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Contents (2000 - 75)
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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 23 September 2017 at 17:33)
Historical notes
Historical notes
The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:
AmamendedLWlegislation websiteSchSchedule
ClclauseNonumberSchsSchedules
CllclausesppageSecsection
DivDivisionpppagesSecssections
DivsDivisionsRegRegulationSubdivSubdivision
GGGovernment GazetteRegsRegulationsSubdivsSubdivisions
InsinsertedReprepealedSubstsubstituted
Table of amending instruments
Adoption Act 2000 No 75. Assented to 9.11.2000. Date of commencement, secs 12–15, 18 and 19 (1) and cl 3 of Sch 3 excepted, 1.2.2003, sec 2 and GG No 33 of 31.1.2003, p 591; date of commencement of secs 12–15, 18 and 19 (1) and cl 3 of Sch 3, 1.7.2005, sec 2 and GG No 81 of 1.7.2005, p 3308. This Act has been amended as follows:
2001
No 112
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2001. Assented to 14.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.2, assent, sec 2 (2).
 
No 118
Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Act 2001. Assented to 19.12.2001.
Date of commencement, 25.10.2002, sec 2 and GG No 189 of 25.10.2002, p 9059.
 
No 121
Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001. Assented to 19.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.
2002
No 42
Community Services Legislation Amendment Act 2002. Assented to 3.7.2002.
Date of commencement, 1.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 237 of 29.11.2002, p 10061.
 
No 53
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002. Assented to 4.7.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.2, assent, sec 2 (2).
 
No 73
Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Relationships) Act 2002. Assented to 1.10.2002.
Date of commencement, 1.11.2002, sec 2 and GG No 201 of 1.11.2002, p 9302.
 
No 112
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2002. Assented to 29.11.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, assent, sec 2 (3).
2003
No 40
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003. Assented to 22.7.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.1, assent, sec 2 (2).
 
No 82
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2003. Assented to 27.11.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (1).
2004
No 91
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2004. Assented to 10.12.2004.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.1, assent, sec 2 (2).
2005
No 98
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005. Assented to 24.11.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).
2006
No 80
Succession Act 2006. Assented to 27.10.2006.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2008, sec 2 and GG No 16 of 15.2.2008, p 707.
 
No 112
Adoption Amendment Act 2006. Assented to 4.12.2006.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2007
No 9
Private Health Facilities Act 2007. Assented to 15.6.2007.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (53) LW 26.2.2010.
 
No 94
Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2008
No 103
Adoption Amendment Act 2008. Assented to 4.12.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1]–[21] and [32]–[34], 1.1.2009, sec 2 and GG No 158 of 19.12.2008, p 12301; date of commencement of Sch 1 [22]–[31], 1.1.2010, sec 2 and 2009 (609) LW 18.12.2009. Amended by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 No 56. Assented to 1.7.2009. Date of commencement of Sch 1.2, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).
2009
No 29
Succession Amendment (Intestacy) Act 2009. Assented to 9.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (55) LW 26.2.2010.
 
No 49
NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009. Assented to 26.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.
 
No 56
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009. Assented to 1.7.2009.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, 17.7.2009, sec 2 (2).
2010
No 59
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Schs 1.2 and 2.1, 9.7.2010, sec 2 (2).
 
No 66
Adoption Amendment (Same Sex Couples) Act 2010. Assented to 15.9.2010.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
 
No 97
Health Services Amendment (Local Health Networks) Act 2010. Assented to 16.11.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.1.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2010 (716) LW 17.12.2010.
 
No 119
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2010. Assented to 29.11.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, assent, Sch 1.1.
 
No 135
Courts and Crimes Legislation Further Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 7.12.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (1).
2011
No 4
Health Services Amendment (Local Health Districts and Boards) Act 2011. Assented to 16.5.2011.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (313) LW 1.7.2011.
 
No 27
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011. Assented to 27.6.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, 8.7.2011, sec 2 (2).
2013
No 47
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013. Assented to 25.6.2013.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.1, 5.7.2013, sec 2 (1).
 
No 79
Adoption Legislation Amendment (Overseas Adoption) Act 2013. Assented to 29.10.2013.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
 
No 95
Civil and Administrative Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 20.11.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2014, sec 2.
2014
No 8
Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2014. Assented to 1.4.2014.
Date of commencement, 29.10.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (322) LW 6.6.2014.
2015
No 15
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015. Assented to 29.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.7.2015, sec 2 (1).
 
No 29
Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 28.9.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 2.11.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (619) LW 15.10.2015.
 
No 58
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2015. Assented to 24.11.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 15.1.2016, sec 2 (3).
2016
No 43
Adoption Amendment (Institute of Open Adoption Studies) Act 2016. Assented to 21.9.2016.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2017
No 25
Electronic Transactions Legislation Amendment (Government Transactions) Act 2017. Assented to 27.6.2017.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
Table of amendments
Sec 4
Am 2001 No 118, Sch 2.1.
Sec 8
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [1] [2].
Sec 10
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [1] [2]; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [1] [2].
Sec 11
Am 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [3] [4].
Chapter 3, Part 2
Subst 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 12
Subst 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 13
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [1] [2]. Subst 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Chapter 3, Part 3
Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 14
Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5]. Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 15
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3] [4]. Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 16
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3]. Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 17
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3] [5]. Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Secs 18, 19
Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 20
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3] [4]. Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 21
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3]. Rep 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [5].
Sec 23
Am 2010 No 66, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 24
Am 2006 No 112, Schs 1 [3] [4], 2 [3]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [3] [4].
Sec 26
Am 2015 No 15, Sch 2.1.
Sec 28
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 29
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 30
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [7] [8].
Sec 33
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [6]; 2004 No 91, Sch 2.1; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [9].
Sec 37
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [7]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [10].
Chapter 4, Part 3, heading
Am 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [6].
Sec 41
Subst 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [7].
Sec 41A
Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [3].
Sec 43
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3].
Sec 45
Am 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [8]; 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [4].
Sec 45A
Ins 2010 No 66, Sch 1 [2].
Secs 45AA, 45AB
Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 45B
Ins 2010 No 66, Sch 1 [2].
Chapter 4, Part 3A
Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [9].
Sec 45C
Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [9].
Sec 45CA
Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 45D
Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [9]. Subst 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [7].
Secs 45E–45G
Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [9].
Secs 45GA, 45GB
Ins 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [8].
Sec 45H
Ins 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [9].
Sec 46
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [5]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [11]; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [10].
Sec 49
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [4].
Sec 52
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [5] [6].
Sec 53
Am 2001 No 112, Sch 1.2; 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [7] [8].
Sec 54
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [9] [10]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [12]; 2009 No 56, Sch 1.1 [1] [2]; 2010 No 59, Sch 2.1.
Sec 55
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [13].
Sec 56
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [11].
Sec 59
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [14].
Sec 60
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [15].
Sec 63
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [16].
Sec 64
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [8]–[10].
Sec 65
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [11]–[13].
Sec 67
Am 2006 No 112, Schs 1 [6], 2 [12] [13].
Sec 73
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [14].
Chapter 4, Part 6, heading
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [15].
Chapter 4, Part 6, note
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [16]–[18]; 2016 No 43, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 75
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [19]–[28]; 2015 No 58, Sch 3.2.
Sec 76
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [29]–[33].
Sec 77
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [34] [35].
Sec 78
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [36]–[40].
Sec 79
Am 2006 No 112, Schs 1 [7] [8], 2 [41]–[45].
Secs 79A, 79B
Ins 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [9].
Sec 87
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [17] [18].
Sec 91
Subst 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [19]. Am 2010 No 119, Sch 1.1 [1] [2]; 2011 No 27, Sch 1.1 [1]–[5]; 2016 No 43, Sch 1 [2] [3].
Sec 92
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [46].
Sec 93
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [47].
Sec 95
Am 2009 No 29, Sch 2.1 [1].
Sec 96
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [48].
Sec 97
Am 2009 No 29, Sch 2.1 [2].
Sec 99
Am 2006 No 80, Sch 3.2 [1]; 2009 No 29, Sch 2.1 [3].
Sec 100
Am 2006 No 80, Sch 3.2 [2].
Sec 101
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [20] [21].
Sec 119
Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.2 [1].
Sec 122
Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.2 [2]–[4].
Sec 123
Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.2 [3] [4].
Sec 124
Am 2005 No 98, Sch 3.2 [2]–[5].
Sec 124A
Ins 2010 No 135, Sch 2. Am 2013 No 47, Sch 2.1 [1]; 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [9].
Sec 130A
Ins 2013 No 79, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 133A
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [22].
Chapter 8, Part 2, Div 1
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [23].
Sec 133B
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [23].
Sec 133C
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [23] (am 2009 No 56, Sch 1.2 [1]).
Secs 133D–133G
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [23].
Chapter 8, Part 2, Div 2, heading
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [24].
Sec 133H
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [24].
Sec 136
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [25] [26].
Sec 136A
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [27] (am 2009 No 56, Sch 1.2 [2]). Am 2015 No 58, Sch 3.2.
Chapter 8, Part 2, Div 3, heading
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [28].
Sec 137
Am 2002 No 73, Sch 1.1 [1]–[3]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [29]; 2010 No 66, Sch 1 [3].
Sec 140
Am 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [30].
Sec 141
Rep 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [31].
Sec 143A
Ins 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [10].
Sec 162
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 5.1 [1].
Sec 164
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 5.1 [2].
Sec 175A
Ins 2016 No 43, Sch 1 [4].
Sec 176
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [49].
Sec 180
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [50]. Subst 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [32].
Sec 180A
Ins 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [32].
Sec 184
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [51] [52].
Sec 185
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [53].
Sec 186
Am 2010 No 59, Sch 1.2 [1] [2].
Chapter 10, note
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.2 [1].
Sec 189
Am 2003 No 40, Sch 2.1; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.2 [2].
Sec 190
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.2 [3].
Sec 192
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 2.2 [4] [5].
Sec 193
Am 2002 No 42, Sch 4.1; 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [3]; 2013 No 95, Sch 2.2 [6]; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [11].
Secs 195, 196
Subst 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [14].
Sec 197
Am 2017 No 25, Sch 1.1.
Sec 199
Am 2013 No 95, Sch 5.1 [3].
Sec 202
Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.2.
Sec 202A
Ins 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [11].
Sec 204
Am 2001 No 121, Sch 2.5 [1]–[3]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.
Sec 208
Am 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [12] [13]; 2016 No 43, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 211
Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.
Sch 2
Am 2002 No 53, Sch 2.2. Rep 2003 No 82, Sch 3.
Sch 3
Am 2006 No 112, Sch 1 [12] [13]; 2008 No 103, Sch 1 [33] [34]; 2009 No 29, Sch 2.1 [4] [5]; 2013 No 79, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [14]; 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [10].
Dictionary
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [15]; 2005 No 98, Sch 3.2 [6]; 2006 No 112, Sch 2 [54]–[58]; 2007 No 9, Sch 5.1 [1] [2]; 2009 No 56, Sch 1.1 [3] [4]; 2010 No 66, Sch 1 [4]–[7]; 2010 No 97, Sch 2.1; 2011 No 4, Sch 2.1 [1] [2]; 2013 No 47, Sch 2.1 [2]–[4]; 2014 No 8, Sch 2.1 [15]–[18]; 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [11]; 2016 No 43, Sch 1 [6].
The whole Act (except cl 3 (3) of Sch 3)
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [1] (“adoption agency” omitted wherever occurring, “adoption service provider” inserted instead).
The whole Act (except the heading to cl 3 of Sch 3)
Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.1 [2] (“adoption agencies” omitted wherever occurring, “adoption service providers” inserted instead).
The whole Act (except Sch 3)
Am 2015 No 29, Sch 1 [1] (“Director-General” and “Director-General’s” omitted wherever occurring, “Secretary” and “Secretary’s” inserted instead, respectively).