Customs Act 1901
An officer of Customs may question:
(a) any person who is on board a ship or an aircraft or an installation of the kind referred to in paragraph 187(b) , (c) , (d) or (e) ; or
(b) any person who has, or who the officer has reason to believe has, got off a ship or out of an aircraft; or
(c) any person who the officer has reason to believe is about to board a ship or an aircraft,
as to whether that person or any child or other person accompanying him or her has on his or her person, in his or her baggage or otherwise with him or her any:
(d) dutiable goods; or
(e) excisable goods; or
(f) prohibited goods.
A person shall answer questions put to him or her in pursuance of subsection (1).
Penalty: 30 penalty units.
Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .
Disclaimer and notice of copyright applicable to materials provided by CCH Australia Limited
CCH Australia Limited ("CCH") believes that all information which it has provided in this site is accurate and reliable, but gives no warranty of accuracy or reliability of such information to the reader or any third party. The information provided by CCH is not legal or professional advice. To the extent permitted by law, no responsibility for damages or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any errors or omissions in any information provided is accepted by CCH or by persons involved in the preparation and provision of the information, whether arising from negligence or otherwise, from the use of or results obtained from information supplied by CCH.
The information provided by CCH includes history notes and other value-added features which are subject to CCH copyright. No CCH material may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy for your personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. In particular, the reproduction of any part of the information for sale or incorporation in any product intended for sale is prohibited without CCH's prior consent.