The Age of Majority Act 1974 lowered the age of majority, that is when a person legally becomes an adult, from 21 to 18 years. This act is both a principal act and amending act. This act has the full title "An Act to reduce generally the age of majority from twenty-one years to eighteen years, to provide for matters incidental thereto, to amend the law relating to the time when a particular age is attained and to make certain consequential amendments to various Acts" (Act no.57/1974). This act was repealed in 1995 by the Statute Law Revision Act (No.2) 1995 also known as Act No.58 on 29 November 1995.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Rosemary Francis
Created: 25 May 2011, Last modified: 6 June 2018