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Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1956

Authoritative Version
  • - C1956A00089
  • No longer in force
Act No. 89 of 1956 as made
An Act to amend the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.
Date of Assent 08 Nov 1956
Date of repeal 24 Jun 2014
Repealed by Amending Acts 1901 to 1969 Repeal Act 2014



No. 89 of 1956.

An Act to amend the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.

[Assented to 8th November, 1956.]

BE it enacted by the Queen’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 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1956.

(2.)  The Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955–1956.


2.  This Act shall be deemed to have come into operation on the twenty-third day of November, One thousand nine hundred and fifty-five.

3.  After section eighteen of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955 the following section is inserted :—

Exemption from customs duty of goods produced in the Territory.

“18a. Duties of Customs are not chargeable on goods imported into Australia from the Territory if the goods—

(a) are the produce or manufacture of the Territory;


(b) have been shipped in the Territory for export to Australia; and

(c) are not goods which, if manufactured or produced in Australia, would be subject to a Duty of Excise.”.