Those Convicted of a Sex Offence may Face Registration under Victorian Law

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Sex Offender Registration   Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 ; http://bit.ly/1nlYGns

The Purpose and outline of the Sex Offender Registration Act as set out in the legislation. This is a significant matter that needs to be considered by any client charged with a "registrable offence". The period of registration will vary from 8 years to 15 years to life registration, depending on the offence, or the number of offences. It is an offence to not comply with reporting conditions under such an order and to fail to notify of any change to your circumstances such as moving address, working where there are children, entering into a relationship where you may be living with children, any new tattoo, change of internet provider, car registration, travel overseas in some circumstances to name a few of the requirements. Such changes should be advised to the reporting police when they occur. Registered offenders are not permitted to work with children. 

  1. Purpose and outline

(1) The purpose of this Act is—

(a)  to require certain offenders who commit sexual offences to keep police informed of their whereabouts and other personal details for a period of time—

(i)  to reduce the likelihood that they will re-offend; and

(ii)  to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of any future offences that they may commit;

(b) to prevent registered sex offenders working in child-  employment;

(c) to empower the Police Ombudsman to monitor compliance .with Part 4 of this Act

(2)  In outline this Act—

(a) provides for the establishment of a Register of Sex Offenders; and

(b) requires certain offenders who are sentenced for registrable offences on or after 1 October 2004 to report specified personal details for inclusion in the Register (and extends this requirement to certain offenders sentenced for registrable offences before that date); and

(c) enables the sentencing court to order juvenile offenders and offenders who commit certain sexual offences against adult victims to comply with the reporting obligations of the Act; and

(d) requires those offenders to keep those details up to date, to report those details annually and to also report certain of their travel plans; and

(f) allows for the recognition of the period of reporting obligations imposed under laws of foreign jurisdictions; and

(1) The purpose of this Act is—

(a) to require certain offenders who commit sexual offences to keep police informed of their whereabouts and other personal details for a period of time—

(i) to reduce the likelihood that they will re-offend; and

(ii) to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of any future offences that they may commit;

(b) to prevent registered sex offenders working in child-related employment;

(c) to empower the Police Ombudsman to monitor compliance with Part 4 of this Act.

(2) In outline this Act—

(a) provides for the establishment of a Register of Sex Offenders; and

(b) requires certain offenders who are sentenced for registrable offences on or after 1 October 2004 to report specified personal details for inclusion in the Register (and extends this requirement to certain offenders sentenced for registrable offences before that date); and

  1. c) enables the sentencing court to order juvenile offenders and offenders who commit certain sexual offences against adult victims to comply with the reporting obligations of the Act; and
  2. d) requires those offenders to keep those details up to date, to report those details annually and to also report certain of their travel plans; and  
  3. e) imposes those reporting obligations for a period of between 4 years and life, depending on the number, severity and timing of the offences committed, and the age of the offender at the time an offence was committed; and

(f)allows for the recognition of the period of reporting obligations imposed under laws of foreign jurisdictions; and

(g) makes it an offence for registered sex offenders to work in child-related employment; and

(h)empowers the Police Ombudsman to monitor compliance with Part 4 of this Act.

What is a registrable offence?

(1) A registrable offence is

(a) a Class 1 offence; or

(b) a Class 2 offence; or

(c) an offence that results in the making of a sex offender  registration order.

(2) Schedule 1 lists the offences that are Class 1 offences for the purposes of this Act.

(3) Schedule 2 lists the offences that are class 2 offences for the purposes of this Act.  

(1) A Class 3 offence is an offence listed in Schedule 3 committed against a person   other than a child for which a person is sentenced as a serious sexual offender (within the meaning of Part 2A of the Sentencing Act 1991) or would have been so sentenced had he or she not

(2) A Class 4 offence is an offence listed in Schedule 4 committed against a person other than a child for which a person is sentenced as a serious sexual offender (within the meaning of Part 2A of the Sentencing Act 1991) or would have been so sentenced had he or she not then been under the age of 21 years.

See;

Class 1 offences ; http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/sora2004292/sch1.html

Class 2 offences ; http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/sora2004292/sch1.html

Class 3 offences; http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/sora2004292/sch3.html

Class 4 offences; http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/sora2004292/sch4.html

also

http://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/eManuals/VSM/index.htm#8265.htm