Oaths Act 1900 No 20

Currency

As amended to Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017 (No 44). Commenced 25 September 2017. Current to 21 August 2018.

Jurisdiction

Section 2A: Ch 5 of the CP Act applies to and in respect of an offence under ss 13(2), 20, 25, 25A, 29 or 30.

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
13(2) Give false evidence after making declaration or affirmation 100 pu or 2 yrs 1  
20(1) Require or cause to be administered any oath or affidavit without jurisdiction 100 pu or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

1  
21A Person take/receive a statutory declaration when not authorised 2 pu or 12 mths Summary
25 Make/subscribe false declaration where declaration substituted for oath or affidavit, etc 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

[5 yrs]

1  
25A Wilfully make/subscribe false declaration for material benefit 100 pu or 2 yrs

[7 yrs]

1  
29 Swear false affidavit 100 pu or 2 yrs 1  
30 Make/subscribe to document that purports to be an affidavit but is not an affidavit 5 pu or 6 mths

[5 yrs]

1  
34(1) Person taking statutory declaration or affidavit must see maker and confirm maker’s identity. (Does not apply where the declaration/affidavit is made for proceedings in, or a law of, the Commonwealth: s 34(4A)) 2 pu Summary