DPIPWE Legislation

​Our Department administers 97 Acts, including four in part and their subordinate legislation. Of these Acts, 11 (and​ one in part)are in the Ministerial portfolio of Environment and 70 are in the Primary Industries and Water portfolio.  Of the remaining Acts, 5 are in the Ministerial portfolio of Heritage; 3 are in the Parks portfolio; 6 are in the Racing portfolio; and 1 is in each of the Ministerial portfolios of Aboriginal Affairs and Local Government respectively.


Electronic copies of the Acts are available on-line via the Tasmanian Legislation website: www.legislation.tas.gov.au. Once at this site, simply select the advanced search tab and type in the name of the Act you wish to view.


Legislation administered by DPIPWE

Ministerial portfolio of Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975


Ministerial portfolio of Environment

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994,

Ida Bay Railway Repeal Act 2001,

Litter Act 2007,

Mt Lyell Acid Drainage Reduction Act 2003,

National Environment Protection Council (Tasmania) Act 1995,

Nature Conservation Act 2002

     Part 3, Part 5 and section 76A and the making of regulations under section 76, in so far as those regulations relate to Part        ​3, Part 5 or section 76A (otherwise see under the Minister for Primary Industries and Water),

Plastic Shopping Bags Ban Act 2013,

Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987,

Ralphs Bay Conservation Area (Clarification) Act 2006,

Self's Point Land Act 1951,

Threatened Species Protection Act 1995,

Whales Protection Act 1988.


Ministerial portfolio of Heritage

Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995,

National Trust Act 2006,

National Trust Preservation Fund (Winding-up) Act 1999,

Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority Act 1987,

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Act 2002.


Ministerial portfolio of Parks 

Ben Lomond Skifield Management Authority (Repeal) Act 2007,

National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002,

Wellington Park Act 1993.

Ministerial portfolio of Primary Industries and Water

Abandoned Lands Act 1973,

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1995,

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Tasmania) Act 1994,

Animal (Brands and Movement) Act 1984,

Animal Farming (Registration) Act 1994,

Animal Health Act 1995,

Animal Welfare Act 1993,

​Biological Control Act 1986,

Boundary Fences Act 1908,

Cat Management Act 2009,

Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1884,

Crown Land (Parliamentary Precinct Redevelopment) Act 2009,

Crown Lands Act 1976,

Crown Lands (Extinguishment of Public Rights) Act 2001,

Crown Lands (Extinguishment of Public Rights) Act 2003,

Crown Lands (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997,

Crown Lands (Shack Sites) Act 1997,

Crown Lands (Validation of Fees) Act 2011,

Dairy Industry Act 1994,

Electronic Conveyancing (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013,

Estates Tail Act 1853,

Fertilizers Act 1993,

Fisheries Rules (Validation) Act 1997,

Fishing (Licence Ownership and Interest) Registration Act 2001,

Florentine Valley Paper Industry Act 1935,

Forestry Rights Registration Act 1990,

Fruit and Nut Industry (Research, Development and Extension Trust Fund) Act 2012

Gene Technology (Tasmania) Act 2012,

Genetically Modified Organisms Control Act 2004,

Government House Land Act 1964,

Industrial Hemp Act 2015,

Inland Fisheries Act 1995,

Inland Fisheries (Director of Inland Fisheries Validation) Act 2003,

Inland Fisheries (Savings and Transitional) Act 1995,

Irrigation Clauses Act 1973,

Irrigation Company Act 2011,

Lakes Sorell and Crescent Conservation Act 1901,

Land Acquisition Act 1993,

Land Titles Act 1980,

Land Valuers Act 2001,

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995,

Living Marine Resources Management (Validation of Documents) Act 2002,

Marine Farming Planning Act 1995,

Marine Resources (Savings and Transitional) Act 1995,

Meander Dam Project Act 2003,

Natural Resource Management Act 2002,

Nature Conservation Act 2002,

     except Part 3, Part 5 and section 76A and the making of regulations under section 76, in so far as those regulations relate        to Part 3, Part 5 or section 76A (see under the Minister for Environment),

Partition Act 1869,

Plant Quarantine Act 1997,

Poisons Act 1971

       in so far as it relates to the Poppy Advisory and Control Board (otherwise see Department of Health and Human Services          under the Minister for Health),

Powers of Attorney Act 2000 

       except in so far as it relates to the functions and powers of the Guardianship and Administration Board in relation to                    enduring powers of attorney (see Department of Justice under the Minister for Justice),

Primary Industries Activities Protection Act 1995,

Primary Produce Safety Act 2011,

Public Trusts Act 1882,

Regional Forest Agreement (Land Classification) Act 1998

     Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 2, and the making of regulations under section 26 in so far as those regulations relate to Divisions 2 and 3 of Part 2 (otherwise see Forestry Corporation under the Minister for Resources),

Registration of Deeds Act 1935,

Seeds Act 1985,

Strata Titles Act 1998,

Survey Co-ordination Act 1944,

Surveyors Act 2002

Tasmanian Beef Industry (Research and Development) Trust Act 1990,

Urban Drainage Act 2013,

Valuation of Land Act 2001,

Vermin Control Act 2000,

Veterinary Surgeons Act 1987,

Water and Sewerage Industry Act 2008 

       except Subdivision 3 of Division 1 of Part 4, Division 5 of Part 4 and sections 88 and 111, and the making of regulations            under section 115 in so far as those regulations relate to Subdivision 3 of  Divison 1 of Part 4, Division 5 of Part 4 and                sections 88 and 111 (see Department of Treasury and Finance under the Treasurer),​

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2013,

Water Management Act 1999,

Waterworks Clauses Act 1952,

Weed Management Act 1999.


Ministerial portfolio of Racing

Lyons Trust Act 1993,

Racing Regulation Act 2004,

Racing Regulation Amendment (Governance Reform) (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2008,

Racing Regulation (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2004,

Racing (Tasracing Pty Ltd) Act 2009,

Racing (Tasracing Pty Ltd) (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2009.


Ministerial portfolio of​​ Local Government

Launceston Flood Risk Management Act 2015



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