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South Australia - Legislation

Guardianship of Infants Act 1940 (1940 - )

Principal Act

The Guardianship of Infants Act 1940 (Act No. 55/1940) commenced on 5 December 1940. It repealed the Guardianship of Infants Act 1887. Its full title was 'An Act to amend the law relating to the guardianship and custody of infants, and for other purposes'. The Principal Act is still current in February 2015.


The Guardianship of Infants Act 1940 was amended by Act No.116/1975, Act No.102/1984.

Sources used to compile this entry:

Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Christine Moje