Section 471.3 Criminal Code Act | Taking or Concealing Mail

The Legislation

Section 471.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Taking or Concealing Mail and is extracted below.

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471.3 Taking or concealing of mail-receptacles, articles or postal messages

A person is guilty of an offence if the person dishonestly takes or conceals:

(a) a mail-receptacle; or

(b) an article in the course of post (including an article that appears to have been lost or wrongly delivered by or on behalf of Australia Post or lost in the course of delivery to Australia Post); or

(c) a postal message.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.