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drinking age in OZ??

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific drinking age in OZ??

1. Posted by aubynbaker (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

how old do you have to be to drink in australia?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

18

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I didn't even know there was a legal drinking age in Australia? Don't you Ozzies get 4X served from birth?

4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Yep, 18. Clubs/bars here are generally quite strict with ID as they are up for large fines by officials if they accept underage people.

However, as Sam suggests many of us Aussies start drinking a lot earlier :P (personally i started at 12, LOL, but thats younger than most), but this is usually done in private homes and parties as it's illegal elsewhere.

5. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

yeah its illegal pretty much everywhere to drink when youre underaged but if you just get someone older to get it for you then... you have booze. thats what you want right? get drunk and go stupid on the streets lol since the pubs wont let you in

6. Posted by pinkgirlie (Full Member 121 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

It's just the same as the UK, 18 for bars. In clubs you'll be ID'd if you look under 21, but you only have to prove you're over 18.

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sam I Am

I didn't even know there was a legal drinking age in Australia? Don't you Ozzies get 4X served from birth?

Only if you ask nicely