Domestic Violence Act 1995

1 Short Title and commencement

(1)

This Act may be cited as the Domestic Violence Act 1995.

(2)

Except as provided in subsection (3) and section 30, this Act shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

(3)

Part 6 shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made appointing different dates for different provisions and for different purposes.

Section 1: this Act (but section 29 only to the extent that it authorises the provision of programmes to persons who are not children, and sections 108–120 only for the purposes of the public registers maintained under the public register provisions specified in this order) brought into force, on 1 July 1996, by the Domestic Violence Act Commencement Order 1996 (SR 1996/142).

Section 1: sections 108–120 brought into force only for the purposes of the public registers maintained under the public register provisions specified in this order, on 15 December 1998, by the Domestic Violence Act Commencement Order 1998 (SR 1998/343).