If a search warrant has been issued by a court, IBAC authorised officers will attend your premises and gain entry in an unforced manner. If this is not possible, forced entry may be considered. An IBAC authorised officer must announce their attendance at your premises, identify themselves, and advise they have a search warrant – unless it is being executed in a public place. They must also:
- provide you with a copy of the warrant or leave one onsite if you are not present
- explain the warrant and the process for the search
- advise you that the search will be filmed or recorded and the penalties for hindering or obstructing an IBAC authorised officer during the search, which includes getting in their way or trying to prevent them from conducting the search.