Section 63 Customs Act 1901 | Ship or Aircraft Not to be Moved Without Authority


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Section 63 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Ship or Aircraft Not to be Moved Without Authority and is extracted below.

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63 Ship or aircraft not to be moved without authority

(1) No ship or aircraft after arrival at the proper place of mooring, at the proper wharf appointed under subsection 15(2) or at an airport appointed under subsection 15(1) shall be removed therefrom before the discharge of the cargo intended to be discharged at the port or airport.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the removal is by authority or by direction of the harbour or aerial authority.

(3) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

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