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Census and Statistics (2021 Census Day) Proclamation 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Proclamation.

Signed and Sealed with the

Great Seal of Australia on

 6 February 2020

David Hurley


By His Excellency’s Command

Michael Sukkar

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer






1 Name

2 Commencement

3 Authority

4 Census day 2021

1  Name

  This instrument is the Census and Statistics (2021 Census Day) Proclamation 2020.

2  Commencement

 (1) Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.


Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3




1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

8 February 2020

Note: This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

 (2) Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

  This instrument is made under subsection 8(2) of the Census and Statistics Act 1905.

4  Census day 2021

  The Census day for 2021 is appointed as 10 August 2021.