QLD Legislation

(Last updated 24 September 2020, 2:35pm)

This page is divided into three sections. The material in each section is inserted in reverse chronological order of enactment (this is for ease of updating given how rapidly things are changing).

The first sets out the principal legislation that confers powers upon the state government to take action to prevent the entry, establishment or spread of COVID-19. It includes the various instruments made under that Act. 

In addition to the powers of the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state government plays a crucial role in regulating the economy. The legislation enacted by the State to address the broader economic and societal consequences of COVID-19 is to be found in the second section, Amending Legislation, immediately below. 

The third section, Legislative Instruments, includes legislative instruments made under the Principal Legislation, the Amending Legislation, and under existing legislative provisions.

Principal Legislation

Public Health Act 2005

Appropriation (COVID-19) Act 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 14) – 23 September 2020

Aged Care Direction (No. 10) – 11 September 2020

Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 4) – 2 September 2020

Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 3) – 31 August 2020

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 6) – 22 August 2020

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 5) – 24 July 2020

Self-Quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 5) – 8 July 2020

Restricting Cruise Ships from Entering Queensland Waters Direction (No. 2) – 11 June 2020

Self-isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 Direction (No. 3) – 19 May 2020

Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction (No. 3) – 15 May 2020

Seasonal Workers Health Management Plans Direction – 1 May 2020

Point of Care Serology Tests Direction – 23 April 2020

Prescribing, Dispensing or Supply of Hydroxychloroquine Direction – 7 April 2020

Restricting cruise ships from entering Queensland waters Direction – 6 April 2020

School and Early Childhood Service Exclusion Direction – 29 March 2020

Amending Legislation

Public Health and Other Legislation (Public Health Emergency) Amendment Act 2020

Public Health (Declared Public Health Emergencies) Amendment Act 2020

Justice and Other Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Amendment Act 2020

Legislative Instruments

Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID-19 Daintree Area Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 11 September 2020

Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID-19 Marine Tourism Rebate Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 4 September 2020

Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 4 September 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 5) 2020 – 28 August 2020

Domestic and Family Violence Protection (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 14 August 2020

Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 4) 2020 – 14 August 2020

Local Government (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 31 July 2020

Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID-19 Taxi and Limousine Industry Assistance Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 31 July 2020

Transport Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 12 June 2020

Corrective Services (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 5 June 2020

Health Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 29 May 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 4) 2020 – 29 May 2020

Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 28 May 2020

Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020 – 18 May 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020 – 15 May 2020

Justice Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Wills and Enduring Documents) Regulation 2020 – 15 May 2020

Explosives Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 15 May 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 3) 2020 – 14 May 2020

Land (COVID-19 Emergency Response—Waiver and Deferral of Rents and Instalments) Regulation 2020 – 8 May 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 2) 2020 – 30 April 2020

Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 24 April 2020

Disaster Management (Further Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation 2020 – 16 April 2020

Transport Legislation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – 10 April 2020

Disaster Management (Extension of Disaster Situation—COVID-19) Regulation 2020 – 2 April 2020

Rural and Regional Adjustment (COVID–19 Jobs Support Loan Scheme) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 19 March 2020

Public Health (COVID-19) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2020 – 19 March 2020

Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)) Regulation (No. 2) 2020 – 18 February 2020

Public Health (Further Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)) Regulation 2020 – 6 February 2020

Public Health (Extension of Declared Public Health Emergency—Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)) Regulation 2020 – 5 February 2020 [expired 12 February 2020]

Public Health (Coronavirus (2019–nCoV)) Amendment Regulation 2020 – 30 January 2020

Superseded Instruments

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 13) – 5 September 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 14)]

Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 2) – 26 August 2020 [revoked by Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 3)]

Disability Accommodation Services Direction – 22 August 2020 [revoked by Disability Accommodation Services Direction (No. 2)]

Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3) – 22 August 2020 [revoked by Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 4)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 12) – 20 August 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 13)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 9) – 11 August 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 10)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 11) – 8 August 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 12)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 10) – 31 July 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 11)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 8) – 30 July 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 9)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 9) – 27 July 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 10)]

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 5) – 10 July 2020 [revoked by Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 6)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 7) – 10 July 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 8)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 8) – 10 July 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 9)]

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 4) – 10 July 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 5)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 7) – 8 July 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 8)]

Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 4) – 4 July 2020 [revoked by Self-Quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 5)]

Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 2) – 3 July 2020 [revoked by Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3)]

Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction (No. 3) – 3 July 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Restricted Access to Remote Communities (No. 3)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 6) – 3 July 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 7)]

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 3) – 3 July 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 4)]

Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction (No.2) – 26 June 2020 [revoked by Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction (No. 3)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 6) – 17 June 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 7)]

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 2) – 16 June 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 3)]

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 2) – 15 June 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 3)]

Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction – 11 June 2020 [revoked by Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction (No.2)]

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 4) – 2 June 2020 [revoked by Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 5)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 5) – 2 June 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 6)]

Movement and Gathering Direction – 1 June 2020 [revoked by Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 2)]

Quarantine within Designated Areas Direction – 1 June 2020 [revoked by Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction]

Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction – 1 June 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction (No. 2)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 4) – 21 May 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 5)]

Trading Hours Notice (No. 2) – 19 May 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Trading Hours Notice (No. 2)]

Corrective Services Facilities Direction (No. 2) – 19 May 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Corrective Services Facilities Direction (No. 2)]

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 3) – 19 May 2020 [revoked by Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 4)]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 6) – 19 May 2020 [revoked by Movement and Gathering Direction]

Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction (No. 3) – 14 May 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction (No. 3)]

Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 10) – 14 May 2020 [revoked by Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 5) – 14 May 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 6)]

Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 9) – 8 May 2020 [revoked by Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 10)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 3) – 8 May 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 4)]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 4) – 8 May 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 5)]

Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 2) – 6 May 2020 [revoked by Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 3)]

Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 3) – 1 May 2020 [revoked by Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 4)]

Border restrictions Direction (No. 5) – 1 May 2020 [revoked by Border restrictions Direction (No. 6)]

Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction (No. 2) – 1 May 2020 [revoked by Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction (No. 3)]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3) – 1 May 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 4)]

Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 8) – 1 May 2020 [revoked by Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 9)]

Self-isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 Direction (No. 2) – 28 April 2020 [revoked by Self-isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 Direction (No. 3)]

Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction (No. 2) – 28 April 2020 [revoked by Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction (No. 3)]

Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction – 27 April 2020 [revoked by Protecting Public Officials and Workers (Spitting, Coughing and Sneezing) Direction (No. 2)]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 2) – 26 April 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 3)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No. 7) – 24 April 2020 [revoked by Non-Essential Business, Activity and Undertaking Closure Direction (No. 8)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.6) – 21 April 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No. 7)]

Aged Care Direction (No. 2) – 17 April 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 3)]

Border restrictions Direction (No. 4) – 10 April 2020 [revoked by Border restrictions Direction (No. 5)]

Truck driver rest facilities Notice – 9 April 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Truck Driver Rest Facilities Notice]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.5) – 9 April 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.6)]

Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction – 8 April 2020 [revoked by Restricted Access to Designated Areas Direction (No. 2)]

Self-quarantine for persons arriving in Queensland from overseas Direction (No. 2) – 7 April 2020 [revoked by Self-quarantine for Persons Arriving in Queensland From Overseas Direction (No. 3)]

Border restrictions Direction (No. 3) – 2 April 2020 [revoked by Border restrictions Direction (No. 4)]

Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction – 2 April 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction (No. 2)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.4) – 31 March 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.5)]

Border Restrictions Direction (No. 2) – 31 March 2020 [revoked by Border restrictions Direction (No. 3)]

Home confinement Direction – 29 March 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction]

Self-quarantine for persons arriving in Queensland from overseas Direction – 28 March 2020 [revoked by Self-quarantine for persons arriving in Queensland from overseas Direction (No. 2)]

Local Government election and State by-elections Direction (No. 2) – 27 March 2020 [revoked by Revocation of Local Government election and State by-elections Direction (No. 2)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.3) – 27 March 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.4)]

Restrictions in Private Residences Direction – 27 March 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction]

Self-isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 Direction – 27 March 2020 [revoked by Self-isolation for Diagnosed Cases of COVID-19 Direction (No. 2)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.2) – 26 March 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.3)]

Hospital Visitors Direction – 27 March 2020 [revoked by Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 2)]

Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction – 25 March 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction (No.2)]

Border Restrictions – 25 March 2020 [revoked by Border Restrictions Direction (No. 2)]

Non-essential Business Closure Direction – 23 March 2020 [revoked by Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction]

Corrective Services Facilities Directions – 22 March 2020 [revoked by Corrective Services Facilities Direction (No. 2)]

Local Government election and State by-elections – 22 March 2020 [revoked by Local Government election and State by-elections Direction (No. 2)]

Mass Gatherings Direction (No 2) – 21 March 2020 [revoked by Home Confinement, Movement and Gathering Direction]

Aged Care Direction – 21 March 2020 [revoked by Aged Care Direction (No. 2)]

Mass Gatherings – 19 March 2020 [revoked by Mass Gatherings Direction (No 2)]

Non-essential Indoor Gatherings – 19 March 2020 [revoked by Mass Gatherings Direction (No 2)]

Trading Hours – 19 March 2020 [revoked by Trading Hours Notice (No. 2)]