The NSW legislation website is the primary source for NSW legislation.
It is managed by the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

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Reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic generally is available via the following links—

  • NSW government information for the community and businesses
  • NSW Health information for health professionals
  • Commonwealth Department of Health information for the general public and industry
  • Exemptions to public health orders can be found here.

The amended public health order relating to COVID-19 and border control is here. (original order commenced 8 July; amendments commenced 22 July 2020 at the beginning of the day and at 9:26pm, 24 July at 2:30pm and 25 July at 10:52am)

The amended public health order relating to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering and movement is here. (original order commenced 1 July 2020; amendments commenced 17 July 2020 and 24 July 2020)

The amended public health order relating to COVID-19 air transportation quarantine is here. (original order commenced 25 June; amendments commenced 29 June)

The amended public health order relating to COVID-19 maritime quarantine is here. (original order commenced 25 June; amendments commenced 29 June)

Firearms Amendment (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (commenced 15 April 2020)

We’ve been developing our new website from the beginning of this eventful year and it’s now being launched as the official site for NSW legislation from 31 August 2020, providing access to authorised NSW legislation and related information.

You’ll find easy access to Bills introduced, Acts, statutory instruments and environmental planning instruments as made, and in force and repealed point-in-time consolidations of Acts, statutory instruments and environmental planning instruments. On the Tables page you can run printable current, point-in-time and cumulative reports for NSW legislation. Background and historical information about NSW legislation can be found on the Information and Historical information pages.

Our new website has a host of new features and functionality not available on our old website and we’ll be highlighting these over the coming weeks in our website tips (below) to help you make the most of the new website.

During our beta development period, we’ve received lots of helpful feedback and questions and, based on that feedback, we’ve prepared a comprehensive set of FAQs that you’ll find on the Help page. If you still have questions, you can contact us via our Website Help service. And we welcome your feedback on the new website.

Legislation websites are by their nature and content very complex and this new site features more advanced functionality than we’ve previously offered. While we’ve checked our content and all functionality extensively, there will inevitably be some glitches. Please let us know if you spot anything that’s not quite right so we can fix it. 

The NSW legislation website is managed by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office.

 

Website tips

  • Unfortunately, most links saved to the old legislation website will be broken and you will need to save new links for most pages on the new website. We understand this is annoying and apologise for the inconvenience.
  • We now have separate browse pages for in force and repealed legislation and a browse-by-year option for all the legislation landing pages.
  • To help you find the legislation you want faster, the in force and repealed browse pages have more options then the old website for filtering, sorting and display.
  • The key to abbreviations used in legislative histories is now linked to the key icon on the pale blue task bar.

 

From the week beginning Monday, 31 August we’re introducing a new way to lodge and publish gazette notices and a new format for the gazette.

Our gazette notice lodgement portal is now ready to use on the Gazette page. You’ll also find there everything you need to get started—links to how-to videos, FAQs, notice templates and an email ready to send to a dedicated Gazette Help box. If you get stuck, contact us at the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and our gazette team will be happy to help.

The new gazette format will involve compiling individual subject category volumes to make it easier for gazette users to find relevant notices. Notices will appear in the volume for the category selected when a notice is lodged and the volumes will continue to be published on the Gazette page of the legislation website.

From 1 July 2020 we are changing our approach to how we publish amendment Acts.

Amendment Acts will no longer be available in the In force collection and updated versions of those Acts with commenced provisions removed will not be produced.

The original versions of all amendment Acts will still be available in the As made collection and consolidated versions of legislation will continue to be available in the In force collection as soon as possible after the amendments commence.

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