Section 517 Crimes Act | Unlawful Possession of Trees or Fences


Section 517 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Unlawful Possession of Trees or Fences and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 517 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Unlawful Possession of Trees or Fences’ and reads as follows:

517 Unlawful possession of trees, fences etc

Whosoever, in whose possession the whole or any part of any tree, sapling, or shrub, or any underwood, or any part of any live or dead fence, or any post, pale, wire, rail, stile, or gate, or any part thereof has been found, on being taken or summoned before the Local Court fails to satisfy the Court that he or she came lawfully by the same, shall on conviction be liable to pay the value of the property found, in addition to a fine of 1 penalty unit.