New South Wales Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Download] [Help]

BAIL ACT 2013 - As at 3 June 2020 - Act 26 of 2013 - NOTES

Note to Division 1

This Division sets out the procedures applicable to all bail decisions. Additional procedures apply to police under Division 1 of Part 5.

Note to Part 5

Additional powers are conferred by Parts 8 and 9.

Note to Division 4

Part 6 also provides that a court (other than the Supreme Court) must not hear a bail application if a bail decision has been made by the Supreme Court, unless special facts or circumstances justify hearing the application.

Note to Part 8

For enforcement of security given for the grant of bail, see Schedule 2.

See also--

Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Bill 2020

Editorial note

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office is progressively updating certain formatting styles in versions of NSW in force legislation published from 29 July 2019. For example, colons are being replaced by em-rules (em-dashes). Text of the legislation is not affected.
This version has been updated.

Preamble

The Parliament of New South Wales, in enacting this Act, has regard to the following--

(a) the need to ensure the safety of victims of crime, individuals and the community,
(b) the need to ensure the integrity of the justice system,
(c) the common law presumption of innocence and the general right to be at liberty.

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Bail Act 2013 No 26. Assented to 27.5.2013. Date of commencement, 20.5.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (234) LW 24.4.2014. This Act has been amended as follows--

2013 No 82 Fines Amendment Act 2013. Assented to 29.10.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.12.2013, sec 2.
2014 No 5 Bail (Consequential Amendments) Act 2014. Assented to 12.3.2014.
Date of commencement, 20.5.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (235) LW 24.4.2014.
No 52 Bail Amendment Act 2014. Assented to 25.9.2014.
Date of commencement, 28.1.2015, sec 2 and 2015 (12) LW 16.1.2015.
2015 No 44 Bail Amendment Act 2015. Assented to 5.11.2015.
Date of commencement, 6.12.2016, sec 2 and 2016 (721) LW 2.12.2016. Amended by Justice Portfolio Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2016 No 54. Assented to 25.10.2016. Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2016 No 48 Industrial Relations Amendment (Industrial Court) Act 2016. Assented to 18.10.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 8.12.2016, sec 2 (1) and 2016 (674) LW 15.11.2016.
No 54 Justice Portfolio Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2016. Assented to 25.10.2016.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
2017 No 40 Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017. Assented to 14.8.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 44 Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017. Assented to 25.9.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, assent, sec 2 (1).
No 53 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Amendment (Sentencing Options) Act 2017. Assented to 24.10.2017.
Date of commencement, 24.9.2018, sec 2 and 2018 (534) LW 21.9.2018. Amended by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 No 25. Assented to 15.6.2018. Date of commencement of Sch 1.6, assent, Sch 1.6.
No 68 Terrorism (High Risk Offenders) Act 2017. Assented to 30.11.2017.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.1, 19.1.2018, sec 2 (3) and 2018 (8) LW 19.1.2018.
2018 No 87 Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 3) 2018. Assented to 28.11.2018.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.2 [1]-[3], 31.5.2019, sec 2 (2) and 2019 (211) LW 31.5.2019; date of commencement of Sch 1.2 [4], assent, sec 2 (1).
2019 No 20 Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2019. Assented to 22.11.2019.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.1, 19.3.2020, sec 2(2) and 2020 (97) LW 19.3.2020.
This Act has been amended by sec 30C of the Interpretation Act 1987 No 15.

Table of amendments

Preamble Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 3 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [2].
Sec 4 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [3] [4]; 2015 No 44, Schs 1 [1], 2 [1]; 2016 No 54, Sch 1.1 [1]; 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [1]; 2017 No 68, Sch 2.1.
Sec 16 Subst 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [5].
Part 3, Div 1A Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 16A Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 16B Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [6]. Am 2015 No 44, Schs 1 [2] (am 2016 No 54, Sch 1.2 [1]) [3], 2 [2]; 2016 No 54, Sch 1.1 [2]; 2017 No 40, Sch 1.1 [1] [2]; 2018 No 87, Sch 1.2 [1] [2].
Part 3, Div 2, heading Subst 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [7].
Sec 17 Subst 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [8].
Sec 18 Subst 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [8]. Am 2015 No 44, Schs 1 [4] (am 2016 No 54, Sch 1.2 [2]) [5] [6], 2 [3]; 2017 No 53, Sch 4.2 [1] [2]; 2018 No 87, Sch 1.2 [3].
Secs 19, 20 Subst 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [8].
Sec 20A Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [8].
Part 3, Div 2A, heading Ins 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [8].
Sec 21 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [9].
Sec 22 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [10].
Sec 22A Ins 2015 No 44, Sch 2 [4].
Sec 23 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [11].
Sec 24 Rep 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [12].
Sec 26 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [1] [2]; 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [13].
Sec 28 Am 2015 No 44, Sch 1 [7] [8].
Sec 33 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [3].
Sec 38 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [14] [15].
Sec 43 Am 2015 No 44, Sch 1 [9]; 2017 No 44, Sch 1.1 [1].
Sec 43A Ins 2019 No 20, Sch 1.1[1].
Sec 47 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [16]-[18]; 2015 No 44, Sch 1 [10]; 2017 No 44, Sch 1.1 [2].
Sec 50 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [4]; 2016 No 54, Sch 1.1 [3].
Sec 53 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [19].
Sec 64 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 65 Am 2018 No 87, Sch 1.2 [4].
Sec 67 Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [2].
Sec 68 Am 2016 No 54, Sch 1.1 [4]; 2018 No 87, Sch 1.2 [4].
Sec 69 Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [3].
Sec 74 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [20].
Sec 77 Am 2019 No 20, Sch 1.1[2].
Sec 77A Ins 2019 No 20, Sch 1.1[3].
Sec 78 Am 2015 No 44, Sch 1 [11] [12].
Sec 80 Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [4].
Sec 88 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [6] [7].
Sec 94 Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [5].
Sec 95 Am 2016 No 48, Sch 2.3 [6].
Sec 98 Am 2014 No 5, Sch 1 [8].
Sec 100 Rep 1987 No 15, sec 30C.
Sch 1 Am 2017 No 53, Sch 4.2 [3] (am 2018 No 25, Sch 1.6 [10]) [4] (am 2018 No 25, Sch 1.6 [11]).
Sch 2 Am 2013 No 82, Sch 2.2.
Sch 3 Am 2014 No 52, Sch 1 [21]-[23].



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback