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SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 2005 - SECT 24

Throwing things at a sporting event

24 Throwing things at a sporting event

(1) A person at a sporting event must not throw or propel an object that may—
(a) injure a person; or
(b) damage property; or
(c) disrupt the event.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person actually participating in a sporting event who throws or propels an object the person ordinarily throws or propels as part of the sporting event.
(3) Also, subsection (1) does not apply to a person who is a spectator at a sporting event who returns an object ordinarily used in the sporting event to a person actually participating in the sporting event in a way not intended to contravene subsection (1) .
Example for subsection (3)—
returning to a cricket player a cricket ball that has been hit over the fence in a cricket match



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