Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 10 - NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  

Part 10.5 - Postal services  

Division 471 - Postal offences  

Subdivision A - General postal offences  

SECTION 471.7   Tampering with mail-receptacles  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if the person dishonestly:


(a) opens a mail-receptacle; or


(b) tampers with a mail-receptacle.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(2)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person intentionally opens a mail-receptacle; and


(b) the person is not authorised by Australia Post to open the mail-receptacle; and


(c) the person does so knowing that he or she is not authorised by Australia Post to open the mail-receptacle.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.




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