Section 7 Graffiti Control Act | Sale of Spray Paint to Under 18s

The Legislation

Section 7 of the Graffiti Control Act 2008 (NSW) is Sale of Spray Paint to Under 18s and is extracted below.

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7 Sale of spray paint cans to persons under 18

(1) A person who sells a spray paint can to a person under the age of 18 years is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.

(2) It is a defence (proof of which lies on the person selling the spray paint can) to a prosecution for an offence under this section that the person selling the spray paint can believed on reasonable grounds that the person to whom the spray paint can was sold was of or above the age of 18 years.

(3) If an employee contravenes subsection (1), the employer is taken to have contravened that subsection, whether or not the employee contravened the provision without the employer’s authority or contrary to the employer’s orders or instructions.

(4) It is a defence to a prosecution against an employer for such a contravention if it is proved:

(a) that the employer had no knowledge of the contravention, and
(b) that the employer could not, by the exercise of due diligence, have prevented the contravention.

(5) An employer may be proceeded against and convicted under subsection (1) by virtue of subsection (3) whether or not the employee has been proceeded against or convicted under subsection (1).

(6) The regulations may provide that this section does not apply to or in relation to any specified class or description of spray paint can.