2 Commencement


This Act comes into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council, and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made appointing different dates for different provisions.


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): Local Electoral Act 2001 (except section 135) brought into force, on 1 July 2001, by clause 2 of the Local Electoral Act Commencement Order 2001 (SR 2001/144).

Section 2(1): section 135 brought into force, on 25 December 2002, by section 42(2) of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 85).

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