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Voyeurism Offences


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Sydney: (02) 9261 4555

John Sutton

In NSW, offences of voyeurism are contained in the Crimes Act 1900 under the category of "Offences against the Person". NSW Courts treat these matters very seriously as offences of this type infringes on the privacy that all members of the community are entitled to. Actions that are commonly referred to as upskirting are offences that fall under these part of the Act.

The following pages outline some of the offences relating to filming people’s private parts and filming people in a private act. As you can see, the legislation also makes it an offence to install a device or 'adapt the fabric of a building' by, for example, making a hole in a door or wall that you can see through, if you do that with the intention of filming later on. It is an offence even if there has been no filming yet.

These pages set out what the Police must prove to successfully prosecute you, as well as the maximum penalties for each offence. If you have been charged with a voyeurism offence, it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice immediately as each offence carries penalties up to and including imprisonment.

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If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.

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