Is it illegal to hit your child in Australia?


Is it illegal to hit your child in Australia?

Absolutely is it legal to hit your own child in Australia, within reason. If you are over 25 years old then you were most likely spanked as a kid and we turned alright.

Corporal punishment is only acceptable by parents and lawful carers. School teachers are no longer allowed to hit kids.

Hitting your child is legal in;

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Tasmania
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Northern Territory
Is it legal to hit your child in Australia?

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