Legislation and regulation

Page last updated: Friday, 20 July 2018 - 11:48am

On behalf of the Minister of Regional Development; Agriculture and Food and Minister for Fisheries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is responsible for managing a range of legislation.

Administered legislation

The legislation consists of the Acts listed below and regulations and other subsidiary legislation made under those Acts. Up-to-date copies of all legislation can be accessed from the State Law Publisher website.

Minister for Regional Development

  • Regional Development Commissions Act 1993
  • Royalties for Regions Act 2009 (except Part 2, excluding sections 9 and 10, which is administered by the Treasurer principally assisted by the Department of Treasury)

Minister for Agriculture and Food

  • Aerial Spraying Control Act 1966
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Taxing) Act 1995
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Western Australia) Act 1995
  • Agricultural Produce Commission Act 1988
  • Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976
  • Animal Welfare Act 2002
  • Biological Control Act 1986
  • Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007
  • Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Rates and Charges Act 2007
  • Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Repeal and Consequential Provisions) Act 2007
  • Bulk Handling Act 1967
  • Exotic Diseases of Animals Act 1993
  • Gene Technology Act 2006
  • Industrial Hemp Act 2004
  • Loans (Co-operative Companies) Act 2004
  • Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946
  • Ord River Dam Catchment Area (Straying Cattle) Act 1967
  • Royal Agricultural Society Act 1926
  • Royal Agricultural Society Act Amendment Act 1929
  • Rural Business Development Corporation Act 2000
  • Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945
  • Tree Plantation Agreements Act 2003
  • Veterinary Chemical Control and Animal Feeding Stuffs Act 1976
  • Veterinary Surgeons Act 1960
  • Western Australian Meat Industry Authority Act 1976

Minister for Fisheries

  • Aquatic Resources Management Act 2016
  • Fish Resources Management Act 1994
  • Fisheries Adjustment Schemes Act 1987
  • Fishing and Related Industries Compensation (Marine Reserves) Act 1997
  • Fishing Industry Promotion Training and Management Levy Act 1994
  • Pearling Act 1990

Contact information

DPIRD enquiries
+61 1300 374 731