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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 256

Service of notices

256 Service of notices

(1) A notice or other instrument required or authorised by this Act to be served on a person is sufficiently served if the notice or other instrument is:
(a) delivered personally to the person, or
(b) left with a person who is apparently of or above the age of 16 years at, or sent by prepaid post to, the address last known to the Secretary of the person on whom the notice or other instrument is to be served, or
(b1) if a notice of address for service has been filed in accordance with the rules of the Children's Court--delivered, or sent by pre-paid post, to that address, or
(c) if no address of the person is known to the Secretary, published or otherwise dealt with as may be prescribed by the regulations.
(2) If such a notice or instrument is:
(a) sent by post as referred to in subsection (1) (b) or (b1), it is taken to have been served at the time it would be delivered in the ordinary course of post, or
(b) published or otherwise dealt with as referred to in subsection (1) (c), it is taken to have been served at such time as may be prescribed by the regulations.
(3) Subsection (1) does not affect any other provision of this Act relating to the service of notices or other instruments.



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