Here is what the NSW law says
In NSW a relatively minor offence can be spent if the offender does not re-offend within the required time frame (10 years). Exceptions are laid out in the Criminal Records Act 1991 section 7:
- If the offender was sentenced to more than six months imprisonment (periodic or home detention do not count)
- Convictions against companies and other corporate bodies
- Sexual offences under the Criminal Records Act 1991; and
- Other statutory exceptions laid out by the Regulations
But the removal of a need to disclose does not go away entirely: a spent conviction does not apply to some jobs including: a judge, magistrate, justice of the peace, police officer, member of staff of Corrective Services NSW, teacher or a teachers aid.
Here is an article from NSW courts about spent convictions in NSW where that comes from
As you did not get a jail term you should be eligble
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