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Section 474.18 Criminal Code Act 1995
Improper Use of Emergency Call

Section 474.18 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Improper Use of Emergency Call and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

474.18 Improper use of emergency call service

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if the person:

(a) makes a call to an emergency service number; and

(b) does so with the intention of inducing a false belief that an emergency exists.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

(2) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person makes a call to an emergency service number; and

(b) the person makes the call otherwise than for the purpose of reporting an emergency; and

(c) the call is a vexatious one.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

(3) In determining whether a call by a person to an emergency service number is a vexatious one, have regard to:

(a) the content of the call; and

(b) the number, frequency and content of previous calls the person has made to emergency service numbers otherwise than for the purpose of reporting emergencies; and

(c) any other relevant matter.

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