This data category requires all state/territory government laws and statutes to be available online. (It is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour i.e. voting records is available.)

Data Location


The schema for linking to particular locations in legislation (including point in time linking) is available from

From the about page: first went into production in April 1998. In April 2004 a major redevelopment of the EnAct System was completed enabling the upgrade of the underlying software from the Structured Information Manager version 3.1 to TeraText ™ Database System version 4.1.

The public web site has some unique and innovative features including:

  • true 'point-in-time' searching of consolidated legislation (searches are carried out on the legislation database for legislation relevant at a specified time point); and,
  • advanced searching and browsing capabilities with all cross-references and amendment history information stored as electronic hyperlinks.

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • N Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Australia's Open Data Index
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed Feb 25 2015 23:41:29 GMT+0000 (UTC)