Our legislation

We are responsible for administering, or jointly administering, legislation that directly influences the delivery of our services.

Child and family

The Adoption Act 2009

The Adoption Act 2009 provides for the adoption of children in Queensland, and access to information about parties to adoptions in Queensland. The Adoption Regulation 2020 is a subordinate piece of legislation.

The Child Protection Act 1999

The Child Protection Act 1999 provides for the protection of children in Queensland. It underpins the work of child and family services, providing the framework for the child protection and family support system. The Child Protection Regulation 2023 is a subordinate piece of legislation.

Other legislation

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Disability, Seniors and Carers

Visit the Queensland Legislation website for copies of primary and subordinate legislation.

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