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AUSTRALIAN LAWS RELATING TO
OENOLOGICAL PRACTICES

1. Under the Australian Federal System, the States have legislative power over the regulation of food standards. However, a 1991 Commonwealth, State and Territory Agreement permits the adoption of a uniform food standard. As a result the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) applies within Australia. This Code is adopted and implemented through State legislation for domestic regulation and through the Imported Food Control Act 1991 (Commonwealth) for food importation (See Attachment A).


Domestic Standards
3. Australian wine production provisions are contained in Standard 4.5.1 of the Code - http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandardscode/index.cfm#_FSCchapter4


General Standard
4. Wines imported into Australia must comply with the wine production provisions in Standard 2.7.4 and in Part 1.3 of the Code. 
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandardscode

Note, the versions of the Code that appear on the Internet are unofficial consolidated documents containing all changes to the Standards. The Code published in the Gazette is the official legal document that is given legal force via State, Territory, Commonwealth and New Zealand food legislation. You are advised to refer to the Code published in the Gazette for legal purposes.

Acts Relating to Oenological Practices

Imported Food Control Act 1991 (Commonwealth)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ifca1992239

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Commonwealth)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/fsanza1991336

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/awabca1980381

Food Act 2001 (Australian Capital Territory)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/num_act/fa200166o2001103

Food Act 2003 (New South Wales)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/fa200357

Food Act 2004 (Northern Territory)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nt/consol_act/fa57

Food Act 1981 (Queensland)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/fa198157

Food Act 2001 (South Australia)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/fa200157

Food Act 2003 (Tasmania)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_act/fa200357

Food Act 1984 (Victoria)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/fa198457

Health Act 1911 (Western Australia)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/ha191169

Regulations Relating to Oenological Practices

Imported Food Control Regulations 1993 (Commonwealth)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_reg/ifcr1993348

Foods Standards Australia New Zealand Regulations 1994 (Commonwealth)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_reg/fsanzr1994445

Food Regulations 2002 (Australian Capital Territory)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_reg/fr2002148

Food Regulation 2004 (New South Wales)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_reg/fr2004148

Food (Interim Provisions) Regulations (Northern Territory)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nt/consol_reg/fpr393

Food Standards Regulation 1994 (Queensland)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_reg/fsr1994239

Food Regulations 2002 (South Australia)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_reg/fr2002166

Food Regulations 2003 (Tasmania)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/tas/consol_reg/fr2003166

Health (ANZ Food Standards Code Adoption) Regulations 2001 (Western Australia)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_reg/hfscar2001452

Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations 1993 (Western Australia)
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_reg/hhr1993280

last updated on 3-27-06 by JF


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