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Act No. 25 of 1994 as made
An Act to amend the Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Act 1981
Administered by: DITR
Date of Assent 25 Feb 1994
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016

Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royalty)
Amendment Act 1994

No. 25 of 1994


An Act to amend the Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royalty)
Act 1981

[Assented to 25 February 1994]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Short title etc.

1.(1) This Act may be cited as the Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royally) Amendment Act 1994.

(2)  In this Act, “Principal Act” means the Minerals (Submerged Lands) (Royalty) Act 19811.


2.    This Act commences immediately after the Offshore Minerals Act 1994 commences.

Amendments consequential on the Offshore Minerals Act 1994

3.    The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule.


SCHEDULE                                           Section 3



(a)   Omit “continental shelf”, substitute “offshore area”.

(b)  Omit “and of certain Territories of the Commonwealth”.

Section 1:

Omit “Minerals (Submerged Lands)”, substitute “Offshore Minerals”.

Subsection 3(1):

Before “licence” (first occurring) insert “mining”.

Subsection 3(2):

Omit “Minerals (Submerged Lands) Act 1981”, substitute “Offshore Minerals Act 1994”.

Section 4:

(a)   Omit “the registered holder of a licence shall”, substitute “a mining licence holder must”.

(b)  Omit “him”, substitute “the holder”.

Subsection 5(3):

Before “licence” insert “mining”.

Section 6:

Before “licence” (first occurring) insert “mining”.

Section 7:

Omit “licensee”, substitute “the mining licence holder”.

Section 8:

(a)   Omit “licensee” (first occurring), substitute “a mining licence holder”.

(b)  Omit “licensee” (second, third and fourth occurring), substitute “holder”.

Subsection 9(2):

Omit “licensee”, substitute “mining licence holder”.

Subsection 10(1):

Omit “the registered holder of a licence”, substitute “a mining licence holder”.


Subsection 10(2):

Omit “him”, substitute “the Designated Authority”.



1.     No. 82, 1981.

[Minister’s second reading speech made in

House of Representatives on 16 December 1993

Senate on 8 February 1994]