We all have a set of laws to follow in every country, and Australia also has laws for its people. But among those, some of them are quite controversial and strange to follow. We have gathered a set of such controversial laws which you should know about.
You are not allowed to reward for the return of stolen property:
In the southern part of Australia, you are not allowed to give any rewards to people if they happen to return stolen property. In the summary offences act 1953 the person who gives any reward to people who returns stolen property will be charged a severe penalty.
Size of your fridge plays a great deal in Australia:
In Australia, you are not allowed to have a refrigerator bigger than 42.5 litres. There are two exceptions to this law. The first one is that you can have a fridge which is bigger than 42.5 litres if the refrigerator was imported to Australia before 1962. The second exception is that if you can open the doors from the inside, you are allowed to have a fridge bigger than 42.5 litres.
Vacuuming at night? Think again:
Australia is very particular about residential noise pollution, and thus you cannot vacuum in the night between 7 pm to 10 pm on the weekdays and from 10 pm to 9 am on the weekends and public holidays.
You might want to check twice before leaving your car:
It is illegal in Australia to leave your car keys inside your vehicle and leave it unattended. Under the road safety rules, it is unlawful to leave your motorcycle unattended. You will be charged a fine of $150 if you leave your vehicle unattended.
It is not legal to walk on the right side of the footpath:
In Australia, you need to drive on the left and also walk on the left side. If you use the right side of the path, you will be fined.
Travelling on a horse in New South Wales, we have good news for you:
If you happen to travel by horse anywhere in New South Wales and stop at a bar, the bar is supposed to provide water, food and give it a place to rest while you are at the bar.
You can’t sing a rude song in public:
Ever planned to sing a rude song in public at Adelaide and Melbourne? You might want to reconsider. It is illegal to sing any songs in the public which might be considered rude.
Planning to drive around with your dog? You might want to think again:
It is illegal to drive around with your dog or your goat in pubic place in Victoria, Australia. Most of the laws mentioned above are not followed all over the country, and thus you need to make sure which parts of the country has which rule and make sure to act accordingly.