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Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902

Act No. 13 of 1902 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 107 of 1973
Registered 04 Dec 2009
Start Date 30 Sep 1973
End Date 01 Jul 1975
Date of repeal 01 Jul 1975
Repealed by Postal and Telecommunications Commissions (Transitional Provisions) Act 1975

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902
- Reprinted as at 29 September 1973 (HISTACT2 CHAP 277 #DATE 29:09:1973)

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

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POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Incorporation
4. Definitions
4A. Northern Territory to form part of South Australia
5. Rates to be paid on Government correspondence
6. Rates of postage
6A. Articles addressed to ''The Householder''
6B. Reduced rates for bulk postage
6C. Regulations relating to registered newspapers, periodicals and books
7. Telegraphic rates
8. Braille and Moon postal articles free
9. Regulations

THE SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1

Part I-Ordinary Rates
Part II-Air Mail Rates
Part III-Priority Paid Mail Rates
Part IV-Bulk Postage Rates
Part V-Minimum Agreed Bulk Postage Rates

SCHEDULE 2

Part I-Ordinary Telegrams
Parts II and III repealed
Part IV-Letter Telegrams

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 1.
Short title.

SECT

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT
1902-1973

An Act relating to Postal and Telegraphic Rates.
Short title amended; No. 32, 1918, s. 2.
1. This Act may be cited as the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1973.*

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 2.
Commencement.

SECT

2. This Act shall commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation.*

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 3.
Incorporation.

SECT

Substituted by No. 71, 1971, s. 3.
3. This Act shall be incorporated and read as one with the Post and Telegraph Act.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 4.
Definitions.

SECT

Substituted by No. 71, 1971, s. 3; amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
4. In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears-

''bona fide subscriber'', in relation to a Category A publication, a Category B publication or a Category C publication, means a person who has ordered that copies of that publication be regularly supplied to him at the advertised price and sent to him by post;

''Category A publication'' means a publication that is registered at a General Post Office as a Category A registered newspaper or as a Category A registered periodical;

''Category B publication'' means a publication that is registered at a General Post Office as a Category B registered newspaper or as a Category B registered periodical;

''Category C publication'' means a publication that is registered at a General Post Office as a Category C registered newspaper or as a Category C registered periodical;

''rates of postage''* means the charges for transmission of postal articles posted in the Commonwealth for delivery in the Commonwealth, but does not include additional fees prescribed under the Post and Telegraph Act for special services;

''rates for telegrams'' means the charges for transmission of telegrams within the Commonwealth, but does not include additional fees prescribed under the Post and Telegraph Act for special services;

''the Post and Telegraph Act'' means the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1971.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 4A.
Northern Territory to form part of South Australia.

SECT

Inserted by No. 23, 1940, s. 3.
4A.* For the purposes of this Act, the Northern Territory shall be deemed to be part of the State of South Australia.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 5.
Rates to be paid on Government correspondence.

SECT

Amended by No. 27, 1920, s. 3; and No. 20, 1930, s. 4.
5. Telegrams and postal articles transmitted or posted on behalf of the King, the Commonwealth Government, or any State Government shall, unless exempted by some Act, be subject to the rates for telegrams and the rates of postage for the time being in force.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 6.
Rates of postage.

SECT

Substituted by No. 62, 1970, s. 3.
Sub-section (1) amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
6. (1) Subject to the next two succeeding sections, the rates of postage for postal articles other than parcels are the rates set out in Part I, II or III, as the case may be, of Schedule 1.
Amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.

(2) The postage payable in respect of articles to which item 2 in Part I of Schedule 1 applies shall, except where otherwise provided by arrangement between the Postmaster-General and the person posting the articles, be prepaid in money.
Amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.

(3) For the purposes of item 2 in Part I of Schedule 1, ''local delivery'', in relation to a postal article, means delivery-

(a) from the office at which the article is posted; or

(b) where the article is posted within an area for the time being determined by the Postmaster-General, for the purposes of this sub-section, to be a local delivery area-within that area.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 6A.
Articles addressed to ''The Householder''.

SECT

Substituted by No. 71, 1971, s. 4. Sub-section (1) amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
6A. (1) This section applies to articles that-

(a) are comprised within item 1 or item 4 in Part I of Schedule 1;

(b) are not addressed to specified persons but bear the words ''The Householder'' or some similar words; and

(c) are posted in bulk.
Amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 3.

(2) Subject to sub-sections (3) and (4A), the postage payable in respect of an article to which this section applies shall, except where otherwise provided by arrangement between the Postmaster-General and the person posting the articles, be prepaid in money and is-

(a) in the case of each article for delivery within the city area in which it is posted-at the rate of-

(i) Two and one-half cents for the first fifty grams; and

(ii) One-half cent for each additional fifty grams or part of fifty grams; and

(b) in the case of each other article-at the rate of-

(i) Three and one-half cents for the first fifty grams; and

(ii) One cent for each additional fifty grams or part of fifty grams.
Substituted by No. 107, 1973, s. 3.

(3) The Postmaster-General may make an arrangement with a person who proposes to post more than one hundred thousand articles to which this section applies during a particular period under which the postage payable in respect of the articles shall be at such rates as are provided by the arrangement, not being lower than-

(a) in the case of each article posted for delivery within the city area in which it is posted-seventy-five per centum of the rate specified in paragraph (a) of sub-section (2); and

(b) in the case of each other article-seventy-five per centum of the rate specified in paragraph (b) of sub-section (2),
and, in that event, the postage payable in respect of articles to which the arrangement relates is, subject to sub-sections (4) and (4A), at those rates.
Amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 3.

(4) An arrangement under sub-section (3) may be subject to conditions with respect to-

(a) the manner of packing, addressing and marking the articles;

(b) the manner and place of posting the articles; and

(c) the arrangement of the articles so as to facilitate their delivery,
and, in that case, the rates of postage provided by the arrangement do not apply in respect of the articles unless the person posting the articles complies with the conditions.
Inserted by No. 107, 1973, s. 3.

(4A) Where the amount of postage that would, but for this subsection, be payable under sub-section (2) or in accordance with an arrangement made under sub-section (3) includes a fraction of a cent, the amount payable is the next higher amount that does not include a fraction of a cent.

(5) In this section, ''city area'' means an area for the time being determined by the Postmaster-General by an instrument in writing to be a city area for the purposes of this section.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 6B.
Reduced rates for bulk postage.

SECT

Inserted by No. 62, 1967, s. 4.
Sub-section (1) substituted by No. 68, 1968, s. 5; amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
6B. (1) This section applies to such articles as are specified in Part IV of Schedule 1, not being articles referred to in the last preceding section, that comply with, and are posted in accordance with, conditions determined by the Postmaster-General relating to-

(a) the manner of packing, addressing and marking the articles;

(b) the manner and place of posting the articles; and

(c) the arrangement of the articles so as to facilitate their sorting,
where the number of those articles posted by any one person during a period determined by the Postmaster-General is more than two thousand five hundred.
Substituted by No. 68, 1968, s. 5; amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.

(2) Subject to the next two succeeding sub-sections, the rates of postage payable in respect of articles to which this section applies are the rates set out in Part IV of Schedule 1.
Substituted by No. 68, 1968, s. 5; amended by No. 107, 1973, ss. 4 and 7.

(3) Where-

(a) a person proposes to post more than one hundred thousand articles within the period determined by the Postmaster-General under sub-section (1); and

(b) the articles are articles to which Part IV of Schedule 1 applies,
the Postmaster-General may make an arrangement with that person under which-

(c) if the articles comply with, and are posted in accordance with, the conditions determined by the Postmaster-General under sub-section (1); and

(d) if the person complies with such other conditions (if any) as are provided by the arrangement relating to the manner and place of posting the articles and the arrangement of the articles so as to facilitate their sorting and delivery,
the rates of postage payable in respect of the articles shall be such rates as are provided by the arrangement, not being lower than the rates set out in Part V of Schedule 1.

(4) Where the amount of postage ascertained in accordance with this section includes a fraction of a cent, that fraction shall be disregarded.
Substituted by No. 62, 1970, s. 5; amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 4.

(5) The postage payable in respect of articles under this section shall, except where otherwise provided by arrangement between the Postmaster-General and the person posting the articles, be prepaid in money.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 6C.
Regulations relating to registered newspapers, periodicals and books.

SECT

Inserted by No. 71, 1971, s. 5; amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
6C. The power of the Governor-General under section 97 of the Post and Telegraph Act to make regulations includes-

(a) the power to make regulations for and in relation to the registration of publications under the Post and Telegraph Act as newspapers, including, in particular, the power to make regulations limiting or extending the classes of publications that may be so registered; and

(b) the power to make regulations for and in relation to the registration of publications at a General Post Office as periodicals.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 7.
Telegraphic rates.

SECT

Amended by No. 20, 1930, s. 6; and No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
7. The rates for telegrams shall be as set out in Schedule 2.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 8.
Braille and Moon postal articles free.

SECT

Substituted by No. 23, 1949, s. 4.
8. All Braille and Moon postal articles, and such other postal articles for the use of the blind as are prescribed, shall, if posted as prescribed, be conveyed without charge.

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SECT. 9.
Regulations.

SECT

Amended by No. 24, 1910, s. 5; No. 20, 1930, s. 7; No. 23, 1940, s. 4; and No. 71, 1971, s. 6.
9. The power of the Governor-General under section 97 of the Post and Telegraph Act to make regulations shall include the power to make regulations for prescribing-

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(b) the fees for accelerated transmission or delivery of telegrams and other special services;

(c) the fees for accelerated transmission or delivery of postal articles and other special services; and

(d) any other matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for giving effect to this Act.

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POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SCHEDULE 1

SCH


THE SCHEDULES
Substituted by No. 107, 1973, s. 5.
SCHEDULE 1*
Sections 6, 6A and 6B

Part I-Ordinary Rates

1. Letters, lettercards and postcards-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage,
Weight of article in cents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 20 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 More than 20 grams but not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . 15 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 20 More than 100 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 30 More than 250 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . 40 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

2. (1) This item applies to Category A publications and Category B publications, where the articles are posted by the proprietors, printers or publishers of the publications or by newsvendors or agents, subject to such conditions, if any, not being conditions that are inconsistent with the regulations, as are determined by the Postmaster-General, relating to-

(a) the manner of packing and marking the articles; and

(b) the arrangement of the articles so as to facilitate their sorting,
and to compliance with the regulations.

(2) Subject to sub-items (5) and (6), in the case of Category A publications-

(a) posted before 1 March 1974-an amount calculated, in respect of the articles posted by any one person at any one time, at the rate of-

(i) 11/2 cents for each article; or

(ii) 6 cents for each 300 grams or part of 300 grams of the aggregate weight of the articles,

whichever is the greater;

(b) posted on or after 1 March 1974 but before 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of the articles posted by any one person at any one time, at the rate of-

(i) 21/2 cents for each article; or

(ii) 8 cents for each 300 grams or part of 300 grams of the aggregate weight of the articles,

whichever is the greater;

(c) posted on or after 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-3 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 100 grams-41/2 cents;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 100 grams-41/2 cents, together with 1 cent for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 100 grams.

(3) Subject to sub-items (5) and (6), in the case of Category B publications posted for local delivery-

(a) before 1 March 1974-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the rate of-

(i) 2 cents for the first 50 grams or part of 50 grams; and

(ii) 1 cent for each additional 50 grams or part of 50 grams;

(b) on or after 1 March 1974 but before 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-3 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 100 grams-41/2 cents;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 100 grams-41/2 cents, together with 1 cent for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 100 grams;

(c) on or after 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-4 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 300 grams-4 cents, together with 2 cents for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 50 grams;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 300 grams-14 cents, together with 1 cent for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 300 grams.

(4) In the case of Category B publications posted otherwise than for local delivery-

(a) before 1 March 1974-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-21/2 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 250 grams-21/2 cents, together with 2 cents for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 50 grams;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 250 grams-101/2 cents, together with 1 cent for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 250 grams;

(b) on or after 1 March 1974 but before 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-31/2 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 100 grams-51/2 cents;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 100 grams-51/2 cents, together with 11/2 cents for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 100 grams;

(c) on or after 1 March 1975-an amount calculated, in respect of each article, at the following rates:-

(i) where the weight of the article does not exceed 50 grams-41/2 cents;

(ii) where the weight of the article exceeds 50 grams but does not exceed 100 grams-7 cents;

(iii) where the weight of the article exceeds 100 grams but does not exceed 300 grams-7 cents, together with 2 cents for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 100 grams;

(iv) where the weight of the article exceeds 300 grams-15 cents, together with 11/2 cents for each 50 grams or part of 50 grams in excess of 300 grams.

(5) In the case of Category A and Category B publications posted by the proprietors, printers or publishers of the publications, a minimum amount of $1.50 is payable in respect of the articles posted by any one person at any one time.

(6) Where the amount that would, but for this sub-item, be payable in accordance with sub-item (2), (3) or (4) includes a fraction of a cent, the amount payable is the next higher amount that does not include a fraction of a cent.

3. (1) Subject to sub-item (2), Category C publications, where the articles are posted by the proprietors, printers or publishers of the publications or by a newsvendor or agent, subject to such conditions, if any, not being conditions that are inconsistent with the regulations, as are determined by the Postmaster-General, relating to-

(a) the manner of packing and marking the articles; and

(b) the arrangement of the articles so as to facilitate their sorting,
and to compliance with the regulations-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage, Rate of
postage,
in cents, if in cents, if
posted before posted on or
after
Weight of article 1 March 1974 1 March 1974 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . 9 11 More than 100 grams but not more than 150 grams . . 11 13 More than 150 grams but not more than 200 grams . . 13 16 More than 200 grams but not more than 250 grams . . 15 18 More than 250 grams but not more than 300 grams . . 16 20 More than 300 grams but not more than 350 grams . . 17 22 More than 350 grams but not more than 400 grams . . 18 23 More than 400 grams but not more than 450 grams . . 19 24 More than 450 grams but not more than 500 grams . . 20 25 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

(2) In the case of Category C publications posted by the proprietors, printers or publishers of the publications subject to the conditions referred to in sub-item (1) and to compliance with the regulations-a minimum amount of $1.50 is payable in respect of the articles posted by any one person at any one time.

4. Articles that are not articles to which item 1, 2 or 3 applies-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage,
Weight of article in cents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 15 More than 100 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 20 More than 250 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . 30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Part II-Air Mail Rates

Articles posted by air mail-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage,
Weight of article in cents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 20 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 More than 20 grams but not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . 20 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 30 More than 100 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 50 More than 250 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . 90 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Part III-Priority Paid Mail Rates

Articles posted by priority paid mail-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:-
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Weight of article Rate of
postage ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 20 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20c More than 20 grams but not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . 40c More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 60c More than 100 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 80c More than 250 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . $1.20 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Part IV-Bulk Postage Rates

1. Letters, lettercards and postcards-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of postage, in cents, where
the
number of articles, irrespective
of the
weights of individual articles is-
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More than More than
2,500 but 25,000 but
not more
than not more
than More than
Weight of article 25,000 100,000 100,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 20 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 51/2 5 More than 20 grams but not more than 50 grams 121/2 111/2 11 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams 16 141/2 131/2 More than 100 grams but not more than 150 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 171/2 16 More than 150 grams but not more than 200 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 20 18 More than 200 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 221/2 20 More than 250 grams but not more than 300 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 241/2 22 More than 300 grams but not more than 350 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 261/2 24 More than 350 grams but not more than 400 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301/2 28 25 More than 400 grams but not more than 450 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 29 26 More than 450 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331/2 30 27 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

2. Articles that are not articles to which item 1 applies-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of postage, in cents, where
the
number of articles, irrespective
of the
weights of individual articles is-
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More than More than
2,500 but 25,000 but
not more
than not more
than More than
Weight of article 25,000 100,000 100,000 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 51/2 5 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams 121/2 111/2 11 More than 100 grams but not more than 150 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 131/2 13 More than 150 grams but not more than 200 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 151/2 15 More than 200 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 17 161/2 More than 250 grams but not more than 300 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 181/2 18 More than 300 grams but not more than 350 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 20 191/2 More than 350 grams but not more than 400 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 21 201/2 More than 400 grams but not more than 450 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 25 22 211/2 More than 450 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 23 221/2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Part V-Minimum Agreed Bulk Postage Rates

1. Letters, lettercards and postcards-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage,
Weight of article in cents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 20 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41/2 More than 20 grams but not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . 10 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 12 More than 100 grams but not more than 150 grams . . . . . . . . . 14 More than 150 grams but not more than 200 grams . . . . . . . . . 16 More than 200 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 18 More than 250 grams but not more than 300 grams . . . . . . . . . 20 More than 300 grams but not more than 350 grams . . . . . . . . . 211/2 More than 350 grams but not more than 400 grams . . . . . . . . . 221/2 More than 400 grams but not more than 450 grams . . . . . . . . . 231/2 More than 450 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . 24 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

2. Other articles to which sub-section (3) of section 6B applies-the rate ascertained in accordance with the following table:- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

Rate of
postage,
Weight of article in cents ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
Not more than 50 grams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41/2 More than 50 grams but not more than 100 grams . . . . . . . . . . 10 More than 100 grams but not more than 150 grams . . . . . . . . . 12 More than 150 grams but not more than 200 grams . . . . . . . . . 131/2 More than 200 grams but not more than 250 grams . . . . . . . . . 15 More than 250 grams but not more than 300 grams . . . . . . . . . 161/2 More than 300 grams but not more than 350 grams . . . . . . . . . 171/2 More than 350 grams but not more than 400 grams . . . . . . . . . 181/2 More than 400 grams but not more than 450 grams . . . . . . . . . 191/2 More than 450 grams but not more than 500 grams . . . . . . . . . 201/2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --

POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - SCHEDULE 2

SCH

Heading amended by No. 107, 1973, s. 7.
Schedule substituted by No. 150, 1965, s. 4; amended by No. 62, 1967, s. 6; No. 62, 1970, s. 7; and No. 71, 1971, s. 8.
SCHEDULE 2*

Part I-Ordinary Telegrams

1. The rate for telegrams containing not more than twelve words (including address and signature) is Forty-eight cents.

2. The rate for telegrams containing more than twelve words (including address and signature) is Forty-eight cents, together with an amount of Four cents for every word by which the number of words contained in the telegram exceeds twelve.

3. Double the foregoing rates shall be charged for the transmission of-

(a) urgent telegrams; and

(b) telegrams on the public service when required, under section 95 of the Post and Telegraph Act, to be transmitted before other telegrams.

4. The rates specified in this Part are exclusive of porterage charges.
Parts II and III omitted by No. 107, 1973, s. 6.
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Part IV-Letter Telegrams

The rate for a letter telegram, as prescribed (accepted for transmission subject to the prescribed conditions) is Sixteen cents, together with an amount of One cent for every word by which the number of words contained in the letter telegram (including address and signature) exceeds twenty.
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POST AND TELEGRAPH RATES ACT 1902-1973 - NOTES


NOTES
1. The Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1973 comprises the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902 as amended by the other Acts specified in the following table:
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Number Date of
Act and year Date of
Assent commencement
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Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1902 No. 13, 1902 9 Sept 1902 1 Nov 1902 (see
Gazette 1902, p.
503)
Tasmanian Cable Rates
Act 1906 No. 10, 1906 28 Sept 1906 1 Oct 1906
Postal Rates Act 1910 No. 24, 1910 25 Nov 1910 1 May 1911 (see
Gazette 1911, p.
1319)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1911 No. 8, 1911 12 Dec 1911 12 Dec 1911
Post and Telegraph Act
1913 No. 23, 1913 19 Dec 1913 19 Dec 1913
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1918 No. 24, 1918 19 Oct 1918 28 Oct 1918 (see
Gazette 1918, p.
2075)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1920 No. 27, 1920 1 Oct 1920 1 Oct 1920 (see
Gazette 1920, p.
1285)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1923 No. 16, 1923 1 Sept 1923 1 Oct 1923 (see
Gazette 1923, p.
1831)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1924 No. 12, 1924 15 Aug 1924 1 July 1923
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1930 No. 20, 1930 30 July 1930 4 Aug 1930 (see
Gazette 1930, p.
1647)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1931 No. 1, 1931 25 Mar 1931 16 Apr 1931 (see
Gazette 1931, p.
457)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1940 No. 23, 1940 31 May 1940 10 June 1940 (see
Gazette 1940, p.
1227)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1941 No. 54, 1941 3 Dec 1941 10 Dec 1941 (see
Gazette 1941, p.
2716)
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1949 No. 23, 1949 30 June 1949 1 July 1949
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1950 No. 28, 1950 28 Nov 1950 1 Dec 1950
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1951 No. 12, 1951 7 July 1951 9 July 1951
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1956 No. 66, 1956 28 Sept 1956 1 Oct 1956
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1959 No. 56, 1959 29 Sept 1959 1 Oct 1959
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1964 No. 66, 1964 30 Sept 1964 1 Oct 1964
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1965 No. 150, 1965 18 Dec 1965 14 Feb 1966
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1967 No. 62, 1967 26 Sept 1967 1 Oct 1967
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1968 No. 68, 1968 27 Sept 1968 1 Oct 1968
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1970 No. 62, 1970 1 Oct 1970 1 Oct 1970
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1971 No. 71, 1971 30 Sept 1971 Sub-section 7 (2):
1 Mar 1972
Remainder: 1 Oct
1971
Post and Telegraph Rates
Act 1973 No. 107, 1973 29 Sept 1973 1 Oct 1973 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --
2.-Ss. 4, 4A and Schedule 1 and 2-Section 8 of the Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910-1973 provides that the rates and charges for postal articles and telegrams in the Australian Capital Territory and to and from the Territory shall be the same as if the Territory continued to be part of the State of New South Wales.

Section 11 of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955-1973 provides that the Post and Telegraph Act 1901-1973 and the Post and Telegraph Rates Act 1902-1973 extend to the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and that for the purposes of those Acts the Territory shall be deemed to be within the Commonwealth and to be part of the State of Western Australia.