Have fun at Schoolies Week and don’t get caught up with the law.

It is important to understand that people who are 17 and older are currently treated as adults under Queensland’s criminal law. The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation changing this age limit to 18,  but that legislation does not commence until 12 February 2018.

Some behaviour that you might think is okay can actually be against the law, especially when you are in a public place. Below is a list of some common offences that could get you in trouble. Fines for offences are calculated using a formula where 1 penalty unit equals $126.15 (as of 1 July 2017).

Remember, having a criminal history can affect your future employment and travel opportunities.
Download a printable pdf version of the information in this site here