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PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACT 2008 - NOTES

Version No. 049

No. 46 of 2008
Version incorporating amendments as at
24 March 2021

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Version No. 049

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

No. 46 of 2008
Version incorporating amendments as at
24 March 2021

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

    Minister's second reading speech—

    Legislative Assembly: 8 May 2008

    Legislative Council: 26 June 2008

    The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill for an Act to enact a new legislative scheme which promotes and protects public health and wellbeing in Victoria, to amend the Health Act 1958, the Food Act 1984 and certain other Acts, to repeal the Health Act 1958 and consequentially amend certain other Acts and for other purposes."

        Constitution Act 1975:

    Section 85(5) statement:

    Legislative Assembly: 8 May 2008

    Legislative Council: 26 June 2008

    Absolute majorities:

    Legislative Assembly: 26 June 2008

    Legislative Council: 21 August 2008

The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 was assented to on 2 September 2008 and came into operation as follows:

Sections 1–3, 246, 249, 254, 255, 263–266 on 1 January 2009: Special Gazette (No. 365) 12 December 2008 page 1; rest of Act on 1 January 2010: section 2(2).

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, No. 46/2008

Assent Date:

2.9.08

Commencement Date:

S. 246(4) on 1.1.09: Special Gazette (No. 365) 12.12.08 p. 1; s. 293 on 1.1.10: s. 2(2)

Note:

S. 246(4) provided that s. 246 expired on 1.1.11; s. 293 repealed Pt 12 Divs 2–5 (ss 247–293) on 1.7.11

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, No. 76/2008

Assent Date:

11.12.08

Commencement Date:

Ss 157, 158 on 1.1.10: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Coroners Act 2008, No. 77/2008

Assent Date:

11.12.08

Commencement Date:

S. 129(Sch. 2 item 21) on 1.11.09: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2009, No. 68/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 97(Sch. item 99) on 1.1.10: Government Gazette 10.12.09 p. 3215

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Statute Law Amendment (Evidence Consequential Provisions) Act 2009, No. 69/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 54(Sch. Pt 1 item 47), (Sch. Pt 2 item 40) on 1.1.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Statute Law Amendment (National Health Practitioner Regulation) Act 2010, No. 13/2010

Assent Date:

30.3.10

Commencement Date:

S. 51(Sch. item 44) on 1.7.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Health and Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2010, No. 29/2010

Assent Date:

8.6.10

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–6 on 1.7.10: Special Gazette (No. 235) 23.6.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Consumer Affairs Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2010, No. 63/2010

Assent Date:

28.9.10

Commencement Date:

S. 81(Sch. item 9) on 1.11.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Statute Law Revision Act 2011, No. 29/2011

Assent Date:

21.6.11

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 75.4) on 2.9.08: s. 2(2)(g); s. 3(Sch. 1 item 75.3) on 31.12.09: s. 2(2)(f); s. 3(Sch. 1 items 75.1, 75.2) on 22.6.11: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Act 2011, No. 56/2011

Assent Date:

2.11.11

Commencement Date:

S. 31 on 3.11.11: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Children's Services Amendment Act 2011, No. 80/2011

Assent Date:

21.12.11

Commencement Date:

S. 79(Sch. item 5) on 1.1.12: Special Gazette (No. 423) 21.12.11 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Health Professions Registration (Repeal) Act 2012, No. 27/2012

Assent Date:

29.5.12

Commencement Date:

S. 22 on 1.7.12: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Residential Tenancies and Other Consumer Acts Amendment Act 2012, No. 56/2012

Assent Date:

18.9.12

Commencement Date:

S. 23 on 19.9.12: s. 2(1); ss 19, 20, 22 on 31.3.13: Special Gazette (No. 444) 19.12.12 p. 1; s. 21 on 1.8.13: Special Gazette (No. 277) 30.7.13 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Integrity and Accountability Legislation Amendment Act 2012, No. 82/2012

Assent Date:

18.12.12

Commencement Date:

S. 296 on 10.2.13: Special Gazette (No. 32) 6.2.13 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Emergency Management Act 2013, No. 73/2013

Assent Date:

3.12.13

Commencement Date:

S. 102 on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 148) 13.5.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, No. 17/2014

Assent Date:

25.3.14

Commencement Date:

S. 160(Sch. 2 item 79) on 1.7.15: Special Gazette (No. 151) 16.6.15 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 37/2014

Assent Date:

3.6.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10(Sch. item 136) on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 200) 24.6.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, No. 60/2014

Assent Date:

2.9.14

Commencement Date:

S. 140(Sch. 3 item 39) on 17.9.14: Special Gazette (No. 317) 16.9.14 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Inquiries Act 2014, No. 67/2014

Assent Date:

23.9.14

Commencement Date:

S. 147(Sch. 2 item 30) on 15.10.14: Special Gazette (No. 364) 14.10.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Hairdressing Registration) Act 2015, No. 11/2015

Assent Date:

21.4.15

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–10 on 1.3.16: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Statute Law Revision Act 2015, No. 21/2015

Assent Date:

16.6.15

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 43) on 1.8.15: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (No Jab, No Play) Act 2015, No. 55/2015

Assent Date:

27.10.15

Commencement Date:

Ss 4–8 on 1.1.16: Special Gazette (No. 403) 15.12.15 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Safe Access Zones) Act 2015, No. 66/2015

Assent Date:

1.12.15

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–5 on 2.5.16: Special Gazette (No. 114) 26.4.16 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Health Complaints Act 2016, No. 22/2016

Assent Date:

3.5.16

Commencement Date:

S. 243 on 1.2.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Family Violence Protection Amendment Act 2017, No. 19/2017

Assent Date:

16.5.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 59, 60 on 17.5.17: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Act 2017, No. 52/2017 (as amended by No. 4/2018)

Assent Date:

24.10.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 90‒94 on 1.7.18: s. 2(4); ss 95, 96 never proclaimed, repealed by No. 4/2018 s. 28

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Health and Child Wellbeing Legislation Amendment Act 2018, No. 4/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 16, 17, 20, 22, 23 on 28.2.18: s. 2(1); ss 18, 19, 21, 24 on 1.11.18: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, No. 6/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

S. 68(Sch. 2 item 103) on 1.3.19: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Audit Amendment Act 2019, No. 12/2019

Assent Date:

4.6.19

Commencement Date:

S. 24 on 1.7.19: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Guardianship and Administration Act 2019, No. 13/2019

Assent Date:

4.6.19

Commencement Date:

S. 221(Sch. 1 item 42) on 1.3.20: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment Act 2019, No. 22/2019

Assent Date:

20.8.19

Commencement Date:

S. 7 on 21.8.19: s. 2(1); ss 4–6 on 15.12.19: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Children's Services Amendment Act 2019, No. 37/2019

Assent Date:

6.11.19

Commencement Date:

S. 21 on 17.5.20: Special Gazette (No. 232) 12.5.20 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Local Government Act 2020, No. 9/2020

Assent Date:

24.3.20

Commencement Date:

S. 390(Sch. 1 items 82.1, 82.2) on 6.4.20; s. 390(Sch. 1 item 82.6) on 1.5.20: Special Gazette (No. 150) 24.3.20 p. 1; s. 390(Sch. 1 items 82.3–82.5) on 24.10.20: s. 2(3)(f)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension and Other Matters) Act 2020, No. 24/2020

Assent Date:

8.9.20

Commencement Date:

Ss 3–7 on 9.9.20: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2020, No. 27/2020

Assent Date:

20.10.20

Commencement Date:

S. 16 on 21.10.20: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Quarantine Fees) Act 2020, No. 44/2020

Assent Date:

9.12.20

Commencement Date:

Ss 3−5 on 7.12.20: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (State of Emergency Extension) Act 2021, No. 7/2021

Assent Date:

10.3.21

Commencement Date:

Ss 3, 3B, 4 on 11.3.21: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

Planning and Environment Amendment Act 2021, No. 12/2021

Assent Date:

23.3.21

Commencement Date:

S. 61 on 24.3.21: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

This version does not contain amendments that are not yet in operation.

    4     Explanatory details

No entries at date of publication.



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