Criminal Code (Defence of Dwellings and Other Premises - Castle Law) Amendment Bill 2024

About the Bill 

On 1 May 2024, Mr Nick Dametto MP, Member for Hinchinbrook, introduced the Criminal Code (Defence of Dwellings and Other Premises—Castle Law) Amendment Bill 2024 into the Queensland Parliament.  The Bill was referred to the Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee for detailed consideration.   

View: Bill 
View: Explanatory Notes 
View: Explanatory Speech
View: Statement of compatibility 

The objective of this Bill is to broaden the circumstances in which an individual can lawfully respond to a home invasion with such force that it may result in grievous bodily harm or death to the intruder.  

For more in-depth information on the above, please refer to the explanatory notes for the Bill.

Further information

Further information including written briefings, correspondence, response to submissions, transcripts and answers to questions taken on notice can be accessed under the Related Publications tab.

Call for submissions

The committee invites submissions on any aspect of the Bill, from all interested parties.  Guidelines for making a submission to a parliamentary committee are available here. Please ensure your submission meets these requirements. 

The closing date for written submissions is Tuesday 2 July 2024 at 10:00am.

Online submissions

Click here to make an online submission to the Bill. 

Submissions made by email or post

Submissions may be emailed to:   

Committee Secretary
Community Safety and Legal Affairs Committee
Parliament House
George Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

Submissions must include:

  • the author’s name
  • if the submission is made on behalf of an organisation, the level of approval (e.g. a local branch, executive committee or national organisation),

and at least two of the following:

  • email address
  • mailing address, and
  • daytime telephone number.

Please ensure your submission includes the above or it may not be considered by the committee.

Please note: Your name and submission may be published on the committee’s inquiry webpage, which will mean it can be viewed on the internet. You can request for your name to be withheld from your published submission, or for both your name and your submission to be kept confidential (i.e. not published). Decisions about whether and how submissions are published are at the discretion of the committee.

Committee’s report

The committee report will be tabled in due course. The report will be published here.


Submissions close:

Tuesday 2 July 2024 at 10.00am

Public briefing:

Monday 19 August 2024 - (10:30am-11:15am)

Public hearing:


Report due date:

Monday 4 November 2024






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