Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Division 3A - Powers in relation to terrorist acts and terrorism offences  

Subdivision B - Powers  

SECTION 3UC   Requirement to provide name etc.  

A police officer may request the person to provide the officer with the following details:

(a) the person's name;

(b) the person's residential address;

(c) the person's reason for being in that particular Commonwealth place;

(d) evidence of the person's identity.

If a police officer:

(a) makes a request under subsection (1); and

(b) informs the person:

(i) of the officer's authority to make the request; and

(ii) that it may be an office not to comply with the request;

the person commits an offence if:

(c) the person fails to comply with the request; or

(d) the person gives a name or address that is false in a material particular.

Penalty: 20 penalty units.


A more serious offence of obstructing a Commonwealth public official may also apply (see section 149.1 of the Criminal Code ).

Subsection (2) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.


A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

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