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Air Navigation Act 1920

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Act No. 50 of 1920 as made
An Act relating to Air Navigation.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Date of Assent 02 Dec 1920



No. 50 of 1920.

An Act relating to Air Navigation.

[Assented to 2nd December, 1920.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title.

1.  This Act may be cited as the Air Navigation Act 1920.


2.  This Act shall commence in relation to the several States and Territories on such days as are respectively fixed by Proclamation.


3.  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears—

“Territories” means Territories under the authority of the Commonwealth and includes Territories governed by the Commonwealth under a mandate;

“the Convention” means the Convention for the Regulation of Aerial Navigation signed in Paris on the thirteenth day of October, One thousand nine hundred and nineteen.

Power to give effect to Convention.

4.  The Governor-General may make regulations for the purpose of carrying out and giving effect to the Convention and the provisions of any amendment of the Convention made under article thirty-four thereof and for the purpose of providing for the control of Air Navigation in the Commonwealth and the Territories.