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Act not to apply to Government Departments etc.

S. 5(1) amended by No. 10028 s. 5(a).

    (1)     This Act shall not be construed as requiring—

        (a)     any responsible Minister of the Crown or any Government Department;

S. 5(1)(b) amended by Nos 41/1987 s. 103(Sch. 4 item 17.2), 29/1988 s. 57(5), 44/1988 s. 60(1), 94/1990 s. 40(4), 50/1992 s. 10(Sch. item 3), 130/1993 s. 122(Sch. 4 item 4), 53/1994 s. 34(Sch. 1 item 2), 86/1994 s. 45(a), 110/1994 s. 41(Sch. 1 item 3), 56/1995 s. 68(Sch. 1 item 1), 104/1997 s. 46, 46/1998 s. 7(Sch. 1) (as amended by No. 12/1999 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 9)), 6/2010 s. 203(1) (Sch.  6 item 21) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), 57/2013 s. 9, 39/2016 s. 32, 49/2019 s 186(Sch.  4 item 19), 40/2022 s. 53(a).

        (b)     Homes Victoria, the Rural Water Corporation, Victorian Rail Track within the meaning of section 3 of the Transport Integration Act 2010 , the Secretary referred to in section 6 of the Conservation, Forests and Lands Act 1987 , the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Generation Victoria, National Electricity, VPX, the Rural Assistance Commissioner;

S. 5(1)(c) amended by Nos 21/1986 s. 4, 12/1989 s. 4 (1)(Sch. 2 item 39.1).

        (c)     any municipal council or any local authority within the meaning of the Public Contracts Act 1958 as in force immediately before the commencement of the Public Contracts (Repeal) Act 1986 ;

        (d)     any other public statutory authority specified for the purposes of this section by Order of the Governor in Council published in the Government Gazette;

S. 5(1)(e) amended by Nos 29/1989 s. 23(a), 17/2004 s. 10(1), 40/2022 s. 53(b).

        (e)     any person in the exercise of his functions as an officer or employee of the Crown or any Government Department, corporation, council or authority referred to in this subsection or as an agent of Homes Victoria

to hold a licence under or observe those requirements of this Act which relate to the duties of estate agents.

    (2)     This Act shall not be construed as requiring—

S. 5(2)(a) amended by No. 55/1987 s. 57(3)(Sch. 5 item 24).

        (a)     any executor, administrator, trustee, liquidator, official receiver, trustee or assignee of a bankrupt for the purposes of performing his functions exercising his powers or carrying out his duties as such;

S. 5(2)(b)(c) repealed by No. 86/1994 s. 45(b).

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S. 5(2)(d) amended by Nos 10168 s. 3, 55/1987 s. 57(3)(Sch. 5 item 25), 45/1994 s. 42(Sch. item 4.1).

        (d)     any trustee company within the meaning of the Trustee Companies Act 1984 or any officer thereof while bona fide engaged as such officer;

S. 5(2)(e) substituted by Nos 35/1996 s. 453(Sch. 1 item 28.1), 18/2005 s. 18(Sch. 1 item 39.1), amended by No. 17/2014 s. 160(Sch. 2 item 38.1).

        (e)     any Australian legal practitioner for the purpose only of carrying out the ordinary functions of an Australian legal practitioner;

S. 5(2)(f) substituted by No. 41/2003 s. 13.

        (f)     any person engaged for the purpose only of auditing accounts under Part VI;

S. 5(2)(g) substituted by No. 10028 s. 5(b).

        (g)     any person who carries on the business of a travel agent, for the purpose only of carrying out his ordinary functions as a travel agent; or

        (h)     any class of persons exempted by the regulations

to hold a licence under or (except in respect of any provision of this Act which is specifically expressed to apply to any class of persons referred to in this subsection) to observe the requirements of this Act.

S. 5(3) amended by Nos 10028 s. 5(c)(i)(ii), 10168 s. 3, 55/1987 s. 57(3)(Sch. 5 item 26), 45/1994 s. 42(Sch. item 4.2), repealed by No. 86/1994 s. 45(b).

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S. 5(4)–(6) amended by No. 10028 s. 5(d)–(f), repealed by No. 86/1994 s. 45(b).

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S. 5(7) repealed by No. 86/1994 s. 45(b).

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S. 5(8) amended by No. 38/1993 s. 6(a), repealed by No. 86/1994 s. 45(b).

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S. 5(9) amended by No. 86/1994 s. 45(c).

    (9)     A person who is one of a class of persons exempted under this section or by the regulations from holding an estate agent's licence and who does not hold an estate agent's licence shall not demand, sue for, recover or retain any commission under this Act or the regulations.

S. 5(10) amended by No. 86/1994 s. 47(a).

    (10)     This Act shall not be construed as prohibiting any person (not being an estate agent or an agent's representative) from performing any function exercising any power or carrying out any duty which apart from this Act he would have been entitled to perform exercise or carry out under the express authority or permission of any Act.

Pt 2
(Heading and ss 611) amended by Nos 9500 s. 2, 9925 ss 3, 4, 9945 s. 3(1)(Sch. 1 item 12), 10028 ss 6(a)–(d), 7, 10155 s. 69(1)(b), 62/1986 s. 4, 29/1989 ss 4, 5, 104/1994 s. 35(Sch. 2 item 1), substituted as Pts 2A, 2B (Headings and ss 6–8A) by No. 86/1994 s. 3.

Part IIA—The Estate Agents Council

S. 6 substituted by No. 86/1994 s. 3.

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