A Victorian lawyer says bikie clubs have the right to install security measures at their clubhouses to protect their assets.
New which came into effect on Sunday allow police to tear down barriers and CCTV cameras at the clubhouses of outlaw motorcycle groups.
The laws also apply to night vision cameras, motion sensors and booby traps.
Police say they have already started preparing their cases against a number of clubs.
Attorney General Robert Clark says the laws will strip a layer of protection outlaw motorcycle gangs have and will make it easier for police to uphold the law.
John Suta has represented the Tramps Motorcycle Club in northern Victoria and is opposed to the state's new laws.
Mr Suta says the new laws impinge on human rights and there is a high risk that innocent motorcycle club members being caught up in police action.
"The criminal justice system is sufficient to deal with crime," he said.
"What these laws are doing, is focusing on clubs and not individuals.
"Individuals commit crime, clubs don't."
Mr Suta club members have a human right to privacy and security.
"An average motorcycle, Harley Davidson that these guys ride would cost at least $25,000. A decent motorcycle would cost $75,000 plus," he said.
"If you have three or four motorcycles in a club, they're entitled to be protected. They're assets."
The Victorian Government says the laws are compatible with the state's human rights charter.
Last week a number of motorcycle gang members from the Hells Angels and Comancheros appeared in court over a series of shootings.
Police have also expressed concerns that the gangs were Victoria in possession of high-powered military style weapons.
Ten firearms, including shotguns and revolvers, were seized by police last week.
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