Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
27 October 2020 27 October 2020 2020 No 34
10 June 2020 10 June 2020 2020 No 10
25 March 2020 25 March 2020 2020 No 3
01 July 2019 01 July 2019 2018 No 79
2019 No 1
21 March 2018 21 March 2018 2018 No 12
08 January 2018 08 January 2018 2017 No 50
15 December 2017 15 December 2017 2017 No 65
07 July 2017 07 July 2017 2017 No 22
08 June 2017 08 June 2017 2017 No 22
06 January 2017 06 January 2017 2016 No 55
08 December 2016 08 December 2016 2016 No 48
01 February 2016 01 February 2016 2015 No 43
01 September 2015 01 September 2015 2015 No 19
01 February 2015 01 February 2015 2013 No 54
2014 No 71
01 January 2014 01 January 2014 2013 No 95
03 December 2013 03 December 2013 2013 No 109
06 July 2012 06 July 2012 2012 No 42
02 January 2012 02 January 2012 IA sec 30C
01 January 2012 01 January 2012 2011 No 67
28 November 2011 28 November 2011 2011 No 67
07 June 2011 07 June 2011

This Act has been amended by sec 30C of the Interpretation Act 1987 No 15.

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 No 10

Assented to 07.06.2011.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2012, sec 2.

Work Health and Safety Amendment (Information Exchange) Act 2020 No 34

Assented to 27.10.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Work Health and Safety Amendment (Review) Act 2020 No 10

Assented to 10.06.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Better Regulation and Customer Service Legislation Amendment (Bushfire Relief) Act 2020 No 3

Assented to 25.03.2020.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 No 1

Assented to 17.06.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.43, 14 days after assent, sec 2 (1).

Fair Trading Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous) Act 2018 No 79

Assented to 28.11.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.4, 1.7.2019, sec 2 and 2019 (114), LW 28.2.2019.

Work Health and Safety Amendment Act 2018 No 12

Assented to 21.03.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Act 2017 No 65

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement, 15.12.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (730) LW 15.12.2017.

Health Practitioner Regulation Amendment Act 2017 No 50

Assented to 24.10.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.33, 8.1.2018, sec 2 and 2017 (666) LW 1.12.2017.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017 No 22

Assented to 01.06.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 7.7.2017, sec 2 (3).

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 7 days after assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2016 No 55

Assented to 25.10.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.55, 6.1.2017, sec 2 (1).

Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Act 2016 No 48

Assented to 18.10.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.12.2016, sec 2 (1) and 2016 (674) LW 15.11.2016.

Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum) Legislation Amendment (Harmonisation) Act 2015 No 43

Assented to 02.11.2015.

Date of commencement, 1.2.2016, sec 2 and 2016 (46) LW 29.1.2016.

State Insurance and Care Governance Act 2015 No 19

Assented to 21.08.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 14, 1.9.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (524) LW 28.8.2015.

Work Health and Safety (Mines) Amendment Act 2014 No 71

Assented to 11.11.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.2.2015, sec 2 and 2014 (787) LW 12.12.2014.

Work Health and Safety Amendment Act 2013 No 109

Assented to 03.12.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013 No 95

Assented to 20.11.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.

Work Health and Safety (Mines) Act 2013 No 54

Assented to 01.07.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, sec 2 and 2014 (786) LW 12.12.2014.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 No 42

Assented to 21.06.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.29, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1).

Work Health and Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No 67

Assented to 28.11.2011.

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

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [2]–[19], 1.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

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Sec 2

Subst 2011 No 67, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 4

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [2]–[4]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [1]–[3]; 2014 No 71, Sch 2.5 [1]; 2015 No 19, Sch 14 [1] [2]; 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.37 [1]; 2017 No 22, Sch 4.52; 2017 No 50, Sch 5.33; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.34.

Sec 4A

Ins 2014 No 71, Sch 2.5 [2]. Rep 2015 No 19, Sch 14 [3].

Sec 5

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[1].

Sec 7

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[2].

Pt 2, Div 5, note

Ins 2020 No 10, Sch 1[3].

Sec 31

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[4] [5], Sch 2[4]–[6].

Sec 32

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[6]–[8].

Sec 33

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[9].

Sec 34A

Ins 2018 No 12, Sch 1.

Sec 38

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [5]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [4]; 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [3]; 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [1]; 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 39

Am 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [5]; 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 41

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Secs 42–47

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[13].

Secs 53, 57

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[14].

Sec 71

Am 2019 No 1, Sch 2.43.

Sec 72

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[6]–[10].

Sec 74

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[14].

Sec 75

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 76A

Subst 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [6]. Am 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [3] [4].

Sec 97

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 99

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Secs 104, 107, 108, 109

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[9].

Sec 112

Am 2016 No 55, Sch 3.55 [1]–[3]; 2020 No 10, Sch 1[11].

Sec 149

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[14].

Sec 150

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 154

Ins 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 155

Am 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 155A

Ins 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [3].

Sec 155B

Ins 2020 No 10, Sch 1[12].

Sec 156A

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [7]. Subst 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [7]. Rep 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 162A

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [8]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [8]; 2015 No 19, Sch 14 [5]. Rep 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [5].

Sec 165A

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [9]. Rep 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [9].

Sec 166

Am 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [4].

Sec 166A

Rep 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [10].

Sec 171

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[13] [14].

Sec 171A

Ins 2020 No 10, Sch 1[15].

Sec 185A

Ins 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [5].

Secs 190, 193

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Sec 197

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[9].

Sec 200

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Sec 209

Am 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [6].

Sec 210

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 219

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Sec 223

Am 2016 No 55, Sch 3.55 [4].

Sec 229A

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [10]. Rep 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [11].

Sec 229B

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [11]; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.37 [2]; 2020 No 10, Sch 1[16].

Sec 230

Am 2013 No 109, Sch 1 [1]; 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [7].

Sec 231

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[17] [18].

Sec 233A

Ins 2018 No 12, Sch 2 [8].

Sec 236

Am 2016 No 55, Sch 3.55 [5].

Sec 242

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[12].

Pt 13, Div 2A (secs 242A–242D)

Ins 2020 No 10, Sch 1[19].

Sec 243

Subst 2017 No 22, Sch 3.86.

Sec 252

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 255

Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.37 [3].

Sec 268

Am 2016 No 55, Sch 3.55 [6].

Sec 271

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[20].

Sec 271A

Ins 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [13]. Am 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [12]; 2015 No 19, Sch 14 [5]; 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [3].

Secs 271B–271F

Ins 2020 No 34, sec 3(1).

Secs 272A, 272B

Ins 2020 No 10, Sch 1[21].

Sec 273

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[10] [11].

Sec 276

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.153 [1]; 2020 No 3, Sch 1.31[1] [2]; 2020 No 10, Sch 1[22].

Sec 276A

Rep 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [14]. Ins 2020 No 34, sec 3(2).

Sec 276C

Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.

Sch 1

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 1[23]–[25].

Sch 2

Subst 2015 No 19, Sch 14 [6]. Am 2015 No 43, Sch 2 [6]–[8].

Sch 3

Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.153 [2].

Sch 4

Am 2011 No 10, Sch 1 [15]–[19]; 2012 No 42, Sch 1.29; 2013 No 109, Sch 1 [2]–[5]; 2013 No 54, Sch 3.14 [13] [14]; 2020 No 3, Sch 1.31[3]; 2020 No 10, Sch 1[26].

Sch 5

Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C. Ins 2018 No 79, Sch 2.4.

The whole Act

Am 2020 No 10, Sch 2[1]–[3], respectively (“$50,000”, “$100,000” and “$10,000” omitted wherever occurring in the penalty provisions. “575 penalty units”, “1,155 penalty units” and “115 penalty units” inserted instead, respectively).

Work Health and Safety Bill 2011

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Government Bill
Introduced LA: 05 May 2011 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Passed LA: 06 May 2011
Introduced LC for concurrence: 06 May 2011
Amended in LC and referred to LA: 27 May 2011 PDF icon House amendments

LA agrees to LC amendment: 01 June 2011
Passed by both Houses: 01 June 2011 PDF icon PBBH

Assent date: 07 June 2011 PDF icon 2011 No 10

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