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When an adult engages in sexual behaviour with someone below the age of consent, they are committing a criminal offence (child sexual abuse).

The legal age for consensual sex varies across Australian state and territory jurisdictions (see Table 1).

The age of consent is 16 years of age in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

It is a common and normal part of sexual development for young people to explore and experiment in sexual interactions with their peers (Araji, 2004; Barbaree & Marshall, 2006; Eade, 2003).

Developmentally appropriate sexual exploration is when there is mutual agreement between same- or similar-aged peers, it is non-coercive and all participants have the control to participate, continue or stop the behaviour (Barbaree & Marshall, 2006).

An important distinction should be made between "willingness" and "consent".

A child may be willing to engage in sexual behaviour; however, as they do not have the decision-making capacity to give consent according to law, all sexual interactions between an adult and a person under the age of consent are considered abusive (Barbaree & Marshall, 2006).

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For more information about the legislation concerning these issues, see the report (Quadara, Nagy, Higgins, & Siegel, 2015).

Age of consent laws are designed to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Individuals are encouraged to check the currency of any information that is provided by contacting relevant departments or organisations.