Last updated 12 August 2016

Section 227 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) deals with indecent acts.

It is an offence to wilfully do an indecent act in public or to wilfully do so in any place with intent to insult or offend any person. The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for two years.

The Queensland Court of Appeal has held that there should be some bodily act that is indecent, judged by prevailing community standards. It is a defence to show that the indecent act was not done wilfully, or in a public place, or with the requisite intent to insult or offend.