Crimes Act 1961

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125 Indecent act in public place


Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years who wilfully does any indecent act in any place to which the public have or are permitted to have access, or within view of any such place.


It is a defence to a charge under this section if the person charged proves that he or she had reasonable grounds for believing that he or she would not be observed.


For the purposes of this section, the term place includes any railway carriage, and also includes any ship, aircraft, or vehicle used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 156(a)