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National Service Termination Act 1973

Authoritative Version
Act No. 88 of 1973 as made
Date of Assent 21 Jun 1973
Date of repeal 30 Jun 1992
Repealed by Defence Legislation Amendment Act 1992

National Service Termination Act 1973



No. 88 of 1973







To terminate the obligations of persons under the National Service Act 1951-1971, and for purposes related thereto.


[Assented to 21 June 1973]


BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, the Senate and the House of Representatives of Australia, as follows:

Short title.

1.   This Act may be cited as the National Service Termination Act 1973.


2.   This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


3.   In this Act, “National Service Act” means the National Service Act 1951-1964 or that Act as amended and in force from time to time.

Termination of obligations under National Service Act.

4. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the National Service Act, no person is liable, or shall be deemed to have been liable from and including 5th December, 1972, to register under the National Service Act, to render service under that Act (whether in the Regular Army supplement, the Regular Army Reserve, the Regular Army Emergency Reserve or the Active Citizen Military Forces) or otherwise to comply with any requirement of that Act or of regulations under that Act.


(2) Notwithstanding sub-section (1) of this section, where any person who, before 5th December, 1972, was, by virtue of sub-section 27(1) of the National Service Act, deemed to have been engaged to serve in the Regular Army Supplement, any service by him on or after that date in the Regular Army Supplement shall be deemed to have been served under that engagement unless it is served under an engagement entered into on or after that date.