The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Current declared child protection states & territories

Current declared child protection states & territories

A legislative instrument was made August 2023 declaring all states and territories, other than ACT and Tasmania, to be child protection states or territories for the purpose of SS(Admin)Act Part 3AA.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 123SCA Persons subject to enhanced income management regime–child protection

Social Security (Administration) (Enhanced Income Management Regime – State Referrals) Determination 2023


Notices may be given by child protection workers based in these areas and may, in consultation with the delegate, extend to people whose usual place of residence is outside of the specified district, so long as a child protection worker is based within these areas.

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