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Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth)

The Commonwealth of Australia gazette has been published since 1901. It was published weekly until 1973, although issues containing material requiring urgent gazettal could be published at any time. Issues were numbered sequentially, urgent issues taking the next number after the latest weekly issue.

In 1974 the Commonwealth of Australia gazette was divided into series. These series are bound separately. Up to this date the gazette was issued in one bound volume only.

The number and titles of the different series have varied since 1974.

Until the end of 1999, the Commonwealth Gazette also included ACT Public Service Employment Information (vacancies, appointments, etc).

See also National Archives of Australia Fact Sheet 22.

Current Series of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth)

Previous Series of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth)

Index of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth)



Current Series of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth):

APVMA gazette
1 April 2003-
Published by the Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority, this publication is the successor to the NRA gazette.
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Web Publications

ASIC Gazette
3 July 2001-
Successor to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Gazette. Published weekly online from July 2001, the ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) Gazette includes the following information: Instruments and notices of variation to an instrument ; Changes of company type; Company reinstatements; Company deregistrations; Company unclaimed money (annually). Includes special issues on unclaimed money of individuals in bank accounts, previously published as Do we have any of your money? (1990-1999). Also available in a CD-ROM edition.
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Web Publications

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Business
5 May 1987-

Published weekly. This gazette contains legal notices relating to the private sector of the community. For example:

  • Notices about the registration of companies
  • Notices relating to bankruptcy administration
  • Notices about company windings-up
  • Notices about partnerships dissolved
  • Registration of shipping
  • By-laws of companies set up by royal charter

This gazette continues in part the General gazette published 1974-1987.

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Web Publications | ACT | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Chemical
4 Dec. 1990-

Published weekly. This gazette provides information on the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS). 

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Web Publications | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Government notices
6 May 1987-

Published weekly. This gazette contains most of the Federal Government's legal notices. For example:

  • Announcements of Acts assented to and proclaimed to come into force
  • Notices of the making or the text of subordinate legislation
  • Notices relating to the office of the Governor-General
  • Civil and military honours and awards
  • Departmental notices requiring gazettal by legislation e.g.:
    • appointments of officials to statutory authorities or positions
    • classification ratings of new publications and films
    • the setting of fees and charges by government agencies, land notices, including compulsory acquisition and special uses for Commonwealth land
    • Licensing and registration matters: banking, broadcasting, export and import of livestock,
    • Planning and environment protection notices, quarantine notices

 

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Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Periodic
1 Aug. 1977-

Periodic gazettes are published irregularly. These gazettes contain lengthy notices the gazettal of which is not an urgent requirement. Each issue is devoted to a single notice or to a related series of notices. Some of these are published regularly, for example, the annual lists of unclaimed moneys held by the trading banks and life insurance companies. From 1990, however, unclaimed money was listed in a separate publication, Do we have any of your money?.

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Web Publications | ACT | NLA | NT | QLD | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Special
1 July 1977-

Special gazettes are published irregularly. These gazettes contain notices which require urgent publication, such as those relating to the making of subordinate legislation, proclamations bringing Acts into operation and any other notice which cannot meet normal gazette deadlines. Most issues from 1987 are published in the back of the following week's Government Notices or Business Gazette.

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Web Publications | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Tariff concessions
3 Aug. 1983-

Published weekly. This gazette contains notices of tariff concessions that have been proposed, granted or revoked under the Customs Act.

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Web Publications | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Electronic APS employment gazette
9 August 2007-
Contains notification of certain employment decisions required to be gazetted under the Public Service Act 1999. Notices include employment opportunities and the outcomes (including staff movements, engagements and promotions)
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Web Publications

Food Standards Gazette
9 May 2002- (Amendment No. 59-)

Amendments to the Food Standards Code by Food Standards Australia New Zealand have been gazetted in the online Food Standards Gazette since 9 May 2002. These amendments were published as Special or Periodic Gazettes from 1987 to December 2001.

The Australian Food Standards Code itself was first gazetted in 1987; a joint Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was published as a Periodic Gazette in December 2000, and came fully into force in December 2002.

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Purchasing and Disposals Gazette: AusTender: Australian Government Tender System
May 2004-

AusTender notifies publicly available business opportunities required by Australian Government agencies.

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Previous Series of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth):

Australian government gazette
July-December 1973
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NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian government gazette. General
8 Jan. 1974-28 June 1977

The information contained in this gazette is now published in the Government Notices and Business series of the Commonwealth gazette.

Locate a copy of this publication:
NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian government gazette. Periodic
1 Jan. 1974-30 June 1977

Periodic gazettes are published irregularly. These gazettes contain lengthy notices the gazettal of which is not an urgent requirement. Each issue is devoted to a single notice or to a related series of notices. Some of these are published regularly, for example, the annual lists of unclaimed money held by the trading banks and life insurance companies.

Locate a copy of this publication:
NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian government gazette. Public service
10 Jan. 1974-30 June 1977

Published weekly. The Public Service Gazette contained advertisements of vacancies and notices of promotions and transfers in the Australian Public Service, as well as advertisements for vacancies and appointments and transfers in the Commonwealth Teaching Service.

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NLA | NSW | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian government gazette. Special
4 Jan. 1974-30 June 1977

Special gazettes are published irregularly. These gazettes contained notices which required urgent publication, such as those relating to the making of subordinate legislation, proclamations bringing Acts into operation and any other notice which could not meet normal gazette deadlines. Issues for 1974 were numbered in sequence with the Australian government gazette

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NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette
1901-June 1973

Includes Special Gazettes.

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NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Agricultural and veterinary chemicals [NRA Gazette]
7 June 1994-4 March 2003

Commonly known as the National Registration Authority (NRA) Gazette, this monthly gazette gives notice of registrations of products under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code, scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994. Succeeded by the APVMA gazette.

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Web Publications | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Postal Commission supplement
1987-1989
This publication was succeeded by the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Postal Corporation supplement.
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NLA | NSW | SA | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Postal Corporation supplement
1989-1993
Successor to the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Postal Commission supplement. This publication was succeeded by the Job information circular / Australia Post.
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NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Securities Commission
1 Sept. 1992-7 July 1998

Published monthly, this gazette contained notices under the Corporations Law.

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ACT | NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Securities and Investments Commission
4 Aug. 1998-5 June 2001

Successor to the Australian Securities Commission Gazette. Published monthly, this gazette contained notices under the Corporations Law.

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NLA | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Telecommunications Commission supplement
1987-1989
This publication was succeeded by the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Telecommunications Corporation supplement.
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NLA | NSW | SA | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Telecommunications Corporation supplement
1989-1992
Successor to the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Telecommunications Commission supplement. This publication was succeeded by the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation supplement.
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NLA | NSW | NT | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation supplement
1992-1993
Successor to the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Telecommunications Corporation supplement. This publication was succeeded by the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Telstra Corporation Limited supplement.
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NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. FOI [Freedom of Information]
1983-1987

This series contained all notices requiring gazettal under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. From 1986–30 April 1987 these notices were published in the General Gazette and from 6 May 1987 in the Government Notices Gazette.

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NLA | NSW | SA | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. General
5 July 1977-28 April 1987

The information contained in this gazette is now published in the Government Notices and Business series of the Commonwealth gazette.

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NLA | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Public service
7 July 1977 - 2 August 2007

Published weekly. The Public Service Gazette contained advertisements of vacancies and notices of promotions and transfers in the Australian Public Service, as well as advertisements for vacancies and appointments and transfers in the Commonwealth Teaching Service.

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Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Purchasing & disposals
6 Mar. 1985-9 July 1997

This weekly gazette was the official source for advertising Commonwealth tenders, sales and disposals and announcing government contracts arranged.

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Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Telstra Corporation Limited supplement
1993-1997

Successor to the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation supplement.

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NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC

Commonwealth purchasing and disposals gazette
13 July 1998-Nov. 1999

This weekly gazette was the official source for advertising Commonwealth tenders, sales and disposals and announcing government contracts arranged.

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NLA | NT | WA

Do we have any of your money ?: statement of unclaimed moneys under the Banking Act 1959 for the year ending . . .
1990-1999
This publication contains a list of all accounts transferred to the Commonwealth in the previous calendar year and gives details of account owners, their addresses and the name of the bank and the State in which the account was held. Published as an issue of the Commonwealth Periodic Gazette until 1989. From 2000, this information was published in special issues of the ASIC Gazette.
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ACT | NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC

Job information circular / Australia Post
1993-1998

Successor to the Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Australian Postal Commission supplement.

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NLA | NSW | NT | SA | TAS | VIC

Purchasing and disposals gazette
28 July 1997-6 July 1998

This weekly gazette was the official source for advertising Commonwealth tenders, sales and disposals and announcing government contracts arranged.

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NLA | NT | WA


Index of Gazettes - Australia (Commonwealth):

Commonwealth of Australia gazette. Index
1901-

Since 1985 the Commonwealth of Australia gazette index covers the current year's issues of the Government Notices, and related Special and Periodic series. All the other gazette series are not indexed.

The Commonwealth of Australia gazette index was published annually between 1901 and 1973, quarterly between 1974 and 1981 and quarterly cumulating to annual from 1982.

Indexing is by subject and by names of individuals and organisations. Notices about the making and date of operation of legislation are indexed directly under the title of the legislation. Matters concerning the States and Territories are indexed under the name of the State or Territory and under the relevant subject.

From 1901–1975 the indexes are bound separately. From 1975–1984 they are bound with the General Gazette. From 1983 on they are bound separately.

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