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[An unofficial consolidation of –

·         The Constitution Act 1889 (“CA”); and

·         The Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 (“CAAA”).]



Short title

1.      This is The Constitution of Western Australia

 [This is an unofficial title.]


2.      For the purposes of this Act –

 “Her Majesty” means, when not repugnant to the context, Her Majesty, her heirs and successors;

“Governor in Council” means the Governor acting with the advice of the Executive Council;

“Treasurer” means the Treasurer of the State for the time being;

“Month” means calendar month.


[CA section 75, CAAA section 3.]

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.