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OATHS ACT 1900 - NOTES

- As at 15 May 2015 - Act 20 of 1900

Reprint history (since 1972):

Reprint No 1   5 November 1973  
Reprint No 2   28 June 1978  
Reprint No 3   13 February 1989  
Reprint No 4   2 July 1992  
Reprint No 5   7 May 1996  
Reprint No 6   27 November 2001  
Reprint No 7   23 May 2006  

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted
See also Crimes Act 1900, Part 7; Statutory Declarations Act 1959 (Commonwealth); Anglican Church of Australia Constitution Act 1961, secs 8, 9; and Registrar-General Act 1973, sec 5.

Table of amending instruments

Oaths Act 1900 No 20. Assented to 22.9.1900. Date of commencement, 1.1.1901, sec 1A. This Act has been amended as follows:

1916 No 5 Oaths (Amendment) Act 1916. Assented to 29.3.1916.
1936 No 12 Oaths (Amendment) Act 1936. Assented to 13.5.1936.
1937 No 35 Statute Law Revision Act 1937. Assented to 23.12.1937.
1953 No 4 Oaths (Amendment) Act 1953. Assented to 25.9.1953.
1962 No 5 Oaths (Amendment) Act 1962. Assented to 10.5.1962.
1965 No 33 Decimal Currency Act 1965. Assented to 20.12.1965.
Date of commencement of sec 4, 14.2.1966, secs 1 (3), 2 (1) and the Currency Act 1965 (Commonwealth), sec 2 (2).
1970 No 20 Legal Practitioners and Oaths (Amendment) Act 1970. Assented to 31.3.1970.
1973 No 10 Evidence and Oaths (Amendment) Act 1973. Assented to 10.4.1973.
1974 No 62 Legal Practitioners and Other Acts (Amendment) Act 1974. Assented to 10.10.1974.
Date of commencement of sec 9, 14.2.1975, sec 2 (2) and GG No 35 of 14.2.1975, p 465.
1978 No 5 Oaths (Amendment) Act 1978. Assented to 20.2.1978.
1984 No 165 Oaths (Commercial Arbitration) Amendment Act 1984. Assented to 14.12.1984.
Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.5.1985, sec 2 (2) and GG No 73 of 26.4.1985, p 1797.
1985 No 151 Oaths (Children) Amendment Act 1985. Assented to 28.11.1985.
Date of commencement, 23.3.1986, sec 2 (2) and GG No 44 of 14.3.1986, p 1160.
No 231 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1985. Assented to 18.12.1985.
1987 No 111 Miscellaneous Acts (Legal Profession) Amendment Act 1987. Assented to 12.6.1987.
Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.1.1988, sec 2 (2) and GG No 199 of 31.12.1987, p 7266.
No 286 Jury (Amendment) Act 1987. Assented to 16.12.1987.
Date of commencement of sec 4 (1), 28 days after assent.
1990 No 51 Crimes (Public Justice) Amendment Act 1990. Assented to 18.9.1990.
Date of commencement, 25.11.1990, sec 2 and GG No 141 of 9.11.1990, p 9816.
No 93 Oaths (Children) Amendment Act 1990. Assented to 7.12.1990.
Date of commencement, 6.1.1991, sec 2 and GG No 174 of 21.12.1990, p 11190.
1993 No 47 Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1993. Assented to 15.6.1993.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
1995 No 22 Criminal Procedure Amendment (Indictable Offences) Act 1995. Assented to 19.6.1995.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Oaths Act 1900, 1.9.1995, sec 2 and GG No 105 of 1.9.1995, p 5044.
No 27 Evidence (Consequential and Other Provisions) Act 1995. Assented to 19.6.1995.
Date of commencement, 1.9.1995, sec 2 and GG No 102 of 25.8.1995, p 4355.
1996 No 83 Oaths Amendment Act 1996. Assented to 6.11.1996.
Date of commencement, 1.1.1997, sec 2 and GG No 150 of 20.12.1996, p 8528.
1997 No 147 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997. Assented to 17.12.1997.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.17, assent, sec 2 (2); date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).
1999 No 31 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999. Assented to 7.7.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 94 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999. Assented to 8.12.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.43, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487; date of commencement of Sch 4.140, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.
2001 No 121 Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001. Assented to 19.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.
2003 No 71 Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2003. Assented to 20.11.2003.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2004, sec 2 and GG No 196 of 12.12.2003, p 11172.
2005 No 28 Civil Procedure Act 2005. Assented to 1.6.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.36, 15.8.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 100 of 10.8.2005, p 4205.
No 31 Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2005. Assented to 15.6.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 11, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 64 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2005. Assented to 1.7.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.44, assent, sec 2 (2).
2006 No 6 Constitution Amendment (Pledge of Loyalty) Act 2006. Assented to 3.4.2006.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 120 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2006. Assented to 4.12.2006.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).
2007 No 94 Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Schs 1.75, 2 and 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2010 No 17 Registrar-General Legislation (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2010. Assented to 18.5.2010.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2011 No 45 Identification Legislation Amendment Act 2011. Assented to 20.9.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.6, 30.4.2012, sec 2 and 2011 (691) LW 23.12.2011.
2013 No 80 Crimes and Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2013. Assented to 29.10.2013.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2014 No 14 Courts and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014. Assented to 20.5.2014.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.2, assent, sec 2 (1).
2015 No 2 Courts and Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 15.5.2015.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
This Act has also been amended pursuant to an order under secs 8 (2) and 9 (3) of the Reprints Act 1972 No 48 (formerly Acts Reprinting Act 1972). Order dated 1.11.1973, and published in GG No 139 of 2.11.1973, p 4712, declaring that the Oaths Act 1900 is an enactment to which sec 8 (2) and sec 9 (3) of the Acts Reprinting Act 1972 apply.

Table of amendments

No reference is made to certain amendments made by the Decimal Currency Act 1965, the Reprints Act 1972, and Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997.

Part 1, heading Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.
Sec 1 Am 1937 No 35, Second Sch. Subst 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (1).
Sec 1A Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (1).
Sec 2A Ins 1995 No 22, Sch 2. Am 1996 No 83, Sch 1 (1); 1999 No 94, Sch 4.43; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [1].
Part 2, heading Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.
Sec 3 Am 1916 No 5, sec 2; 1973 No 10, sec 3 (a); 1978 No 5, sec 2; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [1]; 2005 No 31, Sch 11; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.75.
Sec 4 Subst 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (a).
Sec 5 Am 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [1].
Secs 7, 8 Am 1916 No 5, sec 3.
Sec 9 Am 1916 No 5, sec 3; 1973 No 10, sec 3 (b); 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [2].
Sec 10 Am 1916 No 5, sec 3. Rep 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [2].
Sec 11A Ins 1916 No 5, sec 3.
Part 3, heading Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.
Sec 12 Subst 1973 No 10, sec 3 (c). Am 1987 No 286, sec 4 (1) (a).
Sec 13 Am 1995 No 27, Sch 1; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [2].
Sec 14 Rep 1987 No 286, sec 4 (1) (b).
Part 4, heading Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.
Sec 20 Am 1990 No 51, Sch 2; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [3] [4].
Sec 21 Subst 1916 No 5, sec 4. Am 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (c); 1970 No 20, sec 3 (a); 2003 No 71, Sch 7 [1]; 2006 No 120, Sch 3.19 [1]; 2010 No 17, Sch 1.2.
Sec 21A Ins 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (d). Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [3]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [5]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.
Sec 24A Ins 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [1]. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [1].
Sec 25 Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [1].
Sec 25A Ins 1996 No 83, Sch 1 (2).
Part 5, heading Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.
Sec 26 Subst 1916 No 5, sec 5. Am 1953 No 4, sec 2 (a) (b); 1962 No 5, sec 2; 1984 No 165, sec 3; 2005 No 64, Sch 2.44; 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [2]-[4]; 2014 No 14, Sch 4.2; 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [1] [2].
Sec 26A Ins 1916 No 5, sec 5. Am 1953 No 4, sec 2 (c). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [3].
Sec 26B Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (d).
Sec 27 Subst 1970 No 20, sec 3 (b). Am 1973 No 10, sec 3 (e); 1974 No 62, sec 9; 1987 No 111, Sch 1; 1997 No 147, Sch 1.17; 2003 No 71, Sch 7 [2] [3]; 2006 No 120, Sch 3.19 [2]-[4].
Sec 27A Ins 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [2]. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [5].
Sec 28 Am 1973 No 10, sec 3 (f); 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [3].
Sec 29 Am 1995 No 27, Sch 1.
Sec 30 Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (g). Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [4]; 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 4.
Sec 31 Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (g). Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [3].
Sec 32 Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1995 No 27, Sch 1.
Sec 33 Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 27, Sch 1.
Part 6 Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6.
Sec 34 Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (1). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [6].
Sec 35 Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6.
Fourth Sch Am 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (b).
Fifth Sch Rep 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [3].
Tenth Sch Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (3). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [4].



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