Harbours and Jetties Act 1928


Harbours and Jetties Act 1928


1.Short title1

2.Liability of owner or master in the case of a vessel under pilotage1

The Schedule2


Compilation table3


Harbours and Jetties Act 1928

An Act to amend the law relating to the liability of owners of ships for damage to harbours and jetties, and works connected therewith.

1.Short title

This Act may be cited as the Harbours and Jetties Act 1928 1.

2.Liability of owner or master in the case of a vessel under pilotage

The owner of a vessel, and the master of a vessel, shall be answerable under the provisions of the Acts set out in the schedule to this Act, for any loss or damage caused by the vessel, or by any fault of the navigation of the vessel, notwithstanding that the vessel was in charge of a pilot and that pilotage was compulsory.

[Section 2 amended by No. 25 of 1940 s. 2; No. 74 of 2003 s. 63.]


The Schedule

The Jetties Act 1926 — Section 12.

The Port Authorities Act 1999 — Section 113.

[The Schedule amended by No. 5 of 1999 s. 21 and 22.]



1This is a compilation of the Harbours and Jetties Act 1928 and includes the amendments made by the other written laws referred to in the following table. The table also contains information about any reprint.

Compilation table

Short title

Number and year



Harbours and Jetties Act 1928

38 of 1928

28 Dec 1928

28 Dec 1928

Harbours and Jetties Act Amendment Act 1940

25 of 1940

29 Nov 1940

29 Nov 1940

Reprint of the Harbours and Jetties Act 1928 approved 12 Jul 1960 in Volume 15 of Reprinted Acts (includes amendments listed above)

Port Authorities (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999 s. 21 & 22

5 of 1999

13 Apr 1999

14 Aug 1999 (see s. 2 and Gazette 13 Aug 1999 p. 3823)

Statutes (Repeals and Minor Amendments) Act 2003 s. 63

74 of 2003

15 Dec 2003

15 Dec 2003 (see s. 2)

Reprint 2: The Harbours and Jetties Act 1928 as at 9 Apr 2004 (includes amendments listed above)