Yellow Card Serious offences

Serious offences are listed in the relevant schedules of the Act and Regulations. Specifically, schedules 2 and 3 of the Act contain the current, repealed and expired serious offences. Schedule 2 and 3 of the Regulations list the current and repealed serious offences. These offences also extend to related offences in other jurisdictions.[1]

Many of these serious offences are the same as those listed in schedules 4 and 5. Thus, serious offences include offences such as the above (often with different qualifying circumstances), but also include others. Again, due to the sheer number of offences, consult the appropriate provisions for a full list:

1 Animal Care and Protection Act 2001

Provision Relevant heading Circumstances for offence
18 Animal cruelty prohibited

2Criminal Code

Provision Relevant heading Circumstances for offence
215 Carnal knowledge with or of children under 16 the offence is not a disqualifying offence
218 Procuring sexual acts by coercion etc. the offence is not a disqualifying offence
221 Conspiracy to defile the offence is not a disqualifying offence
222 Incest the offence is not a disqualifying offence
223 Distributing intimate images the offence was committed in relation to an intimate image of a child or vulnerable person
227A Observations or recordings in breach of privacy the offence was committed against a child or vulnerable person
227B Distributing prohibited visual recordings the offence was committed in relation to a prohibited visual recording of a child or vulnerable person
229BB Failure to protect child from child sexual offence
242 Serious animal cruelty
300 Unlawful homicide the offence is not a disqualifying offence
311 Aiding suicide
313(1) or (2) Killing unborn child
314A Unlawful striking causing death
315 Disabling in order to commit indictable offence the offence is not a disqualifying offence
315A Choking, suffocation or strangulation in a domestic setting the offence is not a disqualifying offence
316 Stupefying in order to commit indictable offence the offence is not a disqualifying offence
317 Acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and other malicious acts the offence is not a disqualifying offence
320 Grievous bodily harm
320A Torture the offence is not a disqualifying offence
321 Attempting to injure by explosive or noxious substances the offence is not a disqualifying offence
322 Administering poison with intent to harm the offence is not a disqualifying offence and the penalty under section 322, penalty, paragraph (a) applies to the offence
323 Wounding
323A Female genital mutilation the offence is a not disqualifying offence
324 Failure to supply necessaries the offence was committed against a child or vulnerable person who is a person under care in relation to the offender
326 Endangering life of children by exposure the offence was committed against a child who is a person under care in relation to the offender
327 Setting mantraps the offence is not a disqualifying offence
328 Negligent acts causing harm the offence was committed against a child or vulnerable person who is a person under care in relation to the offender
328A(4) Dangerous operation of a vehicle
352 Sexual assaults the offence is not a disqualifying offence
354 Kidnapping the offence is not a disqualifying offence
354A Kidnapping for ransom the offence is not a disqualifying offence
363 Child-stealing the offence is not a disqualifying offence
363A Abduction of child under 16 the offence is not a disqualifying offence
364 Cruelty to children under 16 the offence was committed against a child who is a person under care in relation to the offender
399 Fraudulent concealment of particular documents the offence was committed with intent to defraud a child or vulnerable person
408C Fraud the offence was committed against, or in relation to the property of, a child or vulnerable person
408D Obtaining or dealing with identification information the offence was committed in relation to identification information about a child or vulnerable person
415 Extortion the penalty under section 415(1), penalty, paragraph (a) applies to the offence
430 Fraudulent falsification of records the offence was committed with intent to defraud a child or vulnerable person
488 Forgery and uttering the offence was committed with intent to defraud a child or vulnerable person

3Drugs Misuse Act 1986

Provision Relevant heading Circumstances for offence
5 Trafficking in dangerous drugs
6 Supplying dangerous drugs the offence is one of aggravated supply under section 6(2)(a), (aa), (b) or (c)
8 Producing dangerous drugs the penalty under section 8(1), penalty, paragraph (a) or (b) applies to the offence
9D Trafficking in relevant substances or things

[1] Disability Services Act 2006 (Qld) sch 8.


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