Is it legal to hitchhike in Australia?


Is it legal to hitchhike in Australia?

Hitchhiking is not illegal in Australia, though the lead up to it normally is. Obstructing, soliciting or distracting road users is an illegal act. So in essence, the act of attempting to hitchhike is illegal.

Hitchhiking is illegal, by default in;

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

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