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Information for volunteers

Information for Committee Members and Volunteers – Current Issues Information Sheet

— Information about the existing law; what is excluded and what are the effects

Volunteer Protection Checklist for Volunteers

— Guidance to assist you in determining if you are protected from incurring personal civil liability under the provisions of the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld).

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about
— insurance
— public liability insurance
— who can be sued

Frequently Asked 'What Ifs'

Including "What if a volunteer ...?"
— has given an indemnity
— has a car accident
— was intoxicated
— does something criminal
— gets paid expenses
— and more...

Information for CEOs

Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)

  • Factsheet about the Act, protections for 'community organisations' and their volunteers

Glossary of legal terms and phrases regarding Volunteer Protection provisions.

Volunteer Protection Checklist for Community Organisations

  • Guidance for determining whether your volunteers are protected under the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)

Managing Your Volunteers Fact Sheet

  • one of several resources about Insurance and Risk Management on the Our Community website


See also —

Information for Lawyers

Annotated Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)
Annotated_Civil_Liability_Act_2003.pdf (pdf file: 390kb)

Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld)
— And check for amendments

Dangerous Liaisons with the Civil Liability Act 2003 — by Justice M.A. McMurdo, 26 April 2006


Further Links and References

CPNS Select Bibliography
Select Bibliography of cases, articles(pdf file: 59kb)

Running the Risk? A risk management tool for organisations involving volunteers
— A practical tool developed by CPNS for Volunteering Australia.
It includes guides and forms used in the risk management process together with a number of case studies and Frequently Asked Questions.

Civil Liability Reform and Volunteer Protection in Queensland
Working_paper_18.pdf (pdf file: 307kb)


Useful weblinks and resources
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