The NSW legislation website is the primary source for NSW legislation.
It is managed by the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.
- Saved links—we have now completed a comprehensive roll-out to re-direct links saved for the old legislation website. Where possible, this includes links to the provision level and links saved for older versions of URLs. However, we cannot guarantee redirection for all saved links, particularly for the old-style URLs and for links saved to PDF versions of legislation. Our advice is to avoid saving links to the provision level and to PDFs because these links are likely to be less stable. If your saved links are not now being redirected, we suggest you consider saving new links.
- Saving a PDF extract of part of a title—there is now a special button on the website to save a PDF extract of just part of a title. Please see our FAQ How can I save a PDF of just part of a title (e.g. part/division etc)?
- Images—issues with downloading images in the fragment view have now been resolved. If you are still experiencing problems, try refreshing your browser.
- Public health orders, including current and historical versions
- Environmental planning orders
- Acts of Parliament
- NSW government information for the community and businesses
- NSW Health information for health professionals
- Commonwealth Department of Health information for the general public and industry
We’ve been developing our new website from the beginning of this eventful year and it’s now being launched as the official site for NSW legislation from 31 August 2020, providing access to authorised NSW legislation and related information.
You’ll find easy access to Bills introduced, Acts, statutory instruments and environmental planning instruments as made, and in force and repealed point-in-time consolidations of Acts, statutory instruments and environmental planning instruments. On the Tables page you can run printable current, point-in-time and cumulative reports for NSW legislation. Background and historical information about NSW legislation can be found on the Information and Historical information pages.
Our new website has a host of new features and functionality not available on our old website and we’ll be highlighting these over the coming weeks in our website tips (below) to help you make the most of the new website.
During our beta development period, we’ve received lots of helpful feedback and questions and, based on that feedback, we’ve prepared a comprehensive set of FAQs that you’ll find on the Help page. If you still have questions, you can contact us via our Website Help service. And we welcome your feedback on the new website.
Legislation websites are by their nature and content very complex and this new site features more advanced functionality than we’ve previously offered. While we’ve checked our content and all functionality extensively, there will inevitably be some glitches. Please let us know if you spot anything that’s not quite right so we can fix it.
The NSW legislation website is managed by the Parliamentary Counsel’s Office.
- Some terminology used on this website is different to old website—see our FAQ for an easy-to-follow guide.
- You can now hide the Home page photo carousel.
- There are more RSS feed options for subscriber alerts.
- The 'This week' column on the Home page now has direct links to as made legislation.
- The creation history section at the bottom of the Legislative history co-locates all the initial documents and dates for a title.
- The table of versions in the Legislative history has a column that includes hyperlinks to the amendments consolidated in each version of the title.
- The timeline gives you quick access to historical versions of legislation and allows you to generate comparisons between versions. You can hide the timeline if you prefer—your selection will 'stick' until you change it.
- Search functionality has been enhanced to allow searching across legislative histories as well as the legislation collections. The results show search terms in context—see our FAQ on showing search hits.
- We now have separate Gazette and Notification pages—access to the gazette portal to lodge a notice is via the Gazette page.
- Clause headings used in schedules are now displayed in the Contents pane.
- We now have separate browse pages for in force and repealed legislation and a browse-by-year option for all the legislation landing pages.
- To help you find the legislation you want faster, the in force and repealed browse pages have more options then the old website for filtering, sorting and display.
- The key to abbreviations used in legislative histories is now linked to the key icon on the pale blue task bar.
We now have a special page for public consultation drafts of Bills and statutory instruments.
Please note that consultation drafts are published on this website for information only. All comments should be provided to the relevant government department—see the relevant department’s website for more information.
From the week beginning Monday, 31 August we’re introducing a new way to lodge and publish gazette notices and a new format for the gazette.
Our gazette notice lodgement portal is now ready to use on the Gazette page. You’ll also find there everything you need to get started—links to how-to videos, FAQs, notice templates and an email ready to send to a dedicated Gazette Help box. If you get stuck, contact us at the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office and our gazette team will be happy to help.
The new gazette format will involve compiling individual subject category volumes to make it easier for gazette users to find relevant notices. Notices will appear in the volume for the category selected when a notice is lodged and the volumes will continue to be published on the Gazette page of the legislation website.
From 1 July 2020 we are changing our approach to how we publish amendment Acts.
Amendment Acts will no longer be available in the In force collection and updated versions of those Acts with commenced provisions removed will not be produced.
The original versions of all amendment Acts will still be available in the As made collection and consolidated versions of legislation will continue to be available in the In force collection as soon as possible after the amendments commence.