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.

On top of this, it’s also extremely dangerous. You never know who you are getting into a car with or picking up.

99% of people would be reluctant to pick it a hitchhiker unless, of course, it’s a smoking hot babe in short shorts. 99% of men would pick up her.

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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