No limitation period for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Queensland


Following recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, from 1 March 2017 in Queensland, survivors of childhood sexual abuse are not subject to a limitation period and they may bring a personal injuries claim at any time.

The amendments to the Limitations of Actions Act 1974 are retrospective in effect. They do not though extend to physical abuse. For more information, please contact Assistant Crown Solicitor, Lara Rega.