S. 62(1) amended by Nos 99/1995 s. 32(1), 1/2010 s. 68(2), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.17(a)).
(1) The Chief Commissioner of Police (accompanied by any other police officer or police officers that he or she considers necessary) may at any time enter and inspect any premises at which a licensee, or a person exempted by section 23 from the requirement to hold a licence, is carrying on business as a sex work service provider.
S. 62(2) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.17(a)).
(2) If entry is refused or delayed, the police officer or police officers may break, enter and inspect the premises.
S. 62(3) amended by No. 44/1999 s. 31(14).
(3) A person must not—
S. 62(3)(a) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.17(b)).
(a) prevent or attempt to prevent a police officer from entering or inspecting premises under a power conferred by this section; or
S. 62(3)(b) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.17(b)).
(b) obstruct a police officer in the exercise of such a power.
Penalty: Level 8 imprisonment (1 year maximum) or a level 8 fine (120 penalty units maximum) or both.
S. 62(4) amended by Nos 52/1998 s. 225(a)(b), 35/2000 s. 49(e), 1/2010 s. 68(4).
(4) The Chief Commissioner of Police must, within 7 days after exercising a power conferred by this section, report to the Director and the Authority in the form and manner approved by the Director or the Authority (as the case requires) particulars of the exercise of that power.
S. 62(5) inserted by No. 99/1995 s. 32(2), amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.17(b)).
(5) Nothing in this section authorises a police officer to enter and inspect a part of any premises that is used solely as a residence unless the occupier of the residence has consented in writing to the entry and inspection.