Legal Ages of Consent by Country in Oceania

What is the legal Age of Consent in countries in Oceania?

In Oceania, the age of consent is the legal age at which an individual is considered mature enough to consent to sex. Sexual relations with someone under the Age of Consent are considered statutory rape, and can result in severe punishment under local laws.

The lowest age of consent in Oceania is 14, and the highest age of consent in Oceania is 19. For more information and a map, see age of consent laws around the world. Click on any country in the table below for details on the local age of consent.

Country Continent Age Of Consent Close-In-Age Exemption
Federated States of Micronesia Oceania 14 No
Kiribati Oceania 15 No
Solomon Islands Oceania 15 No
Fiji Oceania 16 No
Guam Oceania 16 No
Palau Oceania 16 No
Samoa Oceania 16 No
Tonga Oceania 16 No
Vanuatu Oceania 16
Australia Oceania 16 Yes
New Zealand Oceania 16 No
Cook Islands Oceania 16 No
American Samoa Oceania 16 No
Marshall Islands Oceania 16 No
Papua New Guinea Oceania 16 No
Nauru Oceania 17 No
Northern Mariana Islands Oceania 18 No
Niue Oceania 19 No
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