Public Health Emergency

A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT.
For the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, see the ACT COVID-19 website
or call the COVID-19 helpline on (02) 6207 7244 for all information related to the health emergency.

Public Health Act 1997

In Force


  1. For infringement notice offences under this Act see Magistrates Court (Public Health (COVID-19) Infringement Notices) Regulation 2020

Current version


  1. Uncommenced amendments by Public Health (Emergencies) Amendment Act 2020.
Effective Files/Formats Version Published Notes
6 August 2020 PDF PDF Word R33 6 August 2020

Republication for amendments by A2020-35

Administering Minister and Directorate

  • Minister for Health - ACT Health Directorate
  • Minister for Health - Canberra Health Services