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SR 1915 No. 31 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 13 Mar 1915
Date of repeal 07 Jul 1915
Repealed by Aerial Navigation Regulations 1915 (Repeal) (Provisional)

STATUTORY RULES.

1915. No. 31.

 

PROVISIONAL REGULATIONS UNDER THE WAR PRECAUTIONS ACT 1914.

Aerial Navigation Regulations.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the War Precautions Act 1914 should come into immediate operation, and make the Regulations to come into operation forthwith as Provisional Regulations.

Dated this tenth day of March, One thousand nine hundred and fifteen.

R. M. FERGUSON,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

G. F. PEARCE.

 

AERIAL NAVIGATION REGULATIONS.

Short title.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Aerial Navigation Regulations 1915.

Definition.

2. In these Regulations “proclaimed area” means any area which is for the time being proclaimed under any Regulations made under the War Precautions Act 1914.

Regulation of aircraft.

3. Any person who at the commencement of these Regulations has in his possession, or who, at any time after the commencement of these Regulations becomes possessed of, an aircraft, shall, within thirty days after such commencement, or after so becoming possessed, apply to the Commandant of the Military District in which he resides for registration of the aircraft.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

District Commandant may register aircraft

4. Upon application being made to the Commandant of a Military District for registration of an aircraft, the Commandant may register the aircraft, or refuse to register it without assigning any reason for his refusal.

Registration of aircraft.

5. The Commandant of a Military District may at any time, for reasons which appear to him sufficient, remove from the register the registration of any aircraft, and thereupon the aircraft shall cease to be a registered aircraft.

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Unregistered aircraft not to be navigated.

6. No person shall navigate, or allow to be navigated, an unregistered aircraft.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

Places over which aircraft shall not be navigated.

7. No person shall, except when actually employed in the service of the Commonwealth, or except with the permission of the Minister, or the Commandant of a Military District, navigate, or allow to be navigated, an aircraft over or within ten miles of any fort, arsenal, dockyard, naval establishment, explosive magazine, arms or ammunition factory, military encampment, ship of war, farm or establishment for horse-breeding, or proclaimed area, unless he is compelled so to navigate this aircraft by stress of weather or other circumstance over which he had no control, proof whereof shall lie upon him.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

Minister may prohibit aerial navigation.

8. (1) The Minister may at any time in the interests of the defence of the Commonwealth prohibit, for such period as he thinks necessary, aerial navigation over any part of the Commonwealth or the territorial waters of the Commonwealth.

(2) Any person who, without the permission of the Minister, proof whereof shall lie upon him, navigates an aircraft over any part of the Commonwealth or the territorial waters of the Commonwealth, aerial navigation over which has been prohibited by the Minister under this Regulation, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

Aircraft from abroad.

9. No person shall, except with the permission in writing of the Minister of Defence, and subject to such conditions as are imposed, navigate, or allow to be navigated, an aircraft over any part of the Commonwealth from any place outside the Commonwealth, or from any ship other than ships of the Royal Navy or the Royal Australian Navy.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

Certain articles not to be carried in aircraft.

10. No person shall, unless authorized by the Minister, or the Commandant of a Military District (proof whereof shall lie upon him), carry in an aircraft over any part of the Commonwealth any explosives, firearms, photographic apparatus, mails, or carrier or homing pigeons.

Penalty: One hundred pounds, or imprisonment for six months, or both.

 

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