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South Australia - Legislation

Children's Protection Act 1993 (1994 - 2017)

Principal Act

The Children's Protection Act 1993 (Act No.93/1993) was assented to on 4 November 1993 and commenced Ss 27-36, 49 & 59: 5 January 1995; remainder: 1 January 1994. Its long title is 'An Act to provide for the care and protection of children; and for other purposes.' Section 5 includes provisions relating to dealing with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander children. This act was repealed by the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009,;

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing, Christine Moje