Wounding is an offence created by section 323 of the Criminal Code.

Wounding is different to causing grievous bodily harm because the Criminal Code does not contain a definition for wounding. The offence therefore covers far more injuries that would not be as serious to meet the definition requirements of grievous bodily harm.

The maximum penalty is 7 years imprisonment. The accused also faces a mandatory community service order if they commit the offence in a public place while intoxicated.