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Legislation relating to arrest of a young person

Legislation relating to arrest of a young person.

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)

This Act provides community support for families and children. It continues the Children’s Court of Victoria as the specialist court for dealing with children. It also protects and provides a system for children who have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offence.

See Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)

This Act sets out the most serious offences and the maximum fine or term of imprisonment under Victorian law. Most of the offences in the Crimes Act are indictable offences. Indictable offences are usually those with a maximum penalty of 5 years jail, or more.

See Crimes Act 1958 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic)

This Act clarifies, simplifies and consolidates laws that relate to criminal procedure in the Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts.

See Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)

This Act governs the use, possession, and creates offences that deals with drugs, poisons and other dangerous substances.

See Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)(opens in a new window) .

Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Vic)

This Act governs the law about the supply and consumption of alcohol. It includes offences for underage drinking.

See Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Graffiti Prevention Act 2007 (Vic)

This Act creates graffiti-related offences and makes it easier for police in Victoria to reduce the incidence of graffiti by providing:

  • search and seizure powers for members of the police force, including what to do if volatile substances are involved
  • power for a council to enter private property for the purpose of removing graffiti.

See Graffiti Prevention Act 2007 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) (Conduct on Public Transport) Regulations 2015 (Vic)

There regulations set out the rules for passenger conduct when using public transport. They include penalties for breach of the regulations. It includes appropriate use of public transport property such when people or vehicles are crossing rail or tram tracks and creates an offence for people who ride bicycles or skateboards on platforms or other rail property.

See Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) (Conduct on Public Transport) Regulations 2015 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 (Vic)

This Act, formerly called the Transport Act 1983, establishes the law for governance of public transport in Victoria. It gives the department responsibility for ensuring that public transport system is safe, reliable and efficient. The Act also sets out some of the requirements and penalties for taxi-cabs like driving a cab without proper accreditation.

The Act allows a police officer to issue a transport infringement notice.

This includes making sure that plans are made to develop public transport for the changing needs of the public.

See Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Bail Act 1997 (Vic)

This Act sets out the conditions relating to bail under Victorian law.

See Bail Act 1977 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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