Farm Ownership Savings Act 1974

  • repealed
  • Farm Ownership Savings Act 1974: repealed, on 3 June 2017, by section 3(1) of the Statutes Repeal Act 2017 (2017 No 23).

Reprint as at 3 June 2017

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Farm Ownership Savings Act 1974

Public Act
1974 No 45
Date of assent
31 August 1974
31 August 1974

Farm Ownership Savings Act 1974: repealed, on 3 June 2017, by section 3(1) of the Statutes Repeal Act 2017 (2017 No 23).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Treasury.


1Short Title and application
2ACessation of opening of new Farm Ownership Accounts
3Eligible savings
4Notice of conditions
5Persons eligible to open accounts
6Persons ineligible to receive grants
7Purchase grants
7APurchase grants to sharefarmers
7BAdditional grants to sharefarmers on purchase of farm
8Preservation of rights
9Disposition of farm within 5 years of payment of purchase grant [Repealed]
10Aggregation of grants
11Joint accounts
13Payment to Corporation
14Exemption from income tax
14ASpecial Farm Ownership Accounts
14BExisting Ordinary Farm Ownership Accounts
14DWithdrawal and transfers from Special Farm Ownership Account
14EReopening of Special Farm Ownership Accounts
14FWithdrawal certificates
14GIneligible depositors
14HBreach of farm ownership requirements
14IRestrictions on dispositions
14JEffect of dispositions within restriction period
14KEffect of cessation of sharefarming
14LCharges and caveats
14MRemoval of criteria for payment of purchase grant or issue of withdrawal certificate
15Information to be supplied to Minister or Corporation
16Offences and penalties
18Consequential amendment [Repealed]
19All existing accounts to be closed as at 30 June 2001
20Unrestricted withdrawals may be made by persons making no further deposits after 30 June 1998
21Parts 1 to 3 to continue to apply to persons making deposits after 30 June 1998
Reprint notes

An Act to encourage saving for farm ownership