Surveillance Devices Act 2007 No 64

Currency

As amended to Community Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (No 94). Sch 1.6 commenced 28 November 2018. Current to 5 December 2018.

Jurisdiction

Offences under Pt 2 or Pt 5 (ie, ss 7–14 and 29–50) other than s 40(2), are Table 2 indictable offences: Sch 1 Table 2 CP Act. Section 40(2) is strictly indictable offence.

Consent of Attorney General

Section 56(1): Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations must not be commenced without the written consent of the Attorney General.

Orders for forfeiture

Section 58: Where a court enters a conviction for an offence against this Act or the regulations it may, in addition to imposing a penalty, order the forfeiture of any surveillance device, or any recording used or obtained in the commission of the offence, to the State or to be destroyed.

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
7(1) Knowingly install/use/cause to be used listening device in contravention of section Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
8(1) Knowingly install/use/maintain optical surveillance device in contravention of section Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
9(1) Knowingly install/use/maintain a tracking device in contravention of section Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
10(1) Knowingly install/use/maintain a data surveillance device in contravention of section Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
11(1) Publish/communicate private conversation or record of carrying on activity etc Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
12(1) Possess record of private conversation or carrying on of activity obtained by listening device Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
13(1) Manufacture/supply/possess device with intent of using/being used in contravention of Act Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
14(1) Publish/communicate information obtained by use of data surveillance device in contravention of Act Corp 200 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[Corp 500 pu; Indiv 100 pu and/or 5 yrs]

  2
40(1) Intentionally/knowingly/recklessly uses/communicates/publishes protected information and reckless whether that information is prohibited by this section 100 pu and/or 2 yrs

[2 yrs]

  2
40(2) Commit offence under subs (1) where the person intends to endanger health or safety, or reckless whether the information endangers health/safety or prejudices conduct of investigation Strictly indictable

[7 yrs]

44(1), (2), (6) Various offences re obligations following the issue of a surveillance device warrant

20 pu and/or 12 mths

  2