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Legislation

We are accountable to the Treasurer for administering a number of South Australian acts and regulations related to work health and safety (including public safety and mining), daylight saving and shop trading hours, worker relations and dangerous substances.


We are committed to effective stakeholder consultation for all legislation in our jurisdiction before making any recommendations to the Treasurer.

Hard copies of legislation can be purchased online from Service SA. To automatically receive hard copy amendments to a piece of legislation, contact Government Publishing SA on 8207 0908 or admingovpubsa [at] sa.gov.au (email).

Work health and safety

South Australia's work health and safety laws align with those in New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and the Commonwealth who have all adopted the same national model laws.

Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on how to comply with your legal obligations. We have developed a glossary to help explain some of the terminology used in the legislation and Codes of Practice.

Mines and Works Inspection Act and Regulations
Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations

Daylight saving

Daylight Saving

Shop trading hours

Shop trading hours

Worker relations

Clothing outworkers
Employment agents
Fair work and industrial relations
Holidays

See our public holidays page for further information.

Long Service Leave

Dangerous substances, explosives and petroleum products

Dangerous Substances Act and Regulations
Explosives Act and Regulations
Petroleum Products Regulation Act and Regulations