Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 No 42
Division 7A Entry by police to residential premises
16C Entry by police officers to verify residence
(1) One or more police officers may, without prior notice, enter and inspect any residential premises of a registrable person for the purpose of verifying any relevant personal information reported by the registrable person under section 9.Note.Safeguards relating to the exercise of power under this section are set out in Part 15 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002.(2) The power of entry and inspection under this section may be exercised in respect of any particular residential premises of a registrable person—(a) twice during the first 12-month period following the making of an initial report by the registrable person under Division 2 (only one of which may be exercised after the period of 28 days following the making of that report), and(b) once during each following 12-month period.(3) A power may not be exercised under this section if the relevant reporting period of the registrable person has expired.(4) A registrable person must allow a police officer to enter and inspect any residential premises of the registrable person under this section and must co-operate with any such police officer with respect to that entry and inspection.(5) For the avoidance of doubt, an obligation imposed on a registrable person under subsection (4) is a reporting obligation of the registrable person.(6) A power is not exercisable under this section in respect of any part of residential premises that is occupied exclusively by a person other than the registrable person unless the police officer exercising the power has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the part of the premises is used by the registrable person.(7) In this section—residential premises of a registrable person means premises identified by the registrable person under section 9 (1) (d) as an address at which the registrable person generally resides.