The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess explosive in public place.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Fine Only: 33%
  • Section 9 Bond: 20%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 13%
  • Suspended Sentence: 13%
  • Prison: 13%
  • Section 10A: 7%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.