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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (PASSENGER TRANSPORT) ACT 1994 - SECT 124
General powers in relation to places and vehicles
124 General powers in relation to places and vehicles
(1) An authorised person who enters a place, or enters or boards a vehicle,
under this chapter may—
(a) search any part of the place or vehicle; or
inspect, photograph or film anything in or on the place or vehicle; or
take samples of or from anything in or on the place or vehicle; or
extracts from, or make copies of, a document in or on the place or vehicle; or
(e) take into or onto the place or vehicle any persons, equipment and
materials the authorised person reasonably requires for exercising a power
under this Act; or
(f) require the occupier of the place, or a person in or
on the place or vehicle, to give the authorised person reasonable help to
exercise the powers mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) ; or
(g) if the
authorised person enters or boards a vehicle—by written notice given to the
person in control of the vehicle, require the person—
(i) to take the
vehicle to a stated reasonable place by a stated reasonable time; and
necessary, to remain in control of the vehicle at the place for a reasonable
time; to enable an authorised person to exercise the powers mentioned in
paragraphs (a) to (e) .
(1A) It is unnecessary for an authorised person who
may enter or board a vehicle under this chapter, to enter or board the vehicle
to make a requirement under subsection (1) (g) of the person in control of the
"driver" ) if the authorised person is physically able to make the requirement
of the driver without entering or boarding the vehicle.
(2) A person who is
required to give reasonable help under subsection (1) (f) must comply with the
requirement, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
Maximum penalty—75 penalty units.
(3) If the requirement is to be
complied with by the person by—
(a) giving information; or
(b) producing a
document (other than a document required to be kept by the person under this
Act); it is a reasonable excuse for the person to fail to comply with the
requirement if complying with the requirement might tend to incriminate the
(4) A person who is required by an authorised person under subsection
(1) (g) to take action in relation to a vehicle must comply with the
requirement, unless the person has a reasonable excuse for not complying with
Maximum penalty—75 penalty units.
(5) If, for any
reason, it is not practicable to make a requirement under subsection (1) (g)
by written notice, the requirement may be made orally and confirmed by written
notice as soon as practicable.
(6) Nothing in this section prevents an
authorised person making a further requirement under subsection (1) (g) of the
same person or another person in relation to the same vehicle if it is
necessary and reasonable to make the further requirement.
(7) An authorised
person may not enter a part of a vehicle used only as a living area, or
exercise a power under subsection (1) (a) to (e) in relation to that part,
unless the authorised person is accompanied by the person in control of the
(8) Subsection (7) does not apply if the person in control of the
vehicle is unavailable or unwilling to accompany the authorised person or the
authorised person is unable for another reason to comply with the subsection.
(9) This section does not apply to an authorised person who enters a place to
get the occupier’s consent unless the consent is given or the entry is
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