Crimes Act 1900 No 40

Currency

As amended to Paintball Act 2018 (No 44). Commenced 1 July 2019. Current to 2 July 2019.

The Act encompasses the following types of offences:

  • strictly indictable offences (offences which must be dealt with on arraignment)

  • indictable offences which may be dealt with summarily by the Local Court (Table 1 and Table 2 offences) — see discussion of these in the Introduction to the chapter, above

  • summary offences.

In broad terms offences against the person provide a 2-year term of imprisonment and/or maximum fines of 50 penalty units. Property offences involving property, damage or benefit of a value in excess of $5000 are generally Table 1 offences. Table 2 penalties generally vary depending whether the value exceeds $2000 or not.

Offences against the person under the Crimes Act 1900

See Sch 1, Table 1, Pt 1[1] of the CP Act.

Offences against the person where victim 14 years of age or over

Note:

In each of the offences listed below the victim must have been 14 yrs of age or over to attract summary jurisdiction (although the description of the offence itself may be “child of or above the age of 10 and below 16 yrs”). All these offences are Table 1 offences.

SECTION DESCRIPTION
61E (repealed Act No 198 of 1998, commenced 17 March 1991) Sexual assault category 4 — indecent assault and act of indecency (latest version prior to repeal)
66C(1) (as in force before commencement of Sch 1[9] Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2003, commenced 13 June 2003) Sexual intercourse with child of/or above 10 and under 16 yrs
66C(3) (as in force after the commencement of Sch 1[9] Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2003, commenced 13 June 2003) Sexual intercourse with child of/or above 14 and under 16 yrs
66D Attempting, or assaulting with intent, to have sexual intercourse with child of or above 10 and below 16 yrs
71 (repealed Act No 149 of 1985, commenced 23 March 1986) Carnally knowing girl of or above 10 and under 16 yrs
72 (repealed Act No 149 of 1985, commenced 23 March 1986) Attempt unlawful carnal knowledge of girl of or above 10 and under 16 yrs
76 (repealed Act No 42 of 1981, commenced 14 July 1981) Assault female with act of indecency
76A (repealed Act No 42 of 1981, commenced 14 July 1981) Commit act of indecency with or towards girl under 16 yrs
81 (repealed Act No 7 of 1984, commenced 8 June 1984) Commit indecent assault on male

Larceny and other offences punishable as larceny (Sch 1, Table 1, Pt 2, and Sch 1, Table 2, Pt 2 CP Act)

SECTION/DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX) TABLE
Larceny 100 pu or 2 yrs where value
of property stolen exceeds $5000; 50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000; 20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000
1

 

 

 

2

Any offence that under the Crimes Act is taken to be, or is made punishable as, larceny or stealing (except an offence under ss 125, 139, 140 or 154A, as to which see below)

100 pu or 2 yrs where value
of property stolen exceeds $5000; 50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000; 20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000
1

 

 

 

2

An offence of stealing any chattel, money or valuable security from another person (eg under s 94 Crimes Act 1900) 100 pu or 2 yrs where value
of property stolen exceeds $5000; 50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000; 20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000
1

 

 

 

2

Note:

Where applicable, the maximum penalty for an offence dealt with on indictment is indicated in square brackets in the Penalty (Max) column.

SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX) TABLE
12 Compassing etc deposition of the Sovereign, overawing Parliament Strictly indictable
19A Murder Strictly indictable
21 Child murder by mother Strictly indictable
22A Infanticide Strictly indictable
24 Manslaughter Strictly indictable
25A Assault causing death Strictly indictable
(s 25B mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment 8 yrs when offender is intoxicated)
25C Supply drugs causing death Strictly indictable
26 Conspiracy to murder Strictly indictable
27 Act with intent to murder Strictly indictable
28 Act with property with intent to murder Strictly indictable
29 Other attempts to murder Strictly indictable
30 Attempt to murder by other means Strictly indictable
31 Intentionally or recklessly, and knowing its contents,
send/deliver document threaten to kill/inflict bodily harm

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
31C Aid/abet suicide/attempted suicide

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs; incite/counsel 5 yrs]

1  
32 Impede endeavours to escape shipwreck Strictly indictable
33 Wound/cause grievous bodily harm with intent Strictly indictable
33A Discharge firearm with intent Strictly indictable
33B(1) Use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation/lawful detention etc

100 pu or 2 yrs

[12 yrs]

1  
33B(2) Use offensive weapon to prevent police investigation/lawful detention etc in company Strictly indictable
35 Recklessly cause gbh/wound

100 pu or 2 yrs

[gbh 10 yrs; in company 14 yrs wounding 7 yrs; in company 10 yrs]
SNPP offence

1  
35A(1) Recklessly cause dog to cause gbh

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
35A(2) Recklessly cause dog to cause actual bh

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
37(1A) Intentionally choke, suffocate or strangle person

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
37(1) Intentionally choke, suffocate or strangle person with recklessness

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
37(2) Choke, suffocate or strangle person with intent to commit indictable offence Strictly indictable
38 Use intoxicating substance to commit indictable offence Strictly indictable
38A Spike food or drink

100 pu and/or 2 yrs

Summary
39 Intentionally or recklessly administer poison/intoxicating substance so as to endanger life or cause gbh

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
41 Administer poison/intoxicating substance with intent to injure/cause distress/pain

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
41A Introduce poison into water supply with intent to injure

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
42 Injure child at time of birth Strictly indictable
43 Unlawfully abandon or expose child under 7 yrs so as to endanger life or injure health

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
43A(2) Parent intentionally/recklessly fail to provide child with necessities cause death/serious injury

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
43B(1) Failure to reduce or remove risk of child becoming victim of child abuse 100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
44 Intentionally/recklessly fail to provide necessities of life for a person whom the offender has a legal obligation to support, when such failure results in death/serious injury, or likelihood of serious injury to that person

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
45 Mutilate female genitalia Strictly indictable
45A Removing person from State for female genital mutilation Strictly indictable
46 Cause bodily injury by gunpowder Strictly indictable
47 Use explosive substance/corrosive fluid with intent Strictly indictable
48 Cause explosives to be placed near building/conveyance/public place Strictly indictable
[14 yrs]
49 Set/permit to continue to be set trap with intent to cause gbh

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
49A Throw/drop object towards/on vehicle/vessel on any road/railway/waterway with risk to any person therein

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
51A Predatory driving — while in pursuit of or travelling near another
vehicle, cause/threaten impact intending to cause actual bodily harm

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
51B Drive from police pursuit, not stop and drive
recklessly/in manner dangerous

1st off: 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

2nd off: 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
52A Dangerous driving occasioning gbh

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs; with aggravation 11 yrs]

1  
52A Dangerous driving occasioning death Strictly indictable
52AB(1) Driver of car knowingly involved in impact causing death, fail to stop and give assistance necessary or within power of driver

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
52AB(2) Driver of car knowingly involved in impact causing gbh fail to stop and give assistance necessary or within power of driver

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
52B Dangerous navigation causing gbh

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs; with aggravation 11 yrs]

1  
52B Dangerous navigation causing death Strictly indictable
53 Cause injuries by furious riding or driving or other misconduct

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
54 Cause gbh by unlawful act or omission

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
55 Possess/manufacture gunpowder/explosives with intent to injure/commit serious indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
56 Obstruct member of clergy in his/her duties

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

  2
57 Assault on person preserving wrecks

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
58 Assault with intent to commit a serious indictable offence on, constable, prison officer etc

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
59 AOABH

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs; in company 7 yrs]

  2
59A Assault/AOABH during large scale public disorder

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[assault 5 yrs; AOABH 7 yrs]

  2
60(1) Assault etc police officer in execution of duty w/o occasioning actual bodily harm

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
60(1A) During public disorder, assault etc police officer in execution of duty w/o causing actual bodily harm

2 yrs

[7 yrs]

  2
60(2) AOABH of police officer in execution of duty

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

[SNPP offence]

1  
60(2A) AOABH of police officer in execution of duty during public disorder

100 pu or 2 yrs

[9 yrs]

1  
60(3) Recklessly wound/cause gbh to a police officer in execution of duty Strictly indictable
60(3A) Recklessly wound/cause gbh to a police officer in execution of duty during public disorder Strictly indictable
60A(1) Assault of law enforcement officer (not police officer) in execution of duty

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
60A(2) AOABH of law enforcement officer (not police officer) in execution of duty

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
60A(3) Recklessly wound/cause gbh to a law enforcement officer (not police officer) in execution of duty Strictly indictable
60B Assault/stalk/obtain information about law officer’s relative

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
60C Obtain personal information about officer

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
60E(1) Assault/harass/intimidate/stalk school student/staff member while attending school

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
60E(2) AOABH on school student/staff member

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
60E(3) Wound/cause gbh to school student/staff member Strictly indictable
60E(4) Enter school premises with intent to commit a s 60E offence

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
61 Common assault

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

  2
61I Sexual assault without consent Strictly indictable
61J Aggravated sexual assault without consent Strictly indictable
61JA Section 61J offence in company Strictly indictable
61K Assault with intent to have sexual intercourse Strictly indictable
61KC Sexual touching

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
61KD(1) Aggravated sexual touching

100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

SNPP offence

1  
61KE Sexual act without consent

50 pu and/or 18 mths

[18 mths]

  2
61KF(1) Aggravated sexual act

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

  2
66A Sexual intercourse with child under 10 yrs Strictly indictable
66B Attempt s 66A offence Strictly indictable
66C(1)–(4) Sexual intercourse with child 10–16 yrs Strictly indictable
66D Assault with intent to commit s 66C(1), (2), (4) offence Strictly indictable
66DA Sexual touching of child under 10

100 pu or 2 yrs

[16 yrs]

SNPP offence

1  
66DB Sexual touching of child between 10 and 16

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
66DC Sexual act with or towards child under 10

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
66DD Sexual act with or towards child between 10 and 16

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

  2
66DE Aggravated sexual act with or towards a child between 10 and 16

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
66DF Sexual act for production of child abuse material with or towards a child under 16

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
66EA Persistent sexual abuse of child

Strictly indictable

[Life]

66EB(2) Procure/groom child for unlawful sexual activity

100 pu or 2 yrs

[12 yrs; child under 14 yrs: 15 yrs]
SNPP offence

1  
66EB(2A) Meet/travel to meet child after grooming with intent of procuring for unlawful sexual activity with that person or another

100 pu or 2 yrs

[12 yrs; child under 14 yrs: 15 yrs]
SNPP offence

1  
66EB(3) Expose child to indecent material or provide intoxicating substance or financial or other material benefit with intent to facilitate procurement for unlawful sex activity

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs; child under 14 yrs: 12 yrs]
SNPP offence

1  
66EC(2) Groom a person for unlawful sexual activity with child under the person’s authority

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs; child under 14 yrs: 6 yrs]

  2
66F Sexual intercourse with one of cognitive impairment Strictly indictable
73 Sexual intercourse with young person between 16–18 yrs under special care Strictly indictable
73A(1) Sexual touching of young person between 16–18 yrs under special care

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[child 16–17 yrs: 4 yrs;
child 17–18 yrs: 2 yrs]

  2
78A Incest Strictly indictable
78B Attempt s 78A offence Strictly indictable
79 Bestiality Strictly indictable
80 Attempt to commit act of bestiality

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
80A Sexual assault by forced self-manipulation Strictly indictable
80D Cause sexual servitude Strictly indictable
80E Conduct business of sexual servitude Strictly indictable
81C Indecently/improperly interfere with dead body

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
82 Woman unlawfully administer drug or unlawfully use instrument to procure miscarriage

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
83 Unlawfully administer drug to woman/use instrument to procure abortion

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
84 Supply/procure drug/instrument knowing same to be used to procure miscarriage

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
85 Wilfully conceal/attempt conceal birth by disposition of child’s dead
body where defendant is mother and not charged with any other person

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
86 Kidnap Strictly indictable
87 Child abduction Strictly indictable
91A Procure person for purposes of prostitution

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
91B Procure person for purposes of prostitution by fraud, violence, threat, abuse of authority, use of drug or intoxicating liquor

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
91D Promote/engage in acts of child prostitution Strictly indictable
91E Obtain benefit from child prostitution Strictly indictable
91F Use premises for child prostitution Strictly indictable
91G Use child for pornographic purposes Strictly indictable
91H(2) Produce/disseminate/possess child pornography

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
91J(1), (6) Voyeurism (including attempted offence)

100 pu and/or 2 yrs

Summary
91J(3), (6) Voyeurism in circumstances of aggravation (including attempted offence)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
91K(1), (6) Film another in private act without consent for purposes of sexual gratification (including attempted offence) 100 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
91K(3), (6) Subs (1) offence in circumstances of aggravation (including attempted offence)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
91L(1), (6) Film another’s private parts without consent for purposes of sexual gratification (including attempted offence) 100 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
91L(3), (6) Subs (1) offence in circumstances of aggravation (including attempted offence)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
91M Install device/construct/adapt building to facilitate observation/ filming to enable commission of offence under ss 91J, 91K, 91L 100 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
91P Record intimate image without consent 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[100 pu and/or 3 yrs]

  2
91Q Distribute intimate image without consent 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[100 pu and/or 3 yrs]

  2
91R Threaten to record or distribute intimate image 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[100 pu and/or 3 yrs]

  2
92 Bigamy

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
93 Participate in bigamy knowing former spouse of other party still alive 100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
93B Riot — 12 or more persons use unlawful violence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[15 yrs]

1
93C Affray — use or threaten unlawful violence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

93FA(1)

Possess explosive in a public place

2 yrs

[5 yrs]

2

93FA(2)

Possess/supply/make explosive with reasonable suspicion of unlawful purpose

2 yrs

[50 pu and/or 3 yrs]

  2
93FB(1) Possess anything capable of discharging any irritant matter in liquid/powder/gas/chemical form, or fuse/detonator/distress signal or flare that operates by emitting a bright light

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

Summary
93G Causing danger with firearm or spear gun

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

 

2

93GA Fire at dwelling house/buildings Strictly indictable
93H Trespassing with/firing or dangerous use of firearm or spear gun

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs; firing weapon 10 yrs]

 

2

93I Possessing an unregistered firearm in a public place

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[10 yrs; with aggravation 14 yrs]

2
93K Contaminating goods with intent to cause public alarm/economic loss

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
93L Threatening to contaminate goods with intent to cause public alarm or economic loss

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
93M Making false statements concerning contamination of goods with intent to cause public alarm or economic loss

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
93N Aggravated ss 93K, 93L, 93M with demands Strictly indictable
93O Aggravated ss 93K,93L offences with death/grievous bodily harm Strictly indictable
93Q Convey false information that a person or property is in danger

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1

 
93R Leave or send article with intent to cause alarm

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1

93T(1) Participate in a criminal group knowing participation contributes to criminal activity

2 yrs

[5 yrs]

 

2

93T(1A) Participate in a criminal group by directing activities 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
93T(2) Participate in a criminal group and assault another

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
93T(3) Participate in a criminal group and destroy/intend destroy damage property

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

93T(4) Participate in a criminal group and assault law enforcement offer in execution of duty Strictly indictable
93T(4A) Participate in a criminal group with organised/on-going activities by directing activities 100 pu or 2 yrs

[15 yrs]

1  
93TA Receive material benefit derived from criminal activity of criminal group 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

  2
93V Conduct unlawful gambling operation Strictly indictable
93X Habitual consorting with convicted offenders (persons under the age of 14 years old exempt from prosecution)

50 pu or 2 yrs

[150 pu or 3 yrs]

 

2

93Z(1) Publicly threaten or incite violence on grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex or HIV/AIDS status. 100 pu or 2 yrs [Corp: 500 pu; Indiv: 100 pu and/or 3 yrs] 1  
94(a) Rob or assault with intent to rob 100 pu or 2 yrs [14 yrs]

1

 

94(b) Steal chattel, money or valuable security from the person of another

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[14 yrs]

1

 

 

2

95 Section 94 offence with aggravation Strictly indictable
96 Section 95 offence with wounding Strictly indictable
97 Mail robbery being armed/in company Strictly indictable
98 Armed robbery with wounding Strictly indictable
99 Demand property with menaces with intent to steal

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs; in company 14 yrs]

1

109(1)

Break out of dwelling-house after committing, or entering with intent to commit, serious indictable offence where serious indictable offence is stealing or intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging property, value of property does not exceed $60,000

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1

 
  • commit offence under s 109(1) in any other case

Strictly indictable

109(2) Commit offence under s 109(1) with aggravation, where serious indictable offence is stealing or intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging property, value of property does not exceed $60,000, and circumstance of aggravation is in company 100 pu or 2 yrs

[20 yrs]

1

 
  • commit offence under s 109(1) in any other case

Strictly indictable
109(3) Commit offence under s 109(1) with special aggravation Strictly indictable
110 Break/enter and assault with intent to murder Strictly indictable
111(1) Enter dwelling with intent to commit serious indictable offence, where serious indictable offence is stealing/maliciously destroying/damaging property

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
  • enter dwelling house with intent to commit serious offence other than stealing/maliciously/destroying/damaging property

Strictly indictable
111(2) Commit offence under s 111(1) with aggravation, where serious indictable offence is stealing/intentionally/recklessly/destroying/damaging property, property value does not exceed $60,000, and circumstance of aggravation is in company

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1  
 
  • commit offence under s 111(1) with aggravation in any other case

Strictly indictable
111(3) Commit offence under s 111(1) with special aggravation Strictly indictable
112(1)

Break and enter dwelling house and commit serious indictable offence/be in dwelling house, commit serious indictable offence and break out, where serious indictable offence is stealing or intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging property, and value of property does not exceed $60,000

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1  
 
  • commit offence under s 112(1) in any other case

Strictly indictable
112(2)

Commit offence under s 112(1) with aggravation, where serious indictable offence is stealing or intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging property, property value does not exceed $60,000, and circumstance of aggravation is in company

100 pu or 2 yrs

[20 yrs]
SNPP offence

1  
112(3) Commit offence under s 112(1) with special aggravation in any other case Strictly indictable
113(1) Break and enter dwelling with intent to commit serious indictable offence where serious indictable offence is stealing/maliciously/destroying/damaging property

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
 
  • offence under s 113(1) in any other case

Strictly indictable
113(2) Commits an offence under s 113(1) with aggravation, where serious indictable offence is stealing or intentionally or recklessly destroying or damaging property, the value does not exceed $60,000, and circumstance of aggravation is in company.

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1

 
 
  • offence under s 113(1) in any other case

Strictly indictable
113(3)

Offence s 113(1) with special aggravation

Strictly indictable
114(1)(a) Armed with weapon with intent to commit indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
114(1)(b) Have in possession housebreaking
implement/implement capable of being used
to enter and/or drive conveyance

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

  2
114(1)(c) Face blackened etc with intent to commit indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
114(1)(d) Enter or remain on building with intent to commit indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
115 Convicted offender armed with intent to commit indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
117 Larceny and similar offences

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

1

 

2

125 Larceny by a bailee

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

1

 

2

126 Stealing cattle or killing with intent to steal

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[14 yrs]

1

 

2

131 Unlawfully using etc another person’s cattle

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[3 yrs]

1

 

2

132 Stealing dogs

100 pu or 12 mths where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 12 mths if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 12 mths if value not over $2000

[12 mths]

1

 

2

133 Corruptly taking money to restore dogs

100 pu or 12 mths where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 12 mths if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 12 mths if value not over $2000

[12 mths]

1

 

2

135 Steal, destroy wills or codicils

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
138 Stealing, destroying etc records etc of any court or public office

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
139 Stealing etc metal, glass, wood etc,
fixed to house or land

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

1

 

2

140 Stealing etc trees in pleasure-grounds etc

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

1

 

2

148 Stealing property in a dwelling house

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

149 Commit s 148 offence with menaces Strictly indictable
150 Stealing goods in process of manufacture

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[3 yrs]

1

 

2

151 Selling etc materials to be manufactured

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[4 yrs]

1

 

2

152 Stealing from ship in port or on wharfs etc

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

153 Stealing from ship in distress or wrecked

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
154 Tenant, etc steal articles let to hire

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

1

 

2

154A Take conveyance without consent of owner

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

 

2

154B(1) Steal aircraft

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
154B(3) Take control of aircraft while another person on board Strictly indictable
154B(4) Take control of aircraft by threat/violence/trick while another aboard Strictly indictable
154C(1)(a) Assault with intent to take car/vessel, and in fact take and drive, or take for the purpose of driving

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

[SNPP offence]

1
154C(1)(b) Take car/vessel and drive, or take for the purpose of driving, when a person is in it or on it

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

[SNPP offence]

1
154C(2) Offence under subs (1) with aggravation

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

[SNPP offence]

1  
154D(1) Stealing firearm

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1

154F Steal car/vessel

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
154G(1) Knowingly facilitate a car or boat re-birthing activity on an organised basis Strictly indictable
154H(1) Make/use/possess/copy/interfere with unique
identifier of motor vehicle/vessel
50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

  2
154I(1) Possess motor vehicle/vessel where unique
identifier has been interfered with

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

  2
154J(1) Possess vehicle identification plate
not attached to vehicle

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs]

  2
156 Larceny by clerks or servants

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

157 Embezzlement by clerks or servants

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

159 Larceny by persons in Public Service

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

160 Embezzlement etc by persons
in the Public Service

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

188(1) Receiving stolen property where stealing a serious indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[12 yrs motor vehicle/vessel etc; other 10 yrs]

1

 

2

189 Receiving etc where principal guilty of
minor indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[3 yrs]

1

 

2

189A(1) Receiving etc goods stolen out of NSW

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

190 Receiving etc cattle unlawfully killed; carcass

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

2

192 Receiving material or tools entrusted
for manufacture

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[4 yrs]

1

 

2

192E(1) Fraud — dishonestly obtain by deception property/financial advantage/cause financial disadvantage 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
192F(1) Dishonestly destroy/conceal accounting record with intent to defraud 100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
192G Dishonestly make/publish false/misleading statement with intent to defraud 100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
192H(1) Officer of organisation make/publish false/misleading statement with intent to deceive members/creditors 100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
192J Deal in identification information with intent commit/facilitate indictable offence 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
192K Possess identification information with intent commit/facilitate indictable offence 100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
192L Possess equipment capable of making
identification information with intent
commit/facilitate indictable offence
50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[3 yrs]

  2
193B(1), (2) Knowingly deal with proceeds of crime Strictly indictable
193B(3) Recklessly deal with proceeds of crime 100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000;
50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;
20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[10 yrs]

1

 

 

2

193C(1), (2) Deal with property when reasonable suspicion
that proceeds of crime

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000;
50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;
20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs value over $100,000]

[3 yrs value less than $100,000]

1  

2

193D Deal with property later used as instrument of crime Strictly indictable
193N–Q(1)

Offences related to cheating at gambling

Engage in/facilitate/conceal conduct that corrupts betting outcome of event/use corrupt conduct information for betting purposes

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
193Q(2)

Possess corrupt conduct information and bet on an event, encourage another to bet on an event or communicate corrupt conduct information to another person

100 pu or 2 yrs [2 yrs] 1  
195(1) Intentionally or recklessly destroying or
damaging property

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[5 yrs; with fire/explosives 10 yrs]

1

 

2

195(1A) Commit subs (1) offence in company

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[6 yrs; with fire/explosives 11 yrs]

1

 

2

195(2) Commit subs (1) offence during public disorder

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs; with fire/explosives 12 yrs]

1

 

2

196(1) Destroying or damaging property with intent to cause bodily injury

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs; with fire/explosives 14 yrs]

1
196(2) During public disorder, commit offence under subs (1)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[9 yrs; with fire/explosives 16 yrs]

1
197(1) Dishonestly destroy or damage property with a view to gain

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs; with fire/explosives 14 yrs]

1
197(2) During public disorder commit offence under subs (1) 100 pu or 2 yrs

[9 yrs; with fire/explosives 16 yrs]

1
198 Destroy/damage property with intent to endanger life Strictly indictable
199(1) Threatening to destroy or damage property

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1
199(2) During public disorder, commit offence under subs (1)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
200(1) Possession, custody or control of an article with intent to destroy or damage property

100 pu or 2 yrs

[3 yrs; explosive article 7 yrs]

1
200(2) During public disorder commit offence under subs (1)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs; explosive article 9 yrs]

1
201 Interfering with a mine

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
202 Intentionally or recklessly destroy, damage sea, river, canal and other works

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
203B Sabotage Strictly indictable
203C(1) Threaten sabotage to public facility

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1

 
203E(1) Intentionally cause fire and be reckless as to its spread

100 pu or 2 yrs

[21 yrs]
SNPP offence

1
204 Destroy/damage aircraft/reckless indifference Strictly indictable
205 Prejudice safe operation of aircraft/vessel Strictly indictable
206 Assault crew member of aircraft/vessel Strictly indictable
207(2) Placing, carrying dangerous articles on board an aircraft or vessel

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
208(2) Make demand with threat to destroy/damage/endanger safety of aircraft/vessel or to kill/inflict injury to persons on board Strictly indictable
208(3) As in (2) and discharges firearm causes explosion/gbh to person Strictly indictable
208(4) Make threat to destroy etc aircraft, vessel or transport vehicle or kill/inflict injury to persons on board

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1
209

Convey false information as to plan to prejudice the safety of an aircraft or vessel or persons on board

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1
210 Intentionally or recklessly destroy, damage an aid to navigation

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
211 Criminal acts to railways with intent to cause death/gbh Strictly indictable
212 By unlawful act/negligent omission, endanger safety of person/being conveyed on railway

100 pu or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

1

 
213 Obstructing a railway

100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1

 
249B Corrupt commissions or rewards

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

249C Misleading documents or statements used or made by agents

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
249D Corrupt inducements for advice

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

249E

Corrupt benefits for trustees and others

(proceedings not to be commenced without consent of Attorney General)

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

249F Aid, abet, counsel, procure, solicit, incite
offence under s 249C

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

249F Aid, abet, counsel, procure, solicit, incite offence under ss 249B, 249D, 249E

100 pu or 2 yrs where value exceeds $5000

50 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $5000;

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[7 yrs]

1

 

2

249K(1) Blackmail — demand with menaces for gain/loss or to influence public duty

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
249K(2) Demand with menaces with accusation/threatened accusation of serious indictable crime

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1

 
253 Forgery — make false document with intent to induce some person to accept it as genuine to obtain advantage 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
254 Use false document with intent to induce some person to accept it as genuine to obtain advantage 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
255 Possess false document with intent 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
256(1) Knowingly make/possess equipment designed to make false document with intent that it be so used 100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1  
256(2)–(3) Knowingly make/possess equipment designed
to make false document

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

20 pu and/or 2 yrs if value not over $2000

[3 yrs]

 

2

307A(1) Make false/misleading application 200 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
307B(1) Give false/misleading information to another for benefit 200 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
307C(1) Produce false/misleading document 200 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
308C(1) Unauthorised access modification or impairment with intent to commit serious indictable offence where the serious indictable offence is punishable by 10 yrs or less

100 pu or 2 yrs

[penalty same as serious indictable offence committed]

1

 
308D(1) Unauthorised modification of data with intent to cause impairment

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
308E(1) Unauthorised impairment of electrical communication

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
308F(1) Possession of data with intent to commit serious computer offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

1
308G(1) Produce, supply or obtain data with intent to commit serious computer offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

1

 
308H Unauthorised access to or modification of restricted data held in computer 2 yrs* Summary
308I Unauthorised impairment of data held in computer disk, credit card or other device 2 yrs* Summary
Part 6A Sections 310A–310H — does not apply to custody under home detention order
or intensive correction order, or child detention centre
310B Rescue inmate from lawful custody Strictly indictable
310C Aiding escape

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1

 
310D Escape from lawful custody; fail to return

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
310E(1) Tunnels to facilitate escape

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
310F(1) Permitting escape

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs wilful; 2 yrs negligent]

1
310G(1) Knowingly harbour, maintain, employ escapee

100 pu or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

1
310J Membership of terrorist organisation Strictly indictable
314 Make false accusation intending person to be investigated, knowing other person to be innocent

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
315(1) Hinder investigation of serious indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
315A(1) Threatening or intimidating victims or witnesses

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
316(1) Conceal serious indictable offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[(a) 2 yrs if the max penalty for serious indictable offence is not more than 10 yrs;

(b) 3 yrs if max penalty for serious indictable offence is more than 10 yrs but not more than 20 yrs;

(c) 5 yrs if max penalty for serious indictable offence is more than 20 yrs]

1
316(2) Solicit/accept/agrees to accept benefit for commission of offence under ss (1)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[(a) 5 yrs if the max penalty for serious indictable offence is not more than 10 yrs;

(b) 6 yrs if the max penalty for serious indictable offence is more than 10 yrs but not more than 20 yrs;

(c) 7 yrs if the max penalty for serious indictable offence is more than 20 yrs]

1  
316A(1) Concealing child abuse offence

100 pu or 2 yrs

[(a) 2 yrs if max penalty for child abuse offence is less than 5 yrs;

(b) 5 yrs if max penalty for child abuse offence is 5 yrs or more]

1  
316A(4) Solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit for commission of an offence under s 316A(1)

100 pu or 2 yrs

[(a) 5 yrs if max penalty for child abuse offence is less than 5 yrs;

(b) 7 yrs if max penalty for child abuse offence is 5 yrs or more]

1  
317 Tampering with evidence with intent to mislead judicial tribunal

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
318(2), (3) Make/use false official document to pervert course of justice Strictly indictable
319 General offence of pervert course of justice

100 pu or 2 yrs

[14 yrs]

1  
321–323 Corruption of witness and jurors — threat or
intimidation of judges/witnesses/jurors —
influence of witnesses/jurors

100 pu or 2 yrs

unless person charged intended to procure
conviction/acquittal of another of any serious
indictable offence — when strictly indictable

[10 yrs corruption of witness, etc

10 yrs intimidation of judge, etc

7 yrs influence of witness, etc]

1

325(1), (1A), (2) Preventing, obstructing or dissuading witness or juror from attending
as witness or producing evidence pursuant to summons or subpoena

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1

 
326(1), (2) Threaten reprisals against judges, witnesses, jurors

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
327(1) Perjury

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1
328 Perjury with intent to procure conviction/acquittal Strictly indictable
330 Make false statement on oath not amounting to perjury

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1
333(1) Procure, persuade, induce or cause a person to give false testimony

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
335 Make false statement in evidence on commission

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1
336(1), (2) Make false statement for entry kept in register by public official

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1
337 Public official knowingly issue false instrument for improper purpose

100 pu or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1

351A(1) Recruiting another to engage in criminal activity

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1
351A(2) Recruiting children to engage in criminal activity

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1

 
353B (now s 547D)    
502 Possess part of skin or carcass of stolen cattle 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
503 Steal dog 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
504 Possess stolen dog or skin of stolen dog 5 pu Summary
505 Steal or kill with intent to steal, domestic animal or bird 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
506 Steal or kill with intent to steal, domestic animal or bird (2nd + offence) 12 mths Summary
507 Possess stolen bird/animal or skin thereof 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
508 Possess stolen bird/animal or skin thereof (2nd + offence) 12 mths Summary
510 Destroy part of fence of land where deer are kept/set snare for deer 5 pu Summary
512 Destroy/take fish in waters on private property 0.1 pu and fine = to value of fish Summary
513 Destroy/damage, with intent to steal/steal part of plant etc 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
515 Steal/cut etc with intent to steal live/dead fence etc 1 pu and value of property stolen/injured Summary
517 Possess whole or part of tree/fence etc 1 pu and value of property stolen/injured Summary
518 Steal/damage with intent to steal dead wood on another’s land 1 pu and value of property stolen/injured Summary
520 Steal/damage with intent to steal plant etc in garden etc 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
521 Steal/damage with intent to steal plants etc not growing in gardens 2 pu Summary
521A Steal rock/stone gravel in, under or forming part of land 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
522 Possess goods from shipwreck

5 pu and/or 6 mths

Order for delivery to owner
Summary
523 Offer goods from shipwreck for sale

5 pu and/or 6 mths

Order for delivery to owner upon payment reasonable reward

Summary
525 Steal/damage books and other things in public libraries and other places 10 pu and/or 12 mths and fine = 4 x value property Summary
527C(1) Goods in custody:
(a) 

if a motor vehicle or motor vehicle part

(b) 

in the case of any other thing

 

10 pu and/or 12 mths;

5 pu and/or 6 mths

Summary
530(1) Commit serious act of animal cruelty with intent to inflict severe pain

2 yrs

[5 yrs]

2
530(1A) Recklessly commit serious act of animal cruelty

2 yrs

[3 yrs]

  2
531 Intentionally kill or seriously injure animal used by law enforcement
officer in execution of duty or in retaliation for such use

2 yrs

[5 yrs]

 

2

545B(1) Intimidation or annoyance by violence 50 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
545C(1) Knowingly joining in, continuing in, unlawful assembly 5 pu and/or 6 mths Summary
545C(2) Member of unlawful assembly armed with weapon or loaded arms 10 pu and/or 12 mths Summary
546B(1) Found in premises/public place with intent to commit indictable offence 4 pu or 6 mths Summary
546C Resisting or hindering police 10 pu and/or 12 mths Summary
546D(1) Impersonate a police officer 100 pu and/or 2 yrs Summary
546D(2) Impersonate a police officer with intent to deceive 100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
547B(1) Public mischief 50 pu and/or 12 mths Summary
547C Peep or pry 2 pu or 3 mths Summary
547D Carry cutting instrument

5 pu and/or 6 mths

Summary
578A(2) Publish details of complainant in prescribed sexual offences Indiv 50 pu and/or 6 mths; Corp 500 pu Summary
578C(2) Publish indecent articles Indiv 100 pu and/or 12 mths; Corp 200 pu Summary
578E(2) Advertise, display products re sexual behaviour Indiv 100 pu and/or 12 mths;
Corp 200 pu
Summary
*

No alternative monetary penalty specified. These offences are specifically designated summary offences, and they do not fall within either Table 1 or Table 2.

Provisions for certain sexual assault offences repealed on 1 December 2018 by Criminal Legislation Amendment (Child Sexual Abuse) Act 2018

SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX) TABLE
61L Assault with act of indecency

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
61M Aggravated indecent assault

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs; (10 yrs victim under 16 yrs)]
SNPP offence

1  
61N(1) Commit act of indecency to or with person under 16 yrs

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

  2
61N(2) Commit act of indecency to or with person 16 yrs or above

50 pu and/or 18 mths

[18 mths]

  2
61O(1) Commit aggravated act of indecency to or with person under 16 yrs

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

  2
61O(1A) Commit aggravated act of indecency to/with person 16 yrs or above

50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[3 yrs]

  2
61O(2) Commit act of indecency with/towards person under 10 yrs

100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
61O(2A) Commit/incite act of indecency with/towards person under 16 yrs knowing act being filmed for production of child pornography

100 pu or 2 yrs

[10 yrs]

1