Federal Register of Legislation

The Federal Register of Legislation (the Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.

The Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (OPC) in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003.

The Register can be accessed at www.legislation.gov.au.

Alternative registration arrangements in the event of technical difficulty

In the event of technical difficulties that stop an Act, instrument or other document from being registered on the Register, they will be published on this page. If the OPC website is also unavailable the Act, instrument or other document will be displayed publicly in hard copy at 28 Sydney Avenue, Forrest, in the Australian Capital Territory. Publishing on the OPC website or being made publicly available has the same effect as registration on the Register.

As soon as practicable after the technical difficulties have been resolved anything published using the alternative registration arrangements will be published on the Register and then removed from this page.

If the Register is down, you may find your legislation on Austlii or BarNet Jade.