Age of consent for Australia's states and territories

Queensland (QLD), Victoria (VIC), Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

  1. 16 for gay men, lesbians and heterosexuals

New South Wales (NSW)

  1. 16 for consensual sex for gay men
  2. 16 for lesbians and heterosexual
  3. Note: For male sex workers, male clients need to be 18. It is an offence for any male over the age of consent, including sex workers, to have sex with under age males.

Tasmania (TAS), South Australia (SA)

  1. 17 for all categorises

Western Australia (WA)

  1. 21 for gay men
  2. 18 for lesbians and heterosexuals

Northern Territory (NT)

  1. 16 for gay men
  2. 16 for lesbians and heterosexual

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