Customs Act 1901


Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision G - Dealing with goods seized as forfeited goods  


In this section -

has the same meaning as in the Act;

means the Minister administering the Act;

"the Act"
means the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 .


Where -

(a) the Minister is of the opinion that a particular object may become forfeited by virtue of section 9 of the Act; or

(b) a foreign country has requested the return of a particular object exported from that country and the Minister is of the opinion that the object may become liable to forfeiture by virtue of section 14 of the Act,

the Minister may issue a notice in writing to the Comptroller-General of Customs to that effect.


An officer may seize a protected object or any object that the officer believes on reasonable grounds is a protected object, being an object that is subject to customs control.

Where an officer seizes an object under subsection (3), the officer shall forthwith deliver the object into the custody of an inspector.


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