Water Services Act 2021

2 Commencement


This Act comes into force on the earlier of—


a date appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and


the date that is 2 years after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.


One or more Orders in Council may be made under subsection (1)(a) appointing different dates for different provisions.


An Order in Council made 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)(a): this Act brought into force (except for sections 58, 138, 139, 141(c) and (d), 144, 146(1)(c), 147, and 148), on 15 November 2021, by clause 2(2) of the Water Services Act Commencement Order 2021 (SL 2021/354).

Section 2(1)(a): section 58 brought into force, on 1 March 2022, by clause 2(1) of the Water Services Act Commencement Order 2021 (SL 2021/354).