Police and your rights
If you are not under arrest the only information you have to provide the police is your name and address if they ask. Police can only search you in a public place without a warrant if they have reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime OR if you give consent.
If you are stopped by police for a public search, you have the right to ask:
“What is your reason for searching me?”
And to state
“I do not consent to this search.”
For more information on your rights in police encounters visit highalert.com.au