Penalty for Take Motor Vehicle/Vessel with Assault/Occupant on Board | Section 154C(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “assault w/i to take/drive motor vehicle.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “assault w/i to take/drive motor vehicle.”

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

  • Prison: 55%
  • Section 9 Bond: 18%
  • Suspended Sentence: 18%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 9%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7.5 months in prison.

For “unlawfully take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “unlawfully take/drive motor vehicle with person in/on it.”

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

  • Prison: 71%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 14%
  • Fine Only: 14%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 16.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9.5 months in prison.