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Quarantine (General) Regulations 1935

Authoritative Version
SR 1935 No. 85 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the Quarantine Regulations 1927.
Gazetted 12 Sep 1935
Date of repeal 24 Dec 1956
Repealed by Repealed by Quarantine (General) Regulations 1956 (SR 1956 No. 114)

STATUTORY RULES.

1935. No. 85.

 

REGULATIONS UNDER THE QUARANTINE ACT 1908–1924.*

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 fourth day of September, 1935.

Signature of Isaac A. Isaacs

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

W. M. Hughes

Minister of State for Health.

 

QUARANTINE (GENERAL) REGULATIONS.

Part I.—Preliminary

Citation

1.(1.) These Regulations may be cited as the Quarantine (General) Regulations 1935.

Repeal

2. Quarantine Regulations 1927, Parts I. to V., as amended prior to the date of commencement of these Regulations, are hereby repealed.

Parts

3. These Regulations are divided into Parts, as follows:—

Part I.—Preliminary.

Part II.—General Provisions.

Part III.—Sanitary Measures in respect of Vessels, Persons and Goods.

Part IV.—Quarantine of Vessels, Persons and Goods.

Part V.—Miscellaneous.

Definitions

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

“disinfection” means the destruction of insects, germs or other disease agents, concerned or liable to be concerned in the transmission of disease;

“disinfectant” means any substance or means which, when used or applied as directed, will effect disinfection;

“importer” includes owner or consignee, or the agent of an owner or consignee;

“quarantine station” means a place appointed under section 13 of the Act to be a quarantine station for the performance of quarantine by vessels, persons and goods;

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* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on                                                                                       , 1935.

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“vaccinated” means vaccinated with active vaccine capable of inducing immunity from small-pox;

“wharf” means and includes any pier, stage, landing place, jetty or similar structure, foreshore, or place at which a vessel may lie;

“the Act” means the Quarantine Act 1908–1924, and if that Act is at any time amended, includes that Act as so amended;

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

(3.) Strict compliance with the Forms contained in the First Schedule shall not be necessary, and substantial compliance shall be sufficient.

Part ii.General Provisions.

Quarantine Signal

5. The Quarantine Signal shall be—

Section 23.

(1) From sunrise to sunset—

(a) For oversea vessels free from known quarantinable disease, but subject to quarantine the flag known as Q flag in the International Code of Signals being a yellow flag of six breadths of bunting.

(b) For vessels which have had a case of quarantinable disease on board more than 5 days previously or on which there has been unusual mortality among rats, the Two Flag Signal QQ.

(c) For vessels which have had a case of quarantinable disease on board less than 5 days previously, the Two Flag Signal QL, being the flag known as Q flag over L flag in the International Code of Signals. L flag is a large flag of yellow and black, borne quarterly.

The flag signal from sunrise to sunset shall be shown at the masthead or where it can best be seen and at least 20 feet above the highest deck structure.

(2) From sunset to sunrise—

A signal comprising a red light over a white light, the lights being not more than 6 feet apart, of such a character as to be visible on a clear night all round the horizon for a distance of two miles, and placed as nearly as practicable amidships.”

Hours of clearance.

6. The hours of clearance of vessels subject to quarantine shall be from sunrise to sunset: Provided that an authorized quarantine officer may, at any hour between five a.m. and midnight during the months from November to March (inclusive), and between six a.m. and ten p.m. during the remaining months of the year, if so directed by the Chief Quarantine Officer, inspect and clear any vessel.

Notification of information by wireless.

7. (a) The master of every oversea vessel equipped with wireless apparatus shall before arrival of the vessel at the first port of entry in Australia inform the quarantine officer at that port by wireless of the state of health on board the vessel.


The wireless message shall be sent not less than twelve hours before the expected time of arrival of the vessel at the first port of entry. The information given, which shall be set out in the order specified below shall include:—

(1) The name of the vessel and the expected date and time of arrival;

(2) (a) Number of passengers on the vessel;

(b) Number of crew on the vessel;

(c) Number of passengers landing at the port;

(3) Name of oversea port of departure and date of departure therefrom;

Name of the last oversea port called at and date of departure therefrom;

(4) Number and nature of cases of quarantinable disease, and number and nature of cases of other disease specified in regulation No. 12 that have occurred during the voyage;

(5) Number and nature of any such cases on the vessel when the message is sent, and the number of such cases booked for the port the vessel is approaching;

(6) Number and nature of any cases in hospital other than those referred to in the last preceding paragraph.

(b) When a case or an additional case of quarantinable or other disease specified in regulation No. 12 occurs on a vessel after the dispatch of the wireless message referred to in paragraph (a) above, a further wireless message shall be sent to the quarantine officer giving notice of such case or cases.

(c) When a case or an additional case of quarantinable or other disease as specified in regulation No. 12 occurs on a vessel after departure from the first port of entry and prior to arrival at a subsequent port of call in Australia, the master of the vessel shall send a wireless message to the quarantine officer at the next port at which the vessel is to call giving notice of such case.

Health Report. Section 27.

8.—(1.) The Primary Health Report relating to any vessel at its first port of entry to the Commonwealth shall be in accordance with Form A.

(2.) The Health Report shall be prepared and signed in duplicate by the master and (if carried) by the medical officer of any vessel at its first port of entry or call. The duplicate copy, which will be returned to the master, shall be kept by him for production on any quarantine officer or other authorized person demanding to see it.

Supplementary Health Report.

9.—(1.) At any Australian port (other than the first port of entry) which the vessel enters without pratique, the duplicate Primary Health Report signed by and returned to the master by the quarantine officer of the first port of entry shall be produced to the quarantine officer or to an authorized person, together with a Supplementary Health Report relating to the history and sanitary circumstances of the vessel after its arrival in Australian waters.

(2.) The quarantine officer or any authorized person, at any port in Australia may require (a) the duplicate Primary Health Report referred to in paragraph (1.) of this regulation to be produced for


his inspection, and (b) a Supplementary Health Report to be furnished in reference to any vessel, notwithstanding that pratique covering the port in question has been granted at a port previously visited.

(3.) The Supplementary Health Report shall be in accordance with Form B.

Certificate of pratique. Section 33.

10. The certificate of pratique shall be in accordance with Form C.

Master of vessel to furnish passenger list.

11. The master of every vessel arriving in Australia from an oversea port shall, on arrival at the first port of entry in Australia, furnish to the quarantine officer a complete list of all passengers on board and the full address in Australia of any person who intends to disembark at any Australian port.

Notification of cases of disease by Master of vessel. Section 22. Section 35a.

12. The master of any vessel in any port in Australia shall forthwith give notice in writing to the quarantine officer of that port of every case which he believes or suspects to be a case of any of the diseases mentioned hereunder or of any illness attended with glandular swelling which is on his vessel when she arrives in the port or which may arise on his vessel while she remains in the port.

Small-pox.

Malarial Fever.

Plague.

Dengue Fever.

Cholera.

Gonorrhea.

Yellow Fever.

Syphilis.

Typhus Fever.

Chancre.

Leprosy.

Chancroid.

Anterior Poliomyelitis.

Venereal Bubo.

Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis.

Dysentery, including Amœbic

Malta Fever.

Dysentery and Bacillary

Scarlet Fever.

Dysentery.

Chicken-pox.

Tuberculosis.

Measles.

Pneumonia.

Whooping Cough.

Septicæmia.

Gastro-enteritis.

Epidemic Encephalitis.

Typhoid Fever.

Mumps.

Diphtheria.

 

The notice shall be in accordance with Form I.

Notification of deaths by Master of vessel.

13. The master of any oversea vessel on board of which a death occurs among the passengers or the crew while the vessel is in Australian waters shall immediately report in writing to the quarantine officer of the port in which the vessel is lying, or if she is at sea, then at the port next called at, information as to the name of the deceased and the cause and date of death.

Examination of persons on board a vessel. Section 70.

14. The examination provided for in section 70 of the Act shall be any examination involving or requiring the use of any of the recognized methods of medical examination.

Application for full pratique.

15. Any vessel in an Australian port holding a certificate of limited pratique may, on application by the master, owner, or agent, be examined by a quarantine officer after a period of fourteen days has elapsed from her departure from the last oversea port of call for the purposes of granting full pratique.


Removal of goods and mails from vessel subject to quarantine. Section 29.

16. The master of a vessel subject to quarantine shall not permit any goods, mails, or loose letters to be removed from his vessel except under the direction of the quarantine officer and subject to such disinfection as the quarantine officer may require.

Outward Bill of Health.

17. An outward Bill of Health in respect of any Australian port and its vicinity shall, on application by the master, or owner, or agents of any vessel visiting such port, be issued by a quarantine officer or other authorized officer.

Part III.—Sanitary Measures in Respect of Vessels, Persons and Goods.

Measures to prevent rats from entering or leaving a vessel in port.

18.—(1.) The master or owner of any vessel in any port in Australia shall—

(a) effectively obstruct by means of stout netting or other means all openings or holes in the side of the vessel next to any wharf or lighter or other vessel and shall keep them so obstructed while the vessel is alongside such wharf or lighter or other vessel;

(b) affix and keep affixed an effective rat guard disc or screen not less than 1 foot or more than 3 feet from the side of the vessel to every rope or hawser connecting the vessel with any wharf or lighter or other vessel;

Where in the opinion of the quarantine officer it is impracticable to affix an effective rat guard disc or screen to a rope or hawser, three feet of such rope or hawser commencing from the ship’s side must be covered with freshly tarred canvas.

(c) when so ordered by a quarantine officer thoroughly illuminate from sunset to sunrise with electric or other brilliant lights the whole of the side of the vessel next to the wharf or to any vessel or lighter lying alongside;

(d) when so ordered by a quarantine officer remove at sunset and keep removed until sunrise the landing stages and all nets and gangways between the vessel and any wharf, except during such time as those landing stages, nets or gangways are required for the discharge or loading of cargo or for access of persons to and from the vessel and are actually being used for such discharge, loading or access.

Construction of rat guards.

(2.) No rat guard, disc, or screen shall be regarded as effective for the purpose of these Regulations unless it complies in all respects with the following requirements:—

(a) It shall be circular in outline and shall measure not less than 24 inches directly across any diameter from rim to rim, and shall be capable of being effectively fixed to any rope or hawser;

(b) It shall be made of sheet metal of at least 26 gauge without any opening or perforation, when fitted, other than that required for the passage of the rope or hawser;


(c) It shall be so constructed that, when fitted, the rope or hawser shall pass through the centre, and the opening effectively closed.

General sanitary measures in port.

19. The master or owner of any vessel in any port in Australia shall—

(a) if so ordered by a quarantine officer, thoroughly empty, or flush out and empty the bilges;

(b) keep all foodstuffs and food refuse in rat-proof and mouse-proof receptacles, rooms, or compartments;

Discharge of refuse, &c., from vessels.

(c) prevent the discharge of any animal waste, organic refuse, galley scraps and waste on to the wharfs or into the waters of the port, or on to or into any vessel lying alongside except such vessels as are definitely employed for the removal and disposal of such refuse;

(d) not permit or suffer any person to remove from the vessel any animal waste, organic refuse, galley scraps or waste (other than rendered fat) unless that person is authorized in that behalf by the Chief Quarantine Officer;

(e) prevent the discharge from the vessel’s water closets on to the wharf or on to any vessel lying alongside;

(f) maintain on board and use effective means for the destruction of rats and mice; and

(g) when so ordered by a quarantine officer lay on the vessel poison baits effective for rats and mice.

Removal and destruction of garbage from vessels.

20.—(1.) No person other than a person authorized in that behalf by the Chief Quarantine Officer shall remove from any vessel in any port in Australia, any animal waste, organic refuse, galley scraps or waste other than rendered fat.

(2.) The animal waste or galley refuse (other than rendered fat) shall be destroyed by the authorized person forthwith after its removal from the vessel.

Fumigation of vessels. Section 78a.

21. The master or owner of any vessel in any port in Australia shall, if so ordered by a quarantine officer—

(a) submit any part or the whole of the vessel to sulphur fumigation, or to fumigation by hydrocyanic acid gas as prescribed, or to some other approved method of fumigation, or to such trapping or poisoning operations for the destruction of rodents as are specified in the order. If so directed by the quarantine officer, the fumigation or trapping or poisoning operations for the destruction of rodents shall be carried out while the vessel is alongside a wharf or while the vessel is in stream, and either before or after the cargo has been discharged;

(b) submit to fumigation by means of sulphur or hydrocyanic acid gas as prescribed, or wash or spray thoroughly with a solution approved by the quarantine officer, all portions of the vessel likely to harbor or to afford a shelter for fleas, lice, bugs, and other vermin;


(c) empty and flush or disinfect and clean all lavatories, water tanks, or any closed space on board the vessel:

Provided that in any case where there is reasonable cause to apprehend that the vessel may be endangered by the removal of water ballast, the quarantine officer may cause any tank or other receptacle to be sealed; and thenceforward, so long as the vessel remains within the port, the master shall prevent the breaking or removal of the seal or the discharge or removal from the tank or receptacle of any part of the water ballast except with the written permission of the quarantine officer;

(d) cause to be disinfected or fumigated any articles specified by the quarantine officer;

(e) remove and re-stow or re-arrange, in such a manner as to prevent access or harborage of rats or mice, any dunnage, rubbish or deck cargo;

(f) remove, open up, or otherwise render thoroughly accessible to fumigation any linings, casings, partitions, lockers and similar enclosed spaces above or below deck;

(g) protect effectively against the passage of rats or mice all openings other than doors or hatches which are liable to afford communication for rats from any hold, cargo space or other space to any other part of the vessel; and

(h) protect effectively against the passage and harborage of rats or mice, any specified opening or place whether below or above deck.

Fumigation of vessels.

22. The master or owner of any vessel on arrival at any port in Australia from any place outside Australia shall—

(a) submit the vessel to fumigation and other treatment as prescribed for the destruction of rats, mice and other vermin.

Exemption from fumigation.

Provided that the vessel may be exempted from fumigation if—

(1) The master produce a certificate of deratization or exemption made out in full detail on the form adopted by the Office International d’Hygiene publique, and issued within the previous six months by the sanitary authority of a port which has been notified through the Office International d’Hygiene publique as being furnished with the necessary personnel and equipment to carry out deratisation of vessels;

The certificate must be signed by the port health officer or local quarantine officer of the port.

(2) The actual conditions found on board the vessel on inspection are in the opinion of the quarantine officer satisfactory.

(b) If so ordered by a quarantine officer discharge the cargo into lighters in the stream.


Certificate of exemption from deratization.

23. A certificate of exemption from deratization with respect to any vessel on arrival at any port in Australia may, on application by the master or owner, be issued by a quarantine officer on the form adopted by the Office International d’ Hygiene publique.

A fee of £1 1s. shall be paid for any such certificate issued.

Methods of deratization.

24. The following processes are prescribed:—

(a) For the destruction of rats and mice in closed spaces on vessels—

(1) Thorough fumigation for at least six hours with a gaseous mixture containing not less than three parts per centum of sulphur oxides. Where sulphur oxides are generated by burning sulphur in pots, 3 lb. of sulphur shall be used for every 1,000 cubic feet of space to be fumigated;

(2) Thorough fumigation for at least two hours by hydrocyanic acid gas. The quantities prescribed for use in each of the following methods are those required for every 1,000 cubic feet of space to be fumigated:—

(i) Where the gas is evolved by the action of a dilution of sulphuric acid and water on sodium cyanide or potassium cyanide, not less than 5 ounces of sodium cyanide or 6¼ ounces of potassium cyanide shall be used;

(ii) Where the cyanogen chloride gas mixture is the method adopted, not less than 4 ounces of sodium cyanide shall be used;

(iii) Where either liquid hydrogen cyanide or an approved cyanide preparation is the method adopted, a sufficient quantity shall be used to ensure the evolution of 2.75 ounces of hydrocyanic acid gas.

Destruction of insects or other vermin.

(b) For the destruction of insects and other vermin on vessels—fumigation by means of sulphur or hydrocyanic acid gas as prescribed, or thorough application of an aqueous solution or emulsion of soft soap, cyllin and kerosene, containing of each one part per centum. The application must be made by means of a mop or scrubbing brush or similar appliance, or by forcibly spraying the mixture into all places infested with or suspected of being infested with fleas, lice, bugs, or similar insects or vermin.

Means of disinfection.

25. The following means of disinfection and disinfectants are approved and prescribed:—

(1) Means of Disinfection

(a) Exposure to saturated steam at a pressure of not less than 10 lb. to the square inch for twenty minutes, after exhaustion of air from the disinfecting chamber;

(b) Boiling in water for not less than thirty minutes;


(c) Immersion in an approved disinfectant solution for not less than one hour;

(d) Saturation or thorough wetting and keeping wet with an approved disinfectant solution for not less than one hour;

(e) Thorough spraying on all surfaces by means of an effective spraying appliance with either the first or the third of the approved disinfectant solutions described in paragraph (2.) of this regulation;

(f) Fumigation at a temperature of not less than 75 deg. F., for not less than six hours with moistened formaldehyde gas of the strength and of the degree of moisture produced by the evaporation in a completely closed space of at least one (1) pint of a 40 per cent. solution of formaldehyde; or eight (8) ounces of paraform and one and one-half (l½) pints of water for each thousand cubic feet of enclosed space. Formaldehyde fumigation may also be effected by the formalin-permanganate method—one pint of a 40 per cent. solution of formaldehyde and ten ounces of permanganate of potash being used for each thousand cubic feet of space. If this method is used, at least one and one-half (l½) pints of water, for each thousand cubic feet of space to be fumigated, shall be evaporated by boiling in the space immediately prior to fumigation, the temperature in the space being not less than 75 deg. F. The solution of formaldehyde shall be added to the permanganate of potash in a receptacle or receptacles sufficiently large to prevent any overflow. Formaldehyde fumigation as described shall be used only as a means of surface disinfection and for the preliminary disinfection of enclosed spaces such as saloons, cabins, quarters, or wards, and for the disinfection of articles of value which cannot without destruction be disinfected by any other approved means;

(g) Any saloon, room, quarters, cabinet, or other enclosed space to be disinfected by fumigation shall, prior to fumigation, be rendered as air-tight as possible by pasting up all cracks and openings, ventilators, fireplaces, windows, and doors. The walls and floors and all hangings and upholstered surfaces in any room to be fumigated shall prior to fumigation be freely sprayed with clean hot water;

(h) Exposure in an air-tight container to the vapour produced from two pints of a 40 per cent. solution of formaldehyde for every 300 cubic feet of space. The exposure must not begin until a vacuum of twenty inches of mercury has been procured in the container followed by the introduction of steam. The exposure must be maintained for twenty minutes.


Approved disinfectant solutions.

(2) Approved Disinfectant Solutions

(a) A one per cent. (1%)aqueous solution or emulsion of a cresol disinfectant readily miscible with water and having a carbolic co-efficient of not less than ten (10);

(b) A soapy aqueous solution or emulsion of any disinfectant of the kind mentioned in paragraph (a) and containing three per cent. (3%) of soft (potash) soap;

(c) A two per cent. (2%) solution of formaldehyde prepared by mixing one part of a forty per cent. (40%) solution of formaldehyde with 19 parts of clean water;

(d) An aqueous mixture of fresh chlorinated lime (containing not less than twenty-five per cent. (25%) of available chlorine) made by mixing immediately prior to use six (6) ounces of the chlorinated lime in one gallon of cold water.

Wherever practicable hot disinfectant solution shall be used for immersion, washing, mopping or scrubbing purposes.

Disinfection of vessels.

26.—(1.) Saloons, cabins, quarters and similar spaces which can be closed shall, as a preliminary measure of disinfection, and prior to removal of contents, be fumigated with formalin as prescribed.

(2.) Ceilings, walls, woodwork, painted metal work, upholstered and other fittings and articles which are not readily accessible or which cannot without damage be washed, shall be disinfected by thorough spraying with an approved disinfectant solution, followed (after six hours) by free exposure to the air.

(3.) All floors and accessible surfaces of holds and other places, woodwork, leather work, trunks, furniture, fittings, vehicles and all articles such as glass, china, silverware, ornaments, brushes, combs, which will not be damaged by washing with a disinfectant solution, shall be scrubbed or mopped or washed with a disinfectant solution, or if practicable with a soapy disinfectant solution, and shall be left thoroughly wet for not less than one hour.

(4.) Fixed carpets shall be disinfected by thorough spraying in situ with a disinfectant solution. After one hour the carpets shall be removed to a place where they can be again sprayed on both sides with a disinfectant solution and exposed freely to the air, after which they may be cleaned.

(5.) Bedsteads, bunks, and wire mattresses shall be disinfected by mopping or thorough washing, with an approved soapy disinfectant solution or emulsion, the articles being allowed to remain wet for not less than one hour.

(6.) Wherever practicable, bulky articles such as mattresses, beds, pillows, bolsters, blankets, rugs (including horse and cattle rugs), curtains, cushions, loose carpets, mats, coloured woollen clothing, and other similar articles and materials shall be disinfected by means of saturated steam as prescribed in regulation 25 (1) (a). Where steam under pressure is not available any soiled infected mattress shall be burned. In the case of soiled hair mattresses only, the cover may be thoroughly wetted with an approved disinfectant solution then opened and the contained hair immersed for not less than one hour in disinfectant solution at a temperature of 150 deg. F. The cover shall be burned, or boiled and washed.


(7.) All washable textile and other portable washable articles shall, if steam under pressure is not available, be disinfected by immersion in an approved disinfectant solution (where practicable a soapy solution) for not less than one hour, after which they may be washed—or washed and boiled.

(8.) All textiles and other articles that cannot, without destruction or serious injury, be immersed or steam disinfected, shall be hung on lines and thoroughly sprayed on both sides with an approved disinfectant solution (not a soapy solution), or shall be fumigated with formaldehyde as prescribed, care being taken to hang them in such a manner as to expose them freely to the action of the fumigant; all sprayed or fumigated articles shall after six hours be exposed to the air.

(9.) Papers that may not be burnt, loose letters, books, silks, silk hangings, delicate fabrics, ladies’ hats, feathers, &c, shall be disinfected by exposure in a completely closed space to moistened formaldehyde gas as prescribed, for six hours, and shall subsequently be exposed freely to the air.

(10.) Rags, old wearing apparel, infected dressings, and papers and other articles of little or no value shall be destroyed by fire.

Disinfection of persons and personal effects.

27.—(1.) Any person convalescent from a quarantinable or communicable (infectious) disease or deemed by the quarantine officer in charge to be in an infective condition or capable of carrying infection, shall, together with his personal effects, be disinfected.

(2.) The person shall strip himself of all clothing, which shall at once be removed for disinfection. He shall then bathe himself or be bathed, with the aid of a cresol soap prepared for use with hard or salt water, in a warm solution or emulsion of a miscible cresol disinfectant having a carbolic co-efficient of ten (10) of a strength of one ounce of disinfectant to each two gallons of warm water. The body, and especially the scalp and hair (head and face) and other exposed parts, shall be freely lathered for five minutes; after washing off the lather, the body shall be dried with clean (disinfected) towels, and clean (disinfected) clothes shall then be put on.

(3.) An evaporating soapy cresol solution compounded as follows may be used instead of the watery disinfectant solution above described for the disinfection of the hair, scalp, and beard:—

Evaporating soapy disinfectant solution—

Cyllin or similar Cresol preparation............................

1 per cent.

Soft Soap (B.P.).........................................................

2 per cent.

Ether..........................................................................

12 per cent.

Rectified Spirits..........................................................

70 per cent.

Rainwater...................................................................

15 per cent.

The soap is to be dissolved in the spirit and ether; the disinfectant is then to be added and the whole thoroughly mixed. The solution is to be kept in a well corked or stoppered container.

The solution must be applied freely and rubbed well into the hair. After five minutes the resulting lather may be wiped off with a clean damp towel.


Disinfection of goods.

28. Packages of goods which, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, have been in contact with or have been exposed to infection, but in respect of which there is no reason to believe that the contained goods are infected or have been in contact with or exposed to infection, shall be disinfected by surface disinfection.

Surface disinfection.

29. Surface disinfection shall be effected by—

(a) fumigation with moistened formaldehyde gas for six hours, as prescribed, each package being so placed as to be freely exposed to the action of the disinfectant, or

(b) thorough spraying in an enclosed space of all surfaces with an approved disinfectant solution.

30. Goods which in the opinion of a quarantine officer are capable of spreading a quarantinable or other communicable disease shall, according to their nature, be disinfected by such means as the quarantine officer may order.

Disinfection of second-hand clothing, &c.

31. Any second-hand clothing or any article which, in the opinion of a quarantine officer, is likely to convey the infection of any disease, shall, if the quarantine officer so orders, be disinfected to the satisfaction of the quarantine officer.

Disinfection of mails.

32. Letters and correspondence, printed matter, books, journals, business documents, parcels, or other articles, carried as mail matter on board any vessel subject to quarantine or ordered into quarantine shall be exempt from disinfection unless the quarantine officer after due investigation is of opinion that they have been in contact with an infected person or infected goods or are from any other cause liable to convey infection.

Any such mail matter which has, in the opinion of the quarantine officer, been in contact with an infected person or infected goods or is from any other cause liable to convey infection shall be disinfected by surface disinfection. For the purpose of disinfection the quarantine officer may cause the corners of envelopes or of wrappers enclosing mail matter to be cut.

Part IV.—Quarantine of Vessels, Persons and Goods.

Vessel arriving from a proclaimed place. Section 35 (2).

33. Every vessel which arrives in Australia from a proclaimed place shall be ordered into quarantine unless the quarantine officer after full inquiry and inspection is satisfied that no danger to public health will arise from giving such vessel pratique.

Vessels, persons and goods ordered into quarantine. Section 35.

34. The respective orders into quarantine to be served in the case of any vessel, person or goods to be ordered into quarantine shall be in accordance with forms as follow:—

(1) In the case of any vessel and any person or goods thereon, Form D.

(2) In the case of any other person, Form E.

(3) In the case of any other goods, Form F.

Period of quarantine. Section 34.

35.—(1.) The period during which persons landed in quarantine under the provisions of section 34, sub-section (1.), paragraph (c), or ordered into quarantine under the provisions of section 35, or during


 

which persons released under quarantine surveillance under the provisions of sections 34 and 45, sub-section (4.) of the Act remain subject to quarantine, shall not be less than—

14 days if the disease in regard to which infection is suspected is small-pox; 12 days if such disease is typhus fever;

6 days if such disease is plague or yellow fever; and

5 days if such disease is cholera.

(2.) The period of quarantine or quarantine surveillance shall be reckoned from the last day on which, in the opinion of the quarantine officer, there has been exposure to infection from a quarantinable disease.

Release under surveillance. Sections 34 and 45.

(3.) In the case of quarantine for smallpox—

(a) any person who, within three years and more than twelve days has been vaccinated against smallpox under the observation or to the satisfaction of the Chief Quarantine Officer, or who on vaccination has shown local signs of early reaction which, in the opinion of the Chief Quarantine Officer, indicate adequate immunity from smallpox; or

(b) any person who in the opinion of the Chief Quarantine Officer is not or is not likely to be infected with a quarantinable disease or a source of infection with a quarantinable disease;

may be released under quarantine surveillance.

Provided that any person selected for release under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph shall be released only after being vaccinated.

Disinfection on release under quarantine surveillance.

(4.) Any person to be released under this regulation shall, if so required, submit himself with his goods and effects to disinfection as prescribed or to the satisfaction of the quarantine officer.

Application for release under surveillance.

36. Any person eligible under these Regulations for release under quarantine surveillance, may, subject to the concurrence of the Chief Quarantine Officer, and to any conditions as to disinfection imposed by the quarantine officer in accordance with these Regulations, be released under surveillance on application in accordance with Form G.

Application for release of members of crew under surveillance.

37.—(1.) The master of any vessel in quarantine may make application for the release under surveillance of any member of his crew who is eligible for release under surveillance. The application shall be in accordance with Form H.

(2.) The master shall be responsible for the compliance, by each member of the crew so released, with the regulations relating to quarantine surveillance, but no individual member of the crew shall be thereby released from his obligation to comply with those regulations.

Person under surveillance to present himself for examination as required.

38. Any person released under quarantine surveillance shall, as frequently and at such times as a quarantine officer, or any medical practitioner authorized for the purpose by the Director of Quarantine, directs, present himself for inspection and examination to a quarantine officer, or to a Medical Officer of Health when available, or to a duly qualified medical practitioner as the quarantine officer or authorized medical practitioner directs, and shall, if required by the Minister, pay such fee as may be fixed for the inspection or examination.


Person under surveillance to report symptoms or signs of illness.

39.—(1.) Any person released under quarantine surveillance shall, immediately on the appearance in himself of any symptoms or signs of illness or disease report the facts, or cause them to be reported, to the quarantine officer or other person to whom he has been directed to present himself under the provisions of the last preceding regulation.

(2.) The parent or guardian signing the application for the release of any child under surveillance shall be responsible for the observance by the child of the provisions of the regulations relating to release under surveillance.

Person under surveillance not to change residence.

40. No person under quarantine surveillance shall leave the State in which he has been released, or the port where he is released, or change his residence without the permission of the Chief Quarantine Officer, subject to such conditions as may be imposed.

Penalty.

41. Any person contravening any of the regulations relating to quarantine surveillance shall be liable to the penalty fixed generally for any breach of these Regulations, and shall also forfeit all the privileges and advantages of release under quarantine surveillance and may be removed by any constable or authorized person to a quarantine station.

Removal of vessel in quarantine.

Section 40.

42. No vessel in quarantine shall be moved without the approval of the quarantine officer, and then only to such place and under such conditions as are approved by him.

Performance of quarantine on board a vessel. Section 39.

43. Where quarantine is being performed on board a vessel the master shall—

(a) provide such practicable means of isolation of persons on board, and carry out such cleansing, fumigation, and disinfection as the quarantine officer directs;

(b) render all assistance in his power to the quarantine officer, maintain order and discipline upon the vessel, muster for examination all persons on board when so required by the quarantine officer, and carry out all his instructions;

(c) when directed by the quarantine officer convey any or all of the persons on board to any quarantine station in such order and in such groups and by such means as the quarantine officer directs;

(d) deliver at the quarantine station any personal effects belonging to any person landed from the vessel if so directed by the quarantine officer;

(e) discharge the cargo of the vessel in accordance with the directions of the quarantine officer;

(f) dispose of all sweepings, refuse, or ballast from the vessel in such manner as the quarantine officer directs.

Notices on vessels and goods. Section 74.

44. The notices referred to in section 74 of the Act shall be such as the Chief Quarantine Officer considers necessary to issue regarding persons or goods subject to quarantine.

Persons in quarantine. Section 45.

45. (a) No person performing quarantine at a quarantine station, and no person in a quarantine station during quarantine, shall go beyond the bounds of the quarantine station except on the written authority of the quarantine officer;

(b) No person or class of persons in quarantine whose movements are by order of the officer in charge restricted to a certain area within the quarantine station shall go outside the limits of the area fixed;


(c) Every person in quarantine shall submit to inspection and medical examination at such times as the officer in charge requires;

(d) Every person in quarantine shall duly observe the notices signed by the officer in charge and posted on the recognized notice boards;

(e) No person in quarantine shall have any communication with a person not in quarantine except with the consent of, and subject to the conditions imposed by the officer in charge;

(f) Every person in quarantine shall aid in maintaining due order and cleanliness in the quarantine quarters;

(g) Every person in quarantine, except such as the officer in charge of the quarantine station exempts, shall take his meals at the following hours, or at such hours as usually obtained on the vessel from which he has been landed:—

 

First Class Passengers.

 

Other Passengers.

Breakfast               

8.30-9 a.m.

..................

8-8.30 a.m.

Lunch                    

1-2 p.m.

..................

Dinner                    

6-7 p.m.

..................

1.30-2.30 p.m.

Tea...........................................................................

6-6.30 p.m.

 

or such other hours as may be arranged by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

(h) Lights in all quarters at any quarantine station shall, subject to any exception permitted by the officer in charge, be extinguished at 10.30 p.m. or at such time as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs;

(i) Every person in quarantine shall, when directed by the officer in charge, be in his proper quarters at least half-an-hour before the time fixed for the extinguishing of lights;

(j) No person in quarantine shall use any lavatory for purposes other than those for which it is provided;

(k) No person in quarantine shall smoke in any prohibited place;

(l) No alcoholic liquor shall be introduced into a quarantine station without the authority of the Chief Quarantine Officer;

(m) Any person in quarantine who, in the opinion of the officer in charge, is indulging in alcoholic liquor to excess may, by a written order signed by such officer, be prohibited from being supplied with alcoholic liquor while in quarantine, and while the order continues in force no persons having notice of the order shall sell or supply any alcoholic liquor to the person with respect to whom the order is made;

(n) No person in quarantine shall carry or use any firearm;

(o) The body of any person who has died on a quarantine station shall be disposed of in such manner and by such means as the Chief Quarantine Officer directs;


(p) Any person in quarantine wishing to make a complaint shall do so in writing within 24 hours of the occurrence of the matter to which the complaint relates. The complaint shall be addressed to the officer in charge;

(q) Any person in quarantine wishing to consult the medical officer shall attend at the surgery (except in cases of emergency) at such hours as are appointed by the Chief Quarantine Officer.

Persons employed at a quarantine station.

46. Every person employed in any quarantine station shall obey the orders and instructions of the officer in charge.

Unauthorized person found on a quarantine station.

47.—(1.) Any person found on any quarantine station who fails, on demand, to satisfy a quarantine officer or an authorized person that he is authorized to be on that station, may be apprehended by any quarantine officer or authorized person and detained until given into the custody of a police constable to be dealt with according to law.

(2.) Any person, found upon any quarantine station who fails, on demand—

(a) to satisfy a quarantine officer or an authorized person that he is authorized to be on that station; and

(b) to give his name and address to that quarantine officer or authorized person,

shall be guilty of an offence.

Certificate of measures taken against quarantinable disease.

48. A certificate describing the measures taken against any quarantinable disease in connexion with any vessel departing from any proclaimed place within Australia may be issued by a quarantine officer.

A fee of Ten shillings (10s.) shall be paid by the master, owner or agent for any such certificate issued.

Part V.—Miscellaneous.

Animal hair and bristles.

49.—(1.) Subject to the provisions of sub-regulations (3.) and (4.) of this regulation, all imported animal hair and bristles shall, immediately after landing, be removed to a quarantine station or other place approved by the Director of Quarantine, and shall be subjected to one of the following methods of treatment or to some other method of treatment approved by the Director of Quarantine:—

(a) The hair or bristles shall be thoroughly washed with soap and warm water containing two per centum sodium carbonate and then allowed to stand for half an hour in a five per centum solution of warm sodium carbonate. They shall then be placed in a warm solution of formaldehyde (one part of 40 per centum formalin and 16 parts of water) for half an hour and allowed to dry.

(b) The bundles shall have the wrappings removed from the ends. They shall then be placed in a sealed chamber and a partial vacuum equal to 15 inches of mercury shall be created. Steam shall then be admitted to the chamber until a pressure of five pounds per square inch is created


in the chamber. A second partial vacuum equal to 15 inches of mercury shall then be created and steam shall again be admitted to the chamber until a pressure of five pounds per square inch is created in the chamber. That pressure shall then be maintained for at least 40 minutes.

(c) The bundle shall have the wrappings removed from the ends. They shall then be placed in an autoclave to which steam is admitted or in which water is brought to boiling point. Steam shall be permitted to escape through the outlet valve until a strong and even current of steam has been flowing for at least five minutes. The outlet valve shall then be closed and saturated steam at a pressure of five pounds per square inch shall be maintained in the autoclave for at least 40 minutes.

(d) The hair or bristles shall be boiled in water for not less than two hours.

(2.) The importer of any animal hair or bristles which are removed to a place approved by the Director of Quarantine, shall enter into a bond in the sum of Fifty pounds to ensure that the hair or bristles will not be removed from that place until they have been treated and dealt with in accordance with these Regulations.

(3.) It shall not be necessary to subject the animal hair or bristles to a method of treatment referred to in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation if they are accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official of the country of export certifying that they have been scoured and cleaned for manufacturing purposes and have been subjected to one of those methods of treatment or to treatment approved by the Director of Quarantine, and specifying the method of treatment.

(4.) This regulation shall not apply to animal hair or bristles from New Zealand or Norfolk Island which are accompanied by a certificate by a responsible Government official certifying that the hair or bristles are the produce of New Zealand or Norfolk Island, as the case may be.

(5.) Whenever disinfection is carried out at a quarantine station, the charges to be made shall be those approved by the Minister.

6. Whenever disinfection is carried out at a place approved by the Director of Quarantine other than a quarantine station and supervision is exercised by an officer, a charge of Two shillings per hour or portion of an hour shall be paid by the importer for such supervision.

Disposal of seized goods. Section 68.

50.—(1.) All goods (together with any case, package or packing material) seized as forfeited under section 68 of the Act shall be disposed of as the Minister directs.

(2.) A direction by the Minister under the last preceding sub-regulation may provide (either absolutely, or subject to such conditions as to payment of, or security for the payment of, costs, charges and expenses (if any), or otherwise, as the Minister directs) that the goods be returned to the importer.


Loss or damage to goods.

51. Any loss or damage occasioned during the removal, handling or treatment of any goods or personal effects under the supervision or direction of an officer, or occurring during the period of detention in quarantine shall be borne by the owner or importer of such goods or personal effects, and he shall have no claim whatever against the Commonwealth or any officer for compensation for or in respect of such loss or damage.

Preparation and sale of serum and vaccine.

52. The Minister may—

(1) undertake the preparation of serum, vaccine, or other laboratory products or goods; and

(2) sell such serum, vaccine, or other laboratory products or goods, at such prices as he determines from time to time; or

(3) at his discretion issue serum, vaccine, or other laboratory products or goods, without charge.

Fees for fumigation or disinfection of vessels.

53.—(1.) The fees charged for the fumigation by means of approved appliances of spaces on vessels other than those spaces specified in paragraph (2.) of this regulation shall be as follow:—

 

£.

s.

d.

For every vessel of 2,000 cubic feet of hold space or less..........

1

0

0

For every vessel of more than 2,000 cubic feet but not more than 10,000 cubic feet of hold space......................................

1

10

0

For every vessel of more than 10,000 cubic feet but not more than 20,000 cubic feet of hold space......................................

2

0

0

For each additional 20,000 cubic feet of hold space or part thereof....................................................................................

0

10

0

Provided that the minimum fee for the fumigation of any vessel or portion of a vessel by means of any approved mechanical appliance worked by steam, oil or electric power, and not forming part of the equipment of the vessel concerned shall be £3.

(2.) The fees charged for fumigation or disinfection of cabins, lazarets or other enclosed spaces such as crews’ quarters, chain lockers, storerooms, passengers’ accommodation, by means of approved appliances shall be as follow:—

 

£

s.

d.

For the first 1,000 cubic feet of space, or part thereof................

1

0

0

For each additional 1,000 cubic feet of space, or part thereof...

0

3

0

Provided that when the whole of any vessel of hold space not more than 10,000 cubic feet is fumigated at one operation and by one fumigant, the charges for the fumigation of the crew’s quarters or other enclosed spaces shall be covered by the fee prescribed in paragraph (1.) of this regulation.


(3.) The fees charged for trapping or poisoning operations for destruction of rodents on vessels shall be as follow:—

 

£

s.

d.

(a) For every vessel of 50 tons gross or less..................................................

0

10

6

(b) For every vessel over 50 tons gross—

 

 

 

For the first 250 baits laid, or parts thereof............................................

0

5

0

For each additional 250 baits laid, or part thereof..................................

0

3

6

For the first 50 traps or part thereof set and attended.............................

0

15

0

For every re-setting of the first 50 traps or part thereof, and attention...

0

10

6

For each additional 50 traps, or part thereof, set and attended...............

0

10

6

For every re-setting of the additional 50 traps or part thereof, and attention          

0

10

6

(4.) When the fumigation or disinfection of any vessel is carried out by the owners or agents, or their employees, the work shall be supervised by an officer or other authorized person, and a fee of £1 1s. shall be charged for such supervision.

Provided that when the fumigation of two or more small vessels belonging to one owner is carried out at the one time, and under the effective supervision of the one officer or other authorized person, the Director of Quarantine may direct that, subject to conditions specified by him, the charge for supervision of the collective fumigation shall not exceed £1 1s.

(5.) In any case where overtime is worked, or travelling or other expenses are incurred by an officer in the fumigation or disinfection or other treatment, or in the supervision of the fumigation or disinfection of any vessel or part of a vessel, the cost of overtime and travelling or other expenses shall be paid by the owners or agents of the vessel.

(6.) When at any port a fumigation staff is not maintained and it is necessary for an officer to be sent to that port to carry out inspection or fumigation of a vessel, the Director of Quarantine may direct that certain expenses which he may specify, including the transport expenses and travelling allowance of the officer who performs the inspection or fumigation should be borne by the Department and not charged against the owners or agents of the vessel.

Fees for disinfection of second-hand clothing, &c.

54. The charge for the disinfection of packages of second-hand clothing or of passengers’ effects as required by proclamation issued under the Quarantine Act shall be as follows:—

1. Where packages are disinfected ashore—

One shilling (1s.) per package;

2. Where packages are disinfected in a suitable compartment of a vessel—

One shilling (1s.) per package up to 20 packages.

In cases when the number of packages exceeds 20—

Twenty shillings (20s.) for the first 1,000 feet of space or part thereof in the compartment used for disinfection; and

Ten shillings (10s.) for each additional 1,000 cubic feet of space or part thereof in the compartment.


The charges shall be paid by the master or owner or agent of the vessel, each of whom shall be severally responsible therefor.

Provided that when the packages are for the personal use of a consignee who is indigent or destitute the charge may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Quarantine.

3. When parcels of second-hand clothing are admitted through the post office, the charge for disinfection shall be as follows:—

For each package, One shilling.

Provided that when the package is for the personal use of a consignee who is indigent or destitute the charge may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Quarantine.

Fees for vaccination.

55. Vaccinations may be performed and certificates of successful vaccination issued by quarantine officers.

The fee to be charged for each vaccination so performed by a permanent quarantine officer shall be two shillings and sixpence. This fee shall cover the cost of the vaccine and the issue of the certificate.

Working days and hours; overtime rates, &c., of certain officers.

56.—(1.) The working days and hours and rates of payment for overtime of officers engaged in disinfection and fumigation work and supervision shall be as follow:—

Days:—All days except Sundays and public holidays.

By direction of the Chief Quarantine Officer, work may be allowed on any Sunday, or on any public holiday for such time and under such conditions as he may direct.

Hours:—Any eight hours, or any periods aggregating eight hours daily, provided that the working hours shall not be less than 44 clear working hours per week.

On Saturdays work shall cease at noon.

(2.) The Chief Quarantine Officer may permit any officer to work before and after working hours on any working day.

(3.) When work is permitted before or after working hours, or on any Sunday or holiday, the rates to be charged for the services of officers shall be those approved by the Minister.

(4.) The overtime charges shall be calculated from the hour at which the officer is required to attend, and shall include charges, at the same rate in respect of the time reasonably occupied in proceeding to and returning from the wharf or other place where the attendance is required.

(5.) The money received for overtime shall be held by the Department, and so much of it as may be necessary may be paid to the officers concerned; the balance, if there be any, shall be paid to revenue.

Offences.

57. Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence, and shall, if no other penalty is prescribed, be liable to a penalty not exceeding Fifty pounds.


THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

 

Form A.                                                                                                                     Regulation 8.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

HEALTH REPORT AND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AS TO THE PRESENT AND RECENT STATE OF THE HEALTH OF ALL PERSONS ON BOARD, AND AS TO THE HISTORY AND SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE UNDERMENTIONED VESSEL DURING THE CURRENT VOYAGE.

By.................................................................... *Master of the said Vessel,

and by.................................................................. Medical Officer of the said Vessel.

* Master in relation to a vessel means the person (other than a pilot) in charge or command of the vessel.

Name, Description, and Nationality of Vessel.

Port from which Vessel commenced Current Voyage and Ports subsequently called at, with Dates of Arrival and Departure.

Number of Persons now on Board.

Port.

Date.

Passengers.

Crew.

Arrival.

Departure.

Class.

Number.

Rating.

Number.

Name................

 

 

 

First........................

 

Officers, including master, medical officer, pursers and wireless operators.......

 

 

Description.......

Second...................

 

Engineers.......................

 

 

Third......................

 

Deck hands, including carpenters, boatswain, &c....

 

Nationality

Steerage and Deck

 

Donkeymen, greasers, firemen, trimmers.

 

 

Terminal Port of Voyage in Australia

Other persons not on articles nor on passenger list....

 

Stewards, cooks, bakers, butchers, and all others on the articles........................

 

 

Total..............

 

Total..................................

 

Question No. 1.—Has any detailed inquiry, or medical inspection or examination of all or any of the persons on board been made within the last twenty-four hours with a view to the detection of any quarantinable disease?

Small-pox, plague, cholera, yellow fever, typhus fever, and leprosy, or any disease declared by Proclamation to be such, are quarantinable diseases.

If so, give particulars.

Answer.

Question No. 2.—Is there now, or has there been on board during this voyage, any person affected with—

 

Answer.

(a) any fever attended with or followed by eruption?........

...................

(b) any skin eruption?........................................................

...................

(c) any illness attended with glandular swelling?................

...................

(d) choleraic diarrhœa or diarrhœa with collapse?..............

...................


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(e) any disease which you believe or suspect to be or to have been a quarantinable disease, or which resembles or has resembled a quarantinable disease?......................................................................

...................

(State particulars of every case in the Schedule hereunder.)

Question No. 3.—Is there or has there been during the voyage any person suffering from tuberculosis in any form, demonstrable syphilis or any other communicable disease, chronic alcoholism, chronic rheumatism, cancer, or paralysis; or any infirm, invalid, epileptic, feeble-minded, mentally defective, or insane person on board the vessel?

If so, state particulars in the Schedule hereunder.

Answer.

Question No. 4.—Was there, during the voyage (at any port or while at sea), any communication, other than oral or by signal, between the vessel and any other vessel on which there was any quarantinable disease ?

If so, state particulars.

Answer.

Question No. 5.—Has any person affected with any sickness or disease left the vessel during the present voyage?

If so, state particulars.

Answer.

Question No. 6.—Has any person died on board during the voyage?

If so, state particulars in the Schedule hereunder.

Answer.

Question No. 7.—(a) Is there now or has there been during the voyage any unusual number of rats or mice on board?

(b) Have any dead or apparently sick rats or mice been found on board during the voyage?

If so, state particulars.

Answer.           (a)                                            (b)

Question No. 8.—At what ports was drinking water or water ballast taken on board?

Answer.

 

The answers to questions and the particulars given in this Report and in the Schedule hereunder are true and correct.

........................................ Master.

........................................ Medical Officer.

Witness.....................................................

Quarantine Officer or other authorized person.

Date..................

Note.—The master and medical officer must sign in the presence of the witness.


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Schedule.

Particulars as to every Case of Disease or Death described in Questions Nos. 2, 3 and 6.

 

 

 

Port of—

Nature of Illness, Infirmity or Defect.

Duration of Illness.

Remarks.

Name and Class or Rating.

Sex.

Age.

Embarkation.

Debarkation or Destination.

Beginning.

Termination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note.—If necessary, amplify this Schedule on a separate sheet of paper.

Comments of Quarantine Officer at the Port of......................................................................

Time of arrival of vessel.

Time boarded by Quarantine Officer.

Name of next port of call.

 

Pratique granted on                      19       at                  a.m./p.m. for

............................. Intials of Quarantine Officer.

 

Notice to Masters.—In order to expedite the clearance of the vessel, this form should be filled up by the medical officer (if carried) or by the master immediately on arrival in Australian waters, and all documents relating to the sanitary history of the vessel should be ready for production to the quarantine officer. The master is further requested to take the necessary steps to have all persons on board ready for inspection, together with passenger and crew lists, log-book, sick lists, &.c.

The passenger lists should be type written (if practicable), and grouped according to class.

Under the Quarantine Act 1908–1924 the master and the medical officer are liable to a penalty of £100 for refusal or omission to give a true account and a true reply to any question; and for wilfully making a false statement in answer or for wilfully misleading a quarantine officer they are liable to two years’ imprisonment.

Any vessel entering an Australian port without pratique for that port must, if no case of quarantinable or suspected quarantinable disease exists on board, fly flag Q in the International Code of Signals. Any vessel which has had a case of quarantinable disease or suspected quarantinable disease on board more than five days previously, or on which there has been unusual mortality among rats, must fly the two flag signal QQ. Any vessel which has had a case of quarantinable disease or of suspected quarantinable disease on board less than five days previously must fly the Q flag over the L flag in the International Code of Signals. See Quarantine Regulation No. 5, also Quarantine Act, section 17 (b), 21 and 22.


The First Schedulecontinued.

Form B.                                                                                                                    Regulation 9.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

SUPPLEMENTARY HEALTH REPORT.

HEALTH REPORT AND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS AS TO THE PRESENT AND RECENT STATE OF HEALTH OF ALL PERSONS ON BOARD, AND AS TO THE HISTORY AND SANITARY CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE VESSEL DURING THE CURRENT VOYAGE, SUBSEQUENT TO THE EXAMINATION MADE AT THE FIRST PORT OF ENTRY IN AUSTRALIA.

By......................................................................... Master of the said Vessel,

and by..................................................... Medical Officer of the said Vessel.

Name of Vessel.

Port from which Vessel commenced Current Voyage and Ports subsequently called at, including Australian Ports, with Dates of Arrival and Departure.

Number of Persons now on Board.

 

Port.

Date.

Passengers.

Crew.

 

Arrival.

Departure.

Class.

Number.

Rating.

Number.

 

 

 

 

First.........................

 

Officers, including master, medical officer, and pursers and wireless operators................................

 

 

 

 

 

Second.....................

 

Engineers..................

 

 

 

 

 

Third........................

 

Deck hands, including carpenters, boatswain, &c...................................

 

 

 

 

 

Steerage and Deck

 

Donkeymen, greasers, firemen, trimmers..

 

Terminal Port of Voyage in Australia

 

 

 

Other persons not on articles nor on passenger list............

 

Stewards, cooks, bakers, butchers, and all others on the articles.....

 

 

 

 

 

Total........................

 

Total..........................

 

Questions.

(1) Have you the duplicate Primary Health Report signed by the quarantine officer of the first port of entry and the duplicate Supplementary Health Report from each subsequent port of call which the vessel has entered prior to receiving pratique for all Australian ports?

Answer.

(2) Has any detailed inquiry or medical inspection or examination of all or any of the persons on board been made since leaving the first port of call in Australia? If so, give particulars.

Answer.

(3) Is there now or has there been on board since arrival in Australian waters any person affected with—

 

Answers.

(a) any fever attended with or followed by eruption? ..........

.......................

(b) any skin eruption ?..........................................................

.......................

(c) any illness attended with glandular swelling?...................

.......................


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(d) choleraic diarrhœa or diarrhœa with collapse?..................

.......................

(e) any disease which you believe or suspect to be or to have been a quarantinable disease or which resembles or has resembled a quarantinable disease ?................................

.......................

(State particulars of every case in the Schedule hereunder.)

(4) Is there on board the vessel any person suffering from tuberculosis in any form, demonstrable syphilis or any other communicable disease, chronic alcoholism, chronic rheumatism, cancer or paralysis; or any infirm, invalid, epileptic, feeble-minded, mentally defective or insane person, or has any such person been landed from the vessel at any port in Australia ? If so, state particulars in the Schedule hereunder.

Answer.

(5) Have any dead or apparently sick rats or mice been found on board during the voyage since leaving the first port of entry? If so, give particulars.

Answer.

The answers to questions and the particulars given in this Report and in the Schedule hereunder, are true and correct.

............................................. Master.

............................................. Medical Officer.

Witness................................................................

Quarantine Officer or other authorized person.

Port of.................................................................

Date..................... 19

Note.—The master and medical officer must sign in the presence of the witness.

Schedule.

Particulars as to every case of Disease or Death described in Questions Nos. 3 and 4 since arrival in Australia.

 

 

 

Port of.—

 

Duration of Illness.

 

Name and Class of Rating.

Sex.

Age.

Embarkation.

Debarkation or Destination-

Nature of Illness, Infirmity or Defect.

Beginning.

Termination.

Remarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note.—If necessary, amplify the Schedule on a separate sheet of paper.

Comments of Quarantine Officer at Port of.......................................................................

Time of arrival of vessel.

Time boarded by Quarantine Officer.

Name of next port of call.

 

Pratique granted on                               19             at a.m./p.m. for

................. Initials of Quarantine Officer.


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Notice to Masters.—This report is supplementary to that given to the quarantine officer at the first port of entry, and should be prepared by the medical officer (if carried) or master ready for signature immediately before arrival at any other Australian port until full pratique has been granted, and in all cases on arrival at the terminal port.

Under the Quarantine Act 1908–1924 the master and the medical officer are liable to a penalty of £100 for refusal or omission to give a true account and a true reply to any question; and for wilfully making a false statement in answer or for wilfully misleading a quarantine officer they are liable to two years’ imprisonment.

Any vessel entering an Australian port without pratique for that port must, if no case of quarantinable or suspected quarantinable disease exists on board, fly flag Q in the International Code of Signals. Any vessel which has had a case of quarantinable disease or suspected quarantinable disease on board more than five days previously, or on which there has been unusual mortality among rats, must fly the two flag signal QQ. Any vessel which has had a case of quarantinable disease or of suspected quarantinable disease on board less than five days previously must fly the Q flag over the L flag in the International Code of Signals. See Quarantine Regulation No. 5, also Quarantine Act, section 17 (b), 21 and 22.

 

Form C                                                                                                                  Regulation 10.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

CERTIFICATE OF PRATIQUE.

Granted to the (a)

of which (b)

is Master, at                                                a.m./p.m.                                    19

This certificate shall have effect in (c)

This certificate shall not, unless explicitly expressed, exempt the vessel from fumigation or any other measure of disinfection.

In the event of any quarantinable disease breaking out during currency, this certificate shall become null and void, and must be surrendered on demand to a quarantine officer.

(a) Insert the name of the vessel.

(b) Insert the name of the master of the vessel.

(c) Here name the port or ports in which the certificate is to have effect.

(Signed)..........................................

Quarantine Officer.

Port of..........................

Date..............................

 

Form D                                                                                                                   Regulation 34.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

ORDER.

To

I hereby order into quarantine the vessel                      of which you are the master—together with all persons and goods on board the vessel.

....................................................

Quarantine Officer.

Port of..............................

Date..............................


The First Schedulecontinued,

Form E.                                                                                                                 Regulation 34.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

ORDER

To

I hereby order you into quarantine.

............................................................

Quarantine Officer.

Date..................................

 

Form F.                                                                                                                 Regulation 34.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

ORDER.

To

I hereby order in to quarantine the following goods, of which you are, or appear to be, the owner, consignee, possessor, or custodian.

..................................................

Quarantine Officer.

Date.........................

 

Form G.                                                                                                                 Regulation 36.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

To the Chief Quarantine Officer, State of

I hereby request that I [and the under-named members of my family being under the age of twenty-one years, and under my control*], may be permitted to leave (a)                                                                    under quarantine surveillance, and I hereby undertake to comply with all the regulations relating to quarantine surveillance. My address will be (b)

(a) Name of ship or station

(b) Give intended address.

Signature................................................

Date.....................................

*Strike out words in brackets if not applicable.

 

Form H.                                                                                                                 Regulation 37.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

I hereby request that the undermentioned member (or members) of the crew of the

                                                may be permitted to leave (a)                                                    under quarantine surveillance, and I hereby undertake the responsibility of seeing that each member of the crew so released complies with all the regulations relating to quarantine surveillance.

Name—

Address on shore—

(a) Name of ship or station

..............................................

Signature of Master.

Date..............................


The First Schedulecontinued.

Form I                                                                                                                  Regulation 12.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Quarantine (General) Regulations.

I,                                                      , master of the vessel                                      hereby

give notice to the quarantine officer of the port of            that the persons named hereunder are suffering or are suspected to be suffering from the disease indicated:—

Name of Patient.

Age.

Sex.

Rating or Class.

Disease.

Date of Onset of Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signed).......................................................

Master.

Date..................................

 

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