Antarctica Act 1960

  • This version was reprinted on 10 November 2014 to make corrections to the Act Title under section 25(1)(j)(iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Antarctica Act 1960

Public Act1960 No 47
Date of assent21 October 1960
Commencementsee section 1


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

An Act to confer jurisdiction on the courts of New Zealand to deal with offences committed in the Ross Dependency and certain other parts of Antarctica, and to restrict the jurisdiction of the courts in respect of acts or omissions in Antarctica of certain nationals of other countries