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SLI 2008 No. 250 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Attorney-General's Legislation Amendment (Updated References) Regulation 2015
These Regulations prescribe State and Territory relationship registers, and kinds of relationships registrable on those registers, for the purposes of the definition of 'registered relationship' in section 22B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 21 Jul 2015
Start Date 11 Jul 2015
End Date 31 Jul 2017
Date of repeal 13 Mar 2019
Repealed by Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2019
Table of contents.

Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008

Select Legislative Instrument No. 250, 2008

made under the

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

Compilation No. 7

Compilation date:                              11 July 2015

Includes amendments up to:            SLI No. 113, 2015

Registered:                                         21 July 2015


About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 11 July 2015 (the compilation date).

This compilation was prepared on 13 July 2015.

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on ComLaw (www.comlaw.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.


If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on ComLaw for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.





1............ Name of Regulations........................................................................... 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Registered relationships...................................................................... 1

Endnotes                                                                                                                                      2

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                              2

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                  3

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                               4

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                             5


1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008.

2  Commencement

                   These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3  Registered relationships

                   For section 2E of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, the following laws and kinds of relationship are prescribed:

                     (a)  Relationships Act 2008 (Vic)—a registered domestic relationship as defined in section 3 of that Act;

                     (b)  Relationships Act 2003 (Tas)—a significant relationship as defined in section 4 of that Act;

                     (c)  Civil Unions Act 2012 (ACT)—a civil union as described in subsection 6(1) of that Act;

                    (ca)  Domestic Relationships Act 1994 (ACT)—a relationship as a couple between 2 adult persons who meet the eligibility criteria for entering into a civil partnership mentioned in section 37C of that Act;

                     (d)  Relationships Register Act 2010 (NSW)—a registered relationship as defined in section 4 of that Act;

                     (e)  Relationships Act 2011 (Qld)—a relationship as a couple between 2 adults who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned in section 5 of that Act for entry into a registered relationship.



Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Endnotes about misdescribed amendments and other matters are included in a compilation only as necessary.

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key


A = Act

o = order(s)

ad = added or inserted

Ord = Ordinance

am = amended

orig = original

amdt = amendment

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

c = clause(s)


C[x] = Compilation No. x

pres = present

Ch = Chapter(s)

prev = previous

def = definition(s)

(prev…) = previously

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

Reg = Regulation/Regulations

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated


renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislative Instruments

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LI = Legislative Instrument

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)


SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

    cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not


    commenced or to be commenced


Endnote 3—Legislation history


Number and year

FRLI registration


Application, saving and transitional provisions

250, 2008

15 Dec 2008 (F2008L04610)

16 Dec 2008 (r 2)


319, 2009

26 Nov 2009 (F2009L04295)

1 Dec 2009 (r 2)

149 , 2010

30 June 2010 (F2010L01840)

1 July 2010 (r 2)

227, 2011

16 Dec 2011 (F2011L02708)

27 Dec 2011 (r 2)

6, 2012

23 Feb 2012 (F2012L00392)

8 Mar 2012 (s 2)

as amended by




18, 2012

8 Mar 2012 (F2012L00545)

8 Mar 2012 (s 2)

207, 2012

31 Aug 2012 (F2012L01814)

1 Sept 2012 (s 2)

113, 2015

10 July 2015 (F2015L01130)

11 July 2015 (s 2 (1) item 1)


Endnote 4—Amendment history


Provision affected

How affected

r 3........................................

am No 319, 2009; No 149, 2010; No 227, 2011; No 6, 2012; No 207, 2012; No 113, 2015