Legislation updates

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities & Regional Development is working to improve the legislation applying in Norfolk Island.

This page contains information about consultation on any proposed changes and fact sheets about changes to legislation that have already been made.

Consultation on changes to legislation is conducted in accordance with the Community Engagement Framework. The Community Engagement Framework was co-designed by the Norfolk Island community and supersedes the Legislation Consultation Framework.

Current Consultations


Justice and Safety

  • Fact Sheet—Changes to Norfolk Island Laws: Criminal Justice—Improving Sexual Offence and Telecommunications Laws PDF: 863 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Protecting Vulnerable People (Domestic and Personal Violence) PDF: 428 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Protecting Vulnerable People (Criminal Procedure and Sentencing) PDF: 423 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Closed consultation—Proposed changes to protect women, children and young people PDF: 762 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Closed Consultation—Traffic Laws in Norfolk Island PDF: 852 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Traffic Laws Public Submissions–summary of input received
  • Traffic Laws Report from the Second Consultation Process PDF: 1058 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Closed Consultation—Norfolk Island Criminal Laws PDF: 777 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Summary of submissions – Norfolk Island Criminal Laws PDF: 475 KB ReadSpeaker

Local Government

  • Closed consultation – Norfolk Island Regional Council Elections PDF: 936 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Significant Development PDF: 233 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Changes to support Council Elections PDF: 231 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Closed Consultation—Norfolk Island Land Valuation Act PDF: 858 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Summary of submissions – Norfolk Island Land Valuation Act PDF: 563 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Norfolk Island Valuation Act PDF: 306 KB ReadSpeaker


  • Closed consultation—Proposed changes to Norfolk Island Births, Deaths and Marriages Legislation PDF: 518 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Summary of submissions—Norfolk Island Births, Deaths and Marriages Legislation PDF: 108 KB ReadSpeaker

Compilations of Applied NSW Laws

Compilations of some NSW laws applied in Norfolk Island are made periodically and include the text of the NSW laws with amendments made for Norfolk Island by the Norfolk Island Applied Laws Ordinance 2016.

Compilations are accurate at the time they are made, but will not include any subsequent amendments made after the compilation date.

  • Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI) compiled 8 December 2018 PDF: 6810 KB ReadSpeaker


Last Updated: 6 December, 2019