Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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Proof of service

             (1)  This rule does not apply to a document served in accordance with the Hague Convention.

Note:          Rules 10.63 to 10.68 deal with service of local judicial documents in a country, other than Australia, that is a party to the Hague Convention.

             (2)  An official certificate or declaration (whether made on oath or otherwise) stating that a document has been personally served on a person in a foreign country, or served on the person in another way in accordance with the law of the foreign country, is sufficient proof of the service of the document.

             (3)  If filed, a certificate or declaration mentioned in subrule (2):

                     (a)  is taken to be a record of the service of the document; and

                     (b)  has effect as if it were an affidavit of service.

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