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LIMITATION ACT 1969 - As at 25 February 2019 - Act 31 of 1969 - NOTES

Reprint history (since 1972):

Reprint No 1   3 September 1973  
Reprint No 2   9 March 1978  
Reprint No 3   6 September 1979  
Reprint No 4   22 June 1982  
Reprint No 5   22 January 1990  
Reprint No 6   12 September 1991  
Reprint No 7   3 April 2001  
Reprint No 8   7 December 2004  

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Limitation Act 1969 No 31. Assented to 9.4.1969. Date of commencement, 1.1.1971, sec 1 (2) and GG No 106 of 21.8.1970, p 3331. This Act has been amended as follows:

1970 No 52 Supreme Court Act 1970. Assented to 14.10.1970.
Date of commencement, Part 9 excepted, 1.7.1972, sec 2 (1) and GG No 59 of 2.6.1972, p 2018. Amended by Supreme Court (Amendment) Act 1972 No 41. Assented to 11.4.1972.
No 60 Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970. Assented to 13.11.1970.
Date of commencement, 1.7.1971, sec 1 (2) and GG No 60 of 4.6.1971, p 1863.
1977 No 11 Limitation (Amendment) Act 1977. Assented to 17.3.1977.
1978 No 106 Limitation (Frustrated Contracts) Amendment Act 1978. Assented to 20.12.1978.
Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.5.1979, sec 2 (2) and GG No 55 of 20.4.1979, p 1883.
1979 No 27 Limitation (Possessory Titles) Amendment Act 1979. Assented to 24.4.1979.
Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.6.1979, sec 2 (2) and GG No 67 of 18.5.1979, p 2386.
No 164 Real Property (Computer Register) Amendment Act 1979. Assented to 14.12.1979.
Date of commencement of Sch 22, 1.1.1980, sec 2 (2) and GG No 184 of 21.12.1979, p 6448.
1984 No 153 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1984. Assented to 10.12.1984.
No 167 Miscellaneous Acts (Commercial Arbitration) Amendment Act 1984. Assented to 14.12.1984.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.5.1985, sec 2 (2) and GG No 73 of 26.4.1985, p 1797.
1987 No 48 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 1) 1987. Assented to 28.5.1987.
Date of commencement of Sch 32, except as provided by sec 2 (13), 1.9.1987, sec 2 (12) and GG No 136 of 28.8.1987, p 4809.
1990 No 36 Limitation (Amendment) Act 1990. Assented to 22.6.1990.
Date of commencement, 1.9.1990, sec 2.
1993 No 46 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993. Assented to 15.6.1993.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Limitation Act 1969, assent, Sch 1.
No 95 Limitation (Amendment) Act 1993. Assented to 30.11.1993.
Date of commencement, 3.12.1993, sec 2 and GG No 134 of 3.12.1993, p 7067.
1997 No 147 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997. Assented to 17.12.1997.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).
1998 No 130 Workers Compensation Legislation Amendment (Dust Diseases and Other Matters) Act 1998. Assented to 26.11.1998.
Date of commencement, 1.12.1998, sec 2 and GG No 165 of 27.11.1998, p 9016.
1999 No 31 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999. Assented to 7.7.1999.
Date of commencement of Schs 4 and 5, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 85 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999. Assented to 3.12.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).
2002 No 92 Civil Liability Amendment (Personal Responsibility) Act 2002. Assented to 28.11.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.6, 6.12.2002, sec 2 and GG No 249 of 6.12.2002, p 10529.
No 136 Defamation Amendment Act 2002. Assented to 18.12.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, sec 2 and GG No 45 of 14.2.2003, p 1588.
2005 No 28 Civil Procedure Act 2005. Assented to 1.6.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.29, 15.8.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 100 of 10.8.2005, p 4205.
No 77 Defamation Act 2005. Assented to 26.10.2005.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2006, sec 2.
No 98 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2005. Assented to 24.11.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).
2006 No 80 Succession Act 2006. Assented to 27.10.2006.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2008, sec 2 and GG No 16 of 15.2.2008, p 707.
2007 No 94 Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.60, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2009 No 49 NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009. Assented to 26.6.2009.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (305) LW 1.7.2009.
2012 No 42 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012. Assented to 21.6.2012.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.7.2012, sec 2 (1).
2016 No 5 Limitation Amendment (Child Abuse) Act 2016. Assented to 17.3.2016.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2017 No 17 Crown Land Legislation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 17.5.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 1.7.2018, sec 2 (1) and 2018 (225) LW 1.6.2018.
This Act has also been amended pursuant to an order under secs 8 (2) and 9 (3) of the Reprints Act 1972 (formerly Acts Reprinting Act 1972). Assented to 9.10.1972. Order dated 29.12.1973, and published in GG No 114 of 31.8.1973, p 3760, declaring that the Limitation Act 1969 is an enactment to which sec 8 (2) and sec 9 (3) of the Acts Reprinting Act 1972 apply.

Table of amendments

No reference is made to certain amendments made by the Reprints Act 1972, and Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997.

Sec 3 Am 1977 No 11, sec 2 (a). Rep 1999 No 31, Sch 5.62.
Sec 4 Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.
Sec 6 Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (1); 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 6A Ins 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 8 Am 1979 No 27, sec 3 (a); 1998 No 130, Sch 4; 2017 No 17, Sch 4.49.
Sec 11 Am 1970 No 60, First Sch; 1979 No 27, sec 3 (b); 1979 No 164, Sch 22; 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (2); 2006 No 80, Sch 3.10; 2009 No 49, Sch 2.35 [1].
Sec 11A Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [1].
Sec 14A Ins 1978 No 106, sec 3.
Sec 14B Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [1]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [1].
Sec 18A Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (3). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [2].
Sec 18A, note Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [3].
Sec 19 Subst 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (4). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [4].
Sec 20 Am 1984 No 167, Sch 1.
Sec 29 Am 1984 No 153, Sch 16.
Sec 40 Am 1979 No 27, sec 3 (c).
Part 2, Div 6 Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5].
Secs 50A-50E Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5].
Sec 50F Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [5]. Am 2009 No 49, Sch 2.35 [2].
Sec 51 Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (5).
Sec 53 Am 1970 No 52, Second Sch.
Part 3, Div 2A (secs 56A-56D) Ins 2002 No 136, Sch 2.2 [2]. Subst 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [2].
Part 3, Div 3, heading Subst 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [6].
Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 1, heading Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (6).
Secs 57, 57A Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (7).
Sec 57B (formerly sec 57) Renumbered 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (7). Am 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (8).
Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 2 Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).
Sec 60A Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [7].
Sec 60B Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9). Am 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [8].
Secs 60C-60E Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).
Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 3 (secs 60F-60J) Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).
Part 3, Div 3, Subdiv 4, heading Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).
Secs 60K-60M Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (9).
Part 3, Div 4 (secs 62A-62F) Ins 2002 No 92, Sch 4.6 [9].
Sec 65 Am 1977 No 11, sec 2 (b).
Sec 68A Ins 1977 No 11, sec 2 (c).
Secs 69, 73 Am 1984 No 167, Sch 1.
Sec 74 Am 2005 No 28, Sch 5.29 [1].
Sec 77 Am 1970 No 52, Second Sch (am 1972 No 41, Second Sch); 1987 No 48, Sch 32; 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (10); 1999 No 31, Sch 4.52; 2005 No 28, Sch 5.29 [2]. Subst 2007 No 94, Sch 1.60.
Sec 78 Ins 1993 No 95, sec 3.
Sch 1, heading Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Ins 2012 No 42, Sch 4.8 [1].
Sch 1 Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Am 2012 No 42, Sch 4.8 [2] (cll 1, 2 transferred from Notice of Action and Other Privileges Abolition Act 1977, secs 3, 5) [3]-[9].
Schs 2, 3 Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.
Sch 5, heading Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (11). Am 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [3].
Sch 5 Ins 1990 No 36, Sch 1 (11). Am 1993 No 46, Sch 1; 2005 No 77, Sch 5.2 [3]-[5]; 2005 No 98, Sch 3.39; 2016 No 5, Sch 1 [4].



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