The Department of Housing (through its legal entity the ‘Housing Authority’) assists the Minister for Housing in administering the following legislation:
The above link includes access to Word and PDF copies of the latest version of the Act the Housing Regulations 1980 (via the ‘Subsidiary legislation made under this Act’ option).
The above link includes access to Word and PDF copies of the latest version of the Act. (There are no regulations under this Act).
The above link includes access to Word and PDF copies of the latest version of the Act and the Government Employees’ Housing Regulations 1965 (via the ‘Subsidiary legislation made under this Act’ option).
Official copies of all Western Australian legislation and subsidiary legislation (regulations) can be viewed and downloaded on the State Law Publisher’s
Please note the State Law Publisher’s disclaimer concerning the information available via its website
Changes to our legislation 2010
Aboriginal Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2010
This Amendment Act, which came into operation on 1 July 2010, amended the Housing Act 1980 and the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 to give the Housing Authority the power to:
- Provide housing-related services to remote Aboriginal communities in WA
- Enter into a broader range of joint venture arrangements
- Develop and manage any land (with the agreement of the landowner), not just land it owns.
For the provisions of the Aboriginal Housing Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 (which became the Amendment Act), and the Explanatory Memorandum providing ‘plain English’ versions of the clauses of the Amendment Bill, see here
Housing Societies Repeal Act 2005
This Repeal Act arranged for the winding up and cessation of housing societies, and for the subsequent repeal of the Housing Societies Act 1976 and the Housing Loan Guarantee Act 1957.
Parts 1 (‘Preliminary’) and 2 (‘Winding up of societies’) of the Repeal Act commenced operation on 5 October 2005, enabling the liquidation of the two remaining housing societies - Western Homebuyers Housing Society and Westland Housing Society.
Part 3 of the Repeal Act provides for the repeal of the Housing Societies Act 1976 and the Housing Loan Guarantee Act 1957, and makes minor consequential amendments to 12 other Acts. Following the liquidation of the above two housing societies, Part 3 was brought into operation on 10 July 2010.
For the provisions of the Housing Societies Repeal Bill 2005 (which became the Repeal Act), and the Explanatory Memorandum providing ‘plain English’ versions of the clauses of the Repeal Bill, see here