101—Service of notices or other documents
(1) Subject to this
section, if this Act requires or authorises a notice, order or other document
to be served on, or given to, a person, the notice, order or document
served on, or given to, the person or an agent of the person; or
left for the person at his or her place of residence or business with someone
apparently over the age of 16 years; or
sent by post to the person or an agent of the person at his or her last known
the notice, order or document is to be served on the owner of land, the land
is unoccupied, and the person seeking to serve the notice, order or document
has taken reasonable steps to effect service under the other paragraphs of
this subsection but has been unsuccessful—be served by fixing it to some
conspicuous part of the land; or
the notice, order or document is to be served on the occupier of land—be
sent by post to the occupier at the address of the land; or
served on the person by fixing it to, or leaving it on, a vessel that the
person is apparently in charge of, or expected to board at some stage, if the
person giving or serving the notice, order or document has reasonable grounds
to believe that service in this manner will bring the notice, order or
document to the attention of the person to be served; or
sent to the person by fax or email to a fax number or email address provided
by the person (in which case the notice, order or document will be taken to
have been served or given at the time of transmission); or
served or given in some other manner prescribed by the regulations.
(2) Without limiting
subsection (1), a notice, order or document to be served on or given to a
company or registered body within the meaning of the
Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth may be served or given in
accordance with that Act.
(3) Subject to the
regulations, a notice, order or document required or authorised to be given to
an owner of land may, if it is to be served personally, be served on the
owner, one of any joint owners, or the agent of the owner.
(4) Subject to this
section, an order under Part 10 must be served personally on the relevant
(5) In the event that
personal service of an order under Part 10 is not reasonably practicable,
such an order may be served in a manner contemplated by
subsections (1)(a), (b) or (c).
Subsection (4) does not apply to a written notice confirming an oral
order made under Part 10.