Legislation

7. Finding Commonwealth legislation

The Federal Register of Legislation provides access to authorised Commonwealth Acts and subordinate legislation.

Finding current Acts

To find current Acts on the Federal Register of Legislation when browsing, ensure you select Acts In Force. The latest version will be indicated using green text.

Screenshot showing 'latest version' indicator on Federal Register of Legislation
Screenshot showing the latest version text. Sourced from the
Federal Register of Legislation at 4 February 2019. For the latest
information on Australian Government law please go to
https://www.legislation.gov.au. CC BY 4.0.
 

Finding point-in-time Acts

The Federal Register of Legislation allows you to access historical versions of the Acts by Selecting View series. The Series table will include version start and end dates you can use to quickly find the correct version.

Select Series to view point-in-time Acts.
Federal Register of Legislation at 4 February 2019. For the latest
information on Australian Government law please go to
https://www.legislation.gov.au (CC BY 4.0).

Finding historical Acts

You can access Acts as made from federation (1901) onwards from the Federal Register of Legislation. 

You need to access the version of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) effective as of 1 March 2015. What is the registration date of this Act?
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