How old do you have to be?

There are different state and territory laws about how old you can be to do certain jobs.

In Tasmania there is no minimum age to start paid work, but there are laws which mean that:

  • If you are under 11, you can’t sell anything in a public place or be at a public place with items that you intend to sell;
  • If you are under 14, you can’t sell anything between the hours of 9:00pm at night and 5:00am in the morning;
  • If you are under 16 you can’t work during school hours unless you have permission from the Secretary of Education (including up until the end of the school year in which you turn 16).