Section 30 Oaths Act 1900 | Untrue Document Purporting to be Affidavit


Section 30 of the Oaths Act 1900 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Untrue Document Purporting to be Affidavit and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

30 Untrue document purporting to be affidavit

Where a person wilfully makes and subscribes a document that purports to be, but is not, an affidavit taken and received in accordance with the requirements of section 11A, knowing it to be untrue in a material particular not related to any requirement or formality necessary for the making of an affidavit, that person is guilty of an offence and:

(a) upon conviction on indictment–liable to imprisonment for 5 years, or (b) upon conviction by the Local Court–liable to a penalty not exceeding 5 penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.