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ACTS INTERPRETATION ACT 1901 - SECT 28A

Service of documents

             (1)  For the purposes of any Act that requires or permits a document to be served on a person, whether the expression "serve", "give" or "send" or any other expression is used, then the document may be served:

                     (a)  on a natural person:

                              (i)  by delivering it to the person personally; or

                             (ii)  by leaving it at, or by sending it by pre-paid post to, the address of the place of residence or business of the person last known to the person serving the document; or

                     (b)  on a body corporate--by leaving it at, or sending it by pre-paid post to, the head office, a registered office or a principal office of the body corporate.

Note:          The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 deals with giving information in writing by means of an electronic communication.

             (2)  Nothing in subsection (1):

                     (a)  affects the operation of any other law of the Commonwealth, or any law of a State or Territory, that authorizes the service of a document otherwise than as provided in that subsection; or

                     (b)  affects the power of a court to authorize service of a document otherwise than as provided in that subsection.



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