Ages of Consent in Oceania

Ages Of Consent In Oceania

The ages of consent for sexual activity vary by jurisdiction across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, ranging from age 15 to age 18. The specific activity engaged in or the gender of its participants can also be affected by the law. Below is a discussion of the various laws dealing with this subject. The highlighted age refers to an age at or above which an individual can engage in unfettered sexual relations with another who is also at or above that age. Close in age exceptions may exist and are noted when relevant. Other variables for example is a higher age of consent for anal sex, such as the Australian state of Queensland that sets a higher age of consent at 18 for anal sex in Queensland (defined as sodomy under section 208 of the Queensland 1899 Criminal Code).

The below is a list of all jurisdictions in Oceania as listed in List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Oceania.

Read more about Ages Of Consent In Oceania:  Australia, Clipperton Island (France), Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Okinotori Islands (Japan), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island (United Kingdom), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna (France)

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