Adoption Amendment Regulations 1997


Adoption Amendment Regulations 1997


These regulations are administered in the Department for Courts.

PURSUANT to section 28 of the Adoption Act 1955, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Adoption Amendment Regulations 1997, and are part of the Adoption Regulations 19591 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 January 1998.

2 Fee
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulation 15, and substituting the following regulation:

    • (1) The only fee to be taken in proceedings under these regulations is a fee of $95 for each child proposed to be adopted.

      (2) The fee prescribed by subclause (1) must be paid on the filing of the application for an adoption order.

      (3) The fee prescribed by subclause (1) is inclusive of goods and services tax.

3 Revocation
  • The Adoption Regulations 1959, Amendment No 72 are consequentially revoked.


Acting for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 1998, increase the fee payable for an application for an adoption order from $80 to $95.

The fee is inclusive of goods and services tax.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 December 1997.

  • 1 SR 1959/109

  • 2 SR 1992/142