Section 127 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Use of Ships’ and aircraft’s Stores and is extracted below.
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127 Use of ships’ and aircraft’s stores
(1) Ships’ stores and aircraft’s stores, whether shipped in a place outside Australia or in Australia:
(a) shall not be unshipped or unloaded; and
(b) shall not be used before the departure of the ship or aircraft from its last port of departure in Australia otherwise than for the use of the passengers or crew, or for the service, of the ship or aircraft.
Penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply if the Collector has consented to the unshipping, unloading or use.