Section 189A Crimes Act | Receiving Good Stolen Outside NSW


Section 189A of the Crimes Act is the offence of Receiving Good Stolen Outside NSW and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 189A of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Receiving Good Stolen Outside NSW’ and reads as follows:

189A Receiving etc goods stolen out of New South Wales

(1) Whosoever, without lawful excuse, receives or disposes of, or attempts to dispose of, or has in his or her possession, any property stolen outside the State of New South Wales, knowing the same to have been stolen, and whether or not he or she took part in the stealing of the property, shall be liable to imprisonment for ten years.

(2) For the purposes of this section property shall be deemed to have been stolen if it has been taken, extorted, obtained, embezzled, converted, or disposed of under such circumstances that if the act had been committed in the State of New South Wales the person committing it would have been guilty of an indictable offence according to the law for the time being of the State of New South Wales.

(3) No person shall be liable to conviction under this section if the taking, extorting, obtaining, embezzling, converting, or disposing is not a criminal offence in the country in which the act is committed.