Legislation updates

The department 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

Consultation paper on Norfolk Island fire control

The department has released a consultation paper proposing certain amendments to the Fire Control Act 2000 (NI) and associated legislation. The proposals include changes to permits for burning green waste, regulation of fires during a total fire ban, preventative measures, and offences and penalties.

Close date: 9 November 2020

  • Norfolk Island fire control consultation paper PDF: 576 KB ReadSpeaker

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: 1014 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
  • Submission by the Norfolk Island Regional Council - Norfolk Island Regional Council Elections 
    • Norfolk Island Regional Council elections proposed legislative amendments PDF: 114 KB ReadSpeaker
    • Mayor to department re Norfolk Island Regional Council elections proposed legislative amendments PDF: 388 KB ReadSpeaker
    • Mayor Adams to department re changes to electoral laws on Norfolk Island PDF: 240 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Department response to submission by the Norfolk Island Regional Council - Norfolk Island Regional Council Elections PDF: 175 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

Other

  • Fact Sheet—Changes to the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1963 PDF: 419 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Fact Sheet—Territories Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 PDF: 457 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.

  • How to read applied NSW laws PDF: 560 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI), May 2020 PDF: 4591 KB ReadSpeaker
  • Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 (NSW) (NI), May 2020 PDF: 2197 KB ReadSpeaker

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Last Updated: 16 October, 2020