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Navigation Act 1926

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  • - C1926A00008
  • No longer in force
Act No. 8 of 1926 as made
An Act to amend the Navigation Act 1912-1925.
Date of Assent 01 Mar 1926
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 8 of 1926.

An Act to amend the Navigation Act 1912-1925.

[Reserved, 15th February, 1926.]

[Royal Assent proclaimed, 1st March, 1926.]

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 and citation.

1.—(1.)  This Act may be cited as the Navigation Act 1926.

(2.)  The Navigation Act 1912-1925 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Navigation Act 1912-1926.


2.  This Act shall commence on a date to be fixed by Proclamation after the King’s approval thereto has been proclaimed in the Commonwealth.

Permission to unlicensed ships.

3.  Section two hundred and eighty-six of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-sections:—

“(6.)  Where it is shown to the satisfaction of the Governor-General that the tourist traffic between any ports in the Commonwealth or in the Territories under the authority of the Commonwealth is being injured or retarded, and the Governor-General is satisfied that it is desirable that unlicensed ships be allowed to engage in the trade, he may, by notice published in the Gazette, grant permission to unlicensed British ships of such size and speed as are specified in the notice to engage in the carriage of passengers between those ports, subject to such conditions (if any) and for such period as are set out in the notice.

“(7.)   The carriage of passengers between those ports, by a British ship of the description specified in any such notice and under the conditions (if any), and during the period, set out in the notice, shall not be deemed engaging in the coasting trade.”.