Acts which Confer Jurisdiction

as at 5 May 2020

The statutes listed are those which confer jurisdiction upon the Court in addition to the general jurisdiction vested under the Constitution through section 39B of the Judiciary Act 1903.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984

Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977

Admiralty Act 1988

Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984

Age Discrimination Act 2004

Aged Care Act 1997

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018

Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994

Air Navigation Act 1920

Airports Act 1996

Albury-Wadonga Development Corporation (Abolition) Act 2014

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006

Anti-Personnel Mines Convention Act 1998

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012

Australian Astronomical Observatory (Transition) Act 2018

Australian Citizenship Act 2007

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

Australian Energy Market Act 2004 

Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986

Australian National Railways Commission Sale Act 1997

Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998

Australian River Co. Limited Act 2015

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006

Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

Banking Act 1959

Bankruptcy Act 1966

Biosecurity Act 2015

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010

Building Industry Act 1985

Business Names Registration Act 2011

Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Act 2015

Charter of the United Nations Act 1945

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988

Circuit Layouts Act 1989

Civil Aviation Act 1988

Civil Aviation (Carriers' Liability) Act 1959

Coal Industry Repeal Act 2001

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

Commonwealth Places (Mirror Taxes) Act 1998

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Act 1961

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974)

Copyright Act 1968

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

Corporations Act 2001

Court Security Act 2013

Crimes Act 1914

Criminal Code Act 1995

Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008

Customs Act 1901

Dairy Industry Service Reform Act 2003

Dairy Produce Act 1986

Defence Act 1903

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001

Defence Service Homes Act 1918

Defence Trade Controls Act 2012

Dental Benefits Act 2008

Designs Act 2003

Diplomatic and Consular Missions Act 1978

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

Do Not Call Register Act 2006

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000

Egg Industry Service Provision Act 2002

Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

Excise Act 1901

Export Control Act 2020

Export Market Development Grants Act 1997

Extradition Act 1988

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

Fair Work Act 2009

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981

Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act 2018

Financial Sector (Business Transfer and Group Restructure) Act 1999

Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001

Financial Sector (Shareholdings) Act 1998

Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988

Fisheries Management Act 1991

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975

Foreign Evidence Act 1994

Foreign Judgments Act 1991

Foreign Proceedings (Excess of Jurisdiction) Act 1984

Foreign States Immunities Act 1985

Freedom of Information Act 1982

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000

Future Fund Act 2006

Gene Technology Act 2000

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Act 2018

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012

Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989

Health Insurance Act 1973

Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997

Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Act 2014

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010

Hearing Services Administration Act 1997

Hearing Services and AGHS Reform Act 1997

Higher Education Support Act 2003

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Act 2011

Horticulture Marketing and Research and Development Services Act 2000

Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012

Imported Food Control Act 1992

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

Independent Contractors Act 2006

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019 

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Act 2019

Insurance Acquisition and Takeovers Act 1991

Insurance Act 1973

Insurance Contracts Act 1984 

Interactive Gambling Act 2001

International Arbitration Act 1974

International Criminal Court Act 2002

International War Crimes Tribunals Act 1995

Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commission) Act 2012

Judiciary Act 1903

Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987

Lands Acquisition Act 1989

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006

Life Insurance Act 1995

Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984

Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003

Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Act 2017

Medibank Private Sale Act 2006

Medical Indemnity (Prudential Supervision and Product Standards) Act 2003

Migration Act 1958

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

Moomba-Sydney Pipeline System Sale Act 1994

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987

My Health Records Act 2012

Narcotics Drugs Act 1967

National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011

National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

National Environment Protection Measures (Implementation) Act 1998

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007

National Health Act 1953

National Health Security Act 2007

National Measurement Act 1960

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018

National Rental Affordability Scheme Act 2008

National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

National Sports Tribunal Act 2019

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011

Native Title Act 1993

Norfolk Island Act 1979

Not-for-profit Sector Freedom to Advocate Act 2013

Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987

Ombudsman Act 1976

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010

Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987

Parliamentary Retirement Travel Act 2002

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017

Patents Act 1990

Payments Systems (Regulation) Act 1998

Personal Property Securities Act 2009

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017

Petroleum Resource Rent Tax Assessment Act 1987

Pig Industry Act 2001

Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994

Privacy Act 1988

Private Health Insurance Act 2007

Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Product Emissions Standards Act 2017

Product Stewardship Act 2011

Protection of the Sea (Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage) Act 2008

Protection of the Sea (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006

Protection of the Sea (Oil Pollution Compensation Funds) Act 1993

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

Qantas Sale Act 1992

Radiocommunications Act 1992

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014

Removal of Prisoners (Territories) Act 1923

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000

Resale Royalty Rights for Visual Artists Act 2009

Retirement Savings Accounts Act 1997

Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018

Royal Commissions Act 1902

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018

Shipping Registration Act 1981

Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997

Space Activities Act 1998

Spam Act 2003

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012

Sugar Research and Development Services Act 2013

Superannuation Contributions Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993

Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999

Sydney Airport Demand Management Act 1997

Tax Agent Services Act 2009

Taxation Administration Act 1953

Telecommunications Act 1997

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979

Telecommunications (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 1997

Telstra Corporation Act 1991

Termination Payments Tax (Assessment and Collection) Act 1997

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011

Textile, Clothing & Footwear Strategic Investment Program Act 1999

Timor Sea Maritime Boundaries Treaty Consequential Amendments Act 2019

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984

Trade Marks Act 1995

Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003

Treasury Bills Act 1914

Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018

VET Student Loans Act 2016

Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986

Water Act 2007

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005

Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act 1995

Wool International Privatisation Act 1999

Wool Services Privatisation Act 2000

Work Health and Safety Act 2011