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Distillation Act 1947

Authoritative Version
  • - C1947A00086
  • No longer in force
Act No. 86 of 1947 as made
An Act to amend the Distillation Act 1901-1934.
Date of Assent 11 Dec 1947
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 86 of 1947.

An Act to amend the Distillation Act 1901–1934.

[Assented to 11th December, 1947.]

[Date of commencement, 8th January, 1948.]

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 Distillation Act 1947.


(2.)  The Distillation Act 1901–1934 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

(3.)  The Principal Act, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Distillation Act 1901–1947.

2.  Section twelve of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead:—

Distillation of spirits.

“12. A person shall not distil spirits unless he is licenced under this Act so to do or otherwise than in accordance with the licence granted to him under this Act.

Penalty: Five hundred pounds.”.

Purposes for which spirit may be removed.

3.  Section forty-two of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after the word “distiller” the words “or owner”.


4.  Section seventy-three of the Principal Act is amended by omitting paragraph (iv.) and inserting in its stead the following paragraph:—

“(iv.) All vehicles, boats and animals conveying or having on board, or having packed therein or thereon, any illicit still or illicit spirits, and all animals and harness used in drawing any such vehicle.”.