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Last updated: August 24, 2010

Criminal Code Stalking Amendment Act 1999
What is unlawful Stalking: Chapter 33A-Unlawful Stalking, 359B(c)(ii)

359B. "Unlawful stalking" is conduct
  1. intentionally directed at a person (the "stalked person"); and
  2. engaged in on any 1 occasion if the conduct is protracted or on more than 1 occasion; and
  3. consisting of 1 or more acts of the following, or a similar, type-
    1. following, loitering near, watching or approaching a person;
    2. contacting a person in any way, including, for example, by telephone, mail, fax, e-mail or through the use of any technology;
    3. loitering near, watching, approaching or entering a place where a person lives, works or visits;
    4. leaving offensive material where it will be found by, given to or brought to the attention of, a person;
    5. giving offensive material to a person, directly or indirectly;
    6. an intimidating, harassing or threatening act against a person, whether or not involving violence or a threat of violence;
    7. an act of violence, or a threat of violence, against, or against property of, anyone, including the defendant; and
  4. that-
    1. would cause the stalked person apprehension or fear, reasonably arising in all the circumstances, of violence to, or against property of, the stalked person or another person; or
    2. causes detriment, reasonably arising in all the circumstances, to the stalked person or another person.