Western Australia





Anglican Church of Australia Constitution Act 1960






An Act to give legal force and effect within the State to the provisions of the Constitution of the Anglican Church in Australia contained in the First Schedule to this Act and for incidental and other purposes.

[Long title amended by No. 121 of 1976 s. 7.]

Preamble 2

Whereas by statutes duly passed by the Synods of the several dioceses of the Church of England in the State the dioceses have assented to a Constitution for the Church of England in Australia being the Constitution approved by the General Synod of the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania at its meeting held in Sydney of 6 October 1955 (in this Act called the Constitution) for submission to the dioceses of the Church:

And whereas the Constitution provides that it shall take effect on a day to be appointed by a deed signed by the diocesan bishops of not less than 18 dioceses of the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania including 2 metropolitan dioceses declaring that their respective dioceses have assented to the Constitution and that the date shall not be appointed until the Parliaments of 5 States of The Commonwealth have passed Acts for giving effect to the Constitution:

And whereas not less than 18 of the dioceses including not less than 2 metropolitan dioceses have duly assented to the Constitution:

And whereas legal force and effect cannot be given to the Constitution without the aid of the Legislature as provided in this Act:

And whereas the Constitution so approved and assented to is set forth in the First Schedule:

Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


Note: This is not an authorised version. The only authorised version is the hardcopy (printed) version published under authority of the Government Printer, available from the State Law Publisher, 10 William St Perth W.A. 6000.