The law in New South Wales contains a number of offences which are designed to deter people from observing, filming or distributing images of others without their consent where they are undressed or engaged in a private act.
These offences are primarily contained in Division 15B of the Crimes Act 1900, and the maximum penalties range from 2 to 5 years in prison.
Click on a link below to read about the specific offence, what the prosecution needs to prove, the available options and defences, and the penalties that apply.
- Aggravated Voyeurism
- Filming a Person Engaged in a Private Act
- Aggravated Filming a Person Engaged in a Private Act
- Filming a Person’s Private Parts
- Aggravated Filming a Person’s Private Parts
- Installing a Device to Facilitate Observation or Filming
- Recording an Intimate Image Without Consent
- Distributing an Intimate Image Without Consent
- Threatening to Record an Intimate Image
- Threatening to Distribute an Intimate Image
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