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STOCK ACT 1991 (NO. 10 OF 1991) - SECT 33

33. (1) A person shall not travel stock unless, before the person moves the stock from a holding or run, he or she has obtained—

        (a)     a permit to travel the stock—

              (i)     issued to the owner by a person authorised in writing by the Controller for the purpose; and

              (ii)     signed by the owner; or

        (b)     a permit to travel the stock issued by the owner of the stock.

(2) A drover in charge of travelling stock, when delivering the stock to another drover, shall deliver to the other drover the permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) (a) or (b), as the case may be, and shall endorse upon the permit the name of the drover to whom the permit and the stock are being delivered.

(3) A permit under subsection (1) shall be in a form approved by the Controller.

(4) Subsection (1) does not apply to the movement of stock—

        (a)     between 2 parts of the same holding situated not more than 16 kilometres apart; or

        (b)     to or from a shearing shed or dip.

(5) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence punishable, on conviction, by a fine not exceeding—

        (a)     if the offender is a natural person—$1,000; or

        (b)     if the offender is a body corporate—$5,000.

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