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BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 - SECT 361

Exercise of powers in premises

             (1)  A biosecurity officer or a biosecurity enforcement officer may enter any premises in Australian territory for the purpose of exercising powers in accordance with section 360.

Note:          Premises include a conveyance (see paragraph (a) of the definition of premises in section 9).

             (2)  However, an officer is not authorised to enter premises under subsection (1) unless:

                     (a)  the occupier of the premises has consented to the entry and the officer has shown his or her identity card if required by the occupier; or

                     (b)  the entry is made under a biosecurity control order warrant.

Note 1:       For the issue of warrants, and the obligations and powers of biosecurity enforcement officers and biosecurity officers in entering premises under a warrant or with consent, see Part 3, and Division 3 of Part 4, of Chapter 9.

Note 2:       If the premises can be accessed only by entering other premises, an adjacent premises warrant may be needed (see Division 2 of Part 4 of Chapter 9).



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