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ADMINISTRATION ACT 1903 - FIFTH SCHEDULE

— Rules as to payment of debts and liabilities of insolvent estates

[s. 10A]

        [Heading amended: No. 19 of 2010 s. 6(3).]

1 .         Expenses having priority

                Funeral, testamentary and administration expenses have priority.

        [Clause 1 amended: No. 19 of 2010 s. 51.]

2 .         Demand for unliquidated damages

                A demand, in respect of which proceedings are maintainable against an estate, shall be provable in the administration of the estate, notwithstanding that it is a demand in the nature of unliquidated damages arising otherwise than by a contract, promise or breach of trust.

        [Clause 2 amended: No. 19 of 2010 s. 51.]

3 .         Rules of bankruptcy apply

                Subject to these rules, the same rules shall prevail and be observed as to — 

            (a)         the respective rights of secured and unsecured creditors; and

            (b)         debts and liabilities provable; and

            (c)         the valuation of annuities and future and contingent liabilities; and

            (d)         the priorities of debts and liabilities,

                as are, at the time of the death of the deceased person, in force under the Commonwealth law of bankruptcy with respect to the assets of persons adjudged bankrupt.

        [Clause 3 amended: No. 19 of 2010 s. 51.]

        [Fifth Schedule inserted: No. 72 of 1984 s. 8; amended: No. 19 of 2010 s. 51.]



Notes

This is a compilation of the Administration Act 1903 and includes amendments made by other written laws. For provisions that have come into operation, and for information about any reprints, see the compilation table.

Compilation table

Short title

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Administration Act 1903

13 of 1903 (3 Edw. VII No. 13)

31 Dec 1903

1 Jan 1904 (see s. 1)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1909

29 of 1909 (9 Edw. VII No. 25)

20 Nov 1909

20 Nov 1909

Curator of Intestate Estates Act 1918 s. 2

9 of 1918 (8 Geo. V No. 23)

15 Apr 1918

1 Jul 1918 (see s. 1 and Gazette 7 Jun 1918 p. 813)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1921

13 of 1921 (12 Geo. V No. 13)

15 Nov 1921

15 Nov 1921

Administration Act Amendment Act 1922

29 of 1922 (13 Geo. V No. 11)

7 Dec 1922

7 Dec 1922

Administration Act (Estate and Succession Duties) Amendment Act 1934 s. 2 and Pt. III  3

28 of 1934 (25 Geo. V No. 27)

28 Dec 1934

1 Jan 1935 (see s. 1 and Gazette 28 Dec 1934 p. 1983)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1939

24 of 1939 (3 Geo. VI No. 24)

22 Nov 1939

22 Nov 1939

Public Trustee Act 1941 s. 3

26 of 1941 (5 Geo. VI No. 26)

8 Dec 1941

1 Jul 1942 (see  s. 1(2) and Gazette 26 Jun 1942 p. 689)

Administration Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1941

52 of 1941 (5 & 6 Geo. VI No. 52)

15 Jan 1942

15 Jan 1942

Administration Act Amendment Act 1941

55 of 1941 (5 & 6 Geo. VI No. 55)

15 Jan 1942

1 Jul 1942 (see s. 8)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1942

21 of 1942 (6 Geo. VI No. 21)

9 Dec 1942

9 Dec 1942

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved in Volume 2 of Reprinted Acts (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1945

39 of 1945 (9 & 10 Geo. VI No. 39)

30 Jan 1946

30 Jan 1946

Administration Act Amendment Act 1949

8 of 1949 (13 Geo. VI No. 94)

14 Sep 1949

14 Sep 1949

Administration Act Amendment Act 1950

55 of 1950 (14 & 15 Geo. VI No. 55)

18 Dec 1950

18 Dec 1950

Administration Act Amendment Act 1953

62 of 1953 (2 Eliz. II No. 62)

9 Jan 1954

9 Jan 1954

Administration Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1953

81 of 1953 (2 Eliz. II No. 81)

18 Jan 1954

18 Jan 1954

Administration Act Amendment Act 1954

30 of 1954 (3 Eliz. II No. 30)

8 Nov 1954

8 Nov 1954

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 21 Jun 1955 in Volume 9 of Reprinted Acts (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1955

62 of 1955 (4 Eliz. II No. 62)

19 Dec 1955

19 Dec 1955

Administration Act Amendment Act 1956

81 of 1956 (5 Eliz. II No. 81)

17 Jan 1957

1 Feb 1957 (see s. 2 and Gazette 1 Feb 1957 p. 161)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 23 Apr 1958 in Volume 12 of Reprinted Acts (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1959

56 of 1959 (8 Eliz. II No. 56)

25 Nov 1959

25 Nov 1959

Administration Act Amendment Act 1960

21 of 1960 (9 Eliz. II No. 21)

11 Oct 1960

25 Nov 1960 (see s. 2 and Gazette 25 Nov 1960 p. 3779)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1961

57 of 1961 (10 Eliz. II No. 57)

28 Nov 1961

28 Nov 1961

Administration Act Amendment Act 1962

80 of 1962 (11 Eliz. II No. 80)

6 Dec 1962

1 Jan 1963 (see s. 2)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1963

66 of 1963 (12 Eliz. II No. 66)

18 Dec 1963

18 Dec 1963

Administration Act Amendment Act 1964

57 of 1964 (13 Eliz. II No. 57)

30 Nov 1964

30 Nov 1964

Administration Act Amendment Act 1965

78 of 1965

7 Dec 1965

7 Dec 1965

Decimal Currency Act 1965

113 of 1965

21 Dec 1965

Act other than s. 4-9: 21 Dec 1965 (see s. 2(1));
s. 4- 9: 14 Feb 1966 (see s. 2(2))

Administration Act Amendment Act 1966

68 of 1966

12 Dec 1966

12 Dec 1966

Rules (3rd Schedule) Revoked: Gazette 11 Sep 1967 p. 2249-64

11 Sep 1967

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 11 Sep 1967 in Volume 21 of Reprinted Acts (includes amendments listed above except Rules (3rd Schedule))

Administration Act Amendment Act 1969

2 of 1969

21 Apr 1969

21 Apr 1969

Acts Amendment (Commissioner of State Taxation) Act 1970 Pt. XII

21 of 1970

8 May 1970

1 Jul 1970 (see s. 2 and Gazette 26 Jun 1970 p. 1831)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1970  5

107 of 1970

8 Dec 1970

Act other than s. 3, 4 and 11: 8 Dec 1970 (see s. 2(1));
s. 3, 4 and  11: 1 Jan 1971 (see s. 2(1))

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 23 Jun 1971 (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1971

18 of 1971

1 Dec 1971

21 Jan 1972 (see s. 2 and Gazette 21 Jan 1972 p. 71)

Administration Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1971

40 of 1971

10 Dec 1971

10 Dec 1971

Age of Majority Act 1972 s. 6(2)

46 of 1972

18 Sep 1972

1 Nov 1972 (see s. 2 and Gazette 13 Oct 1972 p. 4069)

Inheritance (Family and Dependants Provision) Act 1972 s. 3(2)

57 of 1972

31 Oct 1972

1 Jan 1973 (see s. 2 and  Gazette 17 Nov 1972 p. 4379)

Metric Conversion Act 1972

94 of 1972
(as amended by No. 19 of 1973 s. 4)

4 Dec 1972

Relevant amendments (see Second Sch.  6 ) took effect on 1 Jan 1974 (see  s. 4(2) and Gazette 2 Nov 1973 p. 4108)

Death Duty Assessment Act 1973 s. 3   7

80 of 1973

21 Dec 1973

1 Jan 1974 (see s. 2 and  Gazette 28 Dec 1973 p. 4725)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 17 Aug 1975 (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1976

138 of 1976

13 Dec 1976

Act other than s. 3-16: 1 Mar 1977 (see s. 2(3));
s. 3, 4 and 16: 1 Mar 1977 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 28 Jan 1977 p. 185-6);
s. 5- 15: 1 Dec 1977 (see s. 2(2) and Gazette 11 Nov 1977 p. 4193)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1977

37 of 1977

7 Nov 1977

1 Dec 1977 (see s. 2 and Gazette 25 Nov 1977 p. 4345)

Acts Amendment (Master, Supreme Court) Act 1979 Pt. VIII

67 of 1979

21 Nov 1979

11 Feb 1980 (see s. 2 and Gazette 8 Feb 1980 p. 383)

Administration Act Amendment Act 1979

103 of 1979

17 Dec 1979

24 Apr 1980 (see s. 2 and Gazette 24 Apr 1980 p. 1179)

Administration Amendment Act 1980

14 of 1980

15 Oct 1980

12 Nov 1980 (see s. 2)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 approved 23 Dec 1980 (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Amendment Act 1982

48 of 1982

6 Sep 1982

1 Mar 1983 (see s. 2 and Gazette 25 Feb 1983 p. 637)

Administration Amendment Act 1984

57 of 1984

24 Oct 1984

21 Nov 1984

Acts Amendment (Insolvent Estates) Act 1984 Pt. II

72 of 1984

26 Nov 1984

24 Dec 1984

Artificial Conception Act 1985 s. 8

14 of 1985

12 Apr 1985

1 Jul 1985 (see s. 2 and Gazette 28 Jun 1985 p. 2291)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 as at 17 Jun 1986 (includes amendments listed above)

Administration Amendment Act 1986

21 of 1986

25 Jul 1986

s. 1 and 2: 25 Jul 1986;
Act other than s. 1 and 2: 7 Nov 1986 (see s. 2 and Gazette 7 Nov 1986 p. 4140)

Transfer of Land Amendment Act 1996 s. 153(1)

81 of 1996

14 Nov 1996

14 Nov 1996 (see s. 2(1))

Trustees Amendment Act 1997 s. 18

1 of 1997

6 May 1997

16 Jun 1997 (see s. 2 and Gazette 10 Jun 1997 p. 2661)

Statutes (Repeals and Minor Amendments) Act 1997 s. 16

57 of 1997

15 Dec 1997

15 Dec 1997 (see s. 2(1))

Acts Amendment and Repeal (Financial Sector Reform) Act 1999 s. 59

26 of 1999

29 Jun 1999

1 Jul 1999 (see s. 2 and Gazette 30 Jun 1999 p. 2905)

Reprint of the Administration Act 1903 as at 1 Jul 1999 (includes amendments listed above)

Acts Amendment (Lesbian and Gay Law Reform) Act 2002 Pt. 2

3 of 2002

17 Apr 2002

21 Sep 2002 (see s. 2 and Gazette 20 Sep 2002 p. 4693)

Family Court Amendment Act 2002 s. 52

25 of 2002

25 Sep 2002

1 Dec 2002 (see s. 2 and Gazette 29 Nov 2002 p. 5651)

Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004 s. 141

59 of 2004

23 Nov 2004

1 May 2005 (see s. 2 and Gazette 31 Dec 2004 p. 7128)

Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations (Consequential Provisions) Act 2005 s. 63

24 of 2005

2 Dec 2005

1 Jan 2006 (see s. 2 and Gazette 23 Dec 2005 p. 6244)

Reprint 11: The Administration Act 1903 as at 14 Jul 2006 (includes amendments listed above)

Land Information Authority Act 2006 s. 120

60 of 2006

16 Nov 2006

1 Jan 2007 (see s. 2(1) and Gazette 8 Dec 2006 p. 5369)

Standardisation of Formatting Act 2010 s. 6 and 51

19 of 2010

28 Jun 2010

11 Sep 2010 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 10 Sep 2010 p. 4341)

Inheritance (Family and Dependants Provision) Amendment Act 2011 s. 14 

48 of 2011

25 Oct 2011

16 Jan 2013 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 15 Jan 2013 p. 79)

Reprint 12: The Administration Act 1903 as at 15 Apr 2016 (includes amendments listed above)

Statutes (Minor Amendments) Act 2017 s. 3

6 of 2017

12 Sep 2017

13 Sep 2017 (see s. 2(b))

COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery Omnibus Act 2020 s. 53

34 of 2020

11 Sep 2020

12 Sep 2020 (see s. 2(b))

Other notes

1         Repealed by section 2 of this Act.

2         Part IV (Curator of Intestate Estates) as originally enacted, was repealed by the Curator of Intestate Estates Act 1918 (No. 9 of 1918). The Curator of Intestate Estates continued under the Curator of Intestate Estates Act 1918 and, on 1 July 1942, became the Public Trustee (see the Public Trustee Act 1941 s. 3).

3         This Part was originally enacted as Part II of the Administration Act (Estate and Succession Duties) Amendment Act 1934 (No. 28 of 1934). It was inserted as Part VI in the 1934 reprint of this Act (see the Administration Act (Estate and Succession Duties) Amendment Act 1934 s. 77) and renumbered as Part V in the 1943 reprint.

        The Administration Act (Estate and Succession Duties) Amendment Act 1934 s. 3provides that —


        3.         This Act shall apply in the case of any person dying after its commencement, but the provisions of Part VI of the principal Act as hereby repealed shall apply to any person dying before the commencement of this Act.


4         This amount is now declared to be $50 000; see proclamation in Gazette 6 February 2009 p. 243.

5         The Administration Act Amendment Act 1970 s. 2(2) is a transitional provision that is of no further effect.

6         The Metric Conversion Act 1972 Second Schedule was inserted by the Metric Conversion Act Amendment Act 1973 s. 4.

7         The Death Duty Assessment Act 1973 s. 3(2), (3), (4) and (5) are transitional provisions that are of no further effect.

Defined terms

[This is a list of terms defined and the provisions where they are defined. The list is not part of the law.]

Defined term         Provision(s)
ADI         139(2)
administration         3
administrator         3
Court         3
deceased         17A(1)
election period         Fourth Sch. cl. 6(1)
exemplification of probate         3
household chattels         14(2)(a)
insolvent         3
interest         Fourth Sch. cl. 1(1)(b)
intestate         14(1), 15(6)
intestate property         14(1), 15(6)
personal estate         3
prescribed         3
Principal Registrar         3
probate         3
Public Trustee         3
real estate         3
registrar         3
relevant property         14(2b) and (3a)
Table         14(1)
will         3




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