Wildlife Act 1953

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Wildlife Act 1953

Public Act1953 No 31
Date of assent31 October 1953


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Department of Conservation.



Wildlife sanctuaries

Wildlife refuges

Wildlife management reserves

Management planning

33 Expenditure [Repealed]

Wildlife districts


Powers of Minister

Powers of Director-General

New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust Board

Offences and penalties


Reprint notes

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the protection and control of wild animals and birds, the regulation of game shooting seasons, and the constitution and powers of acclimatisation societies

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: