Summary Offences Act 1981

Offences against public order

3 Disorderly behaviour

Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, in or within view of any public place, behaves, or incites or encourages any person to behave, in a riotous, offensive, threatening, insulting, or disorderly manner that is likely in the circumstances to cause violence against persons or property to start or continue.

Compare: 1927 No 35 ss 3D, 34; 1957 No 87 s 213; 1960 No 119 s 2(1); 1967 No 154 s 2(1)

Section 3: amended, on 1 January 1998, by section 7 of the Summary Offences Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 97).