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Seat of Government Act 1908

Authoritative Version
Act No. 24 of 1908 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 216 of 1973
An Act to Determine the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Start Date 31 Dec 1973
Table of contents.

Seat of Government Act 1908

Act No. 24 of 1908 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 8 November 2000
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 216 of 1973

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title [see Note 1]........................................................................ 1

3............ Determination of Seat of Government................................................. 1

4............ Area of Federal Territory.................................................................... 1

5............ Power of entry for purpose of survey................................................. 1

Notes                                                                                                           3

 


An Act to Determine the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth

1  Short title [see Note 1]

                   This Act may be cited as the Seat of Government Act 1908.

3  Determination of Seat of Government

                   It is hereby determined that the Seat of Government of the Commonwealth shall be in the district of Yass‑Canberra in the State of New South Wales.

4  Area of Federal Territory

                   The territory to be granted to or acquired by the Commonwealth for the Seat of Government shall contain an area not less than nine hundred square miles, and have access to the sea.

5  Power of entry for purpose of survey

             (1)  Any person thereto authorized in writing by the Minister may, for the purposes of any survey of land with a view to ascertaining the territory proper to be granted to or acquired by the Commonwealth for the Seat of Government, enter upon and remain on any lands whether Crown lands of the State of New South Wales or not, and do thereon all things for the purposes of the survey, and shall do no more damage than is necessary.

             (2)  The Commonwealth shall, out of moneys appropriated for the purpose, make compensation for any damage done to the property of any person in the exercise of powers conferred by this section.


Notes to the Seat of Government Act 1908

Note 1

The Seat of Government Act 1908 as shown in this compilation comprises Act No. 24, 1908 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Acts

 

Act

Number
and year

Date
of Assent

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

 

 

Seat of Government Act 1908

24, 1908

14 Dec 1908

14 Dec 1908

 

Australian Capital Territory and Jervis Bay (Lands Acquisition) Act 1955

70, 1955

4 Nov 1955

16 Feb 1956 (see Gazette 1956, p. 472)

Statute Law Revision Act 1973

216, 1973

19 Dec 1973

31 Dec 1973

Ss. 9(1) and 10


Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

 

Provision affected

How affected

S. 2..............................................................

rep. No. 216, 1973

S. 6..............................................................

rep. No. 70, 1955