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Lists of Sunsetting Legislative Instruments

Many legislative instruments are automatically repealed after 10 years - this process is known as sunsetting and is governed by Part 4 of the Legislation Act 2003 (the LA). As part of this process:

  • the Attorney-General is required to table a list of all the instruments due to sunset on a given sunset date; and

  • this list must be tabled in each House of the Parliament on the first sitting day within 18 months before that date (section 52 of the LA).

The exact date/s of tabling will depend on when each House of the Parliament is sitting.

For an up-to-date list of all the instruments due to sunset please refer to the Sunsetting page for a list of Due to Sunset, and Exempt from Sunsetting.

Lists tabled to date

The following lists were current when prepared, but are subject to change (for example, because an instrument has been repealed, or because its sunset date has been changed under sections 51, 51A or 53 of the LA).

The full text of each listed instrument and information about its current status is available by using the links within each list.

Further information about an instrument may be requested from the administering department or its relevant agencies as applicable.

List for sunset date

Date list tabled HR

Date list tabled Senate

List size - instruments

To download list

1 April 2025

16 October 2023

17 October 2023

220

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.13MB)

1 October 2024

9 May 2023

10 May 2023

149

PDF ( 0.3MB) | DOC (0.10MB)

1 April 2024

26 October 2022

26 October 2022

166

PDF (0.4 MB) | DOC (0.11MB)

1 October 2023

26 July 2022

27 July 2022

177

PDF (0.4 MB) | DOC (0.21MB)

1 April 2023

18 October 2021

18 October 2021

319

PDF (0.9 MB) | DOC (0.14MB)

1 October 2022

11 May 2021

11 May 2021

150

PDF (0.4MB) | DOC (0.15MB)

1 April 2022

6 October 2020

6 October 2020

187

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.15MB)

1 October 2021

12 May 2020

12 May 2020

138

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.15MB)

1 April 2021

14 October 2019

14 October 2019

77

PDF (0.4MB) | DOC (0.2MB)

1 October 2020

2 April 2019

2 April 2019

102

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.2MB)

1 April 2020

15 October 2018

15 October 2018

118

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.2MB)

1 October 2019

8 May 2018

8 May 2018

174

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.2MB)

1 April 2019

16 October 2017

16 October 2017

225

PDF (0.6MB) | DOC (0.2MB)

1 October 2018

9 May 2017

9 May 2017

199

PDF (0.4MB) | DOC (0.5MB)

1 April 2018

10 October 2016

10 October 2016

215

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.5MB)

1 October 2017

18 April 2016

19 April 2016

207

PDF (0.4MB) | DOC (0.5MB)

1 April 2017

12 October 2015

13 October 2015

324

PDF (0.6MB) | DOC (0.7MB)

1 October 2016

12 May 2015

11 May 2015

214

PDF (0.5MB) | DOC (0.5MB)

1 April 2016

1 October 2014

1 October 2014

352

PDF (0.7MB) | DOC (0.8MB)

1 October 2015

13 May 2014

14 May 2014

358

PDF (0.6MB) | DOC (0.8MB)

1 April 2015

12 November 2013

12 November 2013

156

PDF (0.4MB) | DOC (0.1MB)

1 April 2014 Note 2

9 October 2012

9 October 2012

1

PDF (0.2MB) | DOC (0.1MB)

1 October 2012 Note 1

10 May 2011

10 May 2011

1

PDF (0.2MB) | DOC (0.1MB)

1 April 2012 Note 1

18 October 2010

25 October 2010

4

PDF (0.2MB) | DOC (0.1MB)

Note 1: These lists were accurate when published but do not reflect current rules for calculating sunset dates as amended in 2011 and 2012.
Note 2: This list reflects the special sunset rule set out in section 103 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, which applies the LA regime but with 2 yearly rather than 10 yearly sunsetting for certain instruments.

Next list

A list of all the legislative instruments that are due to sunset on 1 April 2023 is required to be tabled on the first sitting day on or after 1 October 2021. View current sitting schedule.

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