If you have been charged by the police you will receive a Court Attendance Notice. This notice will name the offence you have been charged with, and the name of the Act in which the offence is listed.
Find out more about offences under the Crimes Act 1900:
PART 3 - OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON Division 1 - Homicide 17. (Repealed) 17A. Date of death 18. Murder and manslaughter defined 19. (Repealed) 19A. Punishment for murder 19B. Mandatory life sentences for murder of police officers 20. Child murder--when child deemed born alive 21. Child murder by mother--verdict of contributing to death etc 22. Trial for child murder--verdict of concealment of birth 22A. Infanticide 23. Trial for murder--partial defence of extreme provocation 23A. Substantial impairment by abnormality of mind 24. Manslaughter--punishment 25. (Repealed) 25A. Assault causing death 25B. Assault causing death when intoxicated--mandatory minimum sentence Division 2 - Conspiracy to murder 26. Conspiring to commit murder Division 3 - Attempts to murder 27. Acts done to the person with intent to murder 28. Acts done to property with intent to murder 29. Certain other attempts to murder 30. Attempts to murder by other means
Division 4 - Documents containing threats 31. Documents containing threats Division 5 - Suicide 31A. Suicide and attempt to commit suicide 31B. Survivor of suicide pact 31C. Aiding etc suicide Division 6 - Acts causing danger to life or bodily harm 32. Impeding endeavours to escape shipwreck 32A-32C. (Repealed) 33. Wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent 33A. Discharging firearm etc with intent 33B. Use or possession of weapon to resist arrest etc 34. (Repealed) 35. Reckless grievous bodily harm or wounding 35A. Causing dog to inflict grievous bodily harm or actual bodily harm 36. (Repealed) 37. Choking, suffocation and strangulation 38. Using intoxicating substance to commit an indictable offence 38A. Spiking drink or food 39. Using poison etc to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm 40. (Repealed) 41. Using poison etc to injure or to cause distress or pain 41A. Poisoning etc of water supply 42. Injuries to child at time of birth 43. Abandoning or exposing a child under 7 years 43A. Failure of persons with parental responsibility to care for child 43B. Failure to reduce or remove risk of child becoming victim of child abuse 44. Failure of persons to provide necessities of life 45. Prohibition of female genital mutilation 45A. Removing person from State for female genital mutilation 46. Causing bodily injury by gunpowder etc 47. Using etc explosive substance or corrosive fluid etc 48. Causing explosives to be placed in or near building, conveyance or public place 49. Setting trap etc 49A. Throwing rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels 50, 51. (Repealed) 51A. Predatory driving 51B. Police pursuits 52. (Repealed) 52A. Dangerous driving: substantive matters 52AA. Dangerous driving: procedural matters 52AB. Offence of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death or grievous bodily harm 52B. Dangerous navigation: substantive matters 52BA. Dangerous navigation: procedural matters 53. Injuries by furious driving etc 54. Causing grievous bodily harm