The age of consent is 16 and it is only illegal for a minor and an adult to date if there is a more than 4 year age difference. Since you are legally an adult in Australia at 18, and there is a 2 year gap between 16 and 18, this is fully legal as far as my understanding of law goes.
Is a 18 dating a 17 Illegal?
Originally Answered: Is it okay for an 18-year-old to date a 17-year-old? It’s both legally and morally ok. However, nothing even vaguely sexual should take place. The 18-year-old is legally an adult and the 17-year-old is legally an infant.
Can a 19 year old date a 17 year old Australia?
In general, there are no laws that say when a young person can start dating another person (but there are laws about doing sexual activity with another person, which we explain below!)
Do I have to break up with my girlfriend when I turn 18?
No, you don’t have to break up. (Sorry if you’ve read it already… misread the question) Unless someone is being petty or vengeful, no one is going to report the 18 year old if you two are in a sexual relationship. Even then, age of consent exists in many states in the US.
Can someone over 18 sleep with someone under 18?
As long as you are aware of the risks, the best judge is you. There aren’t any laws around being in a non-sexual relationship where one person is under 18 and the other over. Once you turn 16 it’s not illegal for someone to have sex with you no matter how old they are.
Is it illegal to date someone under 18 in Australia?
Although the legal age of consent throughout Australia is either 16 or 17 years of age, legislation in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia makes it an offence for a person in a supervisory role to have sexual interactions with a …
Is it legal to date a 18 when your 16?
No this is not illegal. Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved.
Is a 16 and 18 legal?
In New South Wales, the age of consent is fixed by law at 16 for both heterosexual and homosexual sex. It is important to understand that it is not a crime for children under 16 to have sex! The law criminalises people who have sex with under-16-year-olds.
What happens if im 18 and my gf is 17?
A: Yes, it is illegal to have sex with a person not at least 18 years old. So as of now having sex (you being 17) she is breaking that law as well. Just because each of you are minors that does not make it legal. Once you are 18 it would still be illegal for you to have sex with her.
Can I move in with my boyfriend at 17?
In general, asking for emancipation just to move in with a boyfriend or girlfriend won’t fly in court. Minors must prove they are financially independent as part of the process. But while legally you have a right to make your children live at home until age 18, it may be hard to enforce that under the law.
Can I go to jail for dating a 17 year old?
A: There is a crime called “Unlawful Sexual Contact with a 17 Year Old.” To commit the crime, an adult needs to be 7 years older than the 17 year old, and has to have sexual activity with them, whether consensual or non-consensual. Non-consensual sexual activity is always a crime.
Is it illegal to sleep with a 17 year old?
The age of consent is 16
The law says that 16 and 17 year olds can legally have sex but, as they are legally children, they are given more protection in law. It is illegal for an adult in a position of trust or responsibility to have sex with a 16 or 17 year old.