The public place area depicted on the map below has been declared in writing to be a “designated area" by an Assistant Commissioner of Police under s.10D or s.10E of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 (the Act).
That declaration is in place between 7am and 7pm on Saturday 13 May 2023.
Police officers and protective services officers are empowered to search a person and any thing in the possession or control of the person, or a vehicle for weapons.
You, your vehicle or thing in your possession are in a public place within a designated area.
A police officer or protective services officer intends to conduct a limited search of you or your vehicle/things.
- You are requested to co-operate with that search;
- You may be requested to remove items of outer clothing such as headwear, scarves, jackets, etc;
- You may be searched using an electronic wand;
- You may be requested to remove items from any bags or pockets;
- You may be given a “pat down” search.
A police officer may also exercise their power under the Act to request you to remove any article covering your face or direct you to leave the designated area if you refuse to remove the face covering, or if the police officer reasonably believes that you intend to engage in conduct that would constitute an affray under s.195H, Crimes Act 1958 or violent disorder under s.1951, Crimes Act 1958.
Attention – Offence
It is an offence under the Act to:
- obstruct or hinder a police officer or protectives services officer in the exercise of a power to stop and search a person.
- fail to comply with a direction given by a police officer to remove a face covering or to leave the designated area.
Declaration of designated area under s. 10D or s. 10E of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 a designated area containing:
Map of designated area
All public places within the area bound by and including, the intersection of Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street, to the intersection of Dudley Street to Peel Street, to the intersection of Peel Street to Victoria Street, to the intersection of Victoria Street to Lansdowne Street, to the intersection of Lansdowne to Wellington Parade, to the intersection of Wellington Parade to Flinders Street, to the intersection of Flinders Street to Russel Street extension, to the intersection of Russell Street extension to Princes Walk, to the intersection of Princes Walk and St Kilda Road, to the intersection of St Kilda Road to Flinders Walk, to the intersection of Flinders Walk to Banana Alley to the intersection of Banana Alley to Queens Bridge Street, to the intersection of Queens Bridge Street to Flinders Street, the intersection of Flinders Street and Spencer Street, to the intersection of Collins Street and Spencer Street, to the Overpass of Collins Street over Wurundjeri Way, to the intersection of Wurundjeri Way and Dudley Street, Melbourne.
Reviewed 16 May 2023