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Public Reserves (Animals) Act 1983 (NI)

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Act No. 17 of 1983
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This is an Act of the previous Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly that was continued in force under s16 and 16A of the Norfolk Island Act 1979.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 09 Dec 2015


NORFOLK                            ISLAND





Act No. 17 of 1983



An Act to make provisions with respect to the removal of animals

from certain public reserves.

[Reserved for assent 26 August 1983]

[Assented to 1 December 1983]

BE IT ENACTED by the Legislative Assembly of Norfolk Island as follows:


Short title

      1.         This Act may be cited as the Public Reserves (Animals) Act 1983*.


      2.         This Act shall come into operation on a date fixed by the Administrator by notice published in the Gazette.


      3.         In this Act —

“animal” includes bird;

“designated public reserve” means a public reserve declared by the Administrator to be a designated public reserve under section 4;

“public reserve” means a declared public reserve under the Commons and Public Reserves Act 1936.

Designated Public Reserves

      4.         The Administrator may, by notice published in the Gazette, declare any public reserve to be a designated public reserve for the purposes of this Act.

Removal of animals

            5.         (1)        A person shall not, without the written permission of the Administrator ¾

            (a)        remove; or

            (b)        be knowingly concerned in the removal of,

an animal from a designated public reserve.

            Penalty: Imprisonment for 6 months or a fine of 20 penalty units, or both.

                        (2)        The Administrator may grant permission for the removal of an animal from a designated public reserve.

                        (3)        Permission under subsection (2) may be granted generally or specifically.





Notified in the Norfolk Island Government Gazette 15 December 1983.

Commenced on 26 January 1984 (see Norfolk Island Government Gazette of 26 January 1984.)

Printed on the authority of the Administrator.


© Norfolk Island Government 2011

The Copyright Act 1968 of the Commonwealth of Australia permits certain reproduction and publication of this legislation.  For reproduction or publication beyond that permitted by the Act, written permission must be sought from the Legislative Counsel, Administration of Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island, South Pacific 2899.