CRIMES ACT 1914
If a person is convicted of an offence, the judge or magistrate presiding at the proceedings at which the person was convicted may order:
(a) the person to attend a police station; or
(b) that a constable be permitted to attend on the person in a place of detention;
within one month after the conviction to allow impressions of the person's fingerprints and/or a photograph of the person to be taken in accordance with the order.
A person must not, without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to allow those impressions or a photograph of the person to be taken.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.(3)
Subsection (2) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse. (3A)
The judge or magistrate may also make any other orders that are reasonably necessary for ensuring that the impressions of the person's fingerprints and/or a photograph of the person are taken in accordance with the order under subsection (1). For example, the judge or magistrate may order the person to attend a specified police station at a specified time.
A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person is subject to an order under subsection (3A); and
(b) the person engages in conduct; and
(c) the person's conduct contravenes the order.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.
In this section:
(a) do an act; or
(b) omit to perform an act.
Nothing in this section derogates from the right to use the provisions of Part ID as authority for the taking of fingerprints from a prescribed offender or a serious offender.
In subsection (4), prescribed offender and serious offender have the meanings given in subsection 23WA(1) .