The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess, supply or make explosive not for lawful purpose.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 9 Bond: 33%
- Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 25%
- Fine Only: 17%
- Prison: 17%
- Section 10A: 8%
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 7 months in prison.