Evidence Act 1995 No 25

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
01 July 2020 01 July 2020 2020 No 8
01 March 2020 01 March 2020 2019 No 25
02 July 2018 02 July 2018 2018 No 4
21 June 2018 21 June 2018 2018 No 29
15 June 2018 15 June 2018 2018 No 28
01 July 2015 01 July 2015 2015 No 7
20 May 2014 20 May 2014 2014 No 5
29 October 2013 29 October 2013 2013 No 80
01 September 2013 01 September 2013 2013 No 9
09 December 2011 09 December 2011 1998 No 158
21 June 2011 21 June 2011 2011 No 18
14 January 2011 14 January 2011 2010 No 69
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
01 January 2009 01 January 2009 2007 No 46
12 August 2005 12 August 2005 2005 No 25
07 July 2003 07 July 2003 2001 No 121
01 November 2002 01 November 2002 2002 No 73
26 July 2002 26 July 2002 2001 No 109
15 July 2001 15 July 2001 2001 No 34
01 October 2000 01 October 2000 1998 No 107
29 June 2000 29 June 2000 2000 No 53
25 February 2000 25 February 2000 1999 No 94
01 January 2000 01 January 2000 1999 No 94
05 November 1999 05 November 1999 1999 No 48
30 June 1998 30 June 1998 1998 No 54
01 January 1998 01 January 1998 1997 No 122
01 August 1997 01 August 1997 1997 No 55
21 December 1995 21 December 1995 1995 No 99
19 June 1995 19 June 1995

Evidence Act 1995 No 25

Assented to 19.06.1995.

Date of commencement of Part 1.1 and Dictionary, assent, sec 2 (1).

Date of commencement of the remainder, 1.9.1995, sec 2 (2) and GG No 102 of 25.8.1995, p 4354.

Evidence Amendment (Tendency and Coincidence) Act 2020 No 8

Assented to 10.06.2020.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2020, sec 2.

Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25

Assented to 04.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.19, 1.3.2020, sec 2(1).

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2018 No 29

Assented to 21.06.2018.

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

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Marriages) Act 2018 No 28

Assented to 15.06.2018.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No 4

Assented to 21.03.2018.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.8, 2.7.2018, sec 2 (2) and 2018 (133) LW 13.4.2018.

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 7

Assented to 09.06.2015.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.7.2015, sec 2 (2) and 2015 (299) LW 19.6.2015.

Bail (Consequential Amendments) Act 2014 No 5

Assented to 12.03.2014.

Date of commencement, 20.5.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (235) LW 24.4.2014.

Crimes and Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No 80

Assented to 29.10.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Act 2013 No 9

Assented to 25.03.2013.

Date of commencement, 1.9.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (446) LW 23.8.2013.

Evidence Amendment (Journalist Privilege) Act 2011 No 18

Assented to 21.06.2011.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Evidence Amendment Act 2010 No 69

Assented to 28.09.2010.

Date of commencement, 14.1.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (2) LW 14.1.2011.

Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008 No 107

Assented to 08.12.2008.

The amendment made by Sch 11 was without effect as the provision being amended was amended by the Evidence Amendment Act 2007 No 46.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

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

Evidence Amendment Act 2007 No 46

Assented to 01.11.2007.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2009, sec 2 and GG No 158 of 19.12.2008, p 12305.

Amending legislation

Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2008 No 107

Assented to 08.12.2008.

Date of commencement of Sch 12, assent, sec 2 (1).

Criminal Procedure Further Amendment (Evidence) Act 2005 No 25

Assented to 31.05.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.3, 12.8.2005, sec 2 and GG No 102 of 12.8.2005, p 4309.

Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Relationships) Act 2002 No 73

Assented to 01.10.2002.

Date of commencement, 1.11.2002, sec 2 and GG No 201 of 1.11.2002, p 9302.

Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001 No 121

Assented to 19.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Evidence Legislation Amendment Act 2001 No 109

Assented to 14.12.2001.

Date of commencement, 26.7.2002, sec 2 and GG No 122 of 26.7.2002, p 5541.

Corporations (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001 No 34

Assented to 28.06.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.17, 15.7.2001, sec 2 (1) and Commonwealth Gazette No S 285 of 13.7.2001.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No 53

Assented to 29.06.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.5, assent, sec 2 (2).

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.21 [1], 25.2.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 29 of 25.2.2000, p 1321.

Sch 4.21 [2] and [3] were without effect as the sections being amended were substituted or repealed by the Criminal Procedure Amendment (Sexual Assault Communications Privilege) Act 1999 No 48 with effect from 5.11.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.70, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Sexual Assault Communications Privilege) Act 1999 No 48

Assented to 01.11.1999.

Date of commencement, 5.11.1999, sec 2 and GG No 126 of 5.11.1999, p 10403.

Children and Young Persons Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 1998 No 158

Assented to 14.12.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.14, 9.12.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (625) LW 9.12.2011.

Criminal Procedure Legislation Amendment (Bail Agreements) Act 1998 No 107

Assented to 09.11.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.4, 1.10.2000, sec 2 and GG No 127 of 29.9.2000, p 10810.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 No 54

Assented to 30.06.1998.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.15, assent, sec 2 (2).

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

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Sch 1.7 was not commenced and was repealed by Sch 3.23 to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No 53 with effect from 29.6.2000.

Evidence Amendment (Confidential Communications) Act 1997 No 122

Assented to 10.12.1997.

Date of commencement, 1.1.1998, sec 2 and GG No 149 of 19.12.1997, p 10091.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 No 55

Assented to 02.07.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.7, 1.8.1997, Sch 1.7 and GG No 86 of 1.8.1997, p 5834.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1995 No 99

Assented to 21.12.1995.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.6, assent, sec 2 (2).

This is a consolidated list of all history notes for this title. View the history notes inline to see the point-in-time history of provisions for a particular historical version by clicking the Turn history notes on button.

Sec 4

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [1] [2]; 2014 No 5, Sch 2.18 [1].

Sec 8

Am 2001 No 34, Sch 4.17 [1].

Sec 13

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 14

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 18

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 19

Am 1998 No 158, Sch 2.14; 1999 No 94, Sch 4.21 [1]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.103 [1]. Subst 2013 No 80, Sch 8. Am 2018 No 29, Sch 2.8; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.19[1] [2].

Sec 20

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [6] [7].

Sec 21

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [8].

Sec 22

Am 2001 No 109, Sch 1 [1] [2].

Sec 23

Am 2001 No 109, Sch 1 [3] [4].

Sec 24A

Ins 2001 No 109, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 29

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 33

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [10].

Sec 37

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [11].

Sec 41

Am 2005 No 25, Sch 2.3. Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 48

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [1] [2].

Sec 49

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [3].

Sec 50

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [4]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [13].

Sec 51

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [5].

Chapter 3, introductory note

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [14].

Chapter 3, introductory note, diagram

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [15].

Sec 59

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [6]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [16]–[18].

Sec 60

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [19] [20].

Sec 61

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [21] [22].

Sec 62

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [23].

Sec 63

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [7].

Sec 64

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [8]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [24].

Sec 65

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [9]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [25]–[27].

Sec 66

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [28].

Sec 66A

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [29].

Sec 71

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [30].

Sec 72

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [31].

Sec 73

Am 2018 No 28, Sch 4 [1].

Sec 76

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [10]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [32].

Sec 78A

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [33].

Sec 79

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [34].

Sec 82

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [11]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [35].

Sec 85

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [36].

Sec 89

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [37]; 2013 No 9, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 89A

Ins 2013 No 9, Sch 1 [2].

Sec 94

Am 2020 No 8, Sch 1[1].

Sec 97

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [38].

Sec 97A

Ins 2020 No 8, Sch 1[2].

Sec 98

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [39]. Am 2020 No 8, Sch 1[3].

Sec 101

Am 2020 No 8, Sch 1[4].

Part 3.7, Div 1 (sec 101A)

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [40].

Part 3.7, Div 2, heading

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [40].

Sec 102

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [1]–[3]. Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [40].

Sec 103

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [41] [42].

Sec 104

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [43]–[46].

Sec 106

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [47].

Sec 107

Rep 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [4].

Sec 108

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [5] [6].

Part 3.7, Div 3, heading

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [48].

Sec 108A

Ins 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [7]. Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [49] [50].

Sec 108B

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [51].

Part 3.7, Div 4 (sec 108C)

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [51].

Sec 112

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [52].

Sec 114

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [53].

Sec 117

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [54] [55]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.17 [1].

Sec 118

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [56].

Sec 120

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [8].

Sec 122

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [57].

Part 3.10, Div 1A

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1.

Part 3.10, Div 1A, note

Ins 1998 No 54, Sch 2.15 [1]. Rep 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [58].

Sec 126A

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [59]; 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 126B

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Am 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [2].

Secs 126C–126E

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1.

Sec 126F

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Am 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [1]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.103 [2]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [60].

Part 3.10, Div 1B

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Subst 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2].

Part 3.10, Div 1B, note

Ins 1998 No 54, Sch 2.15 [1]. Subst 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2].

Sec 126G

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Subst 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2]. Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.70 [1]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.103 [3].

Sec 126H

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Subst 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2]. Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.70 [2]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.103 [4].

Sec 126I

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Subst 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2].

Part 3.10, Div 1C

Ins 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 126J

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Rep 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2]. Ins 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 126K

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Am 1998 No 54, Sch 2.15 [2]. Rep 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2]. Ins 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 126L

Ins 1997 No 122, Sch 1. Rep 1999 No 48, Sch 2.1 [2]. Ins 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [3].

Sec 128

Am 1995 No 99, Sch 2.6; 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [9] [10]. Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [61] (am 2008 No 107, Sch 12 [1]). Am 2010 No 69, Sch 1 [1]–[4].

Sec 128A

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [62] (am 2008 No 107, Sch 12 [2]). Am 2010 No 69, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 131A

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [63]. Am 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [4].

Part 3.11, heading

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [64].

Sec 138, heading

Am 1998 No 54, Sch 2.15 [3].

Sec 139

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [65].

Sec 147

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [12].

Sec 148

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [66] [67].

Sec 149

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [13].

Sec 152

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [14].

Sec 154

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [11].

Sec 155

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [12].

Sec 155A

Ins 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [15].

Sec 158

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [13].

Sec 160

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [16]; 2018 No 4, Sch 1.8.

Sec 161

Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [68].

Part 4.5, heading

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [69].

Sec 165

Am 2001 No 109, Sch 1 [6] [7]; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [70] [71].

Secs 165A, 165B

Ins 2001 No 109, Sch 1 [8]. Subst 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [72].

Part 4.6, Div 1, note

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [17].

Part 4.6, Div 2, note

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [18].

Sec 183

Am 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [19].

Sec 184

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [73] [74].

Sec 189

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [75].

Sec 190

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [10].

Sec 191

Am 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [76].

Sec 192A

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [77].

Sec 194

Am 1998 No 107, Sch 3.4; 2014 No 5, Sch 2.18 [2].

Sec 196

Am 2001 No 121, Sch 2.103 [5]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 198

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [78].

Sch 2

Ins 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [79]. Am 2007 No 46, Schs 1 [80], Sch 2.4 (cll 2–15 of Part 2 transferred from the Evidence (Consequential and Other Provisions) Act 1995 No 27); 2010 No 69, Sch 1 [6]; 2011 No 18, Sch 1 [5]; 2013 No 9, Sch 1 [3] [4]; 2018 No 28, Sch 4 [2]; 2020 No 8, Sch 1[5].

Dictionary

Am 1997 No 55, Sch 1.7 [14]–[16]; 2000 No 53, Sch 1.5 [20] [21]; 2001 No 34, Sch 4.17 [2]; 2002 No 73, Sch 1.10; 2007 No 46, Sch 1 [81]–[90]; 2010 No 69, Sch 1 [7]; 2015 No 7, Sch 2.17 [2]–[4].

Evidence Bill 1995

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