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29 November 2021 29 November 2021 2021 No 33
28 September 2020 28 September 2020 2020 No 24
05 December 2019 05 December 2019 2019 No 14
26 September 2019 26 September 2019 2019 No 10
25 September 2017 25 September 2017 2017 No 44
15 May 2015 15 May 2015 2015 No 2
20 May 2014 20 May 2014 2014 No 14
29 October 2013 29 October 2013 2013 No 80
30 April 2012 30 April 2012 2011 No 45
18 May 2010 18 May 2010 2010 No 17
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
04 December 2006 04 December 2006 2006 No 120
03 April 2006 03 April 2006 2006 No 6
15 August 2005 15 August 2005 2005 No 28
01 July 2005 01 July 2005 2005 No 64
15 June 2005 15 June 2005 2005 No 31
01 January 2004 01 January 2004 2003 No 71
07 July 2003 07 July 2003 2001 No 121
03 April 2000 03 April 2000 1999 No 94

This Act has also been amended pursuant to an order under secs 8 (2) and 9 (3) of the Reprints Act 1972 No 48 (previously Acts Reprinting Act 1972). Order dated 1.11.1973, and published in GG No 139 of 2.11.1973, p 4712, declaring that the Oaths Act 1900 is an enactment to which sec 8 (2) and sec 9 (3) of the Acts Reprinting Act 1972 apply.

Oaths Act 1900 No 20

Assented to 22.09.1900.

Date of commencement, 1.1.1901, sec 1A.

Electronic Transactions Amendment (Remote Witnessing) Act 2021 No 33

Assented to 29.11.2021.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Stronger Communities Legislation Amendment (Courts and Civil) Act 2020 No 24

Assented to 28.09.2020.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.11, assent, sec 2(1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2019 No 14

Assented to 21.11.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.18, 14 days after assent, sec 2(1).

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2019 No 10

Assented to 26.09.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.18, assent, sec 2 (1).

Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017 No 44

Assented to 25.09.2017.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.21, assent, sec 2 (1).

Courts and Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2015 No 2

Assented to 15.05.2015.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Courts and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No 14

Assented to 20.05.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.2, assent, sec 2 (1).

Crimes and Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No 80

Assented to 29.10.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Identification Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No 45

Assented to 20.09.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.6, 30.4.2012, sec 2 and 2011 (691) LW 23.12.2011.

Registrar-General Legislation (Amendment and Repeal) Act 2010 No 17

Assented to 18.05.2010.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Schs 1.75, 2 and 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2006 No 120

Assented to 04.12.2006.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).

Constitution Amendment (Pledge of Loyalty) Act 2006 No 6

Assented to 03.04.2006.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2005 No 64

Assented to 01.07.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.44, assent, sec 2 (2).

Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No 31

Assented to 15.06.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 11, assent, sec 2 (1).

Civil Procedure Act 2005 No 28

Assented to 01.06.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.36, 15.8.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 100 of 10.8.2005, p 4205.

Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No 71

Assented to 20.11.2003.

Date of commencement, 1.1.2004, sec 2 and GG No 196 of 12.12.2003, p 11172.

Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001 No 121

Assented to 19.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999 No 94

Assented to 08.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.43, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487.

Date of commencement of Sch 4.140, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No 31

Assented to 07.07.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997 No 147

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.17, assent, sec 2 (2).

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 3 months after assent, sec 2 (3).

Oaths Amendment Act 1996 No 83

Assented to 06.11.1996.

Date of commencement, 1.1.1997, sec 2 and GG No 150 of 20.12.1996, p 8528.

Evidence (Consequential and Other Provisions) Act 1995 No 27

Assented to 19.06.1995.

Date of commencement, 1.9.1995, sec 2 and GG No 102 of 25.8.1995, p 4355.

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Indictable Offences) Act 1995 No 22

Assented to 19.06.1995.

Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 2 relating to the Oaths Act 1900, 1.9.1995, sec 2 and GG No 105 of 1.9.1995, p 5044.

Statute Law (Penalties) Act 1993 No 47

Assented to 15.06.1993.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Oaths (Children) Amendment Act 1990 No 93

Assented to 07.12.1990.

Date of commencement, 6.1.1991, sec 2 and GG No 174 of 21.12.1990, p 11190.

Crimes (Public Justice) Amendment Act 1990 No 51

Assented to 18.09.1990.

Date of commencement, 25.11.1990, sec 2 and GG No 141 of 9.11.1990, p 9816.

Jury (Amendment) Act 1987 No 286

Assented to 16.12.1987.

Date of commencement of sec 4 (1), 28 days after assent.

Miscellaneous Acts (Legal Profession) Amendment Act 1987 No 111

Assented to 12.06.1987.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, 1.1.1988, sec 2 (2) and GG No 199 of 31.12.1987, p 7266.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1985 No 231

Assented to 18.12.1985.

Oaths (Children) Amendment Act 1985 No 151

Assented to 28.11.1985.

Date of commencement, 23.3.1986, sec 2 (2) and GG No 44 of 14.3.1986, p 1160.

Oaths (Commercial Arbitration) Amendment Act 1984 No 165

Assented to 14.12.1984.

Date of commencement of sec 3, 1.5.1985, sec 2 (2) and GG No 73 of 26.4.1985, p 1797.

Oaths (Amendment) Act 1978 No 5

Assented to 20.02.1978.

Legal Practitioners and Other Acts (Amendment) Act 1974 No 62

Assented to 10.10.1974.

Date of commencement of sec 9, 14.2.1975, sec 2 (2) and GG No 35 of 14.2.1975, p 465.

Evidence and Oaths (Amendment) Act 1973 No 10

Assented to 10.04.1973.

Legal Practitioners and Oaths (Amendment) Act 1970 No 20

Assented to 31.03.1970.

Decimal Currency Act 1965 No 33

Assented to 20.12.1965.

Date of commencement of sec 4, 14.2.1966, secs 1 (3), 2 (1) and the Currency Act 1965 (Commonwealth), sec 2 (2).

Oaths (Amendment) Act 1962 No 5

Assented to 10.05.1962.

Oaths (Amendment) Act 1953 No 4

Assented to 25.09.1953.

Statute Law Revision Act 1937 No 35

Assented to 23.12.1937.

Oaths (Amendment) Act 1936 No 12

Assented to 13.05.1936.

Oaths (Amendment) Act 1916 No 5

Assented to 29.03.1916.

This is a consolidated list of all history notes for this title. View the history notes inline to see the point-in-time history of provisions for a particular historical version by clicking the Turn history notes on button.

No reference is made to certain amendments made by the Decimal Currency Act 1965, the Reprints Act 1972, and Schedule 3 (amendments replacing gender-specific language) to the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997.

Part 1, heading

Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.

Sec 1

Am 1937 No 35, Second Sch. Subst 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (1).

Sec 1A

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (1).

Sec 2A

Ins 1995 No 22, Sch 2. Am 1996 No 83, Sch 1 (1); 1999 No 94, Sch 4.43; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [1].

Part 2, heading

Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.

Sec 3

Am 1916 No 5, sec 2; 1973 No 10, sec 3 (a); 1978 No 5, sec 2; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [1]; 2005 No 31, Sch 11; 2007 No 94, Sch 1.75.

Sec 4

Subst 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (a).

Sec 5

Am 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [1].

Secs 7, 8

Am 1916 No 5, sec 3.

Sec 9

Am 1916 No 5, sec 3; 1973 No 10, sec 3 (b); 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [2].

Sec 10

Am 1916 No 5, sec 3. Rep 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 11A

Ins 1916 No 5, sec 3.

Part 3, heading

Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.

Sec 12

Subst 1973 No 10, sec 3 (c). Am 1987 No 286, sec 4 (1) (a).

Sec 13

Am 1995 No 27, Sch 1; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [2].

Sec 14

Rep 1987 No 286, sec 4 (1) (b).

Part 4, heading

Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.

Sec 18

Am 2021 No 33, Sch 2[1].

Sec 20

Am 1990 No 51, Sch 2; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [3] [4].

Sec 21

Subst 1916 No 5, sec 4. Am 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (c); 1970 No 20, sec 3 (a); 2003 No 71, Sch 7 [1]; 2006 No 120, Sch 3.19 [1]; 2010 No 17, Sch 1.2; 2020 No 24, Sch 1.11[1] [2].

Sec 21A

Ins 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (d). Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [3]; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.160 [5]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.

Sec 24A

Ins 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [1]. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [1].

Sec 25

Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [1].

Sec 25A

Ins 1996 No 83, Sch 1 (2).

Part 5, heading

Am 1985 No 231, Sch 31.

Sec 26

Subst 1916 No 5, sec 5. Am 1953 No 4, sec 2 (a) (b); 1962 No 5, sec 2; 1984 No 165, sec 3; 2005 No 64, Sch 2.44; 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [2]–[4]; 2014 No 14, Sch 4.2; 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [1] [2]; 2019 No 14, Sch 2.18; 2021 No 33, Sch 2[2].

Sec 26A

Ins 1916 No 5, sec 5. Am 1953 No 4, sec 2 (c). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [3]. Am 2019 No 10, Sch 1.18.

Sec 26B

Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (d).

Sec 27

Subst 1970 No 20, sec 3 (b). Am 1973 No 10, sec 3 (e); 1974 No 62, sec 9; 1987 No 111, Sch 1; 1997 No 147, Sch 1.17; 2003 No 71, Sch 7 [2] [3]; 2006 No 120, Sch 3.19 [2]–[4].

Sec 27A

Ins 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [2]. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [5].

Sec 28

Am 1973 No 10, sec 3 (f); 2005 No 28, Sch 5.36 [3].

Sec 29

Am 1995 No 27, Sch 1.

Sec 30

Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (g). Am 1993 No 47, Sch 1; 1999 No 31, Sch 4.65 [4]; 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 4.

Sec 31

Ins 1973 No 10, sec 3 (g). Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.140 [3].

Sec 32

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1995 No 27, Sch 1.

Sec 33

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (1); 1995 No 27, Sch 1.

Part 6

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6.

Sec 34

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (1). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6. Am 2013 No 80, Sch 13 [6].

Sec 34A

Ins 2017 No 44, Sch 1.21.

Sec 35

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2011 No 45, Sch 2.6.

Fourth Sch

Am 1936 No 12, sec 2 (1) (b).

Fifth Sch

Rep 2006 No 6, Sch 2 [3].

Tenth Sch

Ins 1985 No 151, Sch 1 (3). Subst 1990 No 93, Sch 1 (2). Rep 1995 No 27, Sch 1. Ins 2015 No 2, Sch 4.5 [4].

Oaths Bill 1900

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