Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016

Version as at 28 October 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016

Public Act
2016 No 42
Date of assent
14 September 2016
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the New Zealand Police.


5Transitional, savings, and related provisions
6Act binds the Crown
7Who is a registrable offender?
8Who is a corresponding registrable offender?
9Court may make registration order
10Child Sex Offender Register established
11Administration of register
12Explanation and notices to be given when registrable offender sentenced
13Notices to be given when registrable offender ceases to be in custody
14Notices may be given by Commissioner
15Notices to be given to corresponding registrable offenders who enter New Zealand
16Relevant personal information to be reported
17When initial report must be made
18Requirement to make periodic reports
19When periodic reports must be made
20Requirement to report changes to relevant personal information
21Travel plans to be reported
22Change of travel plans while away from home or out of New Zealand to be given
23Requirement to report return to New Zealand or decision not to leave
24Where report is to be made
25How report is to be made
26Right to privacy and support when reporting
27Receipt of information to be acknowledged
28Additional matters to be provided
29Power to take fingerprints or fingerscan
30Power to take photographs
31Constable or authorised person must inform offender before exercising power
32Identifying particulars and other information may be stored by Police
33Modified reporting procedures for protected witnesses
34When reporting obligations begin
35Length of reporting period and period on register
36Suspension of reporting obligations
37Revocation of suspension by Commissioner
38District Court may suspend lifetime reporting obligations on application
39Offence of failing to comply with reporting obligations
40Offence of providing false or misleading information
41Access to register to be restricted
42Restriction on who may access information on protected witness
43Information sharing between government agencies in interest of public safety
44Disclosure of information to corresponding Registrar or to corresponding overseas agency
45Disclosure of information to affected person where threat to child safety or welfare
46Disclosure where identity suppressed
48Registrable offender’s rights in relation to register
49Review where error in placement on register or reporting period
51Exclusion of liability
52Application of subpart
53Application for change of name by registrable offender
54Approval by Commissioner
56Corrections Act 2004 amended
57Section 182A amended (Information sharing about child sex offenders)
58Section 182B amended (Definition of child sex offender)
59Criminal Procedure Act 2011 amended
60Section 209 amended (Publication by or at request of Police, etc)
61New section 348A inserted (How appeal affects registration orders)
348AHow appeal affects registration orders

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: