Customs Act 1901

PART IV - THE IMPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 2 - The Boarding of Ships and Aircraft  

SECTION 60   BOARDING STATIONS  

60(1)  


The master of every ship from a place outside Australia bound to or calling at any port shall bring his or her ship to for boarding at a boarding station appointed for that port and shall permit his or her ship to be boarded.

Penalty: 100 penalty units.

60(1A)  
(Repealed by No 52 of 2013)

60(2)  


The pilot of an aircraft from a place outside Australia arriving in Australia shall not suffer the aircraft to land at any other airport until the aircraft has first landed -


(a) at such airport for which a boarding station is appointed as is nearest to the place at which the aircraft entered Australia; or


(b) at such other airport for which a boarding station is appointed as has been approved by the Comptroller-General of Customs, in writing, as an airport at which that aircraft, or a class of aircraft in which that aircraft is included, may land on arriving in Australia from a place outside Australia.

Penalty: 100 penalty units.

60(2A)  
(Repealed by No 52 of 2013)

60(3)  


The pilot of an aircraft engaged on an air service or flight between Australia and a place outside Australia:


(a) shall not suffer the aircraft to land at an airport for which a boarding station is not appointed; and


(b) shall, as soon as practicable after the aircraft lands at an airport, bring the aircraft for boarding to a boarding station appointed for that airport and shall permit the aircraft to be boarded.

Penalty: 100 penalty units.

60(3A)  


Subsections (1), (2) and (3) are offences of strict liability.
Note:

For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

60(4)  


It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against a provision of subsection (2) or (3) if the person charged proves that he or she was prevented from complying with the provision by stress of weather or other reasonable cause.



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