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Public Health Act 1997

In Force


  1. For infringement notice offences under this Act see Magistrates Court (Public Health (COVID-19) Infringement Notices) Regulation 2020

Current version


  1. Uncommenced amendments by Public Health (Emergencies) Amendment Act 2020.
  2. Uncommenced expiry of provisions.
  3. Proposed amendments by Public Health Amendment Bill 2021 (No 2).
  4. Proposed amendments by Radiation Protection Amendment Bill 2022.
Effective Files/Formats Version Published Notes
11 December 2021 HTMLPDFWord R35 11 December 2021

Republication for amendments by A2021-31

Administering Minister and Directorate

  • Minister for Health - ACT Health Directorate
  • Minister for Health - Canberra Health Services