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Western Australia’s Constitution Acts



This is an unofficial consolidation of the provisions of:

  • The Constitution Act 1889; and
  • The Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 (other than Schedule V).

It has been called “The Constitution of Western Australia” for ease of reference.

In preparing the consolidation:

  • Provisions that have become obsolete or ceased to have effect over the years have been omitted from the main text but are set out in Appendix 1;
  • Some minor editorial changes have been made;
  • A table has been provided in Appendix 2 showing where to find the existing provisions in the consolidation.

Readers should note that the consolidation has no legal effect.  It has been compiled for public information and as an aid to discussions about Western Australia’s Constitution Acts.  Legislation would be needed to give formal effect to any consolidation or revision of those Acts and that legislation would have to be passed in accordance with parliamentary and constitutional requirements.

Readers should also be aware that the placing of an existing provision in a new context in the consolidation (either by its relocation or by the removal of spent provisions) may appear to give it a meaning or significance that it does not have in its actual context.

Copyright © 1998  State of Western Australia


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.