Children and the law

For tailored fact sheets and other information see also out Youth Education Resources page.

Generally, a child is a person under 18 years of age.


There are four main State Acts that specifically deal with children.

As well, there is the Commonwealth Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to which Australia is a signatory.

Children and the law  :  Last Revised: Tue Feb 23rd 2016
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