Series VPRS 8821
Sunday Entertainment Permit Register
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Date Range: Series ? 1978 - 1994
  Series in Custody 1979 - 1993
  Contents 1979 - 1993
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1978 - 1985 Department of Labour and Industry VA 1027
1985 - 1992 Department of Labour II (known as Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs 1985-1986) VA 2777
1992 - 1994 Department of Business and Employment VA 3096
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1992 - 1996 Department of Business and Employment VA 3096
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  • How to use the Records
    Researchers should know the year when a permit was issued. Identify the book which covers the period during which a permit was issued.

  • Function / Content
    Under the provisions of the Sunday Entertainment Act 1967 (No.7634) which came into operation on 1 March 1967, a permit was required to be obtained (for a fee) for any form of Sunday entertainment for which admission was charged, unless excluded by an Act. The permits were issued by the Chief Secretary's Department (VA 475) during the period 1967-1978 and the Department of Labour and Industry (VA 1027) 1978-1985, the Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs (VA 2777) 1985-1986 Department of Labour II (VA 2777) 1986-1992 and from 1992-1994 by the Department of Business and Employment (VA 3096).

    This series was created to record details of permits issued for conducting entertainment on a Sunday.

    The information recorded includes :

    Date the permit was issued
    Name and address of the organisation
    Permit Number
    Date posted
    Payment record, amount paid or refunded, cheque number etc.

    Files containing completed Permit Application forms and signed approvals have been identified as temporary in the Department of Labour Schedule, PRO 91/06. Copies of permits issued during the period 1968-1985 were authorised for destruction by the Keeper of Public Records in 1992.

    The commencement date of the series has been imputed from the contents in custody date range. It is possible that similar records were created by the Chief Secretary's Department prior to 1978, however, they were not located at the time of the transfer of this series. The series ended in 1994 with the repeal of the Sunday Entertainment Act 1967. It is no longer necessary to apply for a Sunday Entertainment Permit.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Entries in the Register were made in chronological order. Two sequences of permit numbers were allocated.

    Period 1978-1980, Permit Nos 8050-10733;
    Period 1980-1993, Permit Nos 1-6305

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P0001 1979 - 1993 Open 1
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