Australia's Dumb Laws: 10 Laws You May Not Have Heard Of

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So like in Kansas, America - rabbits cannot be shot from motorboats. Paddle boats are fine to kill those bunnies from! And in Missouri, it's illegal to have oral sex. And in Oklahoma it's illegal to wear boots in bed - reason why Puss in Boots never settled there. Funnier still, in Texas, it is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing. No bottoms up then, if your bottom is up.

But if you thought that America has many a funny law, try these weird ones close to home!

  1. Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them - no one is promoting smoking in Australia, just that well, it's not illegal.
  2. Until the Port Arthur Killings it was legal to own an AK-47 but not legal to be gay - so you can shoot men, but you cannot love men, if you were a man!
  3. You may never leave your car keys in an unattended vehicle - Well that's common sense for sure - but why the law?
  4. It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar. So there, now you know how to look like a thief and get arrested as one, even if you did not technically steal anything.
  5. It is illegal to walk on the right hand side of a footpath - left or centre is fine!
  6. Under Australian Communications Authority (ACA) regulations, a modem can't pick up on the first ring. Too much, too soon?
  7. Taxi cabs are required to carry a bale of hay in the trunk. For hungry cabbies to munch on?
  8. Bars are required to stable, water and feed the horses of their patrons. Since cars are the new steed, shouldn't a free fuel-up be part of it all now?
  9. Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb. The couch-potato hubby now has a legal reason!
  10. It is illegal to wear hot pink pants after midday Sunday. That's okay - hot pink pants should be banned in any case! 
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