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Links to subordinate laws of Tasmania

The links provided here are:

  • to web addresses supported, in general, by the administering Department of the enabling Act or by other Government bodies (Commonwealth, etc.) that publish codes, standards, rules etc. referred to by Tasmanian legislation; and
  • to subordinate laws that are not Statutory Rules; and
  • not provided for on the Tasmanian legislation database.

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The assignment of the administration of an enactment to a Minister, and the department responsible to that Minister in relation to that enactment, may be viewed at by searching in the current Administrative Arrangements Order for the Enabling Act or, in the case of an Enabling Act made since the making of that Order, the administration provision of that new Act. An unofficial administration list, arranged by Act and updated with new Acts, may also be viewed at Administrative Arrangements.

The Minister responsible for a portfolio is indicated at the Tasmanian Parliament website - Cabinet.

The provisions of Acts and Statutory Rules may be viewed in full at


Enabling Act [enabling provision] Pathways to certain subordinate laws

Government notices for many Acts


For sale of publications by: Standards Australia [a commercial site requiring payment for access]


Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) - orders

codes of practice and guidelines

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2022 [reg. 44]

Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

Animal Welfare Act 1993

Animal Welfare Standards

  Animal Welfare Guidelines
  Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes [NHMRC]
Biosecurity Act 2019 and regulations made under the Act see individual entries in the Declared Weeds Index for links to statutory Weed Management Plans

Building Act 2016

National Construction Code

Child Care Act 2001 [section 47]

Child Care Standards

Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2021 Australian Dangerous Goods Code
  Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail
  IMDG Code
Education Act 1994 Policies, Ministerial instructions

Electricity Supply Industry Act 1995 [section 49A]

Tasmanian Electricity Code

  Electricity Guidelines
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 Environment Protection Policies (Air and Noise)
Food Act 2003 Food Standards Code
Forest Practices Act 1985 Forest Practices Code

Forestry (Fair Contract Codes) Act 2001 [section 5]

Forestry Fair Contract Codes

Gaming Control Act 1993 [section 91]

Liquor and Gaming Commission Rules

Gaming Control Act 1993 regulatory requirements

Gas Act 2000 [section 38A]

Tasmanian Gas Distribution Code & Gas Retail Code

Government Business Enterprises Act 1995 [section 114]

Guidelines for Government Businesses / Treasurer's Instructions

Industrial Relations Act 1984 awards (Tasmanian Industrial Commission)
Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 State Planning Provisions -- Policies -- Strategies

Legal Aid Commission Act 1990 [section 27]


Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 [section 75]

Fisheries licensing and Ministerial guidelines

Local Government Act 1993 [section 145]

by-laws of Councils - see individual Council websites

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 by-laws (motor boats, fees, offences, jetties, moorings, operational areas)

Marine Farming Planning Act 1995 [Pt. 3]

marine farming development plans

Mineral Resources Development Act 1995 [section 204]

Mineral Exploration Code of Practice --- Quarry Code of Practice

Mineral Resources Regulations 2016 JORC Code [reporting of mineral resources and ore reserves]

Radiation Protection Regulations 2016

Code for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (ARPANSA)

  International regulations - safe transport of radioactive material (IAEA)

Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 [sections 10, 15, 22, 25, 27]

strategy / guidelines for listing / listing statements / recovery plans / threat abatement plans

Water Management Act 1999 [section 8(1)(b)]

policies and guidelines

Water Management Act 1999 [Part 4]

Water Management Plans (including drafts)

Water Management Act 1999 [s. 301] Works codes – dam works

Last updated Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:03 AM