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Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2019

Authoritative Version
Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Proceeds of Crime Amendment (Unexplained Wealth) Regulations 2020
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 13 Jan 2021
Start Date 17 Dec 2020

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Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2019

made under the

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                              17 December 2020

Includes amendments up to:            F2020L01626

Registered:                                         13 January 2021

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2019 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 17 December 2020 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

6............ Meaning of authorised officer....................................................................................... 1

7............ State and self‑governing Territory laws that correspond to the Act............................... 2

8............ Meaning of enforcement agency.................................................................................... 2

9............ Orders that are declared to be interstate forfeiture orders............................................... 2

10.......... Orders that are declared to be interstate pecuniary penalty orders.................................. 3

11.......... Orders that are declared to be interstate restraining orders............................................. 3

12.......... Substances that are specified to be narcotic substances................................................. 3

13.......... Indictable offences that are specified to be serious offences.......................................... 3

Part 2—The confiscation scheme                                                                                                            4

Division 1—Orders about forfeited property                                                                            4

14.......... Application for order under section 57 of Act............................................................... 4

15.......... Function of responsible authority in relation to sections 102 and 103 of Act................ 4

Division 2—Pecuniary penalty orders                                                                                           5

16.......... Penalty amounts exceeding court’s jurisdiction—certificate.......................................... 5

Division 3—Literary proceeds orders                                                                                           6

17.......... Literary proceeds amounts exceeding the court’s jurisdiction—certificate..................... 6

Part 3—Information gathering                                                                                                                7

18.......... Approved examiners..................................................................................................... 7

19.......... Approved form—examination notice............................................................................ 7

20.......... Unexplained wealth legislation of a State or Territory................................................... 7

Part 4—Administration                                                                                                                                9

Division 1—Powers and duties of the Official Trustee                                                         9

21.......... Costs etc. payable to Official Trustee............................................................................ 9

22.......... Remuneration of Official Trustee.................................................................................. 9

Division 2—Confiscated Assets Account                                                                                    10

23.......... Annual management fee for Confiscated Assets Account........................................... 10

Schedule 1—Interstate forfeiture order                                                                          11

1............ Orders under corresponding laws............................................................................... 11

Schedule 2—Interstate pecuniary penalty order                                                   14

1............ Orders under corresponding laws............................................................................... 14

Schedule 3—Interstate restraining order                                                                       17

1............ Orders under corresponding laws............................................................................... 17

Schedule 4—Indictable offences that are serious offences                          20

1............ Table 1—Australian Crime Commission Act 2002..................................................... 20

2............ Table 2—Copyright Act 1968...................................................................................... 20

3............ Table 3—Criminal Code............................................................................................. 21

Schedule 5—Forms                                                                                                                               24

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                               25

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                      25

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                          26

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                       27

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     28

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

5  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    Mutual Assistance Act;

(b)    responsible authority;

(c)    literary proceeds order;

(e)    pecuniary penalty order;

(f)    Official Trustee.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

condemned goods has the meaning given by subsection 208DA(1) of the Customs Act 1901.

narcotic goods has the meaning given by subsection 4(1) of the Customs Act 1901.

narcotic‑related goods has the meaning given by subsection 4(1) of the Customs Act 1901.

6  Meaning of authorised officer

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), for the purposes of paragraph (e) of the definition of authorised officer in section 338 of the Act, a person who is:

                     (a)  an APS employee in the Australian Taxation Office; and

                     (b)  authorised by the Commissioner of Taxation for the purposes of that paragraph;

is specified.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of the term “authorised officer” in:

                     (a)  Part 3‑5 of the Act (except section 225); or

                     (b)  the definition of executing officer in section 338 of the Act.

             (3)  To avoid doubt, subsection (1) applies to the use of the term “authorised officer” in the definition of person assisting in section 338 of the Act.

7  State and self‑governing Territory laws that correspond to the Act

                   For the purposes of the definition of corresponding law in section 338 of the Act, each law specified in an item in the following table is declared to be a law that corresponds to the Act.

 

Item

Law that corresponds to the Act

New South Wales

1

Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

2

Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

Victoria

3

Confiscation Act 1997

Queensland

4

Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

Western Australia

5

Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

South Australia

6

Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996

7

Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

Tasmania

8

Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

Australian Capital Territory

9

Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

Northern Territory

10

Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

8  Meaning of enforcement agency

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of enforcement agency in section 338 of the Act, the Australian Taxation Office is specified to be a revenue agency for the purposes of the Act.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of the term “enforcement agency” in section 254 of the Act.

9  Orders that are declared to be interstate forfeiture orders

                   For the purposes of the definition of interstate forfeiture order in section 338 of the Act, each order (however described):

                     (a)  specified in an item in a table in Schedule 1; and

                     (b)  made under a corresponding law specified in the item;

is declared to be an order of a kind within that definition.

10  Orders that are declared to be interstate pecuniary penalty orders

                   For the purposes of the definition of interstate pecuniary penalty order in section 338 of the Act, each order (however described):

                     (a)  specified in an item in a table in Schedule 2; and

                     (b)  made under a corresponding law specified in the item;

is declared to be an order of a kind within that definition.

11  Orders that are declared to be interstate restraining orders

                   For the purposes of the definition of interstate restraining order in section 338 of the Act, each order (however described):

                     (a)  specified in an item in a table in Schedule 3; and

                     (b)  made under a corresponding law specified in the item;

is declared to be an order of a kind within that definition.

12  Substances that are specified to be narcotic substances

                   For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of narcotic substance in section 338 of the Act, the following substances are specified:

                     (a)  a substance that is a narcotic drug (within the meaning of section 3 of the Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990);

                     (b)  a substance that is a psychotropic substance (within the meaning of section 3 of the Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990);

                     (c)  substances that are Tier 1 goods specified in an item in the table in Part 1 in clause 1 of Schedule 7 to the Customs Regulation 2015.

Note:          In addition to the substances specified in this section, a substance that is a narcotic substance within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 is a narcotic substance for the purposes of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002—see paragraph (a) of the definition of narcotic substance in section 338 of the Act.

13  Indictable offences that are specified to be serious offences

                   For the purposes of paragraph (h) of the definition of serious offence in section 338 of the Act, each indictable offence mentioned in an item in a table in Schedule 4 is specified.

Part 2The confiscation scheme

Division 1Orders about forfeited property

14  Application for order under section 57 of Act

             (1)  An applicant for an order under section 57 of the Act must give written notice to the responsible authority of both the application and the grounds on which the order is sought.

             (2)  The responsible authority may appear and adduce evidence at the hearing of an application for an order under section 57 of the Act.

             (3)  The responsible authority must give the applicant notice of any grounds on which it proposes to contest the application.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, the responsible authority may represent the Commonwealth in proceedings relating to an application for an order under section 57 of the Act.

15  Function of responsible authority in relation to sections 102 and 103 of Act

                   To avoid doubt, the responsible authority may represent the Commonwealth in proceedings relating to an application for an order under section 102 or 103 of the Act.

Division 2Pecuniary penalty orders

16  Penalty amounts exceeding court’s jurisdiction—certificate

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 144(1) of the Act, the following particulars are specified:

                     (a)  the name of the court that made the pecuniary penalty order;

                     (b)  the date of the order;

                     (c)  the amount of money that is to be paid under the order;

                     (d)  the name of the person who must pay the amount.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 144(2) of the Act, the certificate may be registered in a court having jurisdiction with respect to the recovery of debts of an amount equal to the amount of the pecuniary penalty order by filing it in that court.

Division 3Literary proceeds orders

17  Literary proceeds amounts exceeding the court’s jurisdiction—certificate

             (1)  For the purposes of subsection 171(1) of the Act, the following particulars are specified:

                     (a)  the name of the court that made the literary proceeds order;

                     (b)  the date of the order;

                     (c)  the amount of money that is to be paid under the order;

                     (d)  the name of the person who must pay the amount.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection 171(2) of the Act, the certificate may be registered in a court having jurisdiction with respect to the recovery of debts of an amount equal to the literary proceeds amount by filing it in that court.

Part 3Information gathering

  

18  Approved examiners

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 183(5)(a) of the Act, the following offices are specified:

                     (a)  the office of President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;

                     (b)  the office of Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;

                     (c)  an office of non‑presidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, if the person holding office is enrolled as a legal practitioner of the High Court, of another federal court or of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, and has been enrolled for at least 5 years.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph 183(5)(a) of the Act, the following classes of people are specified:

                     (a)  persons who have held the office of judge in the Supreme Court, District Court or County Court of a State or Territory and have stated, in writing, that they are willing to be an approved examiner;

                     (b)  persons who have held the office of magistrate and have stated, in writing, that they are willing to be an approved examiner.

19  Approved form—examination notice

                   For the purposes of section 185 of the Act, the form of examination notice set out in Schedule 5 is prescribed.

20  Unexplained wealth legislation of a State or Territory

New South Wales

             (1)  For the purposes of the definition of unexplained wealth legislation in section 338 of the Act, the unexplained wealth legislation of New South Wales is Division 2 of Part 3 of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990 (NSW), and the other provisions of that Act that relate to that Division.

Note:          Section 6 of the New South Wales Act (which defines serious crime related activity) is an example of a provision that relates to Division 2 of Part 3 of that Act because Division 2 refers to that term.

Australian Capital Territory

          (1A)  For the purposes of the definition of unexplained wealth legislation in section 338 of the Act, the unexplained wealth legislation of the Australian Capital Territory is Part 7A of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003 (ACT), and the other provisions of that Act that relate to that Part.

Note:          Section 11C of the Australian Capital Territory Act (which defines serious criminal activity) is an example of a provision that relates to Part 7A of that Act because Part 7A refers to that term.

Northern Territory

             (2)  For the purposes of the definition of unexplained wealth legislation in section 338 of the Act, the unexplained wealth legislation of the Northern Territory is Division 1 of Part 6 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002 (NT), and the other provisions of that Act that relate to that Division.

Note:          Section 100 of the Northern Territory Act (which allows a court to order that restrained property is forfeit to the Northern Territory if an unexplained wealth declaration has been made against a person who owns or effectively controls the property) is an example of a provision that relates to Division 1 of Part 6 of that Act because it relates to unexplained wealth declarations (which are made under that Division).

Part 4Administration

Division 1Powers and duties of the Official Trustee

21  Costs etc. payable to Official Trustee

                   For the purposes of paragraph 288(1)(a) of the Act, there is payable to the Official Trustee an amount equal to the amount of costs, charges and expenses incurred in connection with the Official Trustee’s exercise of powers and performance of functions or duties under the Act or under Part VI of the Mutual Assistance Act.

22  Remuneration of Official Trustee

                   For the purposes of paragraph 288(1)(b) of the Act, the amount of remuneration payable to the Official Trustee in respect of the Official Trustee’s exercise of powers and performance of functions or duties under the Act or under Part VI of the Mutual Assistance Act is $62.50 for each period of 15 minutes, or part of 15 minutes.

Division 2Confiscated Assets Account

23  Annual management fee for Confiscated Assets Account

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 297(f) of the Act, the annual management fee of $272,500 is specified for the 2019 calendar year and each later calendar year.

             (2)  The fee specified in subsection (1) is payable within 28 days after 27 December in the year to which the fee relates.

             (3)  A fee mentioned in this section is the price of the taxable supply within the meaning of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.


Schedule 1Interstate forfeiture order

Note:       See section 9.

  

  

1  Orders under corresponding laws

                   The following tables set out orders made under corresponding State and Territory laws that are declared to be orders of a kind within the definition of interstate forfeiture order in section 338 of the Act.

 

Table 1—New South Wales

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

subsection 18(1) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

2

an order declaring that specified property is available to satisfy a drug proceeds order

subsection 32(2) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

3

an assets forfeiture order

section 22 of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

4

an order declaring that an interest in property is available to satisfy a proceeds assessment order or unexplained wealth order

subsection 29(1) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

5

an order requiring a defendant to pay to the Treasurer the value of the whole or part of an interest in property of the defendant

subsection 31A(3) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

 

Table 2—Victoria

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

Division 1 of Part 3 of the Confiscation Act 1997

2

a tainted property substitution declaration

subsection 34C(1) of the Confiscation Act 1997

3

a declaration that property has been forfeited under section 35 of the Confiscation Act 1997

subsection 36(1) of the Confiscation Act 1997

4

a tainted property substitution declaration

subsection 36F(1) of the Confiscation Act 1997

5

a declaration that property has been forfeited under section 36GA of the Confiscation Act 1997

subsection 36GB(1) of the Confiscation Act 1997

6

a civil forfeiture order

Division 2 of Part 4 of the Confiscation Act 1997

7

a declaration that property has been forfeited under section 40ZA of the Confiscation Act 1997

subsection 40ZB(3) of the Confiscation Act 1997

 

Table 3—Queensland

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

subsection 58(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

2

a serious drug offender confiscation order

section 93ZZB of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

3

a forfeiture order

subsection 151(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

4

a tainted property substitution declaration

subsection 153D(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

 

Table 4—Western Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a confiscable property declaration

subsection 28(1) of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

2

a declaration of confiscation

section 30 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

 

Table 5—South Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

subsection 47(1) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

2

an instrument substitution declaration

section 48 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

3

a declaration that particular property has been forfeited under Division 2 of Part 4 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

section 77 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

4

a forfeiture order (under section 8 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996) as continued in force under item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

5

a forfeiture order (under subsection 9(1) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996) as continued in force under item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

 

Table 6—Tasmania

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

section 16 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

2

a wealth forfeiture order

section 152 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

 

Table 7—Australian Capital Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a forfeiture order

subsection 54(1) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

2

an order declaring that property has been automatically forfeited under Division 5.2 of Part 5 of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

subsection 59(2) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

3

an order that restrained property be forfeited to the Territory

subsection 67(2) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

 

Table 8—Northern Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a crime‑used property substitution declaration

subsection 81(2) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

2

a declaration that property specified in an application that is not owned by the respondent is available for forfeiture under Part 7 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

subsection 92(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

3

a declaration that property has been forfeited by operation of section 94 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

subsection 94(4) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

4

an order that property restrained on suspicion of being crime‑used is forfeit to the Territory

subsection 96(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

5

an order that property restrained on suspicion of being crime‑derived is forfeit to the Territory

section 97 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

6

an order that property subject to a restraining order is forfeit to the Territory

section 99 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

7

an order that property subject to a restraining order is forfeit to the Territory

section 100 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

8

an order that property subject to a restraining order is forfeit to the Territory

section 101 of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

Schedule 2Interstate pecuniary penalty order

Note:       See section 10.

  

  

1  Orders under corresponding laws

                   The following tables set out orders made under corresponding State and Territory laws that are declared to be orders of a kind within the definition of interstate pecuniary penalty order in section 338 of the Act.

 

Table 1—New South Wales

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a pecuniary penalty order

subsection 24(1) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

2

a drug proceeds order

subsection 29(1) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

3

a proceeds assessment order

section 27 of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

4

an unexplained wealth order

subsection 28A(2) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

5

a proceeds assessment order or unexplained wealth order

subsection 31B(4) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

 

Table 2—Victoria

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a pecuniary penalty order

Part 8 of the Confiscation Act 1997

 

Table 3—Queensland

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a proceeds assessment order

subsection 78(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

2

an unexplained wealth order

section 89G of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

3

a pecuniary penalty order

subsection 184(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

4

a special forfeiture order

subsection 202(1) of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

 

Table 4—Western Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

an unexplained wealth declaration

section 12 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

2

a criminal benefits declaration

section 16 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

3

a criminal benefits declaration

subsection 17(1) of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

4

a crime‑used property substitution declaration

section 22 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

 

Table 5—South Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a declaration that particular property has been forfeited under Division 2 of Part 4 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

section 77 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

2

a pecuniary penalty order

subsection 95(1) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

3

a literary proceeds order

subsection 111(1) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

4

a pecuniary penalty order (under paragraph 9(4)(b) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996) as continued in force under item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

 

Table 6—Tasmania

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a pecuniary penalty order

section 21 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

 

Table 7—Australian Capital Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a penalty order

subsection 84(1) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

2

a penalty order

subsection 85(1) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

3

an unexplained wealth order

subsection 98D(1) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

 

Table 8—Northern Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

an unexplained wealth declaration

subsection 71(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

2

a criminal benefit declaration

subsection 75(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

3

a criminal benefit declaration

subsection 76(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

4

a crime‑used property substitution declaration

subsection 81(2) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

 

Schedule 3Interstate restraining order

Note:       See section 11.

  

  

1  Orders under corresponding laws

                   The following tables set out orders made under corresponding State and Territory laws that are declared to be orders of a kind within the definition of interstate restraining order in section 338 of the Act.

 

Table 1—New South Wales

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

an order directing that property specified in the order not be disposed of

subsection 22(2) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

2

confirmation of a freezing notice

subsection 42L(1) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

3

a restraining order

subsection 43(2) of the Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime Act 1989

4

a restraining order

subsection 10A(5) of the Criminal Assets Recovery Act 1990

 

Table 2—Victoria

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a restraining order

section 18 of the Confiscation Act 1997

2

a civil forfeiture restraining order

section 36M of the Confiscation Act 1997

3

an unexplained wealth restraining order

section 40I of the Confiscation Act 1997

 

Table 3—Queensland

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a restraining order

section 31 of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

2

a restraining order

section 93M of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

3

a restraining order

section 122 of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002

 

Table 4—Western Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a freezing notice

section 34 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

2

a freezing order

section 43 of the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000

 

Table 5—South Australia

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a restraining order

subsection 24(1) of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

2

an instrument substitution declaration

section 48 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

3

a declaration that particular property has been forfeited under Division 2 of Part 4 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

section 77 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

4

a restraining order (under section 15 of the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996) as continued in force under item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

item 11 of Schedule 1 to the Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 2005

 

Table 6—Tasmania

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

a restraining order

section 26 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

2

an interim wealth‑restraining order

section 116 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

3

a wealth‑restraining order

section 118 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993

 

Table 7—Australian Capital Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

restraining order

subsection 30(2) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

2

restraining order

subsection 31(2) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

3

an unexplained wealth restraining order

subsection 32A(2) of the Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act 2003

 

Table 8—Northern Territory

 

Item

Order

Corresponding law

1

an interim restraining order

subsection 40(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

2

a restraining order

subsection 43(1) or (2) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

3

a restraining order

subsection 44(1) of the Criminal Property Forfeiture Act 2002

Schedule 4Indictable offences that are serious offences

Note:       See section 13.

  

  

1  Table 1—Australian Crime Commission Act 2002

                   The following table specifies indictable offences against provisions of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 for the purposes of paragraph (h) of the definition of serious offence in section 338 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

 

Item

An offence against any of the following provisions of the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 is a serious offence

1

subsection 21A(4) (notices to produce a document or thing)

2

section 30 (failure of witnesses to attend and answer questions)

3

section 33 (false or misleading evidence)

4

section 35 (obstructing or hindering the ACC or an examiner etc.)

 

2  Table 2—Copyright Act 1968

                   The following table specifies indictable offences against provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 for the purposes of paragraph (h) of the definition of serious offence in section 338 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

 

Item

An offence against any of the following provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 is a serious offence

1

subsection 132AC(1) (commercial‑scale infringement prejudicing copyright owner)

2

subsection 132AD(1) (making infringing copy commercially)

3

subsection 132AE(1) (selling or hiring out infringing copy)

4

subsections 132AF(1) and (2) (offering infringing copy for sale or hire)

5

subsections 132AG(1) and (2) (exhibiting infringing copy in public commercially)

6

subsection 132AH(1) (importing infringing copy commercially)

7

subsections 132AI(1) and (2) (distributing infringing copy)

8

subsection 132AJ(1) (possessing infringing copy for commerce)

9

subsections 132AL(1) and (2) (making or possessing device for making infringing copy)

10

subsection 132AN(1) (causing work to be performed publicly)

11

subsection 132AO(1) (causing recording or film to be heard or seen in public)

12

subsection 132AQ(1) (removing or altering electronic rights management information)

13

subsection 132AR(1) (distributing, importing or communicating copies after removal or alteration of electronic rights management information)

14

subsection 132AS(1) (distributing or importing electronic rights management information)

 

3  Table 3—Criminal Code

                   The following table specifies indictable offences against provisions of the Criminal Code for the purposes of paragraph (h) of the definition of serious offence in section 338 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

 

Item

An offence against any of the following provisions of the Criminal Code is a serious offence

1

section 73.1 (offence of people smuggling)

2

section 73.2 (aggravated offence of people smuggling (danger of death or serious harm etc.))

3

section 73.3 (aggravated offence of people smuggling (at least 5 people))

4

section 73.3A (supporting the offence of people smuggling)

5

section 73.8 (making, providing or possessing a false travel or identity document)

6

section 73.9 (providing or possessing a travel or identity document issued or altered dishonestly or as a result of threats)

7

section 73.10 (providing or possessing a travel or identity document to be used by a person who is not the rightful user)

8

section 73.11 (taking possession of or destroying another person’s travel or identity document)

9

section 270.3 (slavery offences)

10

section 270.5 (servitude offences)

11

section 270.6A (forced labour offences)

12

section 270.7 (deceptive recruiting for labour or services)

13

section 270.7B (forced marriage offences)

14

section 270.7C (offence of debt bondage)

15

section 271.2 (offence of trafficking in persons)

16

section 271.3 (trafficking in persons—aggravated offence)

17

section 271.4 (offence of trafficking in children)

18

section 271.5 (offence of domestic trafficking in persons)

19

section 271.6 (domestic trafficking in persons—aggravated offence)

20

section 271.7 (offence of domestic trafficking in children)

21

section 271.7B (offence of organ trafficking—entry into and exit from Australia)

22

section 271.7C (organ trafficking—aggravated offence)

23

section 271.7D (offence of domestic organ trafficking)

24

section 271.7E (domestic organ trafficking—aggravated offence)

25

section 271.7F (harbouring a victim)

26

section 271.7G (harbouring a victim—aggravated offence)

27

section 272.8 (sexual intercourse with child outside Australia)

28

section 272.9 (sexual activity (other than sexual intercourse) with child outside Australia)

29

section 272.10 (aggravated offence—child with mental impairment or under care, supervision or authority of defendant)

30

section 272.11 (persistent sexual abuse of child outside Australia)

31

section 272.12 (sexual intercourse with young person outside Australia—defendant in position of trust or authority)

32

section 272.13 (sexual activity (other than sexual intercourse) with young person outside Australia—defendant in position of trust or authority)

33

section 272.14 (procuring child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia)

34

section 272.15 (“grooming” child to engage in sexual activity outside Australia)

35

section 272.18 (benefiting from offence against Division 272 of the Criminal Code)

36

section 272.19 (encouraging offence against Division 272 of the Criminal Code)

37

section 272.20 (preparing for or planning offence against Division 272 of the Criminal Code)

38

section 273.5 (possessing, controlling, producing, distributing or obtaining child pornography material outside Australia)

39

section 273.6 (possessing, controlling, producing, distributing or obtaining child abuse material outside Australia)

40

section 273.7 (aggravated offence—offence involving conduct on 3 or more occasions and 2 or more people)

41

section 360.2 (cross‑border offence of disposal or acquisition of a firearm or firearm part)

42

section 360.3 (taking or sending a firearm or firearm part across borders)

43

section 361.2 (trafficking prohibited firearms or firearm parts into Australia)

44

section 361.3 (trafficking prohibited firearms or firearm parts out of Australia)

45

section 372.1 (dealing in identification information)

46

section 372.1A (dealing in identification information that involves use of a carriage service)

47

section 372.2 (possession of identification information)

48

section 372.3 (possession of equipment used to make identification documentation)

49

section 390.3 (associating in support of serious organised criminal activity)

50

section 390.4 (supporting a criminal organisation)

51

section 390.5 (committing an offence for the benefit of, or at the direction of, a criminal organisation)

52

section 390.6 (directing activities of a criminal organisation)

53

section 471.16 (using a postal or similar service for child pornography material)

54

section 471.17 (possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining child pornography material for use through a postal or similar service)

55

section 471.19 (using a postal or similar service for child abuse material)

56

section 471.20 (possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining child abuse material for use through a postal or similar service)

57

section 471.22 (aggravated offence—offence involving conduct on 3 or more occasions and 2 or more people)

58

section 471.24 (using a postal or similar service to procure persons under 16)

59

section 471.25 (using a postal or similar service to “groom” persons under 16)

60

section 471.26 (using a postal or similar service to send indecent material to person under 16)

61

section 474.19 (using a carriage service for child pornography material)

62

section 474.20 (possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining child pornography material for use through a carriage service)

63

section 474.22 (using a carriage service for child abuse material)

64

section 474.23 (possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining child abuse material for use through a carriage service)

65

section 474.24A (aggravated offence—offence involving conduct on 3 or more occasions and 2 or more people)

66

section 474.25A (using a carriage service for sexual activity with person under 16 years of age)

67

section 474.25B (aggravated offence—child with mental impairment or under care, supervision or authority of defendant)

68

section 474.26 (using a carriage service to procure persons under 16 years of age)

69

section 474.27 (using a carriage service to “groom” persons under 16 years of age)

70

section 474.27A (using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to person under 16 years of age)

Schedule 5Forms

Note:       See section 19.

  

  

Form 1—Examination notice

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

NOTICE TO ATTEND EXAMINATION

TO [Insert name and address of person]

 

Under section 183 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, I require you to attend an examination at the time and place mentioned below.

 

TIME: [Insert time of examination]

 

PLACE: [Insert place of examination]

 

You must produce the following documents at the examination:

[Insert list of documents required (if any)]

 

 

[Insert signature of approved examiner]

 

_______________________________

[Insert name of approved examiner]

Approved examiner under section 183 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

[Insert date]


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Proceeds of Crime Regulations 2019

9 Aug 2019 (F2019L01045)

10 Aug 2019 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Proceeds of Crime Amendment (Unexplained Wealth) Regulations 2020

16 Dec 2020 (F2020L01626)

17 Dec 2020 (s 2(1) item 1)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 4.............................................

rep LA s 48C

Part 3

 

s 20...........................................

am F2020L01626

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2................................

am F2020L01626

Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3................................

am F2020L01626

Schedule 6................................

rep LA s 48C