(1) An inspector who has seized consumer goods or equipment under a search warrant may, before the end of the period referred to in paragraph 135N(1)(b), apply to a judge of the Federal Court for an order that the inspector may retain the consumer goods or equipment for a further period of up to 60 days.
(a) an application to a judge is made under subsection (1); and
(b) the judge is satisfied that it is necessary in all the circumstances for the inspector to continue to retain the consumer goods or equipment;
the judge may order that the inspector may retain the consumer goods or equipment for a further period (not exceeding 60 days) specified in the order.
(3) Before making the application under subsection (1), the inspector must:
(a) take reasonable steps to discover who has an interest in the retention of the consumer goods or equipment; and
(b) if it is practicable to do so, notify each person whom the inspector believes to have such an interest of the proposed application.