Laws of Malta - Last Updated On: 17th April, 2014

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The LAWS OF MALTA website is one of the services offered by the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government. This service brings together a collection of all the Laws of Malta, including the Constitution, the Statute Law Revision Act, 1980 and subsidiary legislation.

This service is a very useful electronic tool, intended to satisfy the requirements of the judiciary, lawyers, notaries, legal procurators, courts' personnel, law students, journalists and last, but not least, the public in general. The service is free of charge, has unlimited use and presents no fees whatsoever to download copies of all the Laws of Malta in pdf format.

The LAWS OF MALTA online primarily offers the following services:

  • All the chapters of the Laws of Malta, including the Constitution of Malta and the Statute Law Revision Act, 1980;
  • Subsidiary legislation made under the chapters of the Laws of Malta including subsidiary legislation made under the Constitution of Malta; and
  • Chronological and analytical indexes for all the legislation.

This service includes all the principal legislation currently in force, regularly updated with amendments and new legislation approved by the House of Representatives. For the purposes of Maltese law, this is considered to be the official authorised version of the Laws of Malta but subject to the provisions of article 11A(4) of the Statute Law Revision Act, 1980.

Amendments to existing legislation approved by the House of Representatives are integrated within the original text, ONCE THEY COME INTO FORCE, so that the displayed text is the current version of the legislation. The latest version update (LAST UPDATED ON)
is displayed at the top of this page.


Indexes are available in both MALTESE and ENGLISH. Please click on the icons ANALYTICAL INDEX or CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX at the top right hand corner.

Clicking on the required document will take you to the full text of the document itself in pdf format.

A search facility is available in both the Maltese and the English versions. Clicking on any one of the three search facilities available and entering the relative search parameters, a ranked list of all legislation where the search parameters are found will be displayed. Clicking on each listed item will take you to the document itself in pdf format.

To view the document you may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To get the latest version of the Acrobat Reader please visit


We would like the system to fulfil people's requirements, so anyone who comes across any problems or shortfalls is kindly asked to use the CONTACT THE EXPERTS facility on the homepage. It is very important to check, prior to making use of this site, the date when the site was last updated. May we please highlight that this facility is NOT INTENDED TO GIVE ANY LEGAL ADVICE.

Your feedback will be appreciated, so that any mistakes may be corrected, whilst every suggestion to better the level of service given by the site will also be noted.

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