Terrorist act offences
It is a terrorist act offence to:
- commit a terrorist act
- plan or prepare for a terrorist act
- finance terrorism or a terrorist
- provide or receive training connected with terrorist acts
- possess things connected with terrorist acts
- collect or make documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts.
A person may be convicted of a terrorist act offence if they:
- intend to commit one of these offences
- were reckless as to whether their actions would amount to one of these offences.
For example, someone may be found guilty of a terrorist act offence where they intentionally prepared or planned a terrorist act but did not actually commit it themselves.
A person may still commit a terrorist act offence even though a terrorist act did not occur.
Division 101 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (the Criminal Code) details terrorist act offences under Australian law. This department administers this Act.