Communities and Justice

Statutory review of the Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Act 2016

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice is conducting a review of the Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Act 2016 (the Act) to determine whether the policy objectives remain valid and whether the terms remain appropriate for securing those objectives.

This review is required by section 16 of the Act.

About the Act

The policy objective of the Act is to prevent, restrict or disrupt the activities of persons or businesses involved in serious crime.

The Commissioner of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions, and the NSW Crime Commission can apply to the District or Supreme Court for a serious crime prevention order against a person involved in serious crime related activity. 

These orders may contain such prohibitions, restrictions, requirements, and other provisions as the court thinks appropriate to prevent, restrict or disrupt the person’s involvement in serious crime related activities.

The Act commenced on 25 November 2016 and can be viewed in full on the NSW legislation website

Have your say

Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make a submission to the review. 

You can provide your feedback by emailing, with the subject line ‘Serious Crime Prevention Orders Statutory Review’.

Submissions made to the review may be referred to in the final report and may be made publicly available unless you indicate that all or part of it be kept confidential.

Submissions close on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

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