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Some Bizarre Aussie Laws That I Didn't Know Existed

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We know there are some strange laws out there, but this lot takes the cake.

Did you know that in Victoria:

  • It is an offence to fly a kite 'to the annoyance of any person
  • You are not allowed to sing an 'obscene song or ballad' in a public place
  • Corresponding or doing business with pirates is illegal, this can result in 10 years’ jail time
  • You can't undertake in any rain-making activities unless you are authorised to do so, meaning no artificial nucleating or seeding of clouds using a manned aircraft, but I believe rain dances are still good
  • It's a no-go to harness or attach either your goat or dog to a vehicle and then proceed to drive it through a public place 
  • Making unreasonable noise with a vacuum cleaner after 10pm or before 7am on weekdays, and 9am on weekends, is considered a no-no. Police or council can tell you to stop, and if you don't, you could cop a fine of up to $18,655.20, and if you continue, the next fine could be up to $4,663.80 each day 
  • Thinking about becoming a psychic to help others get "rich"? Maybe think again, apparently it’s against the law to pretend to tell people’s fortunes/ use witchcraft/ use ‘crafty science’ – to discover where stolen goods might be found

Now in both SA and Victoria:

  • It is an offence to take a homing pigeon unless you have lawful authority to do so ,and over in WA, if you steal a pigeon, you can also get in trouble, but only if it is tame and either in a pigeon-house or on the owner’s land

In SA:

  • If you run around ringing people's doorbells, you could score a $250 fine 
  • You are not allowed to sell a refrigerator with a capacity of 42.5 litres or more, unless all of the doors can be easily opened from the inside or it was brought into the state before 1962 
  • You are not allowed to disrupt a wedding or a funeral. If you do, a $10,000 fine will be yours to pay or you could go to jail for two years 

In SA and Tassie:

  • You can't offer a reward for a stolen property without asking questions  

In WA:

  • You can be jailed for up to a year for cleaning up seabird or bat poo without a licence
  • If you have over 50kg of potatoes in your possession, fines could be coming your way

In NSW:

  • It’s illegal for bus drivers to splash mud on bus passengers.  

In QLD:

  • It is illegal to post a fake job advertisement 

OTHER WEIRD LAWS:

  • It is illegal in most parts of Australia to wear a disguise without relevant cause
  • If you have a horse, and you go to the bar, a bar is required by law to stable, water and feed your horses
  • If you get electrocuted to death then you will have to pay fines to the government

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Why is it that Victoria seems to have the most weird rules in that list?

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