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Local Government Ordinance 1992 (CKI)

Authoritative Version
Ordinances/Cocos (Keeling) Islands as amended, taking into account amendments up to No. 5 of 1993
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 27 Oct 2006
Start Date 01 Jul 1993


Local Government Ordinance 1992

Ordinance No. 9 of 1992 as amended

made under the

This compilation was prepared on 8 April 2002
taking into account amendments up to Ordinance No. 5 of 1993

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


                        1     Short Title [see Note 1]                                                    3

                        2     Amendment                                                                    3

Schedule                Amendment to the Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.)      4

Notes                                                                                                            7



An Ordinance to amend the Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.)



1              Short Title [see Note 1]

                This Ordinance may be cited as the Local Government Ordinance 1992.

Note   This Ordinance commences on gazettal: see Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955: subsection 12 (2).

2              Amendment

                The Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.) is amended as set out in the Schedule.

Schedule           Amendment to the Local Government Act 1960 (W.A.) (C.K.I.)


1.             Section 6 (Interpretation)

1.1           Insert the following definition:

Commonwealth electoral roll means an extract of the Electoral Roll maintained under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 of the Commonwealth for the Division of the Northern Territory listing those people whose place of living is the Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and who have attained the age of 18 years.

2.             New Section 7

2.1           After section 6, insert:

7              Information on forms in languages other than English

                A form is not invalid only because it contains a written translation or summary, in a language other than English, of the information written on the form in the English language.

3.             Section 36 (Eligibility for registration as an elector)

3.1           Subsection 36 (1):

Omit all the words after “on the electoral roll of a municipality if”, substitute “he or she is enrolled on the Commonwealth electoral roll.”.

3.2           Subparagraph 36 (2) (a) (ii):

Omit “State”, substitute “Territory”.

3.3           Subparagraph 36 (2) (b) (ii):

Omit “State”, substitute “Territory”.

4.             Section 42 (Preparation of Residents Rolls)

4.1           Subsection 42 (3):

Omit “as an elector for the Legislative Assembly”, substitute “on the Commonwealth electoral roll”.

5.             Section 46 (Clerk to give notice as to registration on rolls)

5.1           Paragraph 46 (1) (a):

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

                (a)    in the case of a person who is eligible for enrolment on the Commonwealth electoral roll, make a claim for enrolment under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918; or

6.             Section 67 (Disqualification generally)

6.1           Paragraph 67 (1) (d):

Omit the paragraph, substitute:

               (d)    is the holder of the office of clerk, engineer, town planner, building surveyor or treasurer of the municipality;

7.             New section 85A

7.1           After section 85, insert:

85A         Nomination by facsimile transmission

         (1)   For the purposes of paragraph 84 (d), a nomination form may be delivered to the returning officer by facsimile transmission.

         (2)   For the purposes of paragraphs 84 (d) and 85 (4) (a), a nomination form delivered to the returning officer by facsimile transmission is taken to be accompanied by a deposit if the facsimile of the form and the deposit in relation to the nomination of the person named on the form as the candidate are delivered to the returning officer within the period described in paragraph 84 (d).

8.             Section 532 (Land is rateable property)

8.1           Subsection 532 (9):

Omit the subsection.


Notes to the Local Government Ordinance 1992

Note 1

The Local Government Ordinance 1992 (in force under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955) as shown in this compilation comprises Ordinance No. 9 of 1992 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Ordinances

Year and

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

No. 9, 1992

24 Dec 1992

24 Dec 1992


No. 5, 1993

30 June 1993

1 July 1993

Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected




am. No. 5, 1993