Penalty for Use False Document to Obtain Property | Section 254(b)(i) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false document to obtain property.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 27%
  • Fine Only: 24%
  • Suspended Sentence: 24%
  • Prison: 14%
  • Section 10A: 4%
  • ICO: 4%
  • CSO: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 6.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.