Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Saved Pages

Save pages and articles you’re most interested in to read later on.


Threatening to Record or Distribute an Intimate Image

Threatening to Record or Distribute an Intimate Image is an offence under Section 91R of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 3 years in prison.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You threatened to record or distribute an intimate image of another person
  2. Without that person’s consent
  3. Intending to cause the person to fear the threat would be carried out.

The treat can be made by any conduct whether explicit or implicit, conditional or unconditional.

The image does not actually have to exist, and the prosecution does not need to prove that the threatened person feared the threat would be carried out.

An ‘intimate image’ is defined as:

A person’s private parts, or a person engaged in a private act, or an image altered to appear to show a person’s private parts, or the person engaged in a private act, where a reasonable person would expect to be afforded privacy.

‘Private parts’ is defined as:

The genital or anal area, whether bare or covered by underwear, or the breasts of a female, or transgender or intersex person identifying as a female whether or not the breasts are developed.

‘Private act’ is defined as:

A state of undress, or using the toilet, showering or bathing, or a sexual act of a kind not ordinarily done in public, or any other like activity.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Genuine willingness to help

    The lawyer that represented me, Mariecar, was very polite, helpful and professional. They keep you…

  • ★★★★★

    Very professional and knew exactly what she was doing

    Sherleen Chand was a great lawyer. Very professional and knew exactly what she was doing.…

  • ★★★★★

    Polite, patient and professional

    The lawyer that represented me was very polite, patient and professional. Was helpful till the…

  • ★★★★★

    He helped me a lot

    I had a very good experience with Tuan Phan, he helped me a lot throughout…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment

Main Menu

Follow Us

Search Our Site enter search term and press GO

Saved Articles & Pages

APPOINTMENT BOOKING FORM * mandatory fields

Preferred date for conference
Preferred time for conference
Briefly describe your situation:
Do you have a court date?

Your Review & Rating * mandatory fields

Review Text *
Rating (optional)