(1) Proof is not required about the provisions and coming into operation (all or in part) of—
(a) an Act or Territory ordinance, an Imperial Act in force in Australia, a Commonwealth Act, a State Act or an Act or ordinance of another Territory; or
(b) a regulation, rule or by-law made, or purporting to be made, under an Act or ordinance mentioned in paragraph (a); or
(c) a proclamation or order of the Governor-General, the Governor of a State or the Administrator or Executive of a Territory made, or purporting to be made, under an Act or ordinance mentioned in paragraph (a); or
(d) an instrument of a legislative character (for example, a rule of court) made, or purporting to be made, under an Act or ordinance mentioned in paragraph (a), that is an instrument required by or under a law to be published, or the making of which is required by or under a law to be notified, in any government or official gazette (however described).
Note An example is part of the Act, is not exhaustive and may extend, but does not limit, the meaning of the provision in which it appears (see Legislation Act, s 126 and s 132).
(2) A judge may inform himself or herself about those matters in any way the judge thinks fit.
(3) A reference in this section to an Act that is an Act of an Australian Parliament includes a reference to a private Act passed by the Parliament.
Note The Commonwealth Act, s 5 extends the operation of the equivalent Commonwealth section to proceedings in all Australian courts.