State constitution (Australia)

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In Australia, each state has its own constitution.[1] Each state constitution preceded the Constitution of Australia as constitutions of the then separate British colonies, but all the states ceded powers to the Parliament of Australia as part of federation in 1901.

List of constitutions[edit]

The following is a list of the current constitutions of the six states of Australia. Each entry shows the ordinal number of the current constitution, the official name of the current constitution, and the date on which the current constitution took effect.

No. State Date of effect Notes
1st Constitution of New South Wales 1856
2nd Constitution of Queensland 2001
1st Constitution of South Australia 1934
1st Constitution of Tasmania 1856
2nd Constitution of Victoria 1975
1st Constitution of Western Australia 1890

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "State and territory government". 


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