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Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1934 No. 91 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations 1934.
Gazetted 31 Jul 1934
Date of repeal 01 Aug 1948
Repealed by Repealed by Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations 1948 (SR 1948 No. 92)

STATUTORY RULES.

1934. No. 91.

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REGULATIONS UNDER THE QUARANTINE ACT 1903-1924.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Quarantine Act 1908-1924.

Dated this twenty-fifth day of July, 1934.

ISAAC A. ISAACS

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. ALLAN GUY

for Minister for Health.

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Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations.

Citation.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations.

Commencement.

2. These Regulations shall commence on the first day of August, 1934.

Repeal.

3. The Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations 1934, being Statutory Rules 1934, No. 61, are hereby repealed.

Liability under Quarantine Regulations 1927 not affected.

4. Nothing in these Regulations shall be deemed to affect the liability of any person to comply with the Quarantine Regulations 1927, in so far as those Regulations are applicable to that person.

Definition.

5.—(1.) In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears—

“authorized aerodrome” means a Customs or other aerodrome, specified by the competent authority of the country in which it is situated as one on which aircraft may make their first landing on entering that country or from which they may depart on leaving that country;

“master”, in relation to an oversea vessel, means the person in charge or command of that vessel;

“oversea vessel” means any vessel used in navigation by air from any place outside Australia to any place in Australia; and

“the Act” means the Quarantine Act 1908-1924.

(2) In these Regulations, any reference to a Form shall be read as a reference to a Form contained in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Arrival message to be sent.

6.—(1.) The master of an oversea vessel shall not suffer that vessel to enter or arrive at the first landing place in Australia unless he has sent a message by telegraph or wireless telegraph stating—

(a) the registered marking of the vessel and the date and time at which he expects to arrive in Australia, and

(b) the name of the last port or place outside Australia at which the vessel called or touched.

Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 31st July, 1934.

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(2.) The message shall be sent from such place and at such time that it will, in the ordinary course of events, be received at the place to which it is addressed at least three hours before the arrival of the vessel in Australia.

(3.) The message shall be addressed to the Administrator Darwin in the case of a vessel intended to land at Darwin, and in the case of a vessel intended to land at a place other than Darwin, the message shall be addressed to the postmaster or officer in charge of the post office at that place.

Master to produce certificate as to infectious disease

7. The Master of an oversea vessel shall, on arrival at the first landing place in Australia, produce to the Quarantine Officer at that landing place a certificate in accordance with Form A signed by a Medical Officer of the Health Department of the country in which was situated the last authorized aerodrome called at by that vessel before arriving in Australia, stating that the crew and passengers of the vessel did not show symptoms of any infectious disease at the time of departure from that aerodrome.

Master to produce certificate as to destruction of mosquitoes.

8.—(1.) The master of an oversea vessel which has any enclosed space or cabin for the accommodation of passengers or of mails or other freight shall, on arrival at the first landing place in Australia, produce to the Quarantine Officer at that landing place a certificate signed by an officer of the Health Department of the last country from which the vessel departed before arriving in Australia, stating that all parts of the interior of the vessel were sprayed or fumigated, immediately before its departure from that country with a vapour effective for the destruction of mosquitoes;

(2.) The certificate shall be in accordance with Form B.

Quarantine Officer may require vessel to be fumigated.

9. The master of every oversea vessel shall, when required by a Quarantine Officer, submit the vessel to fumigation, spraying, or other treatment

Passengers and crew to produce certificates as to vaccination.

10.—(1.) Every member of the crew and every passenger on every oversea vessel shall, on arrival at the first landing place in Australia, produce to the Quarantine Officer at that landing place a certificate stating that he has been successfully vaccinated against small-pox within three years prior to embarkation on the vessel, or that he has given proof that he is adequately immune from small-pox.

(2.) The certificate shall be in accordance with Form C, and shall be signed by an officer of the Health Department of the country in which the certificate is given, and shall specify the office held by the person signing the certificate;

(3.) For the purposes of this regulation a person shall be deemed to be adequately immune from small-pox if he has had a previous attack of small-pox, or if he has been vaccinated within the last three years before the date of the certificate, and has, to the personal knowledge of the certifying officer, shown signs of early reaction signifying adequate immunity.

(4.) Any person who fails to produce the certificate referred to in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation, shall submit to being vaccinated, and shall be vaccinated, at the first landing place in Australia.


Vessel to land at prescribed landing place.

11.—(1.) The master of every oversea vessel shall, on arrival at the first landing place in Australia, and at each landing place subsequently called at for which pratique is not held, cause his vessel to come to a stop at or near a spot (marked by a signal) on the proclaimed landing place and shall remain there until pratique has been granted.

(2) The signal referred to in the last preceding sub-regulation shall be—

(a) from sunrise to sunset, the flag known as flag Q, being a yellow flag of sis breadths of bunting; and

(b) from sunset to sunrise, three lights (two red and one white) of such a character as to be visible on a clear night by any vessel from a distance of two miles, and placed at distances of 6 feet apart in the form of an equilateral triangle.

Persons not to approach signal.

12. An unauthorized person shall not approach within thirty yards of any signal referred to in the last preceding regulation.

Master to furnish list of passengers.

13. The master of every oversea vessel shall, on arrival at the first landing place in Australia, furnish to the Quarantine Officer at that landing place a complete list of all passengers on board the vessel and the full address in Australia of each passenger.

Declaration verifying questions.

14. Where a Quarantine Officer requires a person, who has been asked questions in pursuance of section 73 of the Act, to verify, by statutory declaration, the answers given to these questions, the declaration shall be in accordance with Form D and shall be handed to that officer.

Persons arriving by air to report sickness

15.—(1.) Every person who arrives in an oversea vessel shall undertake to report forthwith, or cause to be reported forthwith, to the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory in which he then is, any sickness which he suffers within eighteen days after the departure of the vessel from the last landing place outside Australia.

(2.) The undertaking shall be in accordance with Form E.

(3.) Any person who neglects or fails to carry out any undertaking given by him in pursuance of sub-regulation (1) of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: Fifty pounds.

Exempting from Regulations.

16. The Director of Quarantine may exempt any vessel, or any passenger therein, or member of the crew thereof, from any of the requirements of these Regulations if he is satisfied that in the circumstances adequate safeguards have been taken against the risk of the introduction of infection by that vessel or those persons.

Offences.

17. Any person who contravenes, or fails to comply with, any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a penalty not exceeding Fifty pounds.

Forms.

18. Strict compliance with the Forms in the Schedule shall not be required and substantial compliance shall be sufficient.


THE SCHEDULE.

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Form A.                                                                                                                          Reg. 7.

CERTIFICATE RELATING TO HEALTH OF PASSENGERS AND CREW OF AIR VESSEL.

I,                                                                           a Medical Officer of the Health Department at                                    hereby certify that the crew and passengers of the air vessel                           of which                                  is master did not show symptoms of any infectious disease at the time of departures from the aerodrome at

Dated this                              day of                                 19

Medical Officer, Health Department,

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Form B.                                                                                                                             Reg. 8.

CERTIFICATE CONCERNING TREATMENT OF AIR VESSEL FOR DESTRUCTION OF MOSQUITOES.

I,                                                   as officer of the Health Department at              , hereby certify that all parts of the interior of the air vessel                 of which                                                            is master were effectively treated for the destruction of mosquitoes immediately before departure from this aerodrome.

The treatment employed consisted of*

Dated this                                                day of                                                           , 19

………………………………..

(Signature of officer)

………………………………..

(Designation of officer)

* Here insert a description of the method of treatment employed.

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Form C                                                                                                                              Reg. 10.

CERTIFICATE RELATING TO VACCINATION OR IMMUNITY FROM SMALL-POX.

Strike out words which are not applicable.

I,                                          an officer of the Health Department at                                 hereby certify that

was successfully vaccinated against small-pox on the

day of                                         , 19

is adequately immunized against small-pox.

Dated this                                                    day of                                                  , 19.

………………………………..

(Signature of officer)

………………………………..

(Designation of officer)


Form D.                                                                                                                            Reg. 14.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations.

STATUTORY DECLARATION.

*Strike out words which are not applicable.

I, (1)                                                         master of the vessel (2)                                    do solemnly and sincerely declare that there were on the vessel described above during the voyage from                       to        

*no cases of sickness.

*the undermentioned cases of sickness:—

(a)

And I make this solemn declaration by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1911-1922 conscientiously believing the statements contained therein to be true in every particular.

Declared at                                     the

day of                                            , 19    ,

Before me—                                                         (6)

(5)

(6)

(1) Insert name, address and occupation of person making declaration.

(2) Insert description of vessel.

(3) Description of cases of sickness (if any).

(4) Signature of person making the declaration.

(5) Signature of person before whom the declaration is made.

(6) Title of person before whom the declaration is made.

Note—Any person who wilfully makes a false statement in a Statutory Declaration is guilty of an indictable offence, and is liable to imprisonment with or without hard labour for four years.

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Form E.                                                                                                                              Reg.15.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (Air Navigation) Regulations.

UNDERTAKING TO REPORT SICKNESS.

I,                                                                                                               hereby undertake to report forthwith, or cause to be reported forthwith, to the Chief Quarantine Officer of the State or Territory in which I then am, any sickness which I suffer up to and including

The                                                                                                                  day of              , 19

Dated this                                                 day of                                                            , 19

Note.—If the person who signs this undertaking fails to carry it out he is guilty of an office punishable by a fine not exceeding Fifty pounds.

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By Authority: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.