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Television Reception Dishes Act 1986 (NI)

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Act No. 34 of 1986
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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 15 Dec 2015


NORFOLK                            ISLAND






[Consolidated as at 14 July 2003

on the authority of the Administrator

and in accordance with the

Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]





         1.      Short title

         2.      Application

         3.      Interpretation

         4.      Installation of landlines 


NORFOLK                            ISLAND



Television Reception Dishes Act 1986



An Act relating to television reception dishes


Short title

      1.         This Act may be cited as the Television Reception Dishes Act 1986.


      2.         (1)        Nothing in this Act affects the operation of the Building Act 1967.

                  (2)        This Act applies notwithstanding the Telecommunications Act 1992.


      3.         In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears —

“landline” means a wire, cable or other physical medium that is laid under the surface of the earth for use, or intended for use, to connect a television reception dish and a television receiver;

“owner”, in relation to land, includes occupier;

“television reception dish” means an apparatus designed or intended for the reception of signals transmitted by satellite of —

(a)        sounds, including speech and music; or

(b)        visual images,

whether or not capable of being used for other purposes. Installation of landlines

      4.         (1)        A person may instal and maintain a landline that is wholly within and on land of which that person is the owner.

                  (2)        Subject to the permission of the owner of a parcel of land, a person may instal and maintain, from a television reception dish erected on the person’s land, a landline that is on a parcel of land of which the person is not the owner.



The Television Reception Dishes Act 1986  as shown in this consolidation comprises Act No. 34 of 1986 and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.



and year

Date of


Application saving or transitional provision

Television Reception Dishes Act 1986

34, 1986







Telecommunications Act 1992

12, 1992






Table of Amendments

ad =    added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs =      repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected








12, 1992








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