Relevant legislation

The Child Protection Act 1999 and Child Protection Regulation 2011 provides the legislative mandate for child protection work undertaken by the department. Other legislation that impacts on the work undertaken by the department includes:

  • Adoption Act 2009
  • Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003
  • Childrens Court Act 1992
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2000
  • Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000
  • Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012
  • Family Law Act 1975
  • Family Services Act 1987
  • Information Privacy Act 2009
  • Right to information Act 2009
  • Surrogate Parenthood Act 1988.

To access the above legislation, refer to the Queensland Legislation website.