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Legislation relating to ID parades and photos

Links to the Act and regulations about ID parades and photos.

Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)

This Act relates to offences against the Commonwealth. It covers:

  • taking fingerprints, recordings, samples of handwriting and photographs
  • the destruction of identification material
  • the offence for refusing to allow identification to be taken
  • methods of conducting an identification parades
  • identification by photographs.

See Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).

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).

Evidence Act 2008 (Vic)

This Act relates to the law of evidence and witnesses in Victoria, including oaths and affirmations and swearing of affidavits.

See Evidence Act 2008 (Vic)(opens in a new window) .

Corrections Act 1986 (Vic)

This Act provides for the establishment, management and security of prisons and the welfare of prisoners. It also provides for the administration of services related to community-based corrections and for the welfare of offenders.

It also establishes the victims register.

See Corrections Act 1986 (Vic)(opens in a new window) .