The Gazette derives its legal authority from the Gazette Authorisation Act (Cap. 31). In brief, this Act sets out the following:
- That all printed copies of the Gazette shall have imprinted at the end the name of the printer who printed the same with the words "by authority" added thereafter.
- That anyone who prints any paper which falsely purports to be a duly authorised copy of the Gazette or tenders in evidence any such paper falsely purporting to be the Gazette, knowing that the same was not duly printed and published, shall be guilty of a felony.