Jurisdiction

The Land Court is a court of limited statutory jurisdiction, which means that it can only exercise the jurisdiction and powers which are given to it under statute.

As at September 2016, the following pieces of legislation confer jurisdiction on the Land Court and Land Appeal Court:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984, s. 62(2)(b)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Holding Act 2013, s. 23, s. 25, s. 33, s. 38, s. 47, s. 49, s. 53, s. 55, s. 57, s. 89(2) and (4)
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003, s. 76, s. 106, s. 111, s. 112, s. 113
  • Aboriginal Land Act 1991, s. 49, s. 55(3), s. 80, s. 82(5), s. 130, s. 150, s. 277, s. 283(2)(b)
  • Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Alcan Queensland Pty. Limited Agreement Act 1965
  • Amoco Australia Pty. Limited Agreement Act 1961, Schedule B
  • Austral-Pacific Fertilizers Limited Agreement Act 1967, The Second Schedule & Third Schedule
  • Biological Control Act 1987, s. 55
  • Breakwater Island Casino Agreement Act 1984, Schedule 1, Fifth Schedule, clause 19
  • Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1968, Schedule 1, Part VII, clause 2(10)
  • Century Zinc Project Act 1997, s. 7
  • City of Brisbane Act 2010, s. 69, s. 72(4)
  • City of Brisbane Regulation 2012, s. 85
  • Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, s. 23
  • Environmental Protection Act 1994, s. 185, s. 522(1)(a), s. 524 & Schedule 2, Part 1
  • Foreign Ownership of Land Register Act 1988, s. 29
  • Forestry Act 1959, s. 61F, s. 61H, s. 61I , s. 61RK
  • Fossicking Act 1994, s. 99, s. 124
  • Geothermal Energy Act 2010
  • Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009
  • Housing (Freeholding of Land) Act 1957, s. 10C
  • Land Act 1994
  • Land Regulation 2009
  • Land Court Act 2000
  • Land Valuation Act 2010
  • Local Government Act 2009, s. 66(4)
  • Local Government Regulation 2012, s. 92
  • Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014, s. 27(1)(b), s. 28(2), s. 30(2), s. 31, s. 52, s. 53, s. 72, s. 96(2), s. 98, s. 100, s. 101
  • Mineral Resources Act 1989
  • Nature Conservation Act 1992, s. 67, s. 108, s. 137A
  • Offshore Minerals Act 1998
  • Petroleum Act 1923
  • Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
  • Queensland Nickel Agreement Act 1970, the Schedule, Part VI, clause 3(8)
  • Soil Conservation Act 1986, s. 22, s. 30
  • State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, s. 127, s. 139, s. 151, s. 152
  • Sugar Industry Act 1999, s. 65, s. 68, s. 72, s. 73, s. 75, s. 287, s. 297
  • Surat Basin Rail (Infrastructure Development and Management) Act 2012, s. 27(5) and (6)
  • Survey and Mapping Infrastructure Act 2003, s. 126
  • Thiess Peabody Coal Pty. Ltd. Agreement Act 1962
  • Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003, s. 76, s. 106, s. 111, s. 112, s. 113
  • Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991, s. 44, s. 50(3), s. 95, s. 115, s. 182, s. 188(2)(b)
  • Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, s. 84D, s. 105JA, s. 240F(4)(b), s. 260(5), s. 300(4), s. 303AC(4), s. 335, s. 351(4), s. 355B(4), s. 377R, s. 383, s. 411(3)(b), s. 412(2)(b)
  • Water Act 2000, s. 430, s. 434(3), s. 865(1)(b), s. 877(1)(b) and (d), s. 972B
  • Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, s. 562, s. 636
  • Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993, s. 54, s. 57
  • Yeppoon Hospital Site Acquisition Act 2006, s. 4

This legislation is located on the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.