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Criminal Law & Criminal Justice

A guide to Australian criminal law, evidence, sentencing and criminology resources.

Australian Crimes Acts and Criminal Codes

The Acts listed below aree the main Crimes Acts or Codes for each Australian jurisdiction. There are many other pieces of legislation that make up the criminal law in each Australian jurisdiction. Each jurisdiction has a collection of Acts and regulations establishing criminal offences and regulating the operation of the criminal justice system.

For comprehensive access to the legislation of each jurisdiction, please use the legislation databases that each State or Territory maintains. These can be found on the Legislation page of the Law guide.

For quick access, major sources of the legislation of all Australian jurisdictions are listed below.

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