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CRIMINAL RECORDS ACT 1991 - NOTES

- As at 1 July 2017 - Act 8 of 1991

Reprint history:

Reprint No 1   31 October 1995  
Reprint No 2   7 August 2001  
Reprint No 3   30 May 2006  

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Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted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

Criminal Records Act 1991 No 8. Assented to 26.4.1991. Date of commencement, 31.5.1991, sec 2 and GG No 86 of 31.5.1991, p 4021. This Act has been amended as follows:

1994 No 78 Crimes (Dangerous Driving Offences) Amendment Act 1994. Assented to 12.12.1994.
Date of commencement, 23.12.1994, sec 2 and GG No 174 of 23.12.1994, p 7565.
1995 No 11 Statute Law Revision (Local Government) Act 1995. Assented to 9.6.1995.
Date of commencement of the provision of Sch 1 relating to the Criminal Records Act 1991, 23.6.1995, sec 2 (1) and GG No 77 of 23.6.1995, p 3279.
No 27 Evidence (Consequential and Other Provisions) Act 1995. Assented to 19.6.1995.
Date of commencement, 1.9.1995, sec 2 and GG No 102 of 25.8.1995, p 4355.
1997 No 115 Traffic Legislation Amendment Act 1997. Assented to 9.12.1997.
Date of commencement, 29.6.1998, sec 2 and GG No 97 of 26.6.1998, p 4431.
1998 No 146 Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998. Assented to 8.12.1998.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.2, 3.7.2000, sec 2 and GG No 71 of 16.6.2000, p 4964.
No 158 Children and Young Persons Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 1998. Assented to 14.12.1998.
Sch 2.13 was not commenced and was repealed by the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Children’s Services) Act 2010 No 67.
1999 No 19 Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 1999. Assented to 1.7.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 1.12.1999, sec 2 (1) and GG No 133 of 26.11.1999, p 10863.
No 94 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sentencing) Act 1999. Assented to 8.12.1999.
Date of commencement of Sch 4.14, 3.4.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 42 of 31.3.2000, p 2487; date of commencement of Sch 4.99, 1.1.2000, sec 2 (1) and GG No 144 of 24.12.1999, p 12184.
2000 No 93 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2000. Assented to 8.12.2000.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.13, assent, sec 2 (2).
2001 No 112 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2001. Assented to 14.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2.13, assent, sec 2 (2).
No 121 Justices Legislation Repeal and Amendment Act 2001. Assented to 19.12.2001.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 7.7.2003, sec 2 and GG No 104 of 27.6.2003, p 5978.
2002 No 100 Crimes Legislation Amendment (Criminal Justice Interventions) Act 2002. Assented to 29.11.2002.
Date of commencement of Sch 4, 24.2.2003, sec 2 (1) and GG No 49 of 21.2.2003, p 2198.
2003 No 13 Australian Crime Commission (New South Wales) Act 2003. Assented to 30.6.2003.
Date of commencement of Sch 1.8, assent, sec 2 (1).
2005 No 11 Road Transport (General) Act 2005. Assented to 14.4.2005.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.8, 30.9.2005, sec 2 (1) and GG No 120 of 30.9.2005, p 7674.
2007 No 94 Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007. Assented to 13.12.2007.
Date of commencement of Sch 2, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.
2008 No 62 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008. Assented to 1.7.2008.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, assent, sec 2 (2).
2009 No 82 Commission for Children and Young People Amendment Act 2009. Assented to 19.11.2009.
Date of commencement, 18.12.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (575) LW 18.12.2009.
2010 No 1 Crimes (Administration of Sentences) Amendment Act 2010. Assented to 18.3.2010.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 48 Crimes (Sentencing Legislation) Amendment (Intensive Correction Orders) Act 2010. Assented to 28.6.2010.
Date of commencement of Sch 5, 1.10.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (532) LW 17.9.2010.
No 67 Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Children’s Services) Act 2010. Assented to 15.9.2010.
Date of commencement, 1.1.2011, sec 2 and 2010 (694) LW 16.12.2010.
2011 No 62 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011. Assented to 16.11.2011.
Date of commencement of Sch 3, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).
2012 No 7 Government Information (Public Access) Amendment Act 2012. Assented to 19.3.2012.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 51 Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012. Assented to 27.6.2012.
Date of commencement, 15.6.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (154) LW 26.4.2013.
2013 No 19 Road Transport Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 2013. Assented to 3.4.2013.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2013, sec 2 and 2013 (329) LW 28.6.2013.
No 31 Child Protection Legislation Amendment (Children’s Guardian) Act 2013. Assented to 3.6.2013.
Date of commencement, 15.6.2013, sec 2.
2014 No 23 Crimes Amendment (Strangulation) Act 2014. Assented to 5.6.2014.
Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.
No 69 Criminal Records Amendment (Historical Homosexual Offences) Act 2014. Assented to 28.10.2014.
Date of commencement, 24.11.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (730) LW 21.11.2014.
2016 No 61 Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016. Assented to 14.11.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 6.13, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.

Table of amendments

Sec 3 Am 2014 No 69, Sch 1 [1].
Sec 4 Am 1999 No 94, Sch 4.99; 2002 No 100, Sch 4.2 [1]; 2014 No 69, Sch 1 [2] [3].
Sec 5 Am 2000 No 93, Sch 2.13.
Sec 7 Am 2010 No 48, Sch 5.9; 2014 No 23, Sch 2.3.
Sec 8 Am 2000 No 93, Sch 2.13; 2002 No 100, Sch 4.2 [2]-[4].
Sec 11 Am 1994 No 78, Sch 2; 1997 No 115, Sch 4.5; 1999 No 19, Sch 2.7; 2005 No 11, Sch 3.8 [1] [2]; 2013 No 19, Sch 4.15.
Sec 13 Am 1998 No 146, Sch 2.2 [1]; 2001 No 112, Sch 2.13; 2003 No 13, Sch 1.8; 2008 No 62, Sch 3.1; 2009 No 82, Sch 2; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.8 [1] [2]; 2012 No 7, Sch 2.2; 2013 No 31, Sch 3.7; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.13.
Sec 15 Am 1998 No 146, Sch 2.2 [2]; 2010 No 1, Sch 2.4; 2010 No 67, Sch 2.4; 2012 No 51, Sch 4.3.
Sec 16 Am 1995 No 27, Sch 1; 1999 No 94, Sch 4.14; 2001 No 121, Sch 2.78 [1].
Sec 17 Am 1995 No 11, Sch 1.
Sec 18 Am 2000 No 93, Sch 2.13.
Part 4A (secs 19A-19I) Ins 2014 No 69, Sch 1 [4].
Sec 22 Am 2014 No 69, Sch 1 [5].
Sec 23 Am 2014 No 69, Sch 1 [6].
Sec 24 Am 2001 No 121, Sch 2.78 [2]; 2007 No 94, Sch 2.



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