Croydon 28 January 2022

Control of Weapons Act 1990


Planned Operation in Croydon

The Assistant Commissioner, Transit & Public Safety Command, acting as a delegate of the Chief Commissioner of Police under section 10D(1) of the Control of Weapons Act 1990, declares as a designated area Croydon Railway Station and surrounding area encompassing the area bounded by Windsor Road, Springfield Road and Norton Road to the east. The Yarraduct easement to the south. Lusher Road from the easement to Mount Dandenong Road. Anzac Street through to Wicklow Avenue. Wicklow Avenue between Alto Avenue and Toorak Avenue. The full length of Toorak Avenue. Stirling Road between Toorak Avenue and through to Nelson Road. The Northern boundary being Nelson Road through to Elizabeth Street and the full length of Kitchener Road. South from Kitchener Road to Windsor Road, including Railway Station and Carparks.

(Road has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Road Safety Act 1986.) 

(refer to map below)

Map of designated area

This declaration will operate on 28 January 2022 between 2.00 pm and 10.00 pm.

During these times, members of the police force are authorised to exercise the following powers:

(a) in a public place in the designated area, without warrant, stop and search for weapons:

(i) any person;

(ii) anything in the possession or control of the person;

(iii) any vehicle with a person in or on the vehicle; and (iv) anything in or on such vehicle;

(b) detain a person or vehicle for so long as is reasonably necessary to conduct a search;

(c) seize and detain any item the member reasonably suspects is a weapon; and

(d) request a person who is the subject of a full search to disclose his or her identity, and

(e) direct a person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person is wearing the face covering primarily to –

(i) conceal their identity; or

(ii) to protect them from the effects of a crowd control substance; and the person refuses to remove the face covering when requested to do so.

(f) direct the person to leave the designated area if the police officer reasonably believes the person intends to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray (section 195H Crimes Act 1958) or violent disorder (section 195I Crimes Act 1958).