2 Commencement


This Act, except for section 167, comes into force on a day to be fixed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.


The Order in Council, or a separate Order in Council, may fix a different date for the commencement of section 71.


Section 167 comes into force on the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent.


An order under this section is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 2(1): Public Trust Act 2001 (except sections 71 and 167) brought into force, on 1 March 2002, by clause 2 of the Public Trust Act Commencement Order 2002 (SR 2002/11).

Section 2(2): section 71 brought into force, on 1 July 2002, by clause 2 of the Public Trust Commencement Order (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/197).

Section 2(4): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).