Customs Act 1901


Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision E - Provisions applicable both to search and seizure warrants  


203F(1)   [Entry allowed]  

The executing officer must, before any person enters premises under a search warrant or a seizure warrant:

(a) announce that he or she is authorised to enter the premises; and

(b) give any person at the premises an opportunity to allow entry to the premises.

203F(2)   [Immediate entry]  

The executing officer is not required to comply with subsection (1) if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that immediate entry to the premises is required to ensure:

(a) the safety of a person (including the executing officer); or

(b) that the effective execution of the warrant is not frustrated.


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