Public Notaries Act 1997 – Section 2 – Commencement

Section 2 of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) states that “[t]his Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.” This section outlines when the Act become binding and where this information can be found. According to an Australasia Legal Information Institute explanatory notation:

An act of a parliament can come into operation on a day or days (where different parts of the act come into operation on different days) to be fixed by proclamation. A proclamation is a notice which is generally published in the relevant government gazette proclaiming the date(s) on which the Act, or a part of it, comes into operation. Apart from proclamations or notices required for the commencement of an act, the provisions of some Acts also provide for proclamations or other notices to deal with certain matters (eg the dates of State-based public holidays).

The historical notes for the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) state that the Act was assented on 18 November 1997 and commenced on 26 June 1998 as per the Government Gazette No. 97 on page 4428. Therefore, 26 June 1998 was the date of proclamation and that is when the Act came into force.

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The information provided on this domain is based on reprint No. 1 (9.5.’06) of the Public Notaries Act 1997 (NSW) as in force on 17.7.’09. This short article is provided for general knowledge purposes only and is not to be used for the purposes of legal advice. This short article is copyright to the writer.