Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 - Queensland


To enable the enactment of uniform legislation relating to the recognition of regulatory standards adopted in Australia regarding goods and services, and registered occupations and professions.

The Act adopts the provisions of the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992 in relation to goods and occupations.

The Queensland Act provides that:

  • a person who is registered to carry on an occupation in another state or territory is entitled, after notifying the appropriate registration authority in Queensland, to be registered and carry on the equivalent occupation in Queensland;

  • an Australian producer or importer, whose goods meet the requirements for sale in the state or territory where they were produced or imported, may sell those goods in Queensland without the need for further assessment or testing.

Certain goods are excluded from mutual recognition, namely:

  • firearms and other prohibited or offensive weapons
  • fireworks
  • gaming machines
  • pornographic material

These goods will continue to be regulated by individual states and territories.

The following guides or booklets are available:

  • guidelines and other information are available from each local registration authority relating to the occupation for which the authority is responsible.

  • general information and guidance on mutual recognition is available in the Commonwealths User Guide to the Mutual Recognition Agreement and the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement. This guide is available on the Council of Austrsalian Governments' website.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Mutual recognition legislation has been passed by the Commonwealth and all Australian states and territories and therefore operates reciprocally between all states and territories.

Mutual recognition of goods and occupations between Australia and New Zealand is also legislated for in Queensland under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003.

Administering agency

Queensland Treasury

Treasury Office

Regulatory Reform Branch

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Operating address: Queensland Treasury, Level 8 100 George Street
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 611
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3035 1823
Website: Queensland Treasury (Opens in new window)