Civil Procedure Act 2005 No 28

Assented to 01.06.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.29, 15.8.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 100 of 10.8.2005, p 4205.

Defamation Amendment Act 2002 No 136

Assented to 18.12.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, sec 2 and GG No 45 of 14.2.2003, p 1588.

Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Act 2002 No 92

Assented to 28.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.6, 6.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 249 of 6.12.2002, p 10529.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999 No 85

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No 31

Assented to 07.07.1999.

Date of commencement of Schs 4 and 5, assent, sec 2 (1).

Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment (Dust Diseases and Other Matters) Act 1998 No 130

Assented to 26.11.1998.

Date of commencement, 1.12.1998, sec 2 and GG No 165 of 27.11.1998, p 9016.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997 No 147

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).

Limitation (Amendment) Act 1993 No 95

Assented to 30.11.1993.

Date of commencement, 3.12.1993, sec 2 and GG No 134 of 3.12.1993, p 7067.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No 46

Assented to 15.06.1993.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Limitation Act 1969, assent, Sch 1.

Limitation (Amendment) Act 1990 No 36

Assented to 22.06.1990.

Date of commencement, 1.9.1990, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 1) 1987 No 48

Assented to 28.05.1987.

Date of commencement of Sch 32, except as provided by sec 2 (13), 1.9.1987, sec 2 (12) and GG No 136 of 28.8.1987, p 4809.

Miscellaneous Acts (Commercial Arbitration) Amendment Act 1984 No 167

Assented to 14.12.1984.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.5.1985, sec 2 (2) and GG No 73 of 26.4.1985, p 1797.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1984 No 153

Assented to 10.12.1984.

Real Property (Computer Register) Amendment Act 1979 No 164

Assented to 14.12.1979.

Date of commencement of Sch 22, 1.1.1980, sec 2 (2) and GG No 184 of 21.12.1979, p 6448.

Limitation (Possessory Titles) Amendment Act 1979 No 27

Assented to 24.04.1979.

Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.6.1979, sec 2 (2) and GG No 67 of 18.5.1979, p 2386.

Limitation (Frustrated Contracts) Amendment Act 1978 No 106

Assented to 20.12.1978.

Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.5.1979, sec 2 (2) and GG No 55 of 20.4.1979, p 1883.

Limitation (Amendment) Act 1977 No 11

Assented to 17.03.1977.

Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 No 60

Assented to 13.11.1970.

Date of commencement, 1.7.1971, sec 1 (2) and GG No 60 of 4.6.1971, p 1863.

Supreme Court Act 1970 No 52

Assented to 14.10.1970.

Date of commencement, Part 9 excepted, 1.7.1972, sec 2 (1) and GG No 59 of 2.6.1972, p 2018.

Amending legislation

Supreme Court (Amendment) Act 1972 No 41

Assented to 11.04.1972.

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No reference is made to certain amendments made by the Reprints Act 1972, and Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997.

Sec 3

Am 1977 No 11, sec 2 (a). Rep 1999 No 31, Sch 5.62.

Sec 4

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sec 6

Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (1); 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 6A

Ins 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 8

Am 1979 No 27, sec 3 (a); 1998 No 130, Sch 4; 2017 No 17, Sch 4.49.

Sec 11

Am 1970 No 60, First Sch; 1979 No 27, sec 3 (b); 1979 No 164, Sch 22; 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (2); 2006 No 80, Sch 3.10; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.35 [1].

Sec 11A

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [1].

Sec 14A

Ins 1978 No 106, sec 3.

Sec 14B

Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [1]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [1]. Am 2020 No 16, Sch 2[1].

Sec 14C

Ins 2020 No 16, Sch 2[2].

Sec 18A

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (3). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [2].

Sec 18A, note

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [3].

Sec 19

Subst 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (4). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [4].

Sec 20

Am 1984 No 167, Sch 1.

Sec 29

Am 1984 No 153, Sch 16.

Sec 40

Am 1979 No 27, sec 3 (c).

Part 2, Div 6

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5].

Secs 50A–50E

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5].

Sec 50F

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.35 [2].

Sec 51

Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (5).

Sec 53

Am 1970 No 52, Second Sch.

Part 3, Div 2A

Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [2]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [2].

Sec 56A

Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [2]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [2]. Am 2020 No 16, Sch 2[3].

Secs 56B–56D

Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [2]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [2].

Part 3, Div 3, heading

Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [6].

Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 1, heading

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (6).

Secs 57, 57A

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (7).

Sec 57B (previously sec 57)

Renumbered 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (7). Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (8).

Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 2

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).

Sec 60A

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [7].

Sec 60B

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [8].

Secs 60C–60E

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).

Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 3 (secs 60F–60J)

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).

Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 4, heading

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).

Secs 60K–60M

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).

Part 3, Div 4 (secs 62A–62F)

Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [9].

Sec 65

Am 1977 No 11, sec 2 (b).

Sec 68A

Ins 1977 No 11, sec 2 (c).

Secs 69, 73

Am 1984 No 167, Sch 1.

Sec 73A

Ins 2020 No 16, Sch 2[4].

Sec 74

Am 2005 No 28, Sch 5.29 [1].

Sec 77

Am 1970 No 52, Second Sch (am 1972 No 41, Second Sch); 1987 No 48, Sch 32; 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (10); 1999 No 31, Sch 4.52; 2005 No 28, Sch 5.29 [2]. Subst 2007 No 94, Sch 1.60.

Sec 78

Ins 1993 No 95, sec 3.

Sch 1, heading

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Ins 2012 No 42, Sch 4.8 [1].

Sch 1

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Am 2012 No 42, Sch 4.8 [2] (cll 1, 2 transferred from Notice of Action and Other Privileges Abolition Act 1977, secs 3, 5) [3]–[9].

Schs 2, 3

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 5, heading

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (11). Am 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [3].

Sch 5

Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (11). Am 1993 No 46, Sch 1; 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [3]–[5]; 2005 No 98, Sch 3.39; 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [4]; 2020 No 16, Sch 2[5].

Limitation Bill 1969

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