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QLD Cash Transaction with Minor - Legal Under Australian Consumer Law?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Kylie Smith, 12 March 2016.

  1. Kylie Smith

    Kylie Smith Member

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    Hi,

    At what age is it legal for someone to do a cash transaction with someone? Like, sell a mobile phone? I have been told that by Australian Consumer Law it is not legal to do a translation with someone under 18 as they are still a minor?

    Thanks, heaps.
     
  2. Victoria S

    Victoria S Well-Known Member

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    What exactly are you wanting to do? Are you just selling something on a private level (such as selling a personal item on Gumtree) or are you selling as a business?
     
  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kylie, in most jurisdictions, as you are obviously aware the law does not view a minor as having the legal capacity to enter into a contract, except if the agreement that has been entered into is considered as a necessity. Interestingly though New South Wales is the only State that grants the right for minors to enter into all manners of contractual relationships, provided that the contract that has been agreed to is for their benefit.
     

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