Queensland Subordinate Legislation

Queensland legislative instruments are laws made by an entity who has been delegated the power by Parliament or another authority through a provision in the authorising legislation. An entity includes:

  • Governor in Council (for more information about the role of Governor in Council please refer to the Queensland Executive Council Handbook External Link)
  • Minister
  • An entity empowered under the related legislation.

Other terms used to describe legislative instruments include:

  • Notices
  • Orders
  • Ordinances
  • Regulation
  • Rules
  • Statutory or Legislative instruments

Subordinate legislation can be found on the Queensland Legislation website External Link.‚Äč