Section 518 Crimes Act | Stealing Dead Wood


Section 518 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Stealing Dead Wood and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 518 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Stealing Dead Wood’ and reads as follows:

518 Stealing dead wood

Whosoever steals, or destroys, or damages with intent to steal, any dead wood, lying on land in the occupation of another person shall, on conviction by the Local Court, be liable to pay the value of the wood, in addition to a fine of 1 penalty unit.