Section 81C Crimes Act | Interfering with Corpses


Section 81C of the Crimes Act is the offence of Interfering with Corpses and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 81C of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Interfering with Corpses’ and reads as follows:

81C Misconduct with regard to corpses

Any person who:

(a) indecently interferes with any dead human body, or
(b) improperly interferes with, or offers any indignity to, any dead human body or human remains (whether buried or not),
shall be liable to imprisonment for two years.