Section 201 Crimes Act | Interfering with Mine


Section 201 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Interfering with Mine and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 201 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Interfering with Mine’ and reads as follows:

201 Interfering with a mine

A person who intentionally or recklessly:

(a) causes water to run into a mine or any subterranean channel connected to it,
(b) destroys, damages or obstructs any shaft, passage, pit, airway, waterway or drain of, or associated with, a mine,
(c) destroys, damages or renders useless any equipment, building, road or bridge belonging to a mine, or
(d) hinders the working of equipment belonging to a mine,
is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.